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« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2008, 09:24:12 pm »

I love this episode for the Vicar of Dibley homage. Geraldine Granger binds her community the same way in "The Christmas Lunch Incident." Of course, it being British TV, she spends the night in the loo afterward instead of snagging a few dinner rolls for the walk home, but apart from that, it's pretty much the same story.

I guess Lorelai must have overreacted at Yale if Rory was afraid to tell her about the backup apps. But she was thinking about it, she read the brochure and she remembered what Emily and Richard said when Rory repeated it all nearly verbatim. Was it a paranoia-inducing coinidence? Rory obviously knew how Lorelai would react to the news, but she couldn't have known what Richard and Emily had said about applying to Yale  during her interview.

A part of her was thinking she didn't want Rory to apply to anywhere besides Harvard because she was too naive to understand what she was up against. Another part of her was thinking that she hated her parents so much she couldn't let them invest in Rory's dream. What she told Rory was that she could be fantastic anywhere she went, but she was afraid of what would happen if Rory gave the Gilmores an inch on Yale because they try to control everything that they care about. Rory could never disappoint Lorelai, but disappointing Emily and Richard carries dire consequences from which Lorelai had hoped to protect her little girl forever.

At least Rory learned something about keeping secrets. She realized she couldn't hide her Gilmore-ishly pragmatic Yale ambitions from Lorelai forever, even if her motives in applying weren't quite pure enough for Lorelai's "paranoid" values. It seemed to clue her in that there was no point in trying to hide her shame with Jess, even if the way she found her way to him was something she might be a little ashamed of.

I'm not sure how Dave Rygalski figures in, though. (Is he Middleman-in-training, Wendy Watson's underrated musical boyfriend?) Come on, "This Bible belongs to God?" Clearly, he is prepared to stoop to any level and suffer any indignity to be with her, and if their one big heist pays off, she can sidle up to a slightly open, nearly honest relationship with her mother while dating a boy who is way more complex, talented, and daring than that prep stick-in-the-mud Chiltonite she used to hang around with.

I guess if there's a comparison, it's that Lane knows she could convince her mother that Dave Rygalski is right for her if she could just get a chance, and David is crazy enough to go along with the games that would give her that chance. But as long as she is trying to trick her mother she runs the risk of being outed and falsely confirming her mother's worst fears about Lane's Americanization.

Hmm, don't know if I'm out of words or just waking minutes. Mmm, g'night, all.
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« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2008, 07:40:24 am »

For me this was completely an episode for the supporting characters to shine.  Sookie is just great at her Thanksgiving cookout.  Her expressions and attitude to the whole deepfrying thing were brilliant.  And I can't believe how rowdy Jackson's freinds/family are.  For me though it seems a tad out of character for Jackson to be that way, but if he wasn't then we never would have had the whole 5 stages of grief speech from Sookie or know that she was totally "enscotched". Cheesy

It's always a big plus for me when the supporting characters are out front & center. And they all shine at their brightest. I love when Mrs. Kim shoots down the chocolate turkey, "what do i do with this?" She stands apart for never holding back. She speaks her mind and it's right out there. Speaking of speaking her mind, Babette giving Rory kissing advice, "You gotta give it a little something!" Sookie and Jackson have never been more loveable and hilarious. Sookie has more of an edge when she's drunk and i like it! Kirk is super hilarious and, as always, pathetic and sympathetic. I don't think he ever topped Cat Kirk. He's got until episode 3.18 to heal, just in time for his severe cheese burns from the giant birthday pizza!  Cheesy Even Dean is unintentionally funny to me when he tells Jess, "This is my town, i'm not hiding" because i always think of an old-time western showdown with Clint Eastwood or something.   
 
I agree with Caryn about being disappointed with Lorelai here, although i always feel a bit of sympathy when she twists herself inside over her parents. Of all the things Rory should feel the need to conceal from her mom, and i don't blame her. For other teenagers it's sex or drugs (or a non-Korean boyfriend), but for Rory it's an application to Yale! As my own mom used to say, "this should be the worst of your problems." Fortunately for herself, she knows what she needs to do and she does it. She didn't allow her mom's attitude on the subject to stop her from submitting the application.  After Lorelai's meltdown, Rory is all concerned that Lorelai is "mad." She meant angry-mad, but she could have meant the other kind. 

Gotta make room for Paris:
PARIS: Harvard is going to be expecting Thanksgiving shelter work. They’ll know I called too late and it will totally impugn my organizational skills. By the way, you know I ultimately do all these things for the good of mankind, right?
RORY: Oh yeah.
PARIS: Sometimes I don’t think I come off that way.

 
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« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2008, 07:59:33 am »

I think Lorelai did overreact a bit about Rory applying to go to Yale.  Yet, you have to understand Rory's position in the fact that she doesn't want to disappoint her grandparents whom she's grown to care for.  I don't think Richard and Emily would be disappointed if Rory did get into Harvard but the fact that she also applied for Yale shows that she cares about them enough for their approval. 

Sookie getting hammered is funny because of deep-fried turkey.

Ok... what about Evil Dean?
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« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2008, 10:24:35 am »

Rory didn't tell Lorelai because she thought Lorelai would think she was doing it for Richard and Emily when it was really part of her developing competitiveness at Chilton. The funny part was that Rory didn't see Lorelai overreact, all she knew was that they bailed on the G'rents when Lorelai realized they had been tricked at Yale.

Hee, Evil Dean. The man scorned, the vengeful castoff who now wants to make as much trouble for Jess as Jess made for him. You'd think now would be the perfect time for Jess to admit he hadn't hated Dean as much as he'd wanted Rory, maybe even *gasp* apologize, but I guess Dean wouldn't have heard it anyway. The better man lost, and his response seems to be an intense desire to prove he wasn't really the better man, after all.
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« Reply #64 on: March 20, 2009, 06:19:50 pm »

Lane and Dave kissed, how cute.

Jared Padalecki is a big dude, Milo looked like a dwarf next to him. Grin


it was pointless fro Dean to get in Jess' face, it's over and done.

I'm guessin Rory will soon learn what a jerk her new BF is, just not feelin this dude at all.


Cat Kirk...R0TFLMA0!
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