Yay for Amy Sherman-Palladino back behind the keyboard. Yay for funny moments and good timing and happy Gilmore Girls again. I know this was much better than the past few weeks because people stayed in the room to watch it with me instead of whining that the show sucks now. Boys stayed in the room and nodded and said, "It's good again." Boys. It's not like me forcing people to watch Ally McBeal, which is the most cliched thing I can imagine a girl forcing a boy to watch. This is me watching my girly family show and boys wanting to watch it, too. That's why Amy S.-P. is a good writer. That's what makes me happy. That's what makes me want to write for television. Yay, for my show coming back.
We open at Luke's. Rory watches Lorelai eat eggs. Rory's in her Chilton uniform and she's very impatient because it's the first day of school and she wants to get there early and Lorelai's wasting time with her slow egg-eating. I know what Rory's going through. Whenever I missed the bus and had to have my parents take me to school they'd always be so slow and I'd end up missing at least a class and a half and I hated that. Yes, I was a big geek in high school, okay? My first class was English. I liked my English class. Mr. Petras was a very good teacher and was the first teacher who encouraged my writing, okay? Get off my case. In any event, now I know it was pretty cool that all I had to do was miss the bus and every other time it happened my mom would say I could just stay home and she'd write me a note. Mom just didn't want to have to wake up and drive me to school. If I were a less determined kid, I could have racked up the sick days. What did all of that studying and near-perfect attendance get me, anyway? I just misspelled "attendance," by the way. And I just did it again. Pitiful. Oh, right. Back to the show that's not about me, already in progress. Lorelai promises she'll get Rory to school early. Rory reminds Lorelai that she has different classes this year and she doesn't know where they will all be so she hasn't mapped out the quickest route around them yet. And her locker will be different this year and she doesn't know where it is or if it even works and if it's broken she'll have to spend the entire morning tending to that matter. "That could send the whole day into chaos," Rory finishes. "I'm just excited," she adds.
Lane walks into the diner at this point and says she's glad Rory hasn't left for school yet: "I found the greatest record store in the world ten minutes from your school and I'm wondering how much you love me." Rory gets out a notebook to write down Lane's wish list.