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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #150 on: April 27, 2007, 08:55:14 am »
Ok this episode was good it had a 24 reference which was awesome b/c I love 24!!! but it also showed a bit of reality that it isn't just gonna take one episode and then they are all of a sudden "buddy, buddy" so I thought that was good how they did that and of course I loved that Luke found a guy with the same car and bought it just so that they can switch engines so that Lorelai could still have her old car. It was sad that Rory didn't get the newspaper job, and it was kind of wierd and ironic that Paris got accepted to all those Law & Medical Schools. It kind of seemed like b/c Rory got accepted to Harvard and Paris didn't that now Paris is gonna get accepted to the places she wants and Rory isn't.
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #151 on: April 27, 2007, 08:57:43 am »
of course I loved that Luke found a guy with the same car and bought it just so that they can switch engines so that Lorelai could still have her old car.

Kind of like Lorelai wanting the "old Luke" but maybe she will be getting a "new and improved Luke" back!


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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #152 on: April 27, 2007, 10:48:55 am »
I think "Gilmore Girls Only" sort of implied that Lorelai and Emily will be alright with or without Rory on hand to bond over. I don't recall if Rory mentioned FND specifically when she said that was what she wanted, though.

I do wonder if there's any unfinished business between L&E to carry over to the next season, but since they haven't exactly been explicit about Lorelai and Richard getting closure, I can only assume there's still a wealth of unsaid dialog left there.

BTW, Dani I wasn't talking about the Paris psychic voodoo friends, I was talking about the fourth wall.

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #153 on: April 27, 2007, 05:37:48 pm »
I read this on TV Guide today about the meaning of the destruction of the dollhouse.....

Source: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Gilmore-Girls/April-24-2007/800013541


"But if you think about it, that’s the last thing Lorelai was holding onto from her past. No more Christopher. No more Friday night dinners. No more debt or servitude to Em and Dick. And the replication of her old life: the tiny Victorian furniture, the mini Oriental carpets, the itty-bitty crystal chandeliers, the petite porcelain dinnerware and silver place settings? A pile of shards in her living room. Yeah, I’m going with the dollhouse. Sometimes it takes total destruction, not rebuilding, to really move forward. I can only hope they'll figure that out in time. "

It makes sense that it represents breaking apart from Lorelai's past, and starting fresh.  Part of her childhood included Christopher, so now that she knows it doesn't work with Christopher, she can move on....with Luke!!  Maybe it will also mean, letting go of old wounds having to do with Lorelai's relationship with Emily.  I am hoping by the end of the series there will be some coming together between the two of them, some special moment or bond between them would be nice.

I found this to be very interesting. I'm also thinking that, as someone stated already, Lorelai could be getting a new and improved Luke. I think that their past is something that they will take with a grain of salt now, especially after they got it out in the open at the car shop. I think that they should move on and just get to know each other again and though they can pick up where they left off, I think there's something fresh and new about everything this time. I think they both feel that.

It was interesting that Lorelai didn't get that upset about the doll house...and after reading what Ggirlfan posted, it makes sense now. I really like the work that they have been doing on the recent episodes, though it scares me because they are getting a little too close to wrapping things up for my liking. Leave something for another season!! :)

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #154 on: April 28, 2007, 08:23:12 am »
I know...it really does seem like the chances for a season eight are slim. NOOOOO! Don't leave me with only Greys Anatomy! I can't have Friends and Gilmore Girls both die! Of course, Friends is already dead. But the memory lives on...:)
I like that, about the new and improved Luke. It's true!

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #155 on: April 28, 2007, 08:50:25 am »
This episode was soooo great!!
Luke and Lorelai should just get back together because i even noticed Luke opened the car door for Lorelai like he did when they were dating!!
they are so great together!
i was really sad that rory didnt get the job too
that might mean that she will take the job in providence though and thats cool to me because i live in RI
2 thumbs up for this episode!!!

hey who's getting ready for the abc family Jess marathon on sunday april 29th??
i certainly am!
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #156 on: April 28, 2007, 05:21:29 pm »
I read this on TV Guide today about the meaning of the destruction of the dollhouse.....

Source: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Gilmore-Girls/April-24-2007/800013541


"But if you think about it, that’s the last thing Lorelai was holding onto from her past. No more Christopher. No more Friday night dinners. No more debt or servitude to Em and Dick. And the replication of her old life: the tiny Victorian furniture, the mini Oriental carpets, the itty-bitty crystal chandeliers, the petite porcelain dinnerware and silver place settings? A pile of shards in her living room. Yeah, I’m going with the dollhouse. Sometimes it takes total destruction, not rebuilding, to really move forward. I can only hope they'll figure that out in time. "

It makes sense that it represents breaking apart from Lorelai's past, and starting fresh.  Part of her childhood included Christopher, so now that she knows it doesn't work with Christopher, she can move on....with Luke!!  Maybe it will also mean, letting go of old wounds having to do with Lorelai's relationship with Emily.  I am hoping by the end of the series there will be some coming together between the two of them, some special moment or bond between them would be nice.

I really didn't see that message in the dollhouse.  I think it was just a way to have Jackson and Sookie have it out, what was bothering Sookie.  And they are going to have it fixed, and Lorelei didn't say --don't bother.  So it seemed she was planning to keep it.  And if the dollhouse signified breaking free of the past, then why is everyone saying fixing the old car means she is staying with what she loves, SH and Luke?  There's no harm in having something from your childhood you like and keep.  Agree that would be good for Lorelei and Emily to get closer, but I think they will always have differences, just the way it is.  But they have showed now and then ways she is like her parents --her business sense like her dad, ability to organize functions (Lane's bridal shower) like her mom.  Don't know if the Gilmores really realize that Lorelei is more like them and picked up a lot of good habits/abilities from them.   :drink:

--and on the FNDs, I don't think they were ever formally ended.  They stopped for a while when Rory got mad at E and R and moved back to Yale, and Christopher picked up the Yale tab, but Lorelei started them again as she wanted Rory to have a good relationship with her grandparents. Last one I remember was the one where Richard stormed out as he didn't like the bland food E had prepared after his heart attack.
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #157 on: April 28, 2007, 05:24:35 pm »
yah, i mean: Why wouldnt she keep it? It is the onlyy thing from her childhood she liked. She wanted to fix it. And when didnt want to make a big deal about it or meake Jackson feel bad she probly just kept the sadness inside herself.

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #158 on: April 28, 2007, 07:54:05 pm »
I agree.  Rory really hasn't ever gotten rejected.  She got into Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.  I know so many people who would kill for just one of those colleges.  She faced rejection with Mitchum, but still, she hasn't every truly had her dream rejected, like, say, Paris and Harvard four years ago.  I don't think the paper she was working on with Mitchum was her true dream.  But I still can't help feeling bad.

Um, what???? The paper she was working on with Mitchum was not her true dream but that story thread wasn't about keeping an internship at that particular paper. It was about someone very important and experienced in the field she wanted to make her career telling her that he doubted she would be successful at it. If that's not rejection, I don't know what is! And if it had been so minor to her, I doubt she would have quit school over it.

When she got accepted at the Providence paper last week I was pretty sure she wasn't going to get the Reston -- I think they put that in to soften the blow and indicate that it's not like she won't have options.

As for this episode, I liked the L/L scenes and the Jackson/Sookie scenes. (Although I do think that Lorelei should have at least said thanks to Luke as he was walking away or something.) Also, I know I'm prejudiced because I've always found Paris too  over the top to be believable but I disagree with others who have said that she was being considerate by waiting for Rory before she opened the envelopes. I think that had she thought she could handle the news, she would have opened them herself. I think that she was using Rory's absence to put off opening them because she was so nervous. I really hope she intends to be a surgeon because her bedside manner as a regular doctor is too appalling to contemplate; you'd have to pity her poor future patients :->

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #159 on: April 29, 2007, 08:22:56 am »
I loved this episode. Luke and Lorelai sparring like before. And when he come back to her house at the end of the episodeand tells her about the engine, just the look on her face! I'm so excited!


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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #160 on: April 29, 2007, 08:55:37 am »
O i hope this episode is a clue to  luke an Lorelai's relationship. I really hope they get back together. THEY HAVE TO!!  ::)
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #161 on: April 29, 2007, 01:08:21 pm »
You can tell in that last scene that they still care about each other alot.  I mean, hello, Luke went through alot to make sure that she gets to keep her car, and even though he thinks it's a crazy idea, he did it anyway.  AH!  This had better be some sort of clue to a reconcilation between.  I'll just die if they don't get back together!!

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #162 on: April 29, 2007, 02:36:28 pm »
I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!
No, I think it's really sweet that he went to all that trouble for her. It's really really sweet.
Was she wearing the SAME sweater as in "So, Good Talk?"

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #163 on: April 29, 2007, 03:47:41 pm »
I didn't notice the sweater but I have been noticing that she re-wears lots of outfits like the black dress with pink/orange striped cross over diamond pattern that kept popping up in season 6, and I actually like the fact that they re-use outfits because the idea that a single mother with a new business or a teenager/young woman with no job could keep buying new gorgeous, expensive, designer outfits all the time is a little unrealistic. As Lorelai said in Hay Bale Maze, "This is a spork household".
 

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #164 on: April 29, 2007, 04:06:41 pm »
As Lorelai said in Hay Bale Maze, "This is a spork household".

Actually, I took that more as referring to delivery food being more common than cooking in their household :->, but I do agree with you about the repeating of outfits being realistic and appropriate.