The Grandparents begin a weird, roundabout conversation about how you can live somewhere your entire life, but never feel at home. Lorelai says that Stars Hollow will always be home to her, since she has lived there for twenty-one years and doesn't plan to leave. "This house does have a certain charm," Emily says. "It feels very homey. I could see you and Luke here." Lorelai waits a beat for the backhand to come, but it doesn't. "Wow," she says, amazed. "Thank you, Mom." The completely underused Richard realizes that the hour is late and that they need to get going, and the G-Units take off, to Lorelai and Rory's relief. "Your parents are exhausting," Rory says. "Not as exhausting as your grandparents," Lorelai says. They discuss the parameters of their next food binge, and Rory picks up the paper to look for a movie to go see that night. She sees a luggage ad Lorelai has circled for Luke, and Lorelai explains about April's trip and Luke's ratty duffle bag. "He's really excited about it," she says. "That excitement might end when he arrives in Philadelphia and discovers that his underwear fell out somewhere around Amish country. The Amish, however, will be psyched." She moves on to the movie choices, but all this April talk has Rory scheming. She asks Lorelai if she's met the girl yet. "Not...officially," Lorelai says, causing the entire viewing audience, including myself, to writhe again with righteous indignation. Rory continues to quiz, asking what Lorelai knows about Anna. "Not much," she says. "Apparently, she's incredibly beautiful; she grew up here; she owns a store in Woodbridge; and Miss Patty thinks she was Mata Hari in a former life." Rory has a cunning plan: she wants to go to Woodbridge and spy on Anna. Lorelai flatly refuses, saying that's weird and creepy and that Anna is not "the other woman; she's another woman!" She tells Rory no, and that Luke has asked (off-camera, I guess) that she stay out of the whole thing, so that's what she intends to do. Rory shrugs, agreeing, and they make plans to go see the last half of Nanny McPhee followed by the first half of Final Destination 3 which, sure, is the perfect combination.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: C+ | 439 USERS: C+
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