This is an episode that defines Stars Hollow and all of its quirkiness!!!!
The episode opens with a Friday night dinner absent of Richard. Emily asked the girls to attend a funeral for a distant relative and Lorelai says she is too busy. This becomes important for later in the episode.
In the next scene, Rory badgers Lorelai for how she is going to participate in the Chilton bake sale. She of course has Sookie to cover it. And oh boy does she have it covered!!
The two leave the house to see Babette and Mori walking their cat Cinnamon around town. Rory responds that their town is weird, but you got to love it!!!
The Inn is crawling with French business men in which of course Michael refuses to help. Oh classic Michael. I think his favorite word must be “unspeakable”.
At the bake sale, Lorelai runs into Max, whom she refuses to have anything but a formal interaction with. Max reassures that he is here to help Rory and not hinder her…. though this may just be a ploy to get her to go out with him. But oh wait, it is a ploy for him to ask her out. Lorelai is very resistant at first, though she is dying to go out with him. He of course proposed coffee. and Lorelai being Lorelai cannot resist a coffee invitation. During the “accidental meeting” of the two, they engage in some light conversation about rap music and italian food????? Lorelai is very resistant to the pairing, though we all know that it is killing her on the inside to do so. He tells her a cute little story about his uncle though that gets her thinking.
Cinnamon goes for another walk and she doesn’t seem to be doing well. Babette claims it to be the clams from Al’s Pancake World… who would ever eat there I do not know. Seems like people are asking for food poisoning.
Lorelai and Sookie get their gab on at the diner. Luke asks how they get any work done, I often wonder the same thing. Sookie goes behind the counter at the diner to take things into her own hands.
Luke of course gets furious saying “You don’t get on the Dali Lama’s yoga mat, you don’t get behind the counter.”
Then there is some metaphorical speaking about soufflé…. well you can’t always understand everything. Here is a seemingly yummy soufflé recipe though.
The episode takes a turn for the worse when Cinnamon tragically passes away. Being Stars Hollow, of course they hold a wake for the cat. While everyone knows how ridiculous it s, they all take it very seriously. Rory runs into Dean there and is her awkward self. When will she be able to admit that she is completely mad about him???
AND THEN MAX SHOWS UP!!!! He is quite thrown off when he finds out he is being turned down for the neighbors cat thinking it is some made up event. There seems to be a hopeful future for the two however. Lorelai has some insightful talk about Rory and Max with Babette to quell her worries. Rory and Lorelai have a small debacle about the ordeal though. The two decide that maybe its not the best idea for them to date and like all good fights, it ends with discussing panda bear underwear!!
AND THEN FINALLY RORY ADMITS THAT SHE LIKES DEAN!!!!
Remember how I said to remember that their cousin dies… well Emily is quite made when Lorelai frees her schedule for a cat funeral.
The episodes ends with mother and daughter agreeing that Lorelai can date Max… sparing that she keeps him out late the night before her next exam!!
Emily: “Oh wait, Rudolph Goltfried.”
Lorelei: “Another cousin?”
E: “No, a Nazi that we knew, I’d forgotten. We stayed with him once in Munich. Nice old man, interesting stories.”
L: “Mom, eh, you socialized with a known Nazi? That’s despicable, that’s heinous.”
E: “No, dear. That was a joke.”
Lorelai: “I’m attracted to pie, that doesn’t mean I have to date pie.” (Though pie would be quite tasty)
Lane mentions M. Night Shyamalan (he is the director of the 1999 movie The Sixth Sense)
Lorelai has quite the infatuation with The Bangles, as do I!
Who remembers making GUM WRAPPER NECKLACES???
Finally, they mention the relationship of Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton (what would Brad think?)
Kirk of all Trades:
General Manager of the Market (or Kirk the jerk as Miss. Patty likes to call him)
Until next episode, Oy with the Poodles!!! -L