Luke is working on a toaster as Mia, Lorelai and Rory pour in. Mia says that the place hasn't changed a bit. As Luke runs over in pure joy to greet Mia, Lorelai explains that she pretty much changed everything about the place last year when she painted it and got Luke to buy all new things for the renovation, but nobody is listening. Mia and Luke share the longest, warmest, strangest embrace. They're practically kissing as they talk to each other and the way this show lights everyone in the dark, it comes off as really creepy. They keep holding each other and talking as she calls him "Lucas" and he asks if she knows anything about toasters. She doesn't, so he tells her to sit down while he gets her some coffee. They all sit. Lorelai asks how Santa Barbara is. Mia says that it's horrible and that the "damn sun shines all the time out there." Rory says they've written songs about that. Mia says that half of her wardrobe is obsolete now. Lorelai starts to ask whether she can have some coat of Mia's she covets, but Mia says no before Lorelai can complete the question. Jess walks over to Luke and tells him he's making the toaster worse. Why did Luke go back to fixing the toaster, anyway? Lorelai tells Mia that the kid is Luke's nephew. Luke says he's "Liz's kid," as if that makes him less of a nephew. He introduces Jess to Mia and tells Jess that Mia owns the Inn. Jess grunts in understanding, and Luke says that means "Nice to meet you" in "Slacker." Are we still calling it "slacker"? I thought we moved on to "punk." Jess realizes he's not needed and leaves. Luke apologizes, and Mia says that she remembers what Luke was like when he was Jess's age. Suddenly this Mia woman has been around all of Luke's life, too? Then why didn't Luke and Lorelai meet when they were younger? Mia tells Rory and Lorelai all about Luke as a boy, how he helped people carry groceries for a quarter a bag, how he used to skateboard, and how he wore a Star Trek shirt every single day for a year. Luke tries to write off the shirt as a gift from his aunt, but Lorelai has already seized on Luke's Trekkie status, and won't ever let it go. Ever. Mia asks whether she said something she shouldn't have. Lorelai says that it's okay, but that she'll have to cancel everything she had scheduled for the next three months because she'll still be laughing her ass off.
Episode Report CardPamie: B | 420 USERS: B-
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