Later, in the hall, Lorelai, Rory, and Logan follow Emily as the doctor tells her about Richard's excellent prognosis. Lorelai sees Luke and hangs back. He's just dropping off food he's made for the family. "So," he asks, "how's he looking?" Lorelai smiles: "He's looks good. Big. Tall." Luke smiles, too. "That's good. He's tall. He's a big man." It's silly, but sweet. While they're talking, Christopher shows up. He blanches when he sees Luke listing the food he's brought -- including a bag full of seafood for Emily -- and strolls coldly up to them. "Hi, you're here!" says Lorelai, while, instead of grabbing his wife and saying how sorry he is, Chris stares down Luke. "I should go," Luke says quickly, moving to leave. Not willing to let the moment pass without some dick-measuring, Chris snaps, "Yeah, you should." Everybody mail your "Shut up, Rory" tees back to Glark, okay? Because I think he can probably get "Fuck off, Christopher" embroidered over the original design. Luke pauses only to give Christopher a cold "I'd kill you if she wasn't standing here" look, tells Lorelai again that he's glad Richard is okay, and leaves. Without even a cursory "how are you doing?" to his wife, Chris makes a snide remark about how Lorelai obviously didn't think Christopher was coming. Desperately, Lorelai tries to explain that Luke just showed up, that she didn't know he would be there. As she flails and Christopher tells her he doesn't want to discuss it, Rory and Logan walk up with Emily. Christopher gives Rory a "hi, kiddo," and she invites him to come back with her and see Grandpa. Emily's face, meanwhile, is speaking a thousand words. Though she's only seen a moment of it, she's feeling the true weight of whatever's going on between Christopher and her daughter. "It'll be all right," Emily coolly tells Lorelai as they watch Christopher walk away. Based on their earlier discussion, Emily adds an appropriate overused phrase: "Every cloud has a silver lining." Lorelai: "Thanks, Mom." Emily shrugs: "Well, blood is thicker than water."
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 518 USERS: B-
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