Over at Lorelai's house, Emily knocks on the door. It is answered by...Michel. The same Michel we just saw at the Inn. Listen, between these scenes, I really need a transition of some kind. The same thing happened earlier when we had scenes of Rory waking up, followed by a cut to a scene of her in a meeting, followed by a cut to her getting ready to go out that night. Throw in a little Lane or Skokie, or hell, even Kirk in between. Anything to keep the brain from automatically wondering how Michel made it over to the house in a split-second. Anyway, Michel says he has "been sent to open the door, like a servant." Emily is confused that Lorelai is not there. "No," Michel says. "I am here and not at the Dragonfly Inn, which I theoretically run when I'm not busy answering doors like Benson." (God, Benson was an awesome show. Miss Kraus!) Emily continues with her sputtering, and is outraged to find that Lorelai has not packed up all of Rory's things to be left for Emily to pick up. "Where are Rory's good clothes?" she asks. "I don't know," Michel answers, flipping through a magazine, "but I will continue to search for them, frantically." Now Emily's really mad, and asks Michel if he's just going to sit there. He says he was instructed to stay until Emily leaves. "Like I need to be watched," she rants. "Like I'm a meth head stealing a television set to support my habit." Her anger reaches a fever pitch when she yells that Rory needs something to wear to court. "I'm sorry," Michel says. "If you're talking to me, you'll have to do it in woofs." Brilliant. Michel is Emily's perfect foil. "You've been working with my daughter way too long," she tells him, after a pause. Michel: "Don't I know it."
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 427 USERS: C+
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