When Paris leaves, it gives Luke another chance to up the whole Rory thing again. He asks Lorelai what she's going to do, and Lorelai says again that she's going to do nothing: "This is Rory's decision. She knew exactly how I felt about the situation and she chose to ignore me, she chose to move in with my parents, she chose not to tell me about it." Luke reiterates that Rory is just a kid. "She's not a kid," Lorelai says. She goes on about how Rory will soon be twenty-one and has been living on her own now for two years. (Dude, I must now pause and reflect on myself in college at the age of twenty and the many kid-like, dumb-ass decisions I made and things I still did despite being a legal adult. While I agree with almost everything Lorelai says about this situation with Rory, I also recall my own mother snapping me back to reality every time I was about to really step in it by pretty much threatening to murder me in my sleep if I didn't start acting right. She would have done it, too.) Lorelai says that young people have to learn these lessons on their own and be allowed to make mistakes: "I made a much bigger mistake than this when I was much younger." Luke busts her down: "Oh, so what? Just because you made it on your own, Rory has to, also?" Lorelai says no, her point is that she wouldn't have listened to anyone -- even if there had been anyone to listen to -- and that she had to go through it, and that Rory has to go through this, now. See, half of me totally agrees. But the other half? Well, why not just TRY to threaten to kill her if she doesn't go back to Yale? Sure, it's controversial parenting, but when done with love, it has a high success rate.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 425 USERS: C+
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