Still ranting, Lorelai follows Christopher into Rory's bedroom, where he is messing around and moving stuff. "I guess it's Gigi's room now, huh?" he says. "Weird." Lorelai's face goes pale as Christopher chatters on and on about stuff he wants to move to the garage and getting a desk for Gigi, and trundle beds for when Rory is home and they'll have to share. This is all too much for Lorelai, who tells Chris that she doesn't want to change Rory's room around without consulting Rory first, but what she really means is that she doesn't want HIM to change Rory's room without consulting LORELAI first. Which she might mention to him, since you know, they're married and everything, but that would require direct communication, and no one on this show except Christopher is capable of that -- and he's only able to do it because he is clueless about other people's feelings in the first place. Lorelai comes up with all sorts of reasons to leave Rory's room the way it is, and though this is all misplaced, I do feel for her. Chris assures Lorelai that if Rory were to ever need money for a place to live, they could give it to her, and he finally realizes what's up with Lorelai. "I know it's difficult," he tells her, "but things around here are going to change." Lorelai rolls her eyes, protesting too much, and says she knows that, but that she just doesn't want Rory to get more upset about their new circumstances than she already is. Christopher's eyebrows shoot up: this is the first he's heard that Rory's upset, and he is stunned. He gets mad that Lorelai is just now telling him about it. "I'm her father, Lorelai," he says very sternly, "and we're married now." UGH. You were Rory's father BEFORE you got married, dink. But whatever: all this room stuff is mostly about Lorelai anyway, and when she tells Chris that the whole issue is sensitive and that she'll talk to Rory when Rory's ready, he mopes out of the room. Don't make me feel sorry for Christopher, non-Palladinos! Stop it!
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A- | 992 USERS: C+
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