Episode Four: “The Deer-Hunters.”
Original Airdate: October 26, 2000
Not buying “the dog ate my homework?” Try “a deer struck my car.” Rory’s mishap en route to Chilton causes her to miss a Shakespeare exam, and the consequences could be disastrous for her GPA.
Ah, the introduction to Max Medina. I have to say that I am, in fact, a Max fan! I really liked Max, and I liked him and Lorelai together. I thought he could challenge her like intellectually like Christopher, and yet, he was still manly like Luke—although, not as much. He was sexy, smart, sweet, caring, and could match her wit for wit. I actually think I liked him more for her than Christopher or that putz Jason Stiles, who I NEVER liked. I do think if they had stayed together and gotten married, the show wouldn’t have stayed on as long and would have lost it’s luster. What kept this show going was Lorelai remaining single. While I know her one and only in the show was alway Luke, in my heart, Max was a serious close second.
Now, on to the annoying characters. Although, we meet Tristen in the second episode, this is really the first time we get to know his character a little more. Like Jason Stiles, I never liked Tristen’s character and found him annoying every time he was on the screen. He reminds me of those high school little punks who think they are all that an a bag of potato chips. I guess that was the purpose of his character though, so Chad Michael Murray did a great job in making me want to throw a pillow at the TV when he was on. I also don’t really like Headmaster Charlton either, and every time I see him, all I can think is that part in the movie Clueless, where Cher (Alicia Silverstone) looks at the guy in the car and says. “Ugh. You are a snob and a half.”
So, were there any characters that annoyed you? And what are your thoughts about Mr. Max Medina?
Lorelai: I’ll still love you even if you can’t support me in my old age in the fabulous manner to which I plan on growing accustomed.
Rory: I’ll remember that selfless gesture.
Lorelai: Are you holding that door open for a reason?
Headmaster Charleston: Our meeting is over.
Lorelai: Like hell it is.
Lorelai: (to Max) And you! You say she’s smart and she’ll be fine and this rotting stodgy rathole could use somebody like her and then you completely shut her out of a test that she’s crammed for, that she’s ready for, that she completely deserves to take!
Max: (to the Headmaster) I didn’t call this place a ‘rathole.’
Lorelai: Oh no that’s true. I added that. Wouldn’t want you to get in trouble with ‘Il duce’ here.
Lorelai: I hate when I’m an idiot and I don’t know it. I like to be aware of my idiocy, to really revel in it, take pictures. I feel we missed a prime Christmas card opportunity.