u kiddin me
i am concerned about the person who wrote this episode
One of the BEST lines of the season.
Gene Belcher - Feminist
Lorelai: I was just trying to remember the first time we met. It must have been at Luke’s, right?
Luke: It was at Luke’s, it was at lunch, it was a very busy day. The place was packed. And this person…
Lorelai: Oh, is it me? Is it me?
Luke: This person comes tearing into the place, in a caffeine frenzy…
Lorelai: Ooh, it’s me!
Luke: I’m with a customer, she interrupts me, wild-eyed, begging for coffee. So I tell her to wait her turn. Then she starts following me around, talking a mile a minute, saying God knows what. Finally I turn to her, and tell her she’s being annoying. Sit down, shut up, and I’ll get to her when I get to her.
Lorelai: You know, I bet she took that very well, ‘cause she sounds just delightful…
Luke: She asked me my birthday. I wouldn’t tell her, she wouldn’t stop talking, finally I gave in. I told her my birthday. She went and got the newspaper, opened it up to the horoscopes page, wrote something down, tore it out, handed it to me. So I was looking at this piece of paper in my hand, and under Scorpio, she had written You will meet an annoying woman. Give her coffee, and she’ll go away. So I gave her coffee.
Lorelai: But she didn’t go away!
Luke: She told me to hold onto that horoscope, put it in my wallet, and one day it would bring me luck.
Lorelai: Boy, I will say anything for a cup of coffee! I can’t believe you kept this. You kept this in your wallet? You kept this in your wallet…
Luke: Eight years.
Lorelai: Eight years…
—Gilmore Girls 5x03, Written in the Stars
I couldn’t possibly re-cap this episode without quoting Luke’s “how we first met” story.
Someone stop me before I “aww” myself to death. I feel like an equally acceptable title for this episode would’ve been Written in the Stars: 8 Years of Pining. With the revelation of his story, I think it finally dawns on Lorelai how long Luke has waited for this opportunity. For this moment, really. And I love that their journey has brought them to the place where she seems happy and ready,not scared, at the prospect of him admitting that he’s “all in.” (Think about her engagement to Max and how she couldn’t share the same bed with him…in her own house) Lorelai’s satisfied smile in the last gif says that she’s finally ready to be “all in,” too. It only took 8 years, right?
Now, what about Paris Gellar? No, before you ask, her vagina did NOT kill her professor boyfriend, Asher Flemming. A heart attack took him in the middle of a lecture. Swiftly and suddenly, to the surprise of many of his listening students. Such a normal, commonplace way for one of Paris’ boyfriends to make his exit, don’t you think? It’s okay, though, because Paris makes up for his ordinary death by organizing an extraordinary wake. To be conducted where, you ask? In their college suite.
Also, my love for Stars Hollow continues to grow exponentially with every re-watch. I especially enjoy watching the town gossips conjure around the magazine stands to trade new bits of scandalous news in this episode. To Lorelai’s surprise, she finds that Babette and Miss Patty aren’t discussing her scantily-clad appearance downstairs at Luke’s the morning after their first date. But that’s only because she and Luke find themselves the prime subjects of a town meeting. In case of a break-up, Taylor’s made a detailed pink and blue chart to show how the town would divide into Luke or Lorelai advocates. (Can’t wait for the pink/blue to actually come into use later this season…) Soon enough, Luke explodes into his rant, telling people to stay out of his business. And I love ranting Luke…especially when he spits rare pieces of optimism like “there won’t be a break up.” Oh, Luke, rant on!
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Lastly, Rory meets Logan and his motley, richie-rich crew. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t get enough of Colin and Finn. Let Finn stalk around all of Yale, all of the world, all of the universe, looking for the redheaded, brunette, blonde of his dreams. I’ll watch all day.