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Re: tonights show
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2007, 07:40:42 pm »
Rory's letter stated that she had been rejected for the Fellowship... :'(

it's terrible news...but it seems that something better is around the corner???

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2007, 07:41:19 pm »

*Maybe less interesting than I find it, but my spell check suggests valedictorian ship or valedictorians hip as alternative spellings for my made up word. 
Personally, I like valedictorians hip best. ;)

I'm having a hard time deciding what to write about this episode, I thought it was a bit blah at first but then it picked up.  Plus its hard when some of the things in it make you AH HA about spoilers, and that can't be discussed here. I do think Luke was a little more cruel with his rant at the car dealership, but then, he has a reason to have some bitter feelings.  Just because Chris is gone it doesn't mean that the hurt of that is all better for Luke.  I think the whole car thing at the end was classic Luke though.  I liked that. 

Paris-good for her.  Because someone that smart should be getting in to a lot of graduate schools, but then I think it should have been a knock over the head for everyone when she said that about Harvard, that Rory was going to get turned down.  Because as soon as the situation from 4 years ago was mentioned, it was apparent (to me) that this was a reversal and Rory was in for a disappointment.  I wasn't spoiled for that one, I just saw it coming when the acceptance letters were opened. 

That's pretty much all I have.  Maybe I'll think of something else as the discussion moves on. 

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Re: tonights show
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2007, 07:41:51 pm »
Hey welcome to the boards.  We have a questions thread in this section of the board and also an episode discussion thread that this question will get an answer from.

I'd help but have not yet seen the episode here in little old Australia :'(

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #63 on: April 24, 2007, 07:44:38 pm »
i found that the bickering and ranting back and forth between luke and lorelai brought back a sense of normalcy. at some point they were expected to make up and at least be friends again, but as for now i only hope.

i think that in the end, they will be on good terms again!!!

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« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2007, 07:49:10 pm »
thats soooo sadddd!!!

i hope that when you see it you enjoy it as much as we have here!!!

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2007, 07:56:10 pm »
I LOVED the fact that Luke and Lorelai seemed to be getting back to being comfortable around each other again in this episode, but one of my favorite scenes, which surprised me, was actually with Paris and Rory.   It was nice to see Paris show some emotion and actually seem somewhat human rather than as nuerotic as she can be.  I got teared up seeing her so emotional over the difficulty in making the decision to end things with Doyle.  

I too think its not such a bad thing that Rory didn't get the fellowship.  It makes things seem more real that she doesn't get everything she wants.  The good thing is, usually when something doesn't work out, usually you figure out later it was for the best because there is a better option out there waiting. I have had that happen to me, and I don't figure out for months that the alternative actually is much better than what you hoped for in the first place.

I was a little surprised by some of Luke's comments in the car dealership too.  He did seem like he was getting frustrated with Lorelai, not amused like he normally is.  Towards the end though, he seemed to get back to the Luke rant that we all know and love (especially Lorelai ;))  When she was ranting about the car not "feeling right", I kept thinking that she was really talking about the uncomfortable moments going on between her and Luke.  Their relationship just didn't feel right, and she wanted it to be comfortable like it used to be.

I thought it was a great episode overall!  Can't wait for next week~


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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2007, 07:59:35 pm »
i have to agree!!!

nothing is better than a good argument and i can not wait until next week!!!

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2007, 08:27:14 pm »
I think the writer's wanted to use the car shopping to show how Luke has grown since last season.

Luke was annoyed with Lorelai while they were car shopping but that he felt he could express that verbally shows progress. At frist he was just making little snide remarks, which were slightly mean, but he eventually actually tells her she's crazy. Like Lorelai told Sookie, picking a fight means that they are friends again. Luke's ability to tell Lorelai how he truly feels without worrying about being polite definitely was a kind of stepping stone.

Plus, the trouble he went through so Lorelai could keep her old jeep means he is processing things faster. Perhaps he figured out what Lorelai was smiling about at the car dealership, or that she was encouraging his rants. Whatever it was, something made him feel comfortable enough to put a lot of effort into helping Lorelai and then showing up at her house. 

I believe we'll be seeing him becoming even more comfortable with his redeemed "friendship" with Lorelai in the future. ;)
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2007, 08:28:41 pm »
I loved tonights epi! This season is getting so good! I loved the fact that Luke and Lorelai are finally talking...and even arguing like a regular couple! You can tell that they are both finally beginning to be happy and comfortable with eachother again. It sucks that Rory didn't get the fellowship! I think that she should have, but now I want to see how she starts to handle things with that, and Logan, and how Lorelai takes it. I want to find out how Rory deals with everything. I think it is really good that Paris got all of those acceptances. But, it does suck that she tis basically turned a lot of them down...and that she made her decision while she was drunk. I thought that it was sad how Lorelai's car finally gave out, but it was so sweet that Luke went and did all that searching for a new car for her. I can't wait for the next episode, it looks good. And this epi was really good!!
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2007, 08:31:49 pm »

The last L/L scene was great too, albeit over the top; I find all that about the motor a bit ridiculous

I don't know how this is so ridiculous.  I went to the same trouble to revive an old Toyota I had gotten attached to once.  It was a solid little tank of a car and I felt safe driving it.  Some of us do get emotional about our cars and I'm glad that Luke could accept and cater to that aspect of Lorelai's personality.  No wonder she loves him so.

This was the best episode for me emotionally in what seems like forever.  I would love to see L/L back together and growing a family but if the series has to end with them loving each other in this way that they always have I could live with that.

I l.m.a.o when Sookie peeled the sucker off the tablecloth and tossed it across the room.  I can totally relate to that.
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2007, 08:34:27 pm »
I loved, loved, loved this episode.

As a die-hard JJ, it was so good to FINALLY see Luke and Lorelai get to a 'normal' place in their renewed relationship. I do have to admit that it was difficult for me to watch the awkward exchanges between the two of them. I felt for both of them. I was hoping that they would have shown us Luke when he was on the phone with Lorelai, but that doesn't dampen my enthusiasm too much.

I would have loved to see Luke react to seeing Jackson open the door in his wrestling pjs. His reaction was awesome but a "what the hell is Jackson doing here in his pjs"would have been the icing on the cake for me. Or maybe it would make more sense for Babette to come over and say that. As long as someone said it, it would have made me ecstatic.

I also thought that it would have been appropriate if Jackson had asked Luke to fix the dollhouse. I mean Jackson is not handy and everyone knows that Luke is. I would have been another way to involve Luke in the life of Lorelai. (sorry, that is the JJ coming out in me).

Okay, I do have a brief comment on the Rory situation.

I feel that it was good that Rory got exposed to a rejection. Hopefully, this experience will teach her that the "real life" is not always rosy and sunny.

Even though I am not invested in Rory and Logan as a couple, I think that showing Rory talking Paris' relationship advice is disturbing. I mean it is Paris, enough said. Rory needs to factor that into her decision.

I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #71 on: April 24, 2007, 08:42:21 pm »
So when did Rory get the letter that altered her life?  I guess I missed it.   

I am really starting to not like the show spoilers because they get you all excited, and you have certain expectations, then those aren't met and you get dissapointed. :'(  Maybe we shouldn't look at the show spoilers so that the show has new meaning each time we watch a new epi.


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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #72 on: April 24, 2007, 08:50:40 pm »
When Paris and Doyle are having their make up bickering, Rory finds the letter saying she didn't get the Reston.  And, even though it's a personal disappointment for her, it's not that bad for a few reasons.  Even though she turned Providence down, that's still a sign that someone wanted her.  It's not like she has any reason to suspect that she's not good enough.  The open spaces for the fellowship was what?  Four people?  In that small a window, a lot of top candidates must have been rejected right along with Rory.  Also, she is waiting to hear from other places, so this wasn't a last ditch shot.  There's no reason not to think something equally as good is on the horizon.  And, why couldn't Rory just apply to work at the NYT without the fellowship?  I'm sure she must have applied to other prestigious papers along with smaller ones.  Not for an actual byline but for a job to work her way up.  There's no guarantee she'd get it, but it's not like losing the fellowship closes the doors on writing for the paper forever.
 
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #73 on: April 24, 2007, 09:23:57 pm »
This was quite a decent episode. It was almost as good as RRK's episodes, which is strange because it was written by Jennie Snyder who has only written two other GG episodes, and both of those were this season too. She must be a fan, because she totally captured the old school GG vibe and was smart enough to keep Lor with her Jeep, good stuff about the dollhouse, brought some Paris justice against Harvard (hahahaha! LOVED that!) and heven ad Jackson in his westling pajamas! Hehehehe!

I especially loved the Luke scenes. The ranting was great! And when Lorelai smiled during Luke's rant at the dealership, it made me smile SOOOOO big! And when she and Luke had that playful spat about him getting air in her tires and her demanding a horn, it made me smile and say "ooooh!" out loud. :P

Good stuff!

Still not as many random references for my old school GG tastes . . . but a decent episode regardless.
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Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
« Reply #74 on: April 24, 2007, 09:41:41 pm »
i just realised this was GG 150th episode... there wasnt really much about it was there? dont they normally make a big thing over these kinds of things? just wondering...



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