Our episode opens with a Friday night dinner, a very common component of any Gilmore episode. The family is seen discussing the current maid and debating over her name. It’s no secret that Emily goes through maids like maids go through dust rags. I could not imagine having a maid permanently in my house; sure it would be nice, but very odd.
So Rory has to join a team sport, so Emily has to intervene and encourages her to join the golf team. Though of course she has to first send her off to the club with her grandfather first. Lorelai immediately objects, not wanting to subject her daughter to the club lifestyle that she desperately ran away from. When she lists off the things she rather do then go to the club… that’s often how I feel about doing some of my schoolwork. Nonetheless….
So the Inn is hosting a wedding… a double wedding…. A double wedding for twins marrying twins. WEIRD!!! First note: That’s a lot of tulle and lots of purple! Lorelai of course has everything under control though and is the party planning master. Will the wedding end in bliss or tragedy, we shall find out!
Richard takes Rory to the club, much to his dismay. In our episodes so far, Richard has been a cold businessman. Watchers don’t really feel a connection for him so far. The outing seems to go array at first, but the two bond over their love of traveling. Rory specifically mentions her want to go to Fez.
Likewise, the two can gossip quite while too! It is a special relationship that never wavers throughout the series. It is something that is very settle, but something viewers realize on reflection really makes the show. At the end of the golfing, they run into a women. Upon this, Richard calls her “The most odious women alive.” It’s funny how many people feel the same way too.
Sookie and Jackson have a debacle over produce, very typical of the two. This time Jackson didn’t have the strawberries that Sookie needed for her strawberry shortcake. Instead he delivers blueberries… so instead Sookie makes blueberry shortcake, which sounds absolutely delicious to me. I don’t know what recipe she used, but I can guess it was something like this! Sookie and Jackson’s strawberry chase is the perfect precursor of what’s to come.
Rory and Lorelai meet back up at the diner for a burger. Lorelai de-stresses about the wedding chaos and asks about Rory’s day. To Lorelai’s shock and displeasure, Rory tells her she had fun. Though Lorelai doesn’t say it, you know she is thinking that her mother was right and she hates her for that. Lorelai takes on a bad attitude because of it. Why she had to attack Rory for stretching out her sweater with her boobs? At least she realizes, how wrong she was in her discussion with Sookie.
The wedding is an absolute beautiful event, from the two dancing brides, to Drella sneaking a beer, to Ms. Patty dancing with the random man. It also proves to be the perfect time for mother and daughter to reunite. It’s also good to know that ruffled underwear are a great crowd pleaser.
Emily: “You can use your mother’s old golf clubs. They are upstairs gathering dust, just like your mother’s potential.”
Michael: “I hate swans.”
Lorelai: “These particular swans?”
M: “No, all swans. I was attacked by a band of swans in Luxembourg Gardens when I was a boy. No one forgets that.”
L: “Oh no, not being attacked by a band of swans. Was it an all boy band of swans, kind of a scary, feathery, N-Sync sort of fiasco?”
Lorelai: “I have to be more adult about this. I mean if the country club life is what she wants, more power to her. Little white gloves and coming out parties, that makes some girls happy, right?
Sookie: “Sure, yeah, if they’re on Prozac absolutely.”
*** I forgot how fast the dialogue on this show really went until I tried typing out the exact conversation they were having.
Lorelai references the doublemint commercials when the set of twins unite with their lovers….
Shana Twain’s “I Feel Like a Women” on a harp? Couldn’t find that, but could find one of my old favorites.
And the Madonna/Sean Penn Marriage, that occurred between 1985 and 1989
Kirk of all Trades:
Swan delivery man! Kirk is much sassier in these episodes than he is later on. Total Job Count = 2
Hope you all spent your weekend Gilmore Girl’s binge watching with a large cup of coffee in hand!!!!
Until next episode… Oy with the poodles!!!! -L