At night, walking through the street, Rory says that Lorelai has been silent all night long. Lorelai jokes around with some lies about the proper positioning of hands on a steering wheel until Rory prods her. Lorelai says it'd be great if she could just get Emily to really listen to her just once. Rory says that she shouldn't have taken Emily to the shed; she thought that if Emily could see it, she'd feel included. Lorelai says that there's nothing Rory can do to make Lorelai's running away an easier subject between Emily and Lorelai. Rory asks whether Lorelai thinks she and Emily will ever be able to talk about all of those painful things they've gone through. Lorelai says they can't, and that it'd be like the first fifteen minutes of Saving Private Ryan. Rory says Lorelai hasn't even tried. Lorelai says she's tried her entire life, but that she and Emily speak two different languages. She says she speaks calmly and thinks she's making sense, but all Emily hears is "blah, blah, blah, Ginger." See? Right there is why I love this show. That Far Side cartoon is easily fifteen years old. Maybe more. And it's not like it's the most famous Far Side cartoon. I wasn't even sure at first if I really heard that or if I was making it up. "Blah, blah, blah, Ginger." It's brilliant. The use of tiny pop culture phrases in this show and not dumbing them down for us -- I love it so. Okay, for those of you that are wee: The Far Side was a comic strip written by Gary Larson. He doesn't write it anymore, so we're mad at him. This quote comes from a strip where it shows a man talking to his dog ("That's very bad, Ginger. You can't eat these shoes,") or whatever, and the next panel shows what the dog hears ("Blah, blah, blah, Ginger. Blah, blah, blah.") Rory asks how anything will ever change if Lorelai and Emily can't talk. Lorelai whispers that she doesn't know.
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