This will be a bit of an experiment. This recap is falling on the first day of my period. Oh, don't wince. Come on, this is a really girly show, and I think that perhaps all of our periods are going to start happening at the same time from this show, anyway. There's a lot of estrogen around here, is all I'm saying. But it's making me incredibly crabby and cynical and lots of other emotions that I don't normally have, and I'm wondering what that'll do to a Gilmore Girls recap. I'm thinking my tolerance for long-winded discussions that boil down to three-word questions is going to be much lower than usual. I also think that I won't want to recap rapid-fire dialogue that ends in a wistful lip-pursing from Lorelai. See? I'm already judging and I haven't started. That's it. I'm ordering a chocolate shake.
Previously on Gilmore Girls: Luke and Lorelai flirted. Emily asked Luke what was going on between him and Lorelai, and said that they're idiots for thinking they're just friends. Lane felt neglected with CuteDean in Rory's life. Going into the Way-Back Machine, we see Jackson arguing with Sookie over strawberries. Then they argue about a "zucchini tush." Back, back to the Thanksgiving episode, Lane confessed that she's been talking to CuteDean's best friend Todd. Lorelai accidentally snapped at Sookie for not having had a relationship in a while. Sookie got up enough courage to ask Jackson if he'd like to go out to dinner sometime. Jackson stammered an "Okay."
Exterior shot of Gilmore home. The alarm rings. Rory walks out her door and shouts, "Mom!" The music kicks in. Lorelai moves the coffee pot over to fill her cup. Rory starts making Pop Tarts (possible Popstars shout-out?). Rory pulls her cup of coffee out from the maker and puts the pot back in. Lorelai grabs a paper towel in time for the World's Fastest Toaster to finish the Pop Tarts. Rory grabs a Pop Tart, picks up her backpack, and walks over to Lorelai. Lorelai grabs Rory's mug so Rory can tie the front of Lorelai's shirt. Rory grabs her mug back and Lorelai pulls the clip out of Rory's hair and gives her a "you weren't going to wear this, right?" look. Lorelai tosses the clip, the music hits the last note, and the girls walk out the door.
Opening credits. Oh, Gilmore Girls. Thank you so much for that. The first scene in this show's history that didn't palsy my fingers from transcribing.
Lane dumps a pile of CDs onto Rory's table.