Episode One Hundred Forty-Three: “To Whom It May Concern”
Original Airdate: January 30, 2007
This is all a new marriage needs: Christopher finds the reference Lorelai wrote for Luke . . . and freaks. And what more could an established marriage need? Jackson and Sookie find out.
Okay, so while I’ve never liked the April plot line, I don’t have a problem with April. In fact, those episodes here she stayed with Luke while Anna was in New Mexico, she kind of grew on me. Maybe it’s because of her relationship with Luke and his father ways toward her. Anna, however, I’ve never liked her character. Ever. She contradicts herself and preaches stuff she doesn’t practice. She’s awful and the way she acts at the lawyers. I can’t believe she throws it in Luke’s face that he hasn’t been around April for 12 years. Uh, that’s because YOU didn’t tell him you were pregnant. Ugh. I don’t like her character at all.
The one good thing about this episode is the letter. The famous letter and the one that just tugs at my heartstrings every time I hear it.
“To whom it may concern, In the nearly 10 years that I have known Luke Danes, I have come to know him as an honest and decent man. He’s also one of the most kind and caring persons I have ever met.I’m a single mother, and I raised my daughter by myself, but once Luke Danes became my friend in this town, I never really felt alone. Luke and I have had our ups and downs over the years, but through it all, his relationship with my daughter, Rory, has never changed. He’s always been there for her no matter what. He was there to celebrate her birthdays. He was there cheering her on at her high school graduation. Luke has been a sort of father figure in my daughter’s life. With his own daughter, Luke wasn’t given the opportunity to be there for her first 12 years, but he should be given that opportunity now. Once Luke Danes is in your life, he is in your life forever. I know from personal experience what an amazing gift that is, and not to allow him access to his daughter would be to seriously deprive her of all this man has to offer, and he offers so much. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Lorelai Gilmore.”
So what did you all think about this episode?
CHRISTOPHER: And now we just throw it in the bushes?
LORELAI: No, no, no…
LORELAI: We tried that before.
RORY: The chicken Kiev. The Baklava, too.
LORELAI: Yeah the neighbor’s cat found it and dragged it to the back patio.
RORY: So busted.
CHRISTOPHER: Alright so how do we get rid of it?
LORELAI: We take it with us in the car.
RORY: Then we give it the old heave-ho over Tyler’s bridge.
LORELAI: Got to make sure we get every piece in the water, though.
RORY: Oh yeah one stray piece of Quail Mazatl*n, and grandma will have the river dragged.
LORELAI: We need something to weigh them down. How attached are you to that watch?