Episode Fifty-Seven: “Swan Song”
Original Airdate: February 11, 2003
Lorelai takes Manhattan with Alex, Sookie, and Jackson. But she’s concerned about leaving Rory and Jess alone. Not to worry. After the young lovers have a major blowout at Emily’s Jess walks out.
Okay, so all I can say is when Emily started talking about Jess coming to dinner all I could scream was “Danger, Will Robinson. Danger!” On what planet does Rory and Lorelai think this would be a good idea? Jess is barely the type that parents like, but grandparents? Especially Richard and Emily? It’s like a train wreck you know is coming and you want to stop watching but you just can’t.
If he would have just been honest about what had happened with the black eye it wouldn’t have big such a big deal, but him trying to save face just made the whole night ten times worse. I do love how Luke laughs when he finds out that a swan attacked Jess. I laughed too.
One great thing about this episode is the banter between Lane and Dave about how they keep their relationship secret from the band, but also from Mrs. Kim. I’ve always loved this scene. Always.
So what did you think of this episode?
Jackson: So, good show.
Lorelai Yeah! Alex, thank you for getting us those tickets.
Sookie: Great production value.
Jackson: Oh, amazing! I mean the way they do the lighting on these things!
Sookie: It’s magical! It is magical.
Alex: This is the worst piece of crap I have ever seen.
Emily: The roast looks perfect. Oh Jess, do you eat meat? I forgot to ask you.
Jess: I’m a carnivore.
Emily: Good, I don’t see how anybody could resist meat.
Jess: That’s why we have teeth.
Emily: That’s how I feel.
Rory: Anything else you want to tell me?
Dean: (Pauses, confused) Corn’s two for a dollar?
Rory: Jess has a black eye. Any idea where he got it?
Dean: That would be an extremely long list.