Episode Eighty-Nine: “A Messenger, Nothing More”
Original Airdate: September 29, 2004
The pen is mightier . . . While she tours Europe with Emily, Rory sends Dean a letter, hoping to fix the mess she created. But the mess gets messier when Dean’s wife reads the letter.
Ah. Lorelai and Rory finally made up. I know in the show it’s been several weeks, but even just half of it is way too long for me.
I have to say I’ve always wished they would have shown Lindsay finding and reading the letter, or I wish I could have seen more of the argument. Why, I don’t know. Just curious I guess. I also have a love/hate relationship with what Lindsay’s mother does in the square, yelling at Rory like that. As I mom, I would defend my daughter as she did. But as a mom, I also would have laid right back into her if some woman came after my daughter like that. It’s hard thinking about being on both sides of that fence.
Anyway, bottom line the secret is out! So, now what? Does Rory and Dean get back together? Or is he hurt by how she’s treated him and full of shame for what he did, does he walk away? I guess we shall see.
At least Luke comes back from slumming it with Liz and TJ and we can finally start the Luke and Lorelai episodes!!
On another note, it’s finally the start of Lane and Zach episodes too. Although, I have to say it kind of came out of left field. I miss Dave.
So what did you think of this episode?
LANE: Okay, guys, what’ll you have?
ZACH: Burger for me — nothing healthy on it, extra cheese — and, of course, an order of…wink-winkers.
LANE: [slightly annoyed] You don’t have to call them that, Zach.
ZACH: Just want to make myself clear.
LANE: Look, I told you guys I’d throw you free fries — not a big deal since they’re usually the ones we wind up throwing out anyway from making too many, which means you don’t have to call them wink-winkers or nudge-nudgies or know-what-I-meanies or anything else in verbal code, especially if it’s cute-cutesy.
ZACH: I will abide by that.
LORELAI: Sorry. How are you?
LORELAI: Sorry, that was incomplete. How are you, you big, fat liar?
LORELAI: You said you would be home yesterday.
LUKE: I’m coming home today for sure.
LORELAI: “Oh, what’s that, Lucy? A football for me to kick?”