Termites are eating the Crap Shack! PSAT scores came in! Lane is a cheerleader! Rory fights with everyone. If she’d looked in a mirror she would have gone after her own reflection. What’s up with that, Rory? This is a big long episode with too many plots, not enough resolution, and not enough Luke. Or Richard. Or Emily. Just the right amount of Jess, though.
Butterscotch: Luke has help who isn’t Jess?
Moxie: Silly Luke, tea. We’ve had this discussion
Butterscotch: shit. Rory is super smart. And now Rory will obsess.
Moxie: I share Rory’s confusion.
Butterscotch: maybe the Math isn’t as hard?
Moxie: Could be. Rocky Horror! Lane’s mom would have a heart attack. Doting Dad!Luke
Butterscotch: Please tell me that they take Luke to RHPS
Moxie: Now kiss! Kiiiiiiiiiissssss
Butterscotch: I concur with the kissing
Moxie: Such a couple moment, especially with him telling her she’s late.
Butterscotch: but while opening credits scroll, I will eat my salsa.
Moxie: Mmmm… salsa. Except for the onion and lime, I grew my own!
Butterscotch: YES. My local grocery store now has Herdez!!!
Butterscotch: Is this song actually playing?
Moxie: I don’t think so
Butterscotch: Because I don’t see the GGs listening to it.
Moxie: Don’t trust Kirk.
Butterscotch: Does Kirk have every job?
Moxie: He does. And gets paid in waffles.
Butterscotch: I suspect if he got paid in waffles there would be no plotline for this episode
Butterscotch: 15k is cheap for that kind of repair
Moxie: Yes. Aww leave the kitchen alone, Kirk.
I’d be depressed if I was counting Fritos.
Butterscotch: Really connected in the supply closet??
Moxie: Oh just ask her what her PSAT score was.
Butterscotch: And they’re gonna be higher than Rory’s, and Rory is going to spaz
Moxie: Nobody takes her bait. Poor Paris.
Butterscotch: oh yay! Rory outscored her!
Moxie: Of course.
Butterscotch: And now we watch Paris spaz out.
Moxie: Which to be fair is almost every time we see her.
Butterscotch: Very true. And Rory deserves to have a little fun.
Moxie: She does. Damn 5 minute lunches.
Butterscotch: you can’t hear termites chew. Carpenter ants, yes. Termites, no.
Moxie: You can when you know they’re eating your house. Mom!Rory
Butterscotch: No, that’s the sound of Lorelai’s brain crumbling.
Moxie: Same diff. I want to go to Sookie’s sleepover.
Butterscotch: Sookie hosts the BEST sleepovers. It’s going to be a Gilmore money episode, which I actually like.
Moxie: She has a bandaid on her hand, Lorelai that is.
Butterscotch: I like it when the gilmores actually deal with money stuff
Moxie: Same. A really big termite.
Butterscotch: A really half naked Jackson
Moxie: I heart Jackson.
Butterscotch: He is kinda wonderful. And squidgy Sookie Pjs?
Moxie: Oh much better.
Butterscotch: Amazing. Jackson is a smart man
Butterscotch: I love that his relationship with Sookie is at a point where he’s comfy hanging out with her in those PJs
Moxie: They’re so cute.
Butterscotch: She’s not communicable Mrs Kim. Mrs. Kim is horrible
Moxie: Hahahahahah… I mean terrible.
Butterscotch: The Gilmore Girls are going to go all Grey Gardens
Moxie: Subtle, so subtle
Butterscotch: Why don’t you break into records like you did when Rory enrolled??
Moxie: This is more entertaining for us to watch?
Butterscotch: very true
Moxie: I want to see Richard walk out in sunglasses, flipping the office off.
Butterscotch: That would be awesome.
Moxie: Dammit Rory.
Butterscotch: Dammit, Rory. Allow your mom her pride.
Moxie: Rory no.
Butterscotch: Rory overstepped
Moxie: Extremely. So many reasons not to ask for that help.
Butterscotch: yep. much yep. I think that Rory is settling into the idea that they have access to moeny of that kind easily, and I think that this is a larger issue.
Moxie: Reminder, Lorelai is the parent. Yeah, now that she knows there’s a safety net, she’s very willing to use it.
Moxie: Stay quiet and hold still, Dean.
Butterscotch: Dean is about to say something insightful.
Moxie: Damn him.
Butterscotch: I like this Dean. The slow eye widening there was awesome.
Moxie: I feel like Dean would know that Lane was a cheerleader.
Moxie: I also feel like Lane had something last season about never being a cheerleader.
Butterscotch: Did Michel just reference vaginas??
Moxie: He sure did.
Butterscotch: weirdly awkward. Any one can talk the hoohas…but it’s weird when Michel–suave and cultured–is talking about ping pong balls and hoohas.
Moxie: How does he even know that?
Butterscotch: Weird Google history
Moxie: Defensive Lane
Butterscotch: I get why Lane would keep this secret
Butterscotch: Because Rory’s a bit of a snob
Moxie: Of course, this is never a thing again…
Moxie: Cheerleading Lane
Butterscotch: or cheerleading?
Moxie: Luke to the rescue
Butterscotch: that’s awesome. Luke is amazing.
Aaw, Luke is a sweetheart and Lorelai is soooo uncomfortable.
Moxie: And he tried to make it not a thing. Because of course.
Moxie: I love Emily snark.
Butterscotch: I love that Emily has snark and hates Lorelai’s
Moxie: “I learned it from watching you!”
Butterscotch: Interesting that she referenced the Honeymooners there. I had to look that up
Moxie: Oh really? I thought that was ubiquitous.
Butterscotch: I’ve heard it…just didn’t know the reference.
Moxie: Ah. Nepotism, work the nepotism.
Butterscotch: Yes, yes it is a reflection of her as a person
Moxie: It shouldn’t be, but yes.
Butterscotch: oh, totally agreed
Moxie: Emily knew going into it.
Butterscotch: You can’t hear the scathing thoughts that accompanying that statement
Moxie: Slightly better than getting it from them directly.
Butterscotch: the argument was deserved.
because Emily has used loans as a lever before.
Moxie: Why wouldn’t Lorelai think there were strings. Poor frozen basketball players
Butterscotch: And why is Emily affronted by the the thought that Lorelai would see those strings.
Moxie: No idea
Butterscotch: At least they have the gym mats under them. Cheerleading on ice is a bad idea.
Moxie: Most dangerous sport to begin with… Damn troubador.
Butterscotch: Yes. He’s pretty annoying.
Moxie: And the guitar goes on the bonfire
Butterscotch: waste of a good guitar.
Moxie: And the troubador goes on the bonfire.
Butterscotch: That I’m okay with that
Moxie: Fancy desserts.
Butterscotch: Emily needs to maybe reflect on WHY her daughter see the strings.
Moxie: Oh there’s the strings.
Butterscotch: that was sneaky and kinda bitchy
Moxie: I wonder if she had it planned from the start
Butterscotch: I’m not sure
Moxie: or decided to do it after Lorelai asked about the conditions.
Butterscotch: both of them are so damned determined to have the last word that they’ll just keep punching the other one so they can claim the victory
Moxie: Too much alike.
Butterscotch: and too damn stubborn
Moxie: And we see it in Rory, too.
Butterscotch: yes. it’s part of what makes the characters real
Moxie: Oh and that reminds me, we didn’t get much Paris resolution.
Butterscotch: but it’s also part of what makes them so frustrating.
You’re right! We didn’t.
Moxie: It’s like there were two b-plots and the writers couldn’t pick so they did both.
Butterscotch: The Paris thing is, I think, just to keep Paris on the surface so they can continue to build her character out.
Moxie: Sort of a hey she exists, remember that
And Luke remains dreamboat man
and Lane is a cheerleader
and Dean existed too
Moxie: And Kirk
Butterscotch: it was actually a really scattered episode when you come down to it.
Moxie: Maye there were contract obligations that needed filling.
Butterscotch: I think the sub sub plots were there to flesh out the loan plot because that plot was “I can’t get a loan! Don’t ask the parents. Parents butted in. YAY loan!”
Moxie: Yeah, it’s a bit thin
Oh! Sookie and Jackson!
We’re really only missing Patty, Babette and Mory
Oh and Jess… but does anyone really miss Jess?
Butterscotch: no one misses Jess
because Jess is a brat
and a prat
and an all around cocky jerface
Moxie: I’m surprised he wasn’t skulking at the pep rally
Butterscotch: smirking, more like
or drinking under teh bleachers
or setting them on fire
Moxie: with his cigarrette
Butterscotch: and his scorn!
Moxie: With is leather jacket… the troubador playing something from Grease in the background
Butterscotch: Nah. Heathers.
Moxie: Yeah, much more series appropriate
Butterscotch: As long as lane isn’t one of the torched cheerleaders
Moxie: Nah. I think she goes back to band geek after this? Which… she’s in band, how does she have time for cheerleading?
Butterscotch: Talent. Also, small school. They’re probably scrounging for kids
Moxie: And I guess they’re out of marching season…
Butterscotch: But the band plays at basketball games too…
Moxie: Do they?
Butterscotch: We are thinking way too deeply about this
Butterscotch: Pretty sure Lane as cheerleader is going to be a blip
Moxie: In my school all spirit type things ended when football season was over.
Butterscotch: Oh, not mine
Moxie: No more pep rallies. I don’t remember any of my band friends having to do games…
Butterscotch: Year round thing