Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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It's Just Like Riding a Bike 

Lorelai heads to Luke's for her first breakfast there in a while -- overall, it's an awkward experience for them both. Later on, when Lorelai's Jeep breaks down, Luke helps her shop for a new car. They argue and fight, which Lorelai thinks is ultimately a good sign. Paris considers breaking up with Doyle so she can be free of influences when it comes to picking which law or medical school she ... See full summary »

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Lorelai heads to Luke's for her first breakfast there in a while -- overall, it's an awkward experience for them both. Later on, when Lorelai's Jeep breaks down, Luke helps her shop for a new car. They argue and fight, which Lorelai thinks is ultimately a good sign. Paris considers breaking up with Doyle so she can be free of influences when it comes to picking which law or medical school she will attend. Rory receives a letter that will certainly influence her future plans.

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Rory's apartment is at 544 Howe Street, Apt. #8 in New Haven, CT 06511. The street exists and is only four blocks from the Old Campus at Yale. The address, however, is fake. The numbers only go up to around 140 on that street. See more »

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In considering offers from Harvard and Yale Law, Paris makes reference to Harvard being the best law school nationally. However, Yale is actually ranked #1, Harvard is second. See more »

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Rory: Hey, hey, you got into Stanford!
[Doyle and Rory start cheering]
Paris: Okay, enough of the hysterics. I have a big decision to make and all of this hooting and hollering is not exactly helping matters!
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shape of things to come...?
26 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Interesting episode. One that felt like an hour-long, on-the-job, audition, where some secondary characters were to show if they could eventually take up the slack for others more relevant, but receding, ones (hinting at a possible make-up for S8...?) But its most intriguing image was that of a happy-go-lucky, biking Lorelai—what in heavens are they trying to tell us with such a blatant symbol of freedom and self-reliance...? Anyway, as S7 wraps up, whatever the future may hold, a couple of situations still remain to be solved:

Rory--Logan: I kept watching their common scenes until I could no more, floored by a severe case of saccharine intoxication, after having to endure the exchange of so many adoring stares, the whispering of uncounted sweet nothings....But before I had to quit I was able anyway to figure out the inner workings of this relationship—which outline I suspect written on a piece of paper pinned to some cork-board, in the production set, under a Five Easy Steps form. It would go like this: 1) After some period of love, peace, Logan does something foolish. 2) Rory punishes him, usually going A.W.O.L. 3) Logan comes in all four, begging for forgiveness 4) Rory forgives him, they reconcile. 5) After another period of peace... etc. A rather poor routine, and one that becomes monotonous after you have seen it a dozen times; even more so when you compare it with the truly complex relationship she had with Jess. He was the man, the one who would allow her to display the whole range of her rich emotional register. That night scene outside the resto, when he berates a confused Rory for the bizarre change in her lifestyle, ranks amongst the best in the series. They, R.J., could create poetry by just being on screen—like it was the case with the scene on the pond after Dean has bolted her at the dance floor. The R.L. couple has never been able to show the same degree of freshness, beauty. A nagging question: why those overly dramatized events—B.O.L.D. antics, bankruptcy, near fatal accidents—always happen with Logan; why did they never occur to Jess, Dean...? Is it simply because the sole chemistry, tension, between the two lovebirds is not enough to generate the required drama, excitement, as it was the case with the others...? Just asking.

I like Logan. He is friendly, witty. Fun guy, lousy boyfriend. The kind of fellow with whom you like to hang around sometimes. If these were real people, maybe—big maybe—I would like to be his friend (while keeping a close watch on my funds, of course). But they are not; they are fictional characters and they exist for our pleasure, fulfillment, not theirs. We, the viewers, are supposed to be the happy crowd here. Logan may be a swell guy but that does not make him interesting. It is the interactions that he creates with others what really counts; the way he makes them act, react. Anyway, more than caring for Rory's happiness I am now hoping for a S8 in which she will be able to give us her best again, happy or not.

As for Luke: if Lorelai decides to come back after all, he will have to consider himself lucky. When a woman is told by her lover that she is the one, only to be unceremoniously pushed aside as a hindrance because an up--to--now unknown daughter shows up, one who does not even care much about him anyway—as she already got mom; when, in top of that, to her cries for help he answers with indifferent irritation, she will not be rushing to call the priest again. Sadly, a precedent has been set, scars remain. Anyway, I do not see them in the same chemistry, complicity, as before. Something is missing here, something is gone, and that may well be that loving feeling. Will they be able to bring it back in just three episodes....? I, for one, have only this to say: keep on pedaling, Lorelai, just in case.


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