Episode Eleven: “Paris is Burning”
Original Airdate: January 11, 2001
A very Lorelai moment during the Chilton Parent’s Day crystallizes her misgivings about her relationship with Rory’s teacher.
Paris accepts Rory’s offer of friendship . . . sort of . . . kind of . . . well, maybe.
I have to say I’m kind of disturbed a little at what happened with Skippy, their hamster. That poor hamster! Lol.
Okay, now for the thoughts on this episode. I thought how Rory handling Paris was so great. Just completely ignored the embarrassment and threw it right back at her. Paris was always a hard pill to swallow, but she rounded out the show with that gruffness it needed at times. Perhaps we could all use having a Paris in our lives. Lol
I was sad to see Max and Lorelai breaking it off, and while I don’t understand her freak out over Rory getting attached, I understand that for the show purposes, having her in a serious relationship that would lead to marriage in season one would be like a putting a nail in the coffin for the show. You simply can’t have the Gilmore Girls if Lorelai is married. Not in season one.
So what did you think of this episode?
(after Emily confronts Lorelai about kissing Max at Rory’s school)
Lorelai: It was a mistake.
Emily: A mistake? A mistake? Is that what you call it, a mistake?
Lorelai: Well, I tried calling it ‘Al’, but it would only answer to ‘mistake.’
Lorelai: Who shows up at eight o’clock for an eight o’clock date?
Rory: I dunno, maybe a Chilton teacher?
Lorelai: Everybody knows that eight o’clock means eight-twenty, eight-fifteen, tops!
Rory: Well, obviously, he was raised in a barn.
Lorelai: I’ll tell you, he’s cute but this punctuality thing has knocked 10 points off his Dream Guy quotient.