Episode Eighty-Seven: “Raincoats and Recipes”
Original Airdate: May 18, 2004
The Dragonfly hosts a test-run weekend, and it seems everyone Lorelai knows is there, oohing, aahing, laughing, loving—clashing, crying, fuming, and leaving.
The Dragonfly is open!!! Well, a soft opening for family and friends so that Lorelai and Sookie can work out any kinks in their day-to-day business.
I think the best part of this whole episode is Kirk and his night terrors that leave him streaking through the inn and falling in a sticker bush.
And yes I think that’s even better than LUKE AND LORELAI FINALLY KISSING!!!! WAHOO!! Finally. After 4 long seasons. I am enjoying how awkward Lorelai is around Luke because she thinks they are dating, like running into doors, knocking over tables, fumbling while she talks, or knocking over the table because she thinks she’s dating Luke.
Of course, with this exciting news, we also have a huge bomb drop of Rory and Dean and them sleeping together, even though he’s married, and Lorelai catching them. And then they fought about it.
Ugh. I forgot Jason comes back. Ugh. And in Jason fashion won’t leave even though she’s got an inn full of guests. Like seriously dude, you’re being rude. Go home. And then he lies to Luke telling him that they are still together when they aren’t. Typical, self-absorbed Jason. Can he just leave the show?
I’m growing tired of Richard and Emily’s fight. I’m hoping they make up soon or I’m going to go crazy.
RORY: I got home from this awful setup.
LANE: The guy your grandmother brought by?
RORY: That’s the one.
LANE: He was that bad?
RORY: James Spader in “Pretty in Pink.”
LANE: You could have just stopped at “James Spader.”
LORELAI: I went with him to his sister’s wedding, and it was really nice. We had a really good time. We laughed a lot, and we ate, and then we danced.
RORY: Danced? How?
LORELAI: We pop-locked.
RORY: Was it a fast dance, slow dance, group dance?
LORELAI: It was a slow dance. What is “group dance?”
RORY: The hustle, the hora.
LORELAI: No hustle, no hora. It was a slow dance — a waltz. Luke can waltz.
RORY: Luke can waltz?!
LORELAI: Luke can waltz.
RORY: Look how you just said, “Luke can waltz.”
LORELAI: What, I’m just saying, I’m surprised that Luke can waltz.
RORY: That sounded more like, “I’m surprised I still have my clothes on.”
LORELAI: Oh, stop.