So much Jess in this episode! And Rory. And Luke! Almost enough of Luke. It’s pretty great. Rory finally notices her bracelet from Dean is missing. She doesn’t notice that Dean is a little too controlling. She does notice Jess a whole lot. Lorelai notices Rory noticing Jess and she doesn’t like it.
Moxie: Who’s Ida Morgenstern?
Butterscotch: yes, my thought exactly and I’m glad you said it because I was feeling dumb.
I would not be surprised if the crap shack was radioactive
Moxie: They’ve said every possible disease except the very likely tetanus.
Butterscotch: …yes. lockjaw? oh wait, that’s tetanus
Moxie: Or an adorable alien dog in the Marvel universe. And omg Lorelai with lockjaw. She’d explode.
Butterscotch: lol Who is Caesar? Have we ever met Caesar?
Moxie: The help. Not officially. We will but that’s the name Luke tosses around. Are those heart boxer shorts?
Butterscotch: OMG. It’s my childhood bedroom every summer after a year of college when I cram all my dorm crap into it. green alien head!
Moxie: This is most conversations between myself and Professor Furious.
Butterscotch: he was having a bath, Luke!
Moxie: Kiss her!
Butterscotch: the thing is, it’s not as crowded as they made it look, the door opened all the way
Moxie: Yeah, just explodey.
Sad bachelor man.
Butterscotch: hey look, a closed sign
Moxie: Take him home, Lorelai.
Butterscotch: Make Luke watch Mel Brooks!
Butterscotch: Is it me, or has Jess hugely humanized Luke?
Moxie: But I suspect he likes Mel Brooks.
He has. Luke’s nurturing side is emerging.
Butterscotch: I mean, I’ve always liked Luke. But I really like him now, despite hating Jess.
Moxie: Surliest prostitute ever.
Butterscotch: Luke is patient despite seeing through her excuse sputtering
Moxie: Why is Dean not cleaning the gutters? He does everything else around there.
Butterscotch: because convenient plot device
Moxie: LOVE HIM
Butterscotch: ugh. Why is Rory pushing so hard? YES, Lorelai! You asked my question
Moxie: How is she carrying ice cream barehanded?
Butterscotch: Rory wants to redeem the boy
Moxie: Keep talking forever Rory.
Butterscotch: Oh, Miss Patty.
Moxie: HA! Patty. I lover her.
Butterscotch: is there a bed under there?
Moxie: Where is Luke sleeping?
Butterscotch: I think maybe he’s not, because of the box dreams.
Moxie: Certainly seems that way. Cue the Odd Couple theme.
Butterscotch: and now I’m humming it. Thanks.
Moxie: It’s okay, I did it to myself as well.
Butterscotch: He’s right about the cat smell
Moxie: Ugh… apartment hunting.
Moxie: Intimacy! Love!
Butterscotch: “you’re the one with the problem” worst argument EVER hm. sounds like an ex-boyfriend
Moxie: Well at least it’s not fuzzy. This alarm clock might actually work.
Butterscotch: Lorelai is not so good with the trying
Moxie: Really not. Do they still make the freaky coke with the lemon in it?
Butterscotch: they make the diet with lime. the thing is, coke with lemon sucks. But diet coke with fresh lemon is tasty. Diet Pepsi is better.
Butterscotch: and the fact that I know this is weird.
Moxie: Not really.
Oh god Rory you’re not dating yet. This is a very boyfriend conversation.
Butterscotch: It feels like she’s setting up her next relationship. It feels very deliberate. I’m not sure if Rory is…a typical teenage girl, or if this is just clumsy writing
Moxie: Take note, you can’t talk to Rory at all if you don’t like Lorelai. I don’t know.
Butterscotch: Dean is grumpy Gus
Moxie: Well he doesn’t like books.
Butterscotch: he did last season!
Moxie: Not really. He read stuff Rory made him read.
Butterscotch: Is Kirk buying a Sweet Valley High book?
Moxie: Kirk is buying Like Water for Chocolate… At least it looks like my cover. Will rewind later. [Yes, yes it is Like Water for Chocolate. -M]
Butterscotch: Rory is still a shitty liar
Moxie: Yes, Dean, she took off the wedding ring.
Butterscotch: Okay, that was actually a good boyfriend thing there. Good job Dean on pulling it back
Moxie: Because he thought she took off the bracelet.
Butterscotch: hmm, yeah, true
Moxie: That was panic!nice, not real nice.
Butterscotch: because he’s kinda borderline….something. not abusive. controlling, certainly
Moxie: That’s it.
Butterscotch: no step step!
Moxie: Wash your hands! Ugh our gutters need cleaning.
Butterscotch: your brain gutters?
Moxie: Yes, but also the house. I have to give Jess credit for trying.
Butterscotch: that’s the “Mom I’ve lost a limb” shout
Moxie: It’s been like a month since she lost it.
Butterscotch: well, it was an episode or two ago. “but he’s going to be mad”
Moxie: It feels like a month.
Butterscotch: Why be all deceptive? I don’t get it.
Moxie: Because tv.
Moxie: Michel, I don’t believe you.
Butterscotch: how on earth did Michel end up in Star’s Hollow?
Moxie: Court order of some sort? Bizarre French penance?
Butterscotch: hm as plausible as any other explanation
Moxie: Mmmm Luke rant. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
Butterscotch: Stars Hollow has like 50 people in it, how are there that many apartments available for rent?
Moxie: No idea.
Butterscotch: I would pay to see Michel in a conga line
Moxie: Michel, you make people cry on the regular when she *is* there.
Butterscotch: Wow. No wonder Lorelai hasn’t married
Moxie: Luke is fantasizing about throwing her out a window.
Butterscotch: If she thinks that’s how marriage works
Moxie: No, I think she is trying to mess with Luke.
Butterscotch: It messes with me
Moxie: Built in bookcases!
Butterscotch: poor Jess. Luke blithely accepts that Jess’ life is transient, rather than being concerned for that transience
Moxie: Oh Luke, honey.
I think he figures Jess is going to abandon him. Everyone Luke loves leaves.
Butterscotch: which we know he will at some point. I haven’t seen the series and I know this
Moxie: Oh yeah.
Butterscotch: Lorelai is right about the single bed
Moxie: Very much so.
Butterscotch: hello rightfully alarmed mother
Moxie: Be creepier, Jess.
Butterscotch: seeing a teenage boy in her daughter’s room
Moxie: Ugggghhhhhhhhhh Taylor.
Butterscotch: oh no ooooooh no
Butterscotch: Megalomaniac Taylor
Moxie: Now he’s fantasizing about throwing Taylor out a window.
Butterscotch: Megalomania, real estate magnate Taylor
Moxie: OH MY GOD. I just realized I met our Taylor!
Butterscotch: and of course Taylor is all about fascists and their parks
Moxie: Of course. Luke is going to explode. Hopefully Taylor will be killed.
Moxie: B&B crowd comes through, in theory.
Butterscotch: at least shred the app, Taylor, there’s banking info on that!
Butterscotch: notice that Rory doesn’t disagree with “it’s just a bracelet,” it’s about whether Dean will be mad
Moxie: And oh he will be.
Butterscotch: he will. Not a creative way to “hide” it, Jess
Moxie: Suspicious Lorelai is suspicious.
Butterscotch: at least wedge it between the mattress and bedframe or something. Suspicious Lorelai is right
Moxie: Maybe he didn’t have time.
Moxie: You know, at least he did give it back, instead of watching the fallout.
Butterscotch: Teenage boy is still a teenage moron
Moxie: Okay, so half a month.
Butterscotch: that clown pillow is freaking me out
Butterscotch: I’m going to use that sentence someday
Moxie: I hope so. Two Luke rants in one episode.
Butterscotch: Luke is having a very crazy moment and I’m kind of loving it
Butterscotch: wait. Luke had 100k just sitting around? cashier’s check doesn’t mean loan
Moxie: Well being a hermit is ver economical.
Butterscotch: loan takes more than an afternoon, and that building was only 100k?
Moxie: He owns his building and lives there, he spends almost no money on his life. I think it’s more like the other half of the building.
Luke isn’t exactly a bad actor. But…he’s REALLY good in this episode
Moxie: Happy Luke gets happy music
Butterscotch: slight look of alarm on Jess’ face
Butterscotch: That was awesome!!
Moxie: One of my favorite moments in the show. like the whole show.
I can see why. Luke was ON in this episode. I think because we saw him more out of his milieu than we saw him in it
Moxie: Yeah, more pushing on boundaries and having to react
Butterscotch: I like
Moxie: rather than just snappy comments about Lorelai’s eating habits.
Butterscotch: I want more. He’s the sensitive, slightly crazed manly man. And that’s….um… really hot and really appealing in a non-sexual sense
Moxie: It is!
And I do think Jess is really good for him. He’s always been on his own. So Jess is sort of a starter relationship.
Butterscotch: perhaps. I think Jess is certainly pushing him out of his comfort zone
Moxie: Because yes there was Rachel, but she was flighty and there was no working through things.
Butterscotch: Jess is flighty too though
Moxie: But Jess is a responsibility
Butterscotch: he’s a nut that Luke doesn’t seem interested in cracking, he just wants to make sure that he doesn’t get into trouble
Moxie: No , I think he is.
Butterscotch: it’s responsibility and love, but it’s not really a relationship. Maybe later, I’m not seeing it much yet
Moxie: But I also know what he does for Jess as the show goes on. Burgeoning relationship?
I hate watching Rory’s spiral toward Jess. I know we all need a damn bad boy at least once in our lives but I hate seeing it
Moxie: And she’s so clumsy about it.
Butterscotch: because she’s all “I can change him” and I think she likes the power of that more than she likes Jess himself.
Moxie: And you’re right. It’s hard to tell if it’s that she’s bad at relationships, or lousy writing.
Butterscotch: or we could ignore the possibly bad writing and pretend that this was all intentional and then what does that tell us? Rory is power tripping
Moxie: She hasn’t had a good role model for relationships? That we fumble through things?
Butterscotch: I tried that one a few weeks ago, and you reminded me that there are stable relationships in her world
Moxie: She feels obligated to stay with the good guy, though she’s drawn to the bad?
Butterscotch: Rory doesn’t know how to rebel. She’s going to rebel through osmosis
Butterscotch: *sigh* Stay tuned, I guess
Moxie: Yep. We all know what’s going to happen the only real question is how the writers are getting us there.
Butterscotch: Yep, and how emotionally abusive Dean gets during the inevitable breakup
Moxie: Now there’s a treat.