Episode Eighty-Four: “Afterboom”
Original Airdate: April 27, 2004
What happens after an explosion? Everything’s in pieces. The breakup of Richard and Jason’s business results in two more breakups: the Richard-and-Emily marriage and the Lorelei-and-Jason love affair.
Aside from the happy dance I want to do while I kick Jason to the curb, there are so many yucky parts to this episode I almost don’t like watching it. Mainly because of the argument that Lorelai has with her father—an argument that I feel is is totally justified by what he said to her. She hadn’t thought or cared about what this lawsuit would do to her parents. She only cared what it would do to a boyfriend she’s had all of five months. Selfish. But then again, Lorelai does have moments of it I have since come to notice. Totally love her, but sometimes, I could smack her.
I am tired of this, Lorelai. You’ve shown absolutely no concern about what happens to me, what happens to your mother. The only thing you care about is what happens to your boyfriend. And the worst part of it… is that I never expected you to act any differently.
I’m always a little confused as to why Emily gets so mad over Jason and Lorelai that she ends up taking the route of a separation of marriage. I mean, she never liked Jason or being lied to. Of course, at the same time, it hasn’t been easy for her the last few months either. Considering her melt down in the mall, I can definitely see this as “the last straw” type of a situation.
Moving on . . .
Luke is finally divorced. Yay! Bye Nicole.
The inn is finally starting to come together and it looks stunning! Well, the glimpses of what we do see while Michel is giving travel agents a tour so they can showcase it to their customers. I can’t wait until they open and I get to see more of it as the scenes at the in pan out.
This is also where we find out Mrs. Kim has an exchange student. The odd part about it is after a few episodes, she just vanishes. I know she’s only here for 3 months, but I’ll have to see if it seems like three months go by. Not to mention, it’s April. Don’t exchange students come for the school year? Do they stay during the summer? Something to watch out for.
So what do you think of this episode?
LORELAI: Jason will fix it.
RORY: Jason’s not their daughter.
LORELAI: Then he might have better luck.
RORY: Why didn’t you just tell them that you guys were dating?
LORELAI: Oh, come on. You know why. We were going to tell them when the time was right. Of course, I had no idea we were dealing with the Carringtons. All we needed was a swimming pool and some ball gowns to really end the evening right.
RORY: I just couldn’t find the right hook. It didn’t feel focused enough. I don’t know. Professor Fleming’s class is so hard.
LORELAI: Hon, I bet it was great.
RORY: You have to say that ’cause you’re my mother.
LORELAI: Oh, no. I’m not. I’ve been looking for the right time to tell you.
RORY: “To a wise, willful, wonderful woman.”
PARIS: That’s me. He dedicated it to me.
RORY: Wow, that’s very nice.
PARIS: I know.
RORY: It’s not very specific, but it’s very nice.
PARIS: Well, what’s he supposed to do, write my name?
RORY: Perish the thought.
PARIS: You know the situation.
RORY: I do.
PARIS: And as long as I know that the wise, willful, wonderful woman is me, who cares who else knows?
RORY: You’re right. I’m sorry. I’m just stressed about my paper.
PARIS: Well, don’t take your loser paper out on me. Is he out of water? I’m going to get him some water.