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.
(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…
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!