Luke is cooking dinner for Lorelai and Paul Anka at Lorelai's house. Lorelai wants to know why he didn't use the store-bought sauce she already had. Luke says that stuff is junk. "It's delicious Italian sauce," Lorelai insists. "First off," Luke answers, "no it isn't." Plus, two of the jars she had, he couldn't even get open, and the other two were growing mold. "I make better," he says, "just like mama taught me." Lorelai says she knows he does, and reminds him that Paul Anka has to have his hamburger at rare-plus, not medium rare, because he doesn't like it overcooked. Now, I know I've said before how I love Paul Anka's many alleged quirks, but it just isn't right to show him only eating people-food. Dogs don't live like that, except in junkyards. Plus, isn't it kind of bad for them? Luke sees a flier on the fridge for Miss Patty's annual recital. Lorelai explains that all the kids in all the classes get to perform. "It's be there, or be square," she says. "Best show in town." Luke looks amused. He says that since it's on Thursday, he can get Cesar to close for him. Lorelai looks suspicious and asks why. Luke: "So I can go with you." She shakes her head, laughing, saying he's not going. He'll hate a night of kids singing and dancing, and anyway, he's been sacrificing too much of himself lately, as it is, going to Lorelai's movies and doing Lorelai's shopping. "And that dinner at Sookie and Jackson's," she adds. "How you kept from killing us all, I'll never know." Luke says he hasn't been complaining about any of it, and she says she knows, but that he's got to do his "Luke stuff," too. She says he should go camping or fishing or something while she goes to the recital with Sookie. "It'll be fun with her," she says. Aw. He looks a little crestfallen, but says sure, he'll go camping. She acts all proud like she's being sensitive to his needs, but then has to point out that Paul Anka's burger is officially medium rare. Luke makes him another one. So, what? The message here is "don't be so whipped, whipping boy"?
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A- | 1003 USERS: B-
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