Lorelai arrives at the diner looking supercute and resolute. Sitting at the counter, she says hello to Babette and Miss Patty. "He's upstairs," Babette says with no preamble. "I'm sure you can go right on up." Lorelai says no, no, she's just there for coffee. "Suuuure you are," Miss Patty says. Lorelai insists that really, it's just coffee. "Honey, we were there," Babette says. Miss Patty says yeah, they heard the song. "The way you locked eyes with him," she adds, all romantical. Lorelai is flustered. "No, no, no," she says. "It was just karaoke. You know, I got all swept up in the moment! It didn't mean anything!" Oops, whether she means it or not, she doesn't realize that Luke is walking up behind her, smiling. When he hears what she says, however, the smile instantly dies. Sort of like my will to live when I am confronted with the returning-next-season visage of Chad Michael Murray. While Lorelai tries to salvage the moment by flirting, in her way, with Luke and receiving the ultra-cold shoulder in return, Babette and Patty keep a running banter about how they can't wait to see Rory graduate from Yale. "I didn't know you wanted to come," Lorelai says, cringing. Oh, but of course they do. Lorelai says she'll call to check to see if there are enough tickets. Babette lists off everyone who wants to come -- including "Gypsy, plus one...she says" -- a list that numbers in the dozens. Lorelai is relieved when her phone rings and she sees it's Rory and steps outside to take the call. "You're not going to believe it!" Rory cries when Lorelai answers, and Lorelai, thinking this is the big proposal-reveal moment, steels herself to receive the news. But that ain't it. "Milan Kundera is speaking at our graduation!" Rory says, excited. Lorelai breathes a sigh of relief, which Rory takes for nonchalance. "Oh," she asks, "you're not a Kundera fan?" Lorelai plays it off: "Oh, no," she says, "I'm unbearably light on him." Good one, good one.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B+ | 916 USERS: C+
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