Rory promises that she and Jess can leave after the band's set. She jokingly tries to call him "Grampa" and "grumpy," but he gives her a warning "Rory." Kyle yells at everyone for dropping chips on the floor. We watch Rory and Jess stare. Rory is smiling; Jess isn't. Again, I'm so happy I won't have to keep typing those same words anymore. Before Jess gets his own short-lived spinoff, I just want to make sure you guys understand why I don't like him. It'd be fine if anyone ever called attention to how awful he is to people, and how shitty a boyfriend he is, but everyone just excuses it all the time, saying he's troubled, or whatever. They don't even excuse it. They just ignore it. And those of you who don't care how he acts because you think he's cute? Don't you think that's insulting, for you to take his character however they draw it because you think Milo's an attractive guy? Wouldn't you rather he was also a well-written character? Or at least if they're going to make him this troubled, then address the important teen issues it brings up, like bad kids and getting in trouble. Or address work versus school, getting bumped around between parents, or codependent teen relationships. It doesn't have to be cheesy. But it could happen. That's what they could have done with this. Rory could admit that she picked Yale for Jess, and someone could call her out on that. They aren't talking about how she did it for Lorelai, either, and how she picked Yale to satisfy everyone else in Stars Hollow except herself. This show stays so perpetually happy that it appears the producers just ignore the truth. And then it's not quaint. It's sad. I'm off my Stars Hollow Soapbox. But I hope next season Taylor gets to have a boyfriend whom he makes Vice-President of every single one of his committees.
Episode Report CardPamie: B | 475 USERS: C+
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