After dinner, the stagger out the door, exhausted. (This is, incidentally, may be my favorite Luke and Lorelai scene of the whole series.) "I didn't realize," Luke says, breathless, "that there were so many horrible ways you could lose everything you own." Lorelai can barely stand up: "Con men!" she shouts. "Con men! Are there really con men? I thought they went the way of vaudevillians and Trotskyites." They have a very funny and increasingly panicked conversation, frantically listing all the ways the con men could come after them and their families and everyone they know. When they get all the way to Sookie and Jackson, the ridiculousness of the situation finally hits Lorelai. "This is what Gilmores do!" she says. "They get in your freakin' head and they mess with it!" Luke: "Oh, they're good at that!" Lorelai says that she and Luke are adults, and that they have it under control and can talk over their coverage with their insurance guys. "But in person, right?" Lorelai says of Luke's guy. "You should see his office. That's what the Hubert Lansing story taught us!" Luke is confused. "Or was it John Kendall?" he says. "No," Lorelai reminds him. "He's selling banjos in Nashville." Luke nods and says it was Hubert Lansing, and agrees that he should see his insurance guy in person. Luke wonders if he should be worried about April after all, but says he trusts his gut, and doesn't suspect Anna of running a con on him. Lorelai says that she trusts his gut, too, and feels like she should run back into the house and yell at her parents about something. "What is this feeling..." Luke asks, hand over heart. "This tightness in the chest...this anger, mixed with paralyzing weakness?" Lorelai pffts. "You've been Gilmored!" she says. "But you know what the weird thing is? They referred to us as family. You. Me." Luke agrees that that was crazy, and Lorelai says that in some twisted way, it may have been her parents validating them as a couple. They take deep breaths, trying to recover, when it dawns on Luke that Emily had mentioned June 3rd as their wedding date. "Oh," Lorelai covers. "Old information. They're always a step behind."
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A | 416 USERS: C+
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