Rory goes to throw her clothes in the washer, but Lorelai pulls on her arm and whines and begs Rory to eat pizza and talk about her day. Rory drops the basket and starts talking. Rory says that yesterday Janet woke up to find that Paris had chaired her in her room. Okay, so this is Thursday, because Tuesday was Waffle Bar Day and the class meets on Thursdays. But it's strange that on a Thursday Lorelai would make plans for a Friday...dammit! Why do I always get hung up on this stuff? I'll tell you why. Because when I write a script or when I write a novel, people ask, "What day is it? I'm confused because you said this was going to happen on this day, or that this always happens on Wednesdays, but it can't be Wednesday because of this thing happening, right?" That means that people pay attention to time and place because it helps ground us in the storyline. It helps with dramatic build, with tension and conflict. If you don't obey the rules of the world, then it's hard to sympathize with your characters. Yes, I'm turning my recap into a writing seminar. I'm putting it in place of where rising dramatic action or conflict should have been in this conflict-less episode.
Episode Report CardPamie: A- | 367 USERS: B-
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