Gilmore Girls “Love, Daisies and Troubadours” – Season 1 Episode 21

Ah, the season finale. I remember the “I love you, you idiot!” part, but I did not remember the Max/Rachel/Luke parts. Can I also just say how hilarious Michel is? xD He cracks me up no matter what, but this particular scene with him and Kirk arguing about the 1,000 daisies was really funny.

I didn’t like Tristan in this one. I started to feel bad for him after the whole Summer thing, but he was obnoxious trying to ask Rory out. Plus, did he have to tell Paris’ friends he was going to the P.J. Harvey concert with Rory when she never agreed?

It was cute and frustrating to watch Rory trying to get in touch with Dean. But I’m glad she tried every subtle thing she could think of otherwise he may never have showed up at her school.

The other part I really liked is after Rachel has the talk with Luke about his feelings for Lorelai. He denies them, but when he shows up at her house to take back his toolbox, affectionately named Bert, he meets Max and gets in a full-on defensive mode with him. I loved that part!

P.S. – The troubadours weren’t really a big part of this. It was kind of random, but I guess a kind of way to end the first season.

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Gilmore Girls “P.S. I Lo…” – Season 1 Episode 20

This was another emotional episode for me, but I felt happier after each scene. My favorite part was when Lorelai runs into Luke outside of a girly store for older women and tries to find out what he bought. I thought it was very nice and generous of her to offer to go shopping for his girlfriend for him. Then the really hilarious part came when she came back with bags full of clothes for him as well due to they were 6,000% off. Haha.:)

But like Lorelai, it broke my heart to see Rory’s heart so broken. Yet, at the same time, I understood Rory’s frustration with everyone “protecting” her from Dean, happy relationship news, etc. I didn’t agree with Rory running away to Grandma’s, but I was glad she did because then she couldn’t have a heartfelt talk with her mom about how to say “I love you” to someone. I felt like I needed to hear this talk because I’ve never had this kind of talk with my own mother. And plus she used a funny Taylor Hanson hypothetical situation to get her point across and all Rory can think about is why Hanson and how did they meet. lol

Then the episode ended with Lorelai making calls to everyone in her address book to tell them that she and Max Medina were talking again. That was cute.

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Gilmore Girls “Emily in Wonderland” – Season 1 Episode 19

The title of this episode was appropriate for most of the episode except for the parts with Rachel in it. Even though there were funny parts, as usual, overall I felt sad. I felt sad for Emily and Lorelai. I felt sad for Lane. I felt sad for Luke.

Rory was the innocent one, trying to build a relationship with her grandmother, but unfortunately, she showed Emily the tool shed she and her mother used to live in. The next time Rory and Lorelai went over to Friday night dinner, Emily gets into a fight with Lorelai about her wanting so badly to be away from them she’d choose living in a tool shed over living with them. Lorelai responds with she was really young at the time and needed to be away. For once, what Emily said made sense to me more than what Lorelai said. And so I felt sad for Emily, but Lorelai too.

Lane calls Rory over with an emergency and the “emergency” turns out to be Henry said he would call, but hasn’t called in a week. When he does, Lane overanalyzes the call and feels disappointed. Then she jumps ahead into the future, concluding she would end up not liking him because her parents would approve of him. It seemed like she finally found someone she liked, but couldn’t end up with him, so I felt sad for Lane.

Rachel claims this time it’s different. This time she’s staying. This time she’s looking for something serious with Luke. But she doesn’t think she can get Luke to see that and so asks Lorelai to talk to him for her. When Lorelai does, Luke has a change of heart. Next thing you know, Luke and Rachel are out at the movies together. But I sense doom in this relationship. Rachel is going to break Luke’s heart anyway despite her claims that she’s changed. And so I felt sad for Luke as well.

 

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Gilmore Girls “The Third Lorelai” – Season 1 Episode 18

I’m watching how dedicated Paris is to school and a part of me wishes I could have been in a school project with her. I’m not sure how I’d feel about coming in Saturday and Sunday, but I admire the rest of her group showing up. Rory is really sweet by springing for coffee and donuts for everyone.

All the characters seem ridiculous in this episode except for Lorelai and Rory. I like how Paris panics and shows up at Rory’s door to ask for first date advice. Then Tristan had to blow it by telling Paris it was Rory’s idea to ask her out right after he friendzones her. So Paris has a fit in front of Rory and when Rory confronts Tristan, she is completely clueless of Tristan’s feelings for her.

Meanwhile, Richard’s mother shows up in town and like any true monster-in-law, finds every opportunity to criticize Emily. When she offers to give Rory a trust fund, Lorelai and Emily ruin it by fighting at tea in front of the third Lorelai who sees how immature they are. Somehow, I don’t remember this episode, but I remember the Rory/Tristan parts. Go figure.

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Gilmore Girls “The Breakup, Part 2” – Season 1 Episode 17

I love two parts in this one: the ending when she admits to Lorelai she’s ready to wallow and the kiss with Tristan. Luke and Dean fighting in the street comes a close second. Like Lorelai, I also believe Saturday mornings are reserved for sleeping in. But it was definitely really cute watching them try to get to Luke’s without running into Dean by ending up going through a back alley full of garbage. I was also a bit frustrated though with Rory for making it so hard. Her mother’s really patient and a good listener. I wish I had a mother like that. Very loving and caring. Not that my mother isn’t loving or caring. It’s just that Lorelai knows how to be a good mom and a good friend at the same time. Hard to explain.

Sookie went a little obsessive with her kitchen while Jackson was trying to cook dinner for her without her help.

Rory was really cute at the Chilton party. She told Tristan the party was a great way for her to catch up on her reading. He calls her odd and she thanks him. It was the perfect conversation and it made me want to be just like her in that moment.

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Gilmore Girls “Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers” – Season 1 Episode 16

This episode didn’t make me feel too much. My favorite part is when Lorelai gets in a bad mood and ends up telling Luke the next day she’ll despise everyone who says, “hey, how’s it going?” and then Rachel, Luke’s ex shows up at the diner and says that exact thing right after Lorelai makes her declaration.

I mean, I was moved by what Dean did for Rory for their three-month anniversary and it was impressive that he thought of fixing up a car for her, but I still didn’t feel too much. I had a feeling he was going to tell her he loved her and when he did, I had a feeling she wasn’t going to say it back. So it really didn’t come as a surprise to me when they broke up by the end of the episode.

But…I really liked that sweet moment Lorelai had with Richard when she was trying to escape Friday night dinner through the bedroom window and he let her.

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Gilmore Girls “Christopher Returns” – Season 1 Episode 15

Ahhh! I love when Richard nearly gets into a fistfight with Christopher’s father over Lorelai’s success. When Lorelai went to find him and thank him for it, I could understand why she did that, yet at the same time I could have predicted he’d still come back and say she’s caused them a lot of trouble for having Rory and then never coming back. Then Lorelai accidentally stands Luke up and that’s when you know that if you’re ever forgotten for a date, either your date passed out or they had another date to go to. Christopher plays the “I’ve changed” card and it sounds so typical ex-ish. Not too much happens this episode, but now I do find myself wanting a compact Oxford-English dictionary.

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