Gilmore Girls “Say Goodnight, Gracie” – Season 3 Episode 20

I feel more and more bad for Jess. His dad shows up! That was so random, but it was what pushed Jess to the limit I feel. I get the feeling he’s the kind of guy that doesn’t like anybody telling him what to do even if what they are telling him to do is good for him and something he was thinking about doing. I agree with Rory. Dean is too young to be asking Lindsey to marry him. I really think her reaction was valid and was not coming from a place of insecurity or jealousy like a lot of people would have assumed in this situation. But Dean exhibited his insecurity when he got angry at her reaction. It’s like he was always trying to please her and when he didn’t get the reaction from her he wanted or expected, it made him angry. He obviously still cares a lot about her or he wouldn’t smile at her the way he did each time she passed him at the party and he wouldn’t have fought with Jess at the party. Is it possible to like more than one person at a time? I think this episode is cutting it close.

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Gilmore Girls “Keg! Max!” – Season 3 Episode 19

WOW. I was not expecting that fight at the end, but then again, I also wasn’t expecting the teenager hosting the party to be so responsible and worry about putting his parents’ good furniture decoration thingys away during the party. It was also funny how even though Jess was a teen, he showed the 21-year-old how the keg works. That also showed the writers knew what they were doing adding that scene in there to tell more about Jess’ character. He’s too cool for everyone. Including Rory.

He finally pressures Rory a little bit to have sex, but I really think he wouldn’t have if he wasn’t so bummed about flunking out of high school. It made me think that sometimes sex is the thing that makes a guy feel better. And I really wish when Jess went chasing after Rory that Dean wasn’t there saving her and they could have talked things out and the fight didn’t have to happen. Because now the fight changes everything and you could see it in the end when Rory says Jess’ name and he stares at her for a long second, then walks off.

As for Max, I wasn’t expecting that from him, how he treated Lorelai. It wasn’t bad or anything, but I just wasn’t expecting that some guys are that emotionally conflicted sometimes. I suppose you can’t assume all guys are the same.

Phew! What a lesson-filled episode.

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Gilmore Girls “Happy Birthday, Baby” – Season 3 Episode 18

I loved how sweet Rory was in this episode, planning a whole week of birthday fun for her mom. That pizza at the end looked like perfection. It was sweet how Jackson felt so left out on Sookie’s behalf. It was funny how Luke blew up at the lunch with Nicole’s parents about his Jess problems, but not hilarious. Poor Kirk.

Lorelai is so lucky to have a guy friend like Luke. I need someone like that in my life to help be my handyman and fix everything once a year that I cannot fix. Their little argument over the chocolate cookie thing she was eating (I have no idea what it’s called) was really cute. I love watching the chemistry between them unfold. It’s beautiful.

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Gilmore Girls “A Tale of Poes and Fire” – Season 3 Episode 17

I have never seen Lorelai’s inn get caught on fire, but I suppose that’s how the idea of her and Sookie starting their own comes from. I do think they wanted to do that before the fire though. *shrugs*

I actually can’t remember if this happened this episode or last, but when Paris was dealing with getting rejected by Harvard, I understood how she was dealing with it. She analyzes every part of the application process to find what went wrong, the one thing that caused them to reject her. I do that, sadly, when it doesn’t work out between me and a guy. As a writer you’d think I’d be so used to rejection it wouldn’t bother me ever again, but nope, rejection still hurts every time it happens. Every. Single. Time.

Again, I can’t remember which episode this happened, but I love how Kirk has every job around town. He was scariest as the mail carrier. Even though Dean and everyone else messed with him, I wouldn’t want to mess with him as the mail carrier.

I also love how Jess stays true as Rory’s boyfriend despite his weird schedule. He makes time for her and that shows how much he really likes her. Every girl who’s looking for a boyfriend is looking for someone like that.

EDIT: I absolutely adored Luke at the beginning hugging Rory for getting into Harvard, Princeton, and Yale!

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Gilmore Girls “The Big One” – Season 3 Episode 16

Once again, the title eludes me. Although, I’m thinking about it now and I’m thinking it may refer to the acceptance letters to college. That would make sense considering they were talking about getting into Harvard and then Paris throws a big fit at the end of the episode. I think it’s funny she relates getting accepted with being a virgin or not.

It looks like Rory got into more than one though, and I don’t remember the part where she applies to other schools, but I guess that would make sense since we know she didn’t end up going to Harvard. I’m also glad Jess hasn’t pressured her yet to sleep with him.

I totally didn’t expect Lorelai to run into Max though. I thought of Alex right away, but honestly I feel like Alex was never big in the picture because before starting on this journey I didn’t even know there was an Alex in Lorelai’s life at one point.

I think it’s crazy how Jackson is acting as soon as he finds out Sookie is pregnant, though I didn’t get the connection with cooking bad food. Does that happen when you’re with child? I’m glad he finally tells Sookie how happy he is, but I didn’t like how it was another way to manipulate Sookie into agreeing to do away with her chef’s knives.

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Gilmore Girls “Face-Off” – Season 3 Episode 15

I have to admit, after watching this episode I’m still not sure what the title means. I didn’t like how Jess treated Rory, but I did like Lorelai’s advice to Rory on how to handle him not calling. I finally saw how Lindsey got introduced into the story. Rory is so sweet telling Dean all about how Lindsey’s a good girl. I did notice though how Dean is still sweet to Rory and is happy to see her watching him play hockey. Speaking of sweet, I loved how Dave took his fifteen minute break checking up on Lane and her fake date. Lane was so cute thinking she had power over a guy, making him jealous.

Even though I haven’t been put in Rory’s position yet, I think I can relate to her not getting a call from Jess and cleaning up her computer. It just reminds me that this show is about a homebody girl and actually makes the homebody girl look cute. I think there’s nothing wrong with how Rory is portrayed. (Except for the having sex before marriage thing, but that’s a whole another thing.) Oh yeah! It was funny when the rest of Lane’s band was trying to figure out the Christian hymns.

Emily’s mother-in-law was ridiculous. End of story.

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Gilmore Girls “Swan Song” – Season 3 Episode 14

I haven’t seen this one either. I have a feeling there are a few more episodes this season I haven’t seen. I didn’t like how Rory automatically assumed Jess got into a fight with Dean, but it was almost predictable she would do that. I just think it’s hilarious he got a black eye from a swan and ends up taking Luke to the “scene of the crime.” What really gets to me about all of this is how he doesn’t tell Rory the truth. He makes up some story about getting hit in the eye by a football!

It even kind of makes sense how Jess could make Rory think about “it.” It’s always the bad boy types isn’t it? I guess Dean just doesn’t have that vibe even though he’s a good guy and all.

I’m amazed at how calm Emily is during the whole dinner with Jess. Of course the truth comes out once she’s on the phone with Lorelai, but still.

Oh, Luke’s 10 minute system cracked me up. And then when Lorelai bursted his bubble, that was the best, haha!

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