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New episode at 8 sharp: "How Many Kropogs To Cape Cod?"

The WB's description sez:

Wanting to make a good impression on Logan's (Matt Czuchry) powerful father, Mitchum Huntzberger (guest star Gregg Henry), Rory (Alexis Bledel) learns everything she can about him before starting work as an intern at one of his newspapers. When Lorelai (Lauren Graham) learns that Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann) have invited Logan to Friday night dinner, she ends her boycott of family gatherings in order to get to know Logan better. During the evening, Emily and Richard fawn over Logan, but Lorelai sees a side of him that causes her to worry about Rory's involvement with the Huntzberger family. Meanwhile, Lorelai gets an interesting job offer, and Luke (Scott Patterson) tries to talk Taylor (Michael Winters) into closing the Stars Hollow museum.

Melissa McCarthy and Liza Weil also star. The episode was written by Bill Prady & Rebecca Rand Kirshner and directed by Jamie Babbit.

I'm a tiny bit alarmed by the lack of a Sherman-Palladino in the writing OR directing credits, but they do still polish every episode so maybe it's just uncredited. We shall discuss whether this episode is up to standards later. How many eps are left this season? Should our end of season speculation take further liberties?

Ms. Meisner and I managed to squeeze in some last-second Gilmore chat as we were departing the hotel... therefore, we are ahead of the rest of you tonight.


  • At 8:12 PM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Well, that was a pretty damn good episode in terms of advancing emotional dynamics in a bunch of relationships all at the same time... even for Luke and Lorelai's relationship with him mostly off-stage.

    Liking Logan less for how he went along with Emily's game against Lorelai. And, in fact, the one thing I'm not so sure about here is Lorelai not being Lorelai during dinner.


  • At 8:13 PM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Also, scenes from next week... pregnancy SCARE, right? Right?

  • At 9:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We haven't seen Logan put to any substantial test of character before. He just lazes around being charming man on campus, and expressing desire to be with Rory (because he may be a scoundrel but he's not deaf dumb and blind).

    So tonight he's tested a little, and we see him make two weak choices: he lets Lorelai cover for his stealing (you get the sense he would have let the maid be fired for it), AND he opts to play the mutal ass-kissing game with Richard and Emily instead of paying attention to the most interesting person in the room. Score: Fail

    I am guessing next week is a scare. Because surely our smart Lorelai wouldn't be careless about birth control... oh, wait.

    - Karen

  • At 9:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    PS. I really felt for Lorelai during dinner. From the minute she called and asked to come, she got thrown into her old position as a miserable, disgraced teenager (did you see her body language?) and then got squashed flat so effectively by Emily. Also, she was unhappy about Logan, and I think she was more interested in observing him than in putting herself forward as a charming dinner companion anyway. So that all rang believably in-character for me, awful though it was to see her reduced that way. Nobody can shine under those circumstances.


  • At 11:00 PM , Blogger Bill S. said...

    The episode was unfortunately pre-empted by the Pistons game here, so I won't have anything much to opine about until Saturday.

    I've found it best not to believe anything I'm shown in previews, especially on the WB: they seem to be getting more and more manipulative and misleading.

  • At 2:08 PM , Blogger Christopher said...

    Right, well, the way things are going a pregnancy scare might give Lorelai "reason" to consider what would happen if she were to suddenly be "tied" to Stars Hollow for another 18 years--she'd want to give a new kid the same stability and upraising that worked so well for Rory, right? But no! When's Lorelai going to get to live for Lorelai anyway? And blah blah blah. I hope they're not going down this path because (a) it's excruciatingly predictable (as with the banal breakup earlier this season) and (b) it's been telegraphed so ham handedly. Would any of us believe for a second that even if she took a travelling job that they'd attempt to sustain it for more than a few episodes?

  • At 4:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But Lorelei already does live for Lorelei -- she's got the job of her dreams, and she's madly in love with her wacky little town. She may be briefly infatuated with Paris or Dusseldorf, but it can't last. She makes costumes for the idiotic town pageants, for god's sakes.

    What irritates me is the whole Logan thing. He's going to shred Rory. And trying to make us sorry for him because he's been emotionally abused by his family just isn't a good enough ploy. Jess was fucked up, but still good-hearted. Logan is too selfish to do anything but hurt Rory in the end. He may think that she can save him, and hell, maybe she could, but I don't want them sacrificing Rory on Logan's altar.

    Not that I actually think they will. And maybe it's good character development for Rory to be tempted this way. But somehow it seems a bit beneath her. She should be too smart for this, even if the heart does have its reasons of which reason knows not.

    - Mary Anne


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