Episode One Hundred Thirty-Six: “The Great Stink”
Original Airdate: October 24, 2006
A dill wind. A derailed trainload of pickles lends Stars Hollow a certain air. And that’s not the only sour situation. Lorelai and Christopher quarrel about his ex’s sudden devotion to motherhood.
Wahoo! We finally get more scenes with Rory and Logan together. He’s back just for a short time to wheel and deal with some people in New York. And, wouldn’t you know, there has to be a bone thrown in. In all honesty, what happens is normal. Especially for long distance romances. Each person has their own lives and they aren’t exactly intermingled, which then leads to feeling left out when the one person does come in contact with the other ones world and visa versa. Honestly, I’d be scared of the British Blonde Bombshell too.
However, that aside, I do love this scene of them finally seeing each other in months . . .
I do love how Christopher is actually talking to Lorelai about things instead of keeping her in the dark. He does get a little upset when she questions him about sending his daughter to France with just the nanny, but he does calm down and agree with her without blowing up like Luke used to do.
I do love the cameo of 18 and Life by Skid Row as a nod to Sebastian Bach! My sister and I used to sing that song at a karaoke bar when I was in my 20s. Oh, the stories I have . . .
Anyhoo . . . what did you all think of this episode?
LOGAN: Rory, I’m actually gonna need both arms for this pitch.
RORY: Okay, I’ll let go. Just one more kiss.
LOGAN: I don’t believe you.
RORY: Try me.
[Logan moves in to kiss, then doesn’t and walks off.]
RORY: [Gasps] Hey! No fair!
LOGAN: I’ll call you later.
RORY: Work dork!
LOGAN: Work dork lover.
LORELAI: Why aren’t all nutritious things in soda form?
SOOKIE: That’s a good question.
LORELAI: I swear I would eat my vegetables if only they were fizzy.
LORELAI: Logan in town is totally pre-pickle news. How long is he here for?
RORY: 6 1/2 more hours. He flew in yesterday, bought a company, and he’s flying back out tonight.
LORELAI: Oh my God, what are you guys gonna do with your precious remaining hours? Or don’t I want to know?
LORELAI: Well, because you might be farming rutabagas or something, and I wouldn’t want to know ’cause — boring.