We next see Lorelai at Lane's apartment, which she says is looking pretty cute. "Thanks," says Lane. "According to my book, I'm nesting. I hope it stops soon; it 's sort of creeping me out." Lorelai asks Lane what's going on between her and Mrs. Kim. "We got in a fight," says Lane. "And now she says she's not coming to my baby shower, so fine, I don't care." Lorelai tsks. She knows that both Kims care. Lane explains that, the night before, Zach had cut out an ad for Red Lobster's Seafood Festival (mmmm...butter) and was wondering aloud if one could order endless shrimp at the kids' price. Nope. Lorelai bursts her bubble: the kids' price is only on offer when ordered alongside an adult paying the full adult price. "That blows!" says Lane. Lorelai agrees that it does. The fight happened, says Lane, when Mrs. Kim proclaimed that no grandchildren of hers would be eating friend shrimp, anyway. Huh? Forgive me if I am quite wrong, but isn't Korean cuisine pretty much chock full of things containing the terms "fried" and "shrimp"? Anyway, it ticked Lane off that her mom would put dietary restrictions on her as-yet-unborn children and, she tells Lorelai, she went off on a rant: "Not only are my children gonna be eating fried shrimp, they're gonna listen to whatever music they want, and go to school dances. And they're not going to spend their whole lives in church hearing about how doing all that makes them evil." She says, in fact, that her kids probably will never set foot in a church, and will have total freedom. "Total freedom, huh?" Lorelai asks. "Wow. You're just going to let your kids follow their passion, whatever it is?" Lane smiles hugely and says that's it exactly. But Lorelai's got a spanner to throw in the works: What if Lane has kids who are passionate about studying the Bible? Lane scoffs that her kids will surely not want to do that. "You don't know what your kids are going to want," Lorelai correctly points out. "Do you think your mom thought she'd have a kid who loved Jane's Addiction?" Lane gets a worried look, and Lorelai twists the knife: "You might get kids who are nuts for Exodus! Crazy for Deuteronomy! And then what, you want them hiding their Bibles under the floorboards?" Lane is flabbergasted. She says, reluctantly, that if her kids want to go to church, maybe they can, at Christmas. Ah, Lorelai sees the loopholes forming. So, she says, Lane doesn't mean she'll never EVER let her kids go to church. And, on the shrimp front, for at least the first year, the babies won't be able to eat friend shrimp, anyway. "I don't think they make mashed fried shrimp," Lorelai adds (thank God), "so...you could tell your mother that your kids will not eat fried shrimp for at least a year." Lane smirks. "Well, technically..." she agrees. Lorelai says that "technically" is good enough for her, tells Lane to sit tight, and says she'll be right back.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A | 1352 USERS: B-
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