Outside Miss Patty's (doesn't she need to lock up?), Lorelai asks Luke what he knows about the Town Loner. Oh, I thought she was the one who knew so much. Luke says that he's just this guy who skulks around, wearing a backpack and never smiles. Lorelai asks if he also makes cheeseburgers and secretly harbors a desire to wear a backwards baseball cap. She sings the Patty Duke Show theme song. "Well," Lorelai says, bitchily, as everyone sees Jess drive by in a car. It's a beat-up, piece-of-crap car, but it's still a car. Lorelai: "Look who's back behind the wheel. Lovely." Hey, Lorelai, remember how the last time you made comments about Jess and cars you ended up in a silent fight with Luke for an entire summer hiatus? Rory excuses herself to go study. Lorelai asks Luke when Jess got a car. Luke stammers an answer, and Lorelai calls him on not knowing that Jess had a car. "Way to have a handle on things, Luke," Lorelai says. You know, it's not like all of these writers write in a vacuum, is it? Dont they watch the other episodes? Can't one of them point out, "You know, it's kind of a dangerous subject, having Lorelai snark on Luke's parenting skills. And that whole Jess crashing Rory's car thing is really touchy." Lorelai goes on and on about how Jess shouldn't be driving until Luke tells her that he knows and he's not thrilled. Lorelai offers to butt out now, but then she never does. Luke wonders where Jess got the money to buy the car. Lorelai says it might be a gift from someone who doesn't know that it's gone yet.
Episode Report CardPamie: C | 460 USERS: B-
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