Episode Forty: “Teach Me Tonight”
Original Airdate: April 30, 2002
Every parent’s nightmare: a call from the emergency room. That’s what Lorelai gets when Rory fractures her wrist in a car crash. When Luke finds out the driver was Jess, he sends his nephew packing.
Yay! Jess is gone. Finally that sarcastic big mouth is gone. Although, I know it’s short-lived. I do, however, find it funny that the Principal of the school thinks that Jess is flunking because he needs help. Why is it that teachers always go right to that thought? It couldn’t possibly be because the kid is smart and the work is boring and (now I know this is shocking) they actually will grow up to be quite successful without an typical, government sanctioned education. No. It must be because they are dumb. Ugh.
But not to go off on a rant there. Back to the episode. The only reason I really don’t like this episode is the fight that Luke and Lorelai have. It’s a doozy, and it’s not fun to watch. On the bright side, Christopher comes back into town and seems to blend in with the girls like he was never gone.
I think that was one thing I always liked about Christopher. He just seemed to fit in. Or at least he did until the last season. Then he just didn’t anymore. I suppose that was because it was different writers, but whatever.
Again, back to my thoughts on this episode . . . Kirk’s movie. There are no words.
Luke: Uh, I made some brownies, I thought you might like some.
Lorelai: Oh, gee, since I just ate half a bag of marshmallows, six Pop Tarts, four bagel dogs and a really stale Cheese Nip yup, it’s brownie time, thanks. Hey, here’s a question for you.
Lorelai: Well, you probably have a diner full of people who would love these brownies plus, I bet they’d pay you for ’em.
Luke: Well, I accidentally dropped triple the amount of cocoa powder in the batter so I either had to dump the batch or find someone with some sort of superhuman chocolate tolerance only one name came to mind.
Lorelai: God, I love being special.
Lorelai: I hate crossword puzzles. They make me feel stupid.
Rory: Then don’t do ’em.
Lorelai: Well, but if you don’t do them, you’re not only stupid, you’re also a coward.
Rory: Or you have better things to do with your time.
Lorelai: You think people will buy that?
Rory: The people who line up on a daily basis and ask you if you do crossword puzzles and then, when you say no, challenge you as to why? Yes, I think they will buy it.
Jess: Pick a card.
(Rory takes the cards from him and tosses them on the floor)
Jess: Huh. Well that just made the trick a little bit harder.