Gilmore Girls Project: Season Six, Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out

Season Six

Episode One Hundred Seventeen: “Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out”

Original Airdate: November 9, 2005

Who can finally get Rory thinking she made a big mistake dropping out of Yale? If you guess Jess, you’re right. Her old flame returns with exciting news about his life . . . and some blunt advice about hers.

So, Rory is finally starting to feel the squeeze of Richard and Emily Gilmore and she doesn’t like it. Go figure. Of course, I knew it couldn’t last. Especially after, and drumroll please, the return of Jess! Who actually I loved seeing in this episode. Why? Because someone finally seems to say something that gets past Rory’s thick skull, knocking some sense into her.

I don’t care for how Logan treats him or how they fought in the pub. I mean, angry or not, come on Logan. You don’t yell at a woman like that in public. Ugh. What’s funny to me is they are both yelling and no one around them is even looking in their direction. I don’t like it that they fight and I don’t like that in a few episodes we find out Logan thought their fight meant they’d broken up. Bleh. It just makes me crazy.

The one bright side of this episode, ya gotta love a drunk Finn, Colin, and Logan. Poor Rory.

Moving on . . .

I did love seeing the girls soccer team scenes and how Luke and Lorelai were shocked at how violent little 11 year old girls can be on a field. I was confused as to what was going on with Paul Anka and that whole plot line of him scratching at Rory’s door and then being sick. Again I have no idea what the point of the dog is.

Funny Quotes:

(CUT to soccer field parking, morning, later on. Everyone is making their way to their cars. Luke and Lorelai run to the truck, get in and look stunned)
LORELAI: It was…it was…
LUKE: Violent.
LORELAI: “Scarface” on a soccer field.
LUKE: Those little girls. Megan, Tilly.
LORELAI: Animals! Animals!
LUKE: Did you see the blood on their jerseys?
LORELAI: Oh, I did! I did see that. And the refs, they look like they’re afraid to call penalties.
LUKE: Can you blame them?

SOCCER GIRL: They ate some dirt.
LUKE: They did. They did. They ate some dirt. You fed it to them, but all I’m saying is do you have to hit them so hard?
MEGAN: It’s part of the game.
TILLY: Yeah, you have to be aggressive, or they’ll roll over you.
MEGAN: You’re not being competitive if your jersey doesn’t have a little O negative on it.
LUKE: I know. Absolutely. But, uh, for example, Megan, that bicycle kick you did.
MEGAN: Bicycle kicks are allowed.
LUKE: Not on another girl’s head.
MEGAN: She was all up in my grill!
LUKE: I know, and I don’t like it when people are all up in my grill, but there are other ways to deal with it.
TILLY: We play the way the boys play.
SOCCER GIRL: Watch them. You’ll see.
LUKE: But boys are boys, and girls are girls. (the girls react and Luke is a bit shocked)
MEGAN: I cannot believe I’m hearing this.
TILLY: So we’re just supposed to play like cute little girls like we’re at some tea party?
LUKE: I’m not saying that.
TILLY: We want to win. Which means we gotta kick some butt!
THE WHOLE TEAM: Yeah!

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