Gilmore Girls “Back in the Saddle Again” – Season 2 Episode 18

I’ve never seen this one and I’m glad I did now. Michel’s mother!! I wonder if she ever appears on any other episode, but it doesn’t matter. I think it’s pretty awesome she gets to come in on this one. It goes to show everyone has issues with their mother and no matter how chill someone seems to be with their mother on the surface, their mother has something to pick about them beneath the surface.

I felt sorry for Dean without really knowing why. He had to have another pity talk with Lorelai. Jess didn’t even make an appearance this episode, but he caused Dean to worry about his relationship with Rory. Although, Rory hinted at seeing Jess later when she told her mom she and Lane may be sneaking over to Luke’s later and earlier when they were at the diner, Rory recognized Jess’s handwriting. That’s too much power over someone and I didn’t peg Dean as someone who would call a girl up 14 times in an hour or whatever. This episode we start to see how he may not measure up to Rory standards. There are so many other guys out there who measure up a little better because they can have better conversations with her than Dean can.

I felt sorry for Richard as well, though he has a happier ending than Dean by the end of the episode. I felt sorry for how hopeless Richard was feeling as a man, lost without his career. I’m glad Rory was able to inspire him and bring him back, so to speak.

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Gilmore Girls “Dead Uncles and Vegetables” – Season 2 Episode 17

I’m pretty sure I just found an episode I never saw. This one wasn’t that interesting, but the parts that stood out were Luke yelling at the casket and Rory making Jess do stuff to help out Luke around the diner. I wondered where Dean was. He was missing in person and in conversation. The very beginning was kind of funny with Emily leaving a million messages on Lorelai’s answering machine, yet proving another point of how annoying she can be.

I found it endearing of Lorelai to comfort Luke by letting him know how he is not like his uncle and go to the funeral with him.

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Gilmore Girls “There’s the Rub” – Season 2 Episode 16

I didn’t remember that I had seen this episode at all until Jess came over and brought the “care package” from Luke. I didn’t remember all of the Dean parts, including the fight with Jess and I absolutely had no idea about Lorelai and Emily going to the spa, but I do vaguely remember them stealing the robe together. I kind of felt weird too that Emily was dancing with that man and it made me question whether I’m a traditionalist at heart when it comes to relationships.

The opening was funny. I didn’t remember about Luke’s Diner construction, but I definitely LOLed when Jess quietly brought an umbrella over to Rory and then later when Lorelai sits down and Rory tells her mother to lean in. xD I thought Paris was so annoying at the beginning, but then my opinion of her changed as soon as she covered for Rory when Rory was having that shouting match with Dean. But you could tell Rory’s getting more and more into Jess toward the end when she couldn’t stop talking to him. It was adorable watching him squirm like that and really cute that he was trying so hard to cover up the fact he was behind the “care package.” Also, I love how everyone knows how much Rory and her mom eat! xD

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Gilmore Girls “Lost and Found” – Season 2 Episode 15

I really liked this episode because I’ve never seen it. The one thing that stood out for me is Lorelai’s mother’s instinct in figuring out what Jess did. But then again, Jess was right too. How come it took Rory two weeks to realize her bracelet was missing and only because Dean noticed? How come she wants her mother to like Jess so much? Jess is being really sneaky going after Dean’s girl and no one even sees it yet, not even Rory. The best part is Luke is all for this relationship and doesn’t notice Lorelai is not.

I like the ending a lot. It’s pretty funny Luke and Jess go apartment hunting and keep doing their bit about holding hands and skipping. xD It’s also pretty funny Luke and Lorelai’s dialogue while looking at one apartment and then how freaked out Luke becomes when he buys Taylor’s building.

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Gilmore Girls “It Should’ve Been Lorelai” – Season 2 Episode 14

I did not like how this one ended, but I appreciated Luke more.

My favorite character was Michel. xD He was in my favorite part of the whole thing. Rory and Lane orchestrated the best cute moment of the whole episode and maybe the whole series, haha. Lane is under house arrest over trying to date Henry, the perfect Korean boy who was med school bound and would have been very well accepted by Mrs. Kim. There is a single that came out and she wanted it really bad, so she called Rory on her limited phone time to get Rory to buy the single for her and get it to her somehow without Mrs. Kim finding out. So they involved Kirk and Michel and while Kirk acted as the distraction, Michel ran around the block for an hour in a white hoodie before successfully sliding the CD into Lane’s bag. Man, I want to see the footage of Rory asking Michel and Kirk to help out!

Meanwhile, Paris definitely has no life and is good at emotionally manipulating someone. Chris shows up to Rory’s debate with his new girlfriend Sherry and at the end of the episode, I feel like he misunderstood Lorelai and started yelling at her for no reason. Luke’s a really good friend this episode.

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Gilmore Girls “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” – Season 2 Episode 13

I remember watching this one, but not all of the minor character parts. There were a lot of fights in this one and I could understand the sides of all the minor characters. I understand the pain Lane was going through, especially coming from the Asian background experience. Her mother was yelling at her to go to her room and “calm down” and then when she was running up the stairs, her mother yelled after her that she wasn’t calming down. I understood how upset Lane felt in that moment because that’s exactly what Asian parents do. They yell at you for having emotions. They kick you while you are down thinking this is how you are going to be a “better” person.

I understood why Dean was so upset Rory was going to follow the “rules” of the picnic basket bid and go have lunch with Jess. I understood why he needed to talk to Lorelai. Any boyfriend would not be happy with his girl spending time with another guy, let alone have a picnic with him. You could really tell though, especially by the end of the episode, how much Rory enjoyed spending time with Jess and how much he’s growing on her.

I understood how Kirk felt about every year not having anyone make him a basket, not even his mother. He’s the funny quirky awkward character you love to feel sorry for. I didn’t like how Jackson came over and just demanded him to hand over the basket Kirk already won.

My favorite lol lines:

“My mother agreed with me.”

“I’m sorry.”

“I appreciate that.”

Also – “You’re sure he’s Korean?”

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Gilmore Girls “Richard in Stars Hollow” – Season 2 Episode 12

I did not remember this episode until the end. Not too much happened in this one, but you get to see Lorelai’s father micromanaging her life. My favorite part was at the beginning when she takes him to Luke’s for breakfast and he insists she get a grapefruit. But then Luke doesn’t have any, so he has to go to a nearby grocery store just to get one for her to please her dad. xD

I was upset with Paris for making Rory cancel her plans with her grandpa just to work on a story for the Franklin. I thought that was very inconsiderate of her. Obviously Paris has no life.

The very end made me sad. Richard’s feelings were hurt and then when he got home, he couldn’t even tell Emily what really happened so that made me more sad. :/

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