Episode Sixty: “A Tale of Poes and Fire”
Original Airdate: April 15, 2003
During a meeting of the Poe Society, a fire empties the inn, guests move into Lorelai’s house . . . and Lorelai ends up bunking with Luke and Jess. Rory juggles acceptances from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
This episode always bugs me a little because I’ve never liked Edgar Allen Poe or any of his work. I’m not a fan of poetry and I never understood anything he wrote. So having an episode highlight him and his work is . . . eh. Not something I’m interested in at all.
It is sad about the fire, although I do love seeing Luke and Sookie bond over making meals together. How devastating it must be for the Independence Inn, and at the end when they are allowed to go back inside and they walk into find it in the shape it’s in. Almost made me cry.
I love Kirk’s shirts, and especially the one at the end.
Rory has picked a school. So is it Harvard, Yale, or Princeton?
The pick is . . . YALE!!
They never give reasons why Rory picks Yale, but I think it has something to do with Jess and she realizes she would be closer to Stars Hollow if she goes to Yale instead of Harvard. Might be something to Google, though, in case there are reasons I’ve missed.
So what did you think of this episode?
Rory: I gotta go, but call me if there’s any news.
Lorelai Gilmore: You mean if Michel kills Babette, then Miss Partty, them himself, and then it’s a bizarre murder, suicide.
Rory Gilmore: Amongst other things.