Norman Mailer's in the Dragonfly. I don't know why, okay? He just is. It's Norman Mailer, playing Norman Mailer. Some young sycophant -- who I assume is being played by Stephen Mailer, whoever that is, because the opening credits listed "Norman and Stephen Mailer" -- is interviewing him over iced tea. Mailer is being all crusty and crotchety, as he is, though not in a particularly entertaining way. Lorelai breezes past on her way to the kitchen, where she tells Sookie that Mailer's here "for the third time this week." Which is weird, because it sounded to me like that interview was just getting started. Maybe they just stared at each other the first two days. Lorelai's all excited about the Dragonfly's imminent future as a literary hot spot, but Sookie's not sharing the love. In fact, she's kind of grumpy that Norman Mailer is sitting at a table for four and ordering nothing but iced tea. Lorelai tries to cheer her up, but Sookie's already been spoiled by the days when Billy Joel would show up at the Independence Inn and pack it away. "There was a man who knew how to eat," Sookie says approvingly, "and he was almost able to hide it." Lorelai wishes Sookie could see the cool factor of having a respected and thirsty, if not particularly hungry, author in the house. Looks like she's just going to have to keep wishing.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: C+ | 407 USERS: B-
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