We come back as Sookie is teasing Jackson about having to maybe wear a christening gown. Hee. Rory walks up, and Sookie abandons Lorelai to face her, alone. Lauren Graham looks so beautiful and seems so sad. It brings home what used to be so great about this show -- the interaction of the Lorelai and Rory characters. It seems they are about to be forced to talk to each other, until the minister swoops in saying he'd like to speak with them about their godparent duties in his office. Once there, he explains that it's the godparent's responsibility to look after the spiritual upbringing of the child. "I certainly hope the parents will throw their two cents in," he continues, "but the godparents are vitally important figures in a child's life." Yes! Exactly! He asks the two of them their religious affiliations, and Lorelai reminds him that he's known them forever. Yes, he says, but he still doesn't know. "Oh," Lorelai says. "We're a bit...lapsed." The rev. wants to know from what they are lapsed. Well, religion, Lorelai says, and then lays down the Mother Guilt in the most fabulously subtle and genius way I have seen in a while: "I can't speak for Rory," she says, not looking at her, "but I have a strong belief in good." Rory throws in that she read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Lorelai also mentions that she has a Bible, though she may have accidentally given it to Goodwill. The rev. says these are all very positive, if somewhat irrelevant, things as pertaining to the baptism and that, anyway, it says something good about them that they'd come through like this for a friend that asked a favor. Uh, yeah. Great job there, Reverend. Don't wait for someone to dismiss the sanctity of baptism, just do it for them.
Kirk is in the back of the church asking a attendee if she's a Martha or Davey person. Davey is much more accessible, he says. "He's the Dandy Warhols to Martha's Brian Jonestown Massacre." (Ha, but kind of random, although, if you're interested and want to know what he's talking about, it is really interesting.) Beau comes in looking like Colonel Sanders and joins the family and in the front pew. The Reverend begins the service. Why can't they just give the church a denomination rather than its being Random Protestant Chapel? Anyway, he introduces the children and their godparents and then Jackson, who is also being baptized. Except, oops, Jackson doesn't have a godparent. Jackson, for some reason, chooses Beau to stand for him. The Reverend presents the candidates for baptism. Davey apparently has a nice name:,"David Edward Belleville," while Martha has about twelve names. Martha and Davey are so beautiful by the way, I would like to eat them. I don't know why Martha has so many names. I missed the episode where she was born. Sigh...if only there was a web site I could go on and maybe read some kind of recap of what happened...oh, yeah.