Lorelai says, "Luke, um, that's not a bed, that's a raft," which is an incredible shout-out. Just an hour before the episode aired I was on the phone with my mother talking about coming home for Christmas. My parents have recently taken in my seventy-two-year-old Aunt Betty, who is my grandmother's sister. Basically, you know the speech Luke just gave? Well, my mom could have said the same monologue, including the bits about Aunt Betty gallivanting and being a hooligan. I asked where I was going to sleep, and Mom told me she was going to buy an air mattress. When I complained she said, "You don't even know what it feels like." I do, and I answered, "Remember those rafts we had for our pool when we lived in California?" I shit you not, my mom thinks for about fifteen seconds and goes, "Well, they were kinda comfy. I used to sleep on them when I was tanning." And I shouted, "Because it was the '80s and you were on Percocets!" And my mom said, "Percodans. It's your grandmother that took Percocets." Y'all. I'm not kidding or making that up and it's going in my autobiography and you can't steal it. But back again to the story that's not about me. Lorelai says that the kid needs a bed; if Luke wants to get him something inflatable, it should be a blonde. Luke says the inflatable bed is fine. Lorelai asks how the kid feels about this. I must have missed the announcement, but now she's calling him "Jess." Luke admits that he hasn't spoken to Jess yet, and there's no reason to because the kid's got no choice. Lorelai asks whether Luke's ready for this. Luke says he is. Lorelai says that taking on a kid is a lot of work. Luke says he knows. Lorelai says that Jess could be lots of work since he's been in trouble. Luke says the kid just needs someone to take care of him who will give him space and calm and treat him like a man. Lorelai says that maybe Luke should think about this. Luke says there's nothing to think about because Jess is already being sent there. Lorelai asks what happens if Jess turns out to be Fredo. Luke asks whether Lorelai's telling him not to do this. Lorelai says she isn't. Luke asks what she's saying. Lorelai thinks and then says, "I'm just saying if you need any help I'm here." Thank you, Lorelai. Thanks for listening, caring, and then not being bratty or snotty. Our Lorelai appears to be back, y'all. Luke thanks her, too, and says he's got a lot of work to do. Lorelai goes to leave and asks whether Luke has an extra set of sheets for Jess. Luke moans that he does. Lorelai leaves and Luke grabs his keys to buy some sheets.
Episode Report CardPamie: A- | 383 USERS: B-
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