“It actually tastes pretty good once you get past the whole ‘pornographic dessert’ issue.”

Spoilers for “Lorelai? Lorelai?” below.

Holy Moses, I just wrote a nice long post and Firefox ate it! I’m so sad! And mad! I’m smad! My own fault, I know, but I’m still smad about it. (And why did hitting backspace make me lose the entire post? I don’t think it’s ALL my fault, okay?)


Well, I can’t muster up quite the same amount of excitement the second time around, but I am maybe in a good mood or something, because, honestly, I feel that Mr. Rosenthal, who wrote this one, knocked it out of the park. As did Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson. The “cheesy song leads to revelation” motif has been a theme this season, if you recall, and . . . I think it’s not a classic Palladino thing to do, but I also think that they were better at the conflict than the resolution. Seems like we are finally getting some resolution. DSR is, admittedly, not as quick with the dialogue, but he gives us a little bit more genuine sentiment. I’ve said all season that I’ll take that trade, and I still believe it, especially after tonight. I loved that Lorelai was singing as a big fat joke, and then the scene turned so quickly (not that it wasn’t obvious that was going to happen, because it totally was). And it could have been cheesy, but I think that, instead, it was really nice.

I cried, okay? Stop judging me.

I also laughed, because Mike put “I Will Always Love You” on a playlist with romantic songs and Andrea (and Susan and Alisa, too, right?) and I were like, “WHAT IS ROMANTIC ABOUT THIS SONG? THEY ARE GOING TO BE APART. FOREVER.” But now I will totally think of it as a Luke and Lorelai song. Along with “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson and “Out of My League” by Stephen Speaks. Please do not ask me why these songs make me think of Luke and Lorelai. Just don’t ask, okay? At least “I Will Always Love You” and “Reflecting Light” are legitimate.

And Rory. Oh, Rory. Calling the Providence Journal. Oh, honey. When Lorelai was talking to Rory and said that things had worked out for her and having a setback might give her perspective, I felt like maybe the show was acknowledging that they haven’t always balanced her character all that well as far as that “golden child” perception goes. The past two episodes have gone a long way in making her more likeable to me again. I want good things for her, I do. I just want to see her face a little adversity, you know? It was fun to see her around town, and I really liked the Rory/Lorelai scenes in this episode. Oh, and the Chilton throwback stuff was very fun.

Anyway. Paris’s one scene was great. Babbette and Miss Patty were fun. I loved Brian the nanny. Lane and Zach’s scenes were cute. And Kirk! And Lulu! And Gypsy! And Morey! In acceptable amounts! That all made me very happy. But none of that compares, really, with the return of the hat. I was so happy about that, because I knew that Theresa really wanted the old hat back. I know in my heart he stuffed it back there on purpose so he could wear the old one. “Lost” my foot. And, actually, I loved that Lorelai noticed the hat was back. I wasn’t sure if she would or not.

It’s a shame . . . the show is finally DOING SOMETHING with both the girls, we’ve dug out of the pile of crap that was last year’s season finale . . . and we’ve got two episodes left. I, for one, am excited to see what happens next.

(I probably forgot something this time through. Sorry about that. I reserve the right to edit. Or add stuff in the comments.)

(And can I just say, I LOVE HOW VERONICA MARS ENDED? Thanks. Just needed to get that out of my system.)

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    “It actually tastes pretty good once you get past the whole ‘pornographic dessert’ issue.” – Through a Glass, Darkly


  1. Susan

    I love how Veronica Mars ended, too, Kari! BECAUSE OF THE LOOK ON LOGAN’S FACE!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!! OTP!!!!

    Posted 5/1/2007 at | Permalink
  2. kelly

    It’s early Wed. morning and i thought…well maybe, just maybe Kari has already posted about the Girls. And you have! I totally cried too.

    Posted 5/2/2007 at | Permalink
  3. To quote myself the moment that Logan appeared at Lorelai’s door: “No. No. NO. NO, you don’t. Turn your ass around, Seacrest. No. No. No. No. No.” [There might have been a few more no’s, but I finally decided to shut up and listen to the scene.]

    Honestly, I think we got the right amount of Rory wallowing. I think that she can just go on being disappointed and a bit self-flagellating and it’ll be all okay. Maybe the Plain-Dealer is hiring. Wouldn’t you love to see Rory in Cleveland, bundled up and walking through four feet of lake-effect snow?

    This episode ruled. Started my morning off right. I’ll save VM for later. [Thanks for not spoiling that for me without warning. :)]

    Posted 5/2/2007 at | Permalink
  4. YAY!!! (to both episodes, actually!)

    GG was awesome (side note: I covet Rory’s hair – seriously), and it was so great to have VM back! (I’m with Susan, in case there was any doubt 🙂 )

    Posted 5/2/2007 at | Permalink
  5. Yay, yay, yea! I was thinking about your post as I was watching it last night. . .couldn’t wait to see if you thought it was as fantastic as I did. I cried too. Soooo good.

    Posted 5/2/2007 at | Permalink
  6. Susan

    Andrea knows.

    Posted 5/3/2007 at | Permalink
  7. _steve

    You didn’t react in this post to the end of the episode. What was your reaction? What are your predictions – will Lorelai (and then Rory) say no? Will L say no but R will say yes?

    Don’t worry, I won’t respond at all. I’m just curious to know how you think this is going to play out.

    Posted 5/4/2007 at | Permalink
  8. I’m not Kari, but, this is what I expect to happen [and is not influenced by spoilers]:

    1. Lorelai will say yes, thinking that it’s not in her role to stand in the way if that’s what Rory wants.

    2. Rory will say no. [In the finale.]

    Posted 5/4/2007 at | Permalink
  9. Kari

    I agree. I don’t think Lorelai would say no. I think that her shocked face was as much about, “My baby is old enough to get married,” and, “My baby might move to California,” as, “I have some hesitations about Logan.” I don’t think we’ll see her response, but if we did, I imagine it would be something along the lines of, if this is what Rory wants, you have my permission.

    But I don’t think Rory is going to say yes. Her conversation with Paris established that her career is more important to her right now.

    Posted 5/4/2007 at | Permalink
  10. _steve

    Thanks, Kari. I asked because, so far this season, you haven’t been wrong about anything at all. So asking you is kind of like finding out what’s going to happen in advance. 🙂

    Posted 5/4/2007 at | Permalink

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