Episode One Hundred Twenty-Nine: “Super Cool Party People”
Original Airdate: April 25, 2006
Major disaster: Logan, unconscious and badly hurt after a Life-and-Death-Brigade stunt goes wrong. Minor disaster: April’s birthday celebration hosted by wholehearted but fun-challenged Luke.
There have been many of moments I haven’t liked Luke in the seasons. This episode was one of them. I get that he wanted to host April’s birthday party, but to leave Lorelai out simply because he knew she would make it fun . . . come on, dude. Grow frickin’ up. Like seriously, what a big baby. This is why I’ve always hated the April storyline. It just didn’t fit and it ruined everything, and it made me mad even more that April’s mom got mad about it.
I get that Lorelai is a stranger to her, but it’s not like Anna is someone who has never made a mistake. And her whole “speech” when she does finally meet Lorelai. She totally contradicts herself and runs circles with her words. I get it, but she’s also kind of a witch with a b about it. Like she was totally fine sending April to Luke’s house and diner BEFORE she and Luke got to know one another, but now she has a problem with a stranger? And she doesn’t let April meet any men until she’s engaged and ready to get married, but thinks that Lorelai and Luke being engaged isn’t enough? Like WTH lady?
I don’t know. Perhaps I’m just jaded about the whole stupid story line. She just took it to a whole other level.
I do like that Logan and Rory finally talked about things. It sucks it took an accident to get to to happen, but I get that sometimes in real life that’s what happens.
And, ya gotta love Paris. Sometimes you just need a friend like her.
The best part of the episode is when Rory FINALLY stands up to that stupid Mitchum. I only wish she would have done it in person. I’ll take it over the phone, though.
Before I go, have you ever been this hungover or had one of those “I did what?” moments after a night of partying? I know I have. A long time ago, of course.
LORELAI: Is there something long and sharp sticking out of my head?
LORELAI: I want there to be. There’s an effect. I need a cause.
SOOKIE: The cause was 10 giant shots of Tequila, sweetie.
LORELAI: I thought that was a dream.
SOOKIE: It wasn’t.
LORELAI: The posing, the strutting, the inappropriate gyrating?
SOOKIE: All caught on video and several of Zach’s buddies’ camera phones.
LORELAI: Why didn’t you stop me?
SOOKIE: I tried, we all tried, but you were on a mission. You kept saying, “I’m not here to make friends. I want to win.” And then after that…
RORY: What about his family, did you talk to them?
COLIN: Honor is on her honeymoon in Mykonos, trying to get back, and Logan’s mom checked herself into some sort of spa in Arizona the moment she heard.
FINN: When the going gets tough, the tough get hot-rock massages.
RORY: What about Mitchum?
FINN: The “Dark Lord” we left word but haven’t heard anything.