When I first graded this episode, I had watched it at seven in the morning, to avoid going to the gym and in order to get my recaplet in on time. I'm wondering if I really, really enjoyed the episode because I was barely awake and because it meant I wasn't on a treadmill. Let's see if the A holds up.
Lorelai quietly sneaks down her stairs in an outfit most women I know could never pull off. Damn that Lauren Graham and her perfection. Lorelai quietly begins making a pot of coffee. The following things are totally wrong about this frozen moment on my TiVo:
- Lorelai's coffee pot is the cleanest thing I've ever seen. Pristine. Shiny, white, and new. My coffee pot is the color of Willie Nelson's left lung. It's turned that brown shade because of daily use. Love is brown, people. Love is brown.
- As if Lorelai would shower, change, do her makeup and hair, and be fully pretty before having a cup of coffee. Let's get real, people.
- Lorelai doesn't have a coffee maker with a timer so that the coffee is already made when she wakes up. Lorelai isn't an amateur. If they wanted to get it right, this pot of coffee would be brewing next to Lorelai's bathroom sink. ["And, one more: we know the girls have a water cooler in the kitchen, because one of CuteDean's jobs when he was dating Rory was to change the bottle. Why would Lorelai then make coffee with tap water -- on the other side of the room from the coffee maker -- and not the nice clean bottled water that's right beside the coffee maker?" -- Wing Chun]
Anyway, much like me this morning, Lorelai tiptoes over to the sink and tries to quietly fill the pot with water. But the water is super-loud, as water from a faucet is early in the morning. Lorelai squints and braces herself, trying to make it quieter by listening less to the noise. But as she tiptoes back to the coffee pot, Rory walks in, fully dressed in uniform and wide awake, shouting, "Hey!" Lorelai jumps and says that Rory scared her. Add to the list of wrongs: Rory's been "up for hours" and she hasn't made a pot of coffee either? What to the ever, peeps. Rory sits down to the kitchen table, which is loaded with study materials. Lorelai asks if Rory had a bad dream -- the one where Rory finally gets to meet Christiane Amanpour and she's really stupid. Ha. Rory says that at this rate, she will never finish all the work she has to do. Rory has a list of things to do before graduation. She has to study, attend a senior breakfast, finish the final edition of The Franklin, organize a new student government, convince Paris to give up the student gavel, and man the yearbook distribution table at the "Seniorpalooza." Nice touch, adding the "palooza" to everything like everyone does now. I hate it so much. Lorelai will be at the Booster table at the same time, so she offers to feel stupid and abused with Rory. Rory says she won't be able to finish all of her work and sleep. Lorelai says that Rory has to sleep: it's what keeps her pretty. Rory: "Who cares if I'm pretty if I fail my finals?" Lorelai: "Ugh, okay. You've got this so completely backwards."