Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Surfing Through "Gilmore Girls"
Monkeyboy's wife says to be aware of episodes written by Daniel Palladino -- and she's right. Last night's was the most tone deaf in weeks. Luke has every good reason not to like Logan, so why didn't they let that fester naturally when Luke and Lorelai spent the weekend with Logan and Rory? Instead, Logan behaved like a perfect gentleman and Luke was a jerk -- acting like a spoiled child while losing in basketball, hiding in his room as if he's never stayed at someone else's home, and then acting wildly out of character by accepting Logan's gift for Rory and pretending it was his own for Lorelai. That would NEVER happen but at least Luke should have tried to pay for it. Even more idiotic was when Logan's dad stormed in and started loudly berating his son. Luke and Lorelai (who've been hiding in their room for half the weekend) come out to stare at the fight. NO ONE would have left their room to spy on this intimate, embarrassing family moment. If anything, Luke would have shut the bedroom door and Lorelai would have pressed her ear up to it to try and hear better while he chided her for eavesdropping. But perhaps the stupidest moment of all was when Luke said he'd never eaten lobster -- a New Englander who runs a diner and has never shown any squeamishness about food has never eaten lobster? If they wanted to bring up such a bizarre, unconvincing detail, there should have been a payoff. Yet, the info didn't lead anywhere -- it was just an off-handed comment but one so ludicrous it made me laugh out loud.