Later, walking to Weston's for pie, Logan and Lorelai listen to Rory blab on and on in circles about the Providence job. She's worried that if she takes the job, she's giving up the chance at the Reston Fellowship, which is not even technically a job, but really just a six-week paid internship. "Yeah," Logan says, "but if the fellowship is your dream, I don't know, I guess people should go for their dreams." Lorelai agrees that she wants all of Rory's dreams to come true. Yeah, Logan says, she should go for it. "Screw the 401(k)." Whoa -- that's not what Lorelai meant. She doesn't want Rory to just follow her whims and neglect financial security. "When you're twenty-two, I don't think a 401(k) needs to be your top priority," Logan says. "That's all I'm saying." Well, Lorelai says that all she's saying is that, you know, food and rent cost money, and a salary gives you money. "I agree," Logan says, getting a bit testy. "I'm aware of the reality of money." Oh, whatever. Rory goes into Weston's for the pies, and Lorelai and Logan continue to politely duke it out. "I just got my first credit card statement," he says. "I'm very much aware of the reality of money." Lorelai: "You just got your first credit card statement?" Yeah, good point. But wouldn't the better point be to ask how he's going to pay off that credit card, cut off from the family cash and with no job? Maybe that's implied. "Earning money is great," he says, "it's just not everything." Lorelai agrees, but when he says this might be the time for Rory to take a gamble on her future, she very much disagrees. "Rory's not a gambler," she says. "She's a thoughtful, deliberate decision-maker. That's not her." They have to stop when Rory comes out with three pies. "I just figured," she says, "if we're gonna do pie, we might as well do pie." Agreed.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 878 USERS: B-
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