Rory wanders upstairs and meets Clichéd Older Sister Carol, who isn't a bad kid, just a kid who doesn't feel like going to college right now and isn't all Ivy League like her family. She's just a normal girl who listens to music and has a cool room and doesn't necessarily need Harvard to be cool. Carol has a really annoying baby-nasal voice and wobbles when she talks, like maybe she's going to fall over at any point. Carol tells Rory she's got good straight, shiny Harvard hair. She says her parents think that dressing in a bunny outfit instead of going to Harvard is just as bad as being holed up at the Chelsea with a needle sticking out of her arm, screaming, "Sid!" She's wearing a bunny rabbit outfit because she likes to perform at children's parties. She's got a few jobs, actually. Carol says she doesn't go to school. She got off the conveyor belt somewhere around eleventh grade. Rory says she's not on the conveyor belt. She wants to go to Harvard. "Yeah, a lot of four-year-olds dream that. It comes right after meeting Harry Potter." Hey, I dreamed of going to Harvard when I was four. It wasn't until I was eleven that I got more realistic, and saw there was no way anyone in my family would be able to afford it. Rory says she doesn't need to justify herself to someone with a tail. Carol says that she's just submerged in Harvard-love, and that her siblings only do this to please her parents. She says she wants to please her parents, but not at the expense of finding herself. Carol asks Rory how badly she wants to please her parents. Rory says it's just her mom, and that she wants to please her, but that it's not hard. As long as she's happy, her mom's happy. Carol tells Rory that she's very lucky. Rory says she is. Lorelai walks in and asks the answer to some Pretentious Trivia so that she doesn't lose dessert. Rory tells her. Lorelai says hello to the other daughter. Rory tells Carol, "I'm glad to have met you," which is just the most awkward sentence I can imagine saying to a near-stranger. Carol wishes Rory good luck.
Episode Report CardPamie: C+ | 450 USERS: C+
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