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« Reply #180 on: May 01, 2007, 08:29:11 pm »

It was a convertible in season 5 when they went to his house for dinner, and a porsche in season 6 when he drove up and Jess was there. I think he'd still have his car because he would own it outright, it's more likely that he bought it or his parents bought it for him. If Rory dropped him off at the airport maybe it was because he didn't want to have to leave it in long-term parking?
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« Reply #181 on: August 17, 2007, 09:47:00 pm »

Luke and Lorelai's scene at the car dealership was classic.  They bickered like a married couple.  The reference to taking a survey was hilaruos.  My wife and I have used that on each other countless times. 
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« Reply #182 on: September 21, 2007, 02:45:15 pm »

i love the bike seene
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« Reply #183 on: September 24, 2007, 09:36:49 pm »

good thing that bike didnt give.. she told it was like around 6 years old or something?
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« Reply #184 on: September 25, 2007, 04:56:31 pm »

good thing that bike didnt give.. she told it was like around 6 years old or something?

lol, I think even more than that!

I really like this episode, "I wanna horn!!!" This is prob about where things got back on track for Lorelai and Luke. And I have to say, lorelai on that bike is one of my fav. pictures!

The fighting scene was great too!  Cheesy I love how Lorelai makes a reference to Jack Bauer! 24 is one of my fav. shows
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« Reply #185 on: September 26, 2007, 12:26:28 am »

^ more?? hahaha i think she also said she rode it for like a week or 2?

yeah i love it when they argue with each other its like Luke always back down he cant compete! haha
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« Reply #186 on: September 27, 2007, 09:21:03 am »

yeah and when they argued its more natural luke and lorelei..

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« Reply #187 on: November 29, 2007, 08:36:22 am »

I just got the season 7 DVD and watched this one again. A few comments:
1) The Wizard of Oz comments are very interesting. But I have to correct it's Glinda (with an "I") The Good Witch, not Glenda. I'm not sure if the Art Girls named their apartment Glinda or Glenda, but Glinda is the name of the witch from the movie. Michel references Glinda the Good Witch in an earlier episode. He's complaining about something and describes it as looking like "Something Glinda the Good Witch threw up on."
2) There's been lots of talk on these boards about Rory and her journalism aspirations. As someone who has been a newspaperwoman for 12 years, I can tell you that Rory does NOT have the experience it takes to get an internship at the Times, much less a job as someone else suggested at the Paper. Everyone who goes into the field works on their college paper or is an editor at it. But everyone also has internships at small or medium sized papers every summer. The ONLY internship Rory had was at Mitchum's paper, where she fetched him coffee for a few weeks. No one is going to give her a fellowship with such a slim resume, even if she was the Yale Daily News editor. It's just simply not enough. And why didn't Rory do any internships? She has the flipout the one summer and flies off to Europe with Emily, then she drops out of school. Frankly, her resume doesn't have the chops to land her a writing gig at most dailies, much less at the NY Times, which doesn't hire you unless you've won a national award at another big paper (Miami Herald, etc.) and have worked in the field for a dozen years. It just doesn't happen.
I always thought GG did a really good job of capturing the insanity of working on a college paper (Like the day the paper almost didn't come out.) But Rory's aspirations to land a job or internship at the Times are way out of line with reality.
I think the writing for the online magazine gig she ends up getting is just about appropriate.
Those are my 2 cents.
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« Reply #188 on: November 29, 2007, 09:57:25 am »

I take it you're saying that the writers gave an accurate portrayal in not having Rory get the internship at the NY Times, but that Rory's own expectation level of getting the internship was unrealistic. Maybe Rory was deluding herself.  As far as Rory not doing other internships while at Yale, how many other opportunities would there be, considering the location of Yale? It would have to be at a paper (or magazine, etc) that is within proximity to Yale, and there were plenty of other people looking for internships. But the question never came up and that's because the writers were focusing more on her personal life than her career ambitions. I would also say that Rory getting the Chief Editor position was not realistic. I think she was in her third year and wouldn't that position go to a senior (same goes for Paris before her)? Especially afer she recently missed a semester. Choosing her as a fall-back because they couldn't agree on anyone else didn't add up to me. But, i think we can only expect so much realism. She became Chief Editor because she's a Gilmore Girl. Her Yale years were muddled anyway as far as her schoolwork went and there were periods when her story lines was primarily on her relationship with Logan, with no more than casual mention of her classes or the Yale paper.
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« Reply #189 on: November 29, 2007, 10:33:37 am »

Most people I know who were Ivy League undergrad would have applied for internships where ever in the country (LA, NY, Washington) and would have worked in those cities for three months over the summer.

Unlike the Mitchum internship, many newspaper internships ARE paid. I worked two summers at my hometown paper and because it was unionized I was paid a starting reporter's salary, which I easily lived off of for the summer.

Yes, my point is, the writers had it right and Rory had it wrong. Further, it's expected that you have internships. You need the cliips (printed articles) from those newspaper internships to get your first job. Most papers aren't going to give you your first job just from what you did in college. It's really unheard of.

The online mag was more realistic because she worked her connections to get that.

But for the traditional newspaper route, it works this way: 1) college paper 2) college editorship 3) summer internships after sophomore and junior years, which provide you with professional clips to get..... 4) first job or journalism graduate school.

Yes, it didn't make any sense she got the editorship (or even graduate on time for that matter) missing that whole semester. It seemed like a desperation move, on the other editors' parts, after the Paris fiasco.
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« Reply #190 on: November 29, 2007, 11:02:09 am »

I cut the writers some slack, because although one of the main characters was an aspiring journalist, the show was not primarily about the story of an aspiring journalist. But they could have made her summers more productive. I think it's a great point that she didn't do an internship over her summer breaks. But, hey, who has time for internships when you're hob-nobbing with Emily in Europe or holed-up in Emily and Richard's poolhouse? The one productive summer she had was with Paris in Washington, not so much for journalism but for her experience in the world.

Good point also about her graduating on time. She essentially missed an entire semester, then comes back, becomes Chief Editor at the paper and apparently sails through the remainder of her Yale education.
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« Reply #191 on: June 16, 2008, 02:49:31 am »

Her graduating on time was incredibly unrealistic but at least the writers gave us two throw away scenes with her looking swamped and panicked over the scenario - mid season 6 when she first went back, talking to Lorelai and then talking to Logan (in I think Vineyards and Valentines) about how it was 9am and she'd already been up for hours.
The lack of internships and her lack of jobs bugged me. We see her in early season 5 complaining to Lorelai about how she should have gotten a summer job but instead went to Europe and that's it. She never corrects the mistake. And later she has a choice of two summer jobs and one's at a local paper but I think instead she works at the bookstore? Can someone please correct me on this last one - I can't quite remember why she didn't take the newspaper job, or did she?
In season 4 she has the card swiping job and the bookstore inventory job but through the rest *crickets*. We know she's not paying rent at Logan's in season 6 and 7, but is he buying her food too while he's in England?
I guess the writers just had too much to cram in and having her work too would have added yet another thing but still it bugged me - almost as much as the designer labels she kept wearing while having no visible source of income!
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« Reply #192 on: April 26, 2009, 07:40:32 pm »

all the Paris/Doyle scenes were the best thing about the episode.


And Lorelai riding that goofy bike to work. Cheesy
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« Reply #193 on: July 03, 2009, 03:50:05 pm »

Lorelai is at the diner for the first time in several months and... nothing happens.

Then her jeeps breaks down and has to get a new car while looking very funny riding a bike.

She turns to Luke to help her get a new car and things start to get tense and suddenly.  They bicker.  They argue.  They get on each other's nerves.  They antagonize each other.  THEY'RE BACK!!!!  Ah... only Luke and Lorelai can annoy each other better than anyone else.  That's why they're perfect for each other.  Someone to put with Luke's grouchiness and lack of imagination.  Someone to put up with Lorelai's quirkiness and lack of logic. 

This was really good because it was starting to get the old feeling of the Luke-Lorelai we all knew and love.  Even their last scene as she wants a horn and he's like "Jeez".  I think inside, he's happy he can annoy her like that. 

Poor dollhouse.  This is all Sookie and Jackson's fault.  Jackson smashed Lorelai's dollhouse and Sookie put him on edge.  Yet, they're going to have a third kid.  At least they're accepting and they're a fun couple.  Sure, they've been in a few bad storylines but they're great to watch.  I will quote what Davey Belleville says in Virtual Season 8 in episode 8.11-Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!!!!  "Dad says that Mommy's got a headache that won't quit till I'm 18".  Maybe Luke can fix the dollhouse.  He's good at fixing things, most of the time. 

I think over the years.  We have seen couples that are indeed perfect for each other.  Luke/Lorelai, Sookie/Jackson, Lane/Zach, Richard/Emily, and now Paris/Doyle.

Paris getting all of those opportunities and freaking out and decides to break-up with Doyle.  Then she finally gets all said as she realized she just broke up with the greatest guy in the world.  Yet, he came back and is willing to go with her wherever they go.  Doyle completes her.  Aw.

And Rory gets her letter and... oh crap.  She's not getting in the NY Times.  Boo!!!!

Great episode as the show in its quality is starting to return in final moments. 
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