EDIT: I just bought The Little Mermaid! I’m sooo excited. I don’t know how many years it’s been since I last saw it, but I still know the words to almost all the songs. And why is it almost 80 degrees in October? It’s fall! I want to wear sweaters, dang it!
Logan and Rory interactions were super cute in this episode. Logan gave Rory a rocket, and at first Rory was completely perplexed as to what it meant, but then she remembered the Twilight Zone episode they watched on their first date. I don’t really remember all the details about the episode, but Rory decides the rocket symbolizes true love. Rory wants to go to London for the summer to be with Logan, but when she calls him he tells her he bought her a ticket for Christmas. This crushes Rory, but she doesn’t say anything, so that serves her right.
Sookie and Michel arm wrestled, and of course Sookie whipped Michel’s butt. It was very cute.
Lorelai and Rory attempted sports as a way to get their minds off their respective boy troubles, and Lorelai gives herself a black eye. Their “no talking” rule lasts about two seconds, and the scene with them in the racquetball court is precious. It seemed like the Rory and Lorelai of seasons gone by.
Luke and Lorelai are over. Waaaa. Although it pains me to admit it, they need to be broken up so they can both do a little growing and maturing. They also need to learn how to communicate! Lorelai gave this very heartfelt and moving explanation to Sookie about why she couldn’t wait for Luke anymore, and if she had just told LUKE that, it could have saved a lot of heartache.
Taylor decides to install a red-light camera in Stars Hollow, and Kirk tests it out in Taylor’s Thunderbird, which he proceeds to crash into the front of Luke’s Diner. I was not a fan of this at all. It was over the top and completely absurd, and Taylor gets on my last nerve.
Luke comes to Lorelai’s house at the end of the episode, having realized the error of his ways, and says he’s ready to elope now. Too little, too late, Luke. Lorelai, perhaps in order to shut him up (as he talked more in this scene than in any other), tells him she slept with Christopher. This stunning blow does indeed shut him up, and Luke turns around and leaves, and fade to credits. Scott Patterson did an excellent job in this scene, and it was really heartbreaking.
I’m concerned about the direction of this season. Last season was my least favorite, and I would love it if this one were a huge improvement, but I just don’t know. I suppose time will tell. Tonight’s episode should be interesting at least.