J: 4 stars / L: 4 stars
L: Full disclosure I gave this episode 4 stars solely because can’t get enough Chase Bradford. I mean, he is terrible, but I kind of wish he was in every episode.
L: Miss Patty smokes too much around these kids. Would you let your kids take a dance class in a barn with a chainsmoking old woman?
L: Glad we are on the same page.
L: Lorelai’s “D.A.R.N.!” joke makes us both laugh, every time.
L: Ah, the junkyard scene. This whole episode I’m just like “Don’t do it. Don’t do it, Dean!” Also the turtleneck sweater he wears for their three-month anniversary dinner is a crime against humanity. So what do you think? Should he have said it?
J: I think he can say it but he doesn’t have to be such an asshole. Give her time to process.
L: So you thought her reaction was appropriate?
J: Well, it was her reaction. It’s a fresh relationship…she needs time.
L: Yeah, in this episode Dean kind of comes across as overly….something… who is he reminding me of? Oh yeah!
L: Poor Dean. So, I think another highly important moment in this episode is when Richard lets Lorelai escape off the balcony (the very balcony she inappropriately fornicated on not one week before!) This is one of the special moments that puts Richard in the Normal column. He is not the Worst.
J: I agree. I like that whole scene from the start, how Richard and Lorelai are not having Chase Bradford.
L: Their loss. Ok, lastly, can we discuss Rachel for a second?
L: Ok, let’s discuss her.
J: I want her to hurry up and go away.
L: What’s her deal? Is she bad or good? Benevolent or evil?
J: I don’t think she’s EVIL. I think she doesn’t know what she wants. Well, now she knows what she wants, but Luke wants Lorelai.
L: Does she really want Luke? Or does she just want to take photographs and drink Founder’s Day punch?
J: Maybe she just wants the idea of Luke?
L: Ok I tried but I am so bored talking about this. Rachel is so boring. Can we stop?
J: Yes, but actually one more thing, the only good thing about Rachel is that she discovers the Dragonfly.
L: Ok, but that is not in this episode.