“Emotional and gripping. I cried and laughed.”

“Emotional and gripping. I cried and laughed.”

After France surrenders to the Nazis, all eyes turn to the Channel Islands off the coast. Knowing the Germans could invade their quiet home the resident children of Guernsey are evacuated. Among them are Amelia Ashton, and her older sister Evelyn. The promise to stay safe. Forced onto the boat by her older sister, seventeen-year-old [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Luke Can See Her Face

Season Four Episode Eighty-Five: "Luke Can See Her Face" Original Airdate: May 4, 2004 The least-likely person to buy self-help tapes buys self-help tapes. And what do you know? They help. Thanks to the voice from the boom box, Luke finally realizes what will make him happy. I tried to find a video clip of [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Afterboom

Season Four Episode Eighty-Four: "Afterboom" Original Airdate: April 27, 2004 What happens after an explosion? Everything's in pieces. The breakup of Richard and Jason's business results in two more breakups: the Richard-and-Emily marriage and the Lorelei-and-Jason love affair. Aside from the happy dance I want to do while I kick Jason to the curb, there [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!

Season Four Episode Eighty-Three: "Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!" Original Airdate: April 20, 2004 Some things shouldn't stay hidden--such as the unfound Easter eggs rotting in the square. Also out of hiding: the Lorelai-Jason thing. And ex-biz associate Floyd slaps a lawsuit on Richard. Ah, the Easter Egg episode! Kirk's finest moment! Losing the eggs because [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin’ the Twist

Season Four Episode Eighty-Two: "Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist" Original Airdate: April 13, 2004 Rory and Paris go south for a rite of passage--spring break! Jason deals with the rite of passage of giving Lorelai his house key. Luke is read his rights after beating up the car that belongs to Nicole's secret [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, The Reigning Lorelai

Season Four Episode Eighty-One: "The Reigning Lorelai" Original Airdate: March 2, 2004 Lorelai goes underwear shopping. For a dead person. She's in charge of funeral arrangements for recently deceased Gran, now that Emily has found Gran's decades-old letter telling Richard not to marry her. Could it be? Is there trouble in paradise for Nicole and [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Scene in the Mall

Season Four Episode Eighty: "Scene in the Mall" Original Airdate: February 24, 2004 Conspicuous consumption. Hurt that Richard spends so much time on business, Emily hits the mall, dragging Lorelai and Rory in her wake. Plus Lane moves into an apartment with her bandmates. Oh my gosh, this is probably one of my top ten [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, The Incredible Sinking Lorelai’s

Season Four Episode Seventy-Eight: "The Incredible Sinking Loreali's" Original Airdate: February 17, 2004 Things fall apart. Humiliated when she has trouble keeping up with her course load, Rory leans on Dean for support. Running out of time and money to renovate the Dragonfly, Lorelai turns to Luke. This episode is sad. I know the struggles [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Nag Hammadi is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels

Season Four Episode Seventy-Eight: "Nag Hammadi is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels" Original Airdate: February 10, 2004 When Luke wants to do something about Liz's latest boyfriend, who seems to be yet another life-sapping loser, Jess accuses him of being a know-it-all buttinski . . . and Luke takes the criticism to heart. Okay, [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, A Family Matter

Season Four Episode Seventy-Seven: "A Family Matter" Original Airdate: February 3, 2004 You can choose your friends. Luke is wary when his flaky sister Liz unexpectedly visits. Then the other show drops: Jess is back in Stars Hollow. And Paris dumps boyfriend Jamie in favor of Professor Flemming. Par for the course, Jason has to [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, In the Clamor and the Clangor

Season Four Episode Seventy-Six: "In the Clamor and the Clangor" Original Airdate: January 27, 2004 Here the tintinnabulation. New church bells set everyone on edge. More edginess: When Lorelai discovers Luke has moved, she freaks. When Mrs. Kim discover's Lane's secret rock 'n' roll life, she throws her out of the house. Oh the church [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, The Nanny and the Professor

Season Four Episode Seventy-Five: "The Nanny and the Professor" Original Airdate: January 20, 2004 The nanny is Michel's old rival, who has child-phobic Michel so paranoid he offers to play Mary Poppins to baby Davey. The professor is a famed academic who's dating a woman 40 years his junior: Paris Just when you think Digger [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out

Season Four Episode Seventy-Four: "Ted Koppel's Big Night Out" Original Airdate: November 18, 2003 The Harvard-Yale game leads to a rift between Emily and Richard and a dinner date for Jason and Lorelai. Luke's new employee drives everyone away from the diner. So much is packed into this one episode it's hard to know where [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Die, Jerk

Season Four Episode Seventy-Three: "Die, Jerk" Original Airdate: November 11, 2003 En Pointe and in print. To get a story published in the school newspaper, Rory blasts the Yale ballet . . . and earns the lead ballerina's wrath. Jason finagles an invitation to the Gilmore's Friday dinner. UGH!!! Nicole is back. Double UUGGHH!! And [...]