Episode Eighty-Eight: “Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller”
Original Airdate: September 21, 2004
Things couldn’t be better/worse. The inn’s test run is a success. Lorelai and Luke’s fledgling romance takes wing. Emily and Richard’s marriage is in shreds. Rory and Lorelai aren’t talking after Rory’s liaison with Dean.
You know there are a few times in this whole show where Emily says the best lines. One of them is in this episode.
Ah, it’s the start of a new season and we’re knee-deep in excitement and messes. We’ve had all summer to ponder if Luke and Lorelai will indeed get together or if she’ll go back with Jason (the horror). We also don’t know what will happen with Dean and Rory and if Lindsey will find out about their affair or if he will even leave her. And don’t forget when we last saw Kirk, he was running buck-naked out the front door of the inn.
Well, what’s it going to be?
For starters, I think I can safely say goodbye to Jason! I don’t think he’ll be in any more episodes. Which is kind of odd that he’s so interested in getting back together and then leaves without saying anything and then doesn’t ever try again. ??? Huh. Oh well. I’m actually grateful.
No matter though because Lorelai is now with Luke!!! Yay!! Finally. I think Sookie’s reaction is my favorite. Especially after Kirk asks her if he was imagining seeing them too. We feel the same way, Sookie. We all feel the same way.
I really don’t like that Lorelai and Rory fight throughout this whole episode. I hate it when they fight period, but I think Rory going to Europe with Emily will give them both some time to calm down. Too bad Rory ends up leaving Dean to deal with everything alone, too. And Poor Lindsay. Hasn’t got a clue. The way Dean flies off the handle about her answering his phone makes me wonder who is the one who starts all the fights they talk about having. We shall see how this all plays out soon.
So what did you think of this episode?
RICHARD: You’re making a mess.
EMILY: I don’t care if I’m making a mess.
RICHARD: Well, who’s going to clean all this up, you?
EMILY: Yes, me, or the maid, or perhaps Pennilyn Lott could come by after one of your clandestine luncheons and take a stab at it.
RICHARD: Oh, for heaven’s sakes. Not that again. She’s just a friend!
EMILY: [provoking grin] I am going to Europe, Richard. I am going to Europe, and I’m going to have a marvelous time. I’m going to get up at 10:00, and I’m going to have two glasses of wine at lunch every single day.
RICHARD: Only prostitutes have two glasses of wine at lunch.
EMILY: Well, then buy me a boa and drive me to Reno because I am open for business.
SOOKIE: Hey, Kirk? How are you feeling?
KIRK: Is Luke here?
LUKE: I’m right here, Kirk.
KIRK: Sorry I bit you.
LUKE: It’s okay, Kirk.
KIRK: They were after me, so I ran away.
SOOKIE: Who was after you, honey?
LUKE: Assassins. He thinks assassins are after him.
KIRK: They were under my bed in my room, so I ran, and they followed me down the hall, down the stairs, past Luke and Lorelai kissing, through the yard, over that fence. [Sookie rolls her eyes and smiles in disbelief, Luke looks uncomfortable]
SOOKIE: Well, the assassins are gone now, Kirk.
KIRK: I imagined them?
SOOKIE: I think so.
KIRK: What about Luke kissing Lorelai?
SOOKIE: [ Chuckles ] I think you imagined that, too. [she glances at Luke and does a double take when she sees his expression]
BABETTE: Rory, we were wondering what happened to you.
RORY: I just ran home early this morning to get something. Hey, Davey. Came for breakfast?
PATTY: Yes, he did. Didn’t you, Davey?
JACKSON: Yeah, he did. Oops, he’s got that look on his face. You might want to give him back to me.
PATTY: Oh, please, if I went running every time some guy tried to crap all over me, I never would have gotten married.