L: 1 star / J: 4 stars
“What’s in there?”
“Yeah, it’s a quaint dish sometimes used to precede large quantities of pizza.”
L: I’ll admit I have a weird compulsion to quote that line every time I eat pizza and salad at the same time. It is the most memorable and interesting thing about this episode, and it happens in the first 30 seconds. I have nothing else to say about this one. There are discussions about walls getting painted. Dean takes a clumsy header into feminism. The Elder Gilmores will not be vacationing this year. Lorelai mends a sweater. Rory catsits. It’s a thrill-a-minute, I tell you. Babette has decent screentime and doesn’t even say anything funny. It’s a waste.
J: I like the episode. I like the salad, quaint dish. It’s cute how Rory dresses up and makes dinner.
L: Anything else? Four stars and that’s all you have to say?
J: I don’t have any additional remarks.
L: Ok, that concludes our deposition.