Michel is watching Davey for reasons that make absolutely no sense. And hey, just a suggestion. To enjoy this scene, pretend Davey is a puppy or maybe a child a little bit older than two months old. Then it's kind of cute and doesn't make your estrogen flare up in a protective mom-lifts-car kind of way. So, yeah. Here's what happened. (Side note: Michel refers to Jackson as "The Farmer," and that's damn funny.) Michel was playing a game to stop Davey crying, and it involved rolling the baby up in a blanket and then flipping him out. He called the game "baby crepe," but you might call it "Snap Davey's neck, because he still can't hold up his own head" or "Centrifugal Force Cartilage Snap." Regardless, in this world where babies are...bowling pins, I guess, Michel (who can't stop referring to Davey as an "it" (I hear ya, Michel)) was rolling this baby in and out of the blanket until the baby somehow rolled underneath the bed, where he...got stuck somehow, and then fell asleep. He's now sleeping peacefully. If Davey had been rolled underneath my bed, he'd be suffering an asthma attack, choking on hundreds of dustbunnies. Michel is surprised to find out that the baby is named Davey, since he's been calling him "Truman." Better name. And then, to make things even worse, they decide to lift the bed (Michel tries to take off his shirt to do it, but Lorelai makes him stop. Stupid Lorelai) and pull the baby out from under it, and if you weren't one digit away from calling child-protective services before, you've now programmed it on your speed dial, because it appears that Lorelai and Michel are fixing to kill that baby through some kind of Three Stoogery. But Davey's fine, and Michel is exhausted, and he admits that he doesn't want Tobin to replace Michel in Sookie's and Lorelai's lives. I don't know much about the man who plays Michel, but one of the things we've discussed before in this living room was whether the accent was real. We decided it was until this very scene, where it slips often enough that I now think it's been excellently put on all these years. Lorelai promises that Michel isn't going to be replaced by Tobin: "We like Tobin. We are addicted to you." Lorelai says that as long as Michel stays far, far away from Davey from now on, they will continue to love him. Suggestion: never speak of this night to Sookie.
Episode Report CardPamie: A- | 386 USERS: C+
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