Lorelai says that everything in her house growing up was on "don't talk about it; shove it aside" status. "And of course, I talked about it," Lorelai says, "and shoved it right in your face, but still, I never saw myself getting married." Lynnie is surprised, but Lorelai says that until Max asked her, and that she guesses she imagined herself marrying Christopher when she was pregnant and everyone was freaking out, "but I never thought about in a longingly-good way." Lynnie says that maybe that's why -- she's always seen marriage as a solution to her problems, and not something having to do with love. She asks whether Lorelai really loved Max. "No, I didn't," she says in a small, regretful voice. "I wanted to, but I didn't. I don't think I ever really loved anyone until Luke." She explains to Lynnie how and why she proposed to Luke: "He was solid and he was strong. At that moment, when I realized how much he cared for Rory...that was it. Suddenly I knew I was ready." Lynnie asks if Luke accepted the proposal right away. "Pretty much," Lorelai says. She asks Lynnie about the weirdest place she's every done a session, and Lynnie says it was Skull Mountain at Six Flags. "Oh," Lorelai says, disappointed. "Not here, then." Lynnie laughs, and says no. Lorelai says that she feels so stupid -- she bought the dress and everything and now it's just hanging there, mocking her. "The crazy thing is," Lorelai says, "I am ready to get married. I'm ready to start the next phase of my life; I want another kid; and I don't want to wait anymore. I don't want to be patient." Lorelai adds that she's been patient long enough, and is not happy and feels crappy all the time: "I just think, I've had it." Lynnie looks her straight in the face and tells her it's up to her to say what she wants, or keep on waiting. "I could lose him if I push too hard," Lorelai says, but Lynnie wisely shakes her head, Sars-style: "You don't really seem to have him, now." So true, and so hard. She tells Lorelai that she won't get anything if she doesn't ask for it, and that if she asks for it and doesn't get it, maybe it wasn't meant to be. Lorelai sighs. "I can only imagine," she jokes, weakly, "what you could do if you had a couch."
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B+ | 452 USERS: C
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