Revenge of the GilmoreGossipCircle

Finally, something returns to TV that’s worth a)watching and b)talking about. My heart is light. Here’s the teaser:

The Perfect Dress. Feeling that he has missed too much and wants to get to know his newly discovered daughter April, Luke goes to have a talk with her mother, his former girlfriend Anna Nardini (guest star Fenn). Meanwhile, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) sets a date for the wedding after finding the perfect dress, but she is worried by the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong. Back at Yale, Rory (Alexis Bledel) happily moves into a dingy off-campus apartment with Paris (Lisa Weil) and Doyle (Danny Strong), and tries to avoid running into Logan (Matt Czuchry). However, when Logan shows up at her apartment and declares his love for her, Rory breaks down. The episode was written by Amy Sherman-Palladino and directed by Jamie Babbit.

And ASP wrote it, so we can at least keep our fingers crossed that it won’t disappoint.

7 thoughts on “Revenge of the GilmoreGossipCircle”

  1. Sherilyn Fenn – WTF? Is she 50 or is it just me? She was soap opera acting and totally charmless. I hope they aren’t going to try and make us buy her as a serious temptation to Luke vs. Lorelai. She was just flabbergastingly awful. The worst casting choice they’ve ever made I think.
    The stuff with Lane and Mrs. Kim was great too. And Paris the Tyrant Editor.
    And the dress really is perfect. Plus, carousel at the church.

  2. Mrs. Kim is always great. Especially when the writers give her a chance to act human. Ditto for Paris.
    Sherilyn Fenn wasn’t great, but I didn’t have the same sort of visceral rejection of her. I don’t buy her as a temptation for Luke — let’s be honest, they’ve made it clear that in all the time he’s known her, virtually no one could take the place of Lorelai in his eyes. I think that maybe what tempts him is more the idea of having a pre-fab family, a daughter that is his own, with DNA and everything, but is well past the age of spitting up and wetting herself. Presumably. I suspect he’ll have a crisis before deciding that he does have a family, what with Lorelai, and Rory, and Paul Anka, even if there aren’t DNA bonds holding them together. Or he’ll break up with Lorelai, and leave the show for his own spin-off.
    What about Logan? I was pleased that Rory had a chance to take him down a peg, but then her meltdown at the shrinks office (which I think was perfectly understandable) makes it clear that she isn’t as ready to say goodbye to him as she should be. Although I was laughing really hard when she was holding that enormous wad of tissue to her nose.
    No Emily, although I didn’t miss her presence as much as I usually would, for some reason.
    I am glad that Lorelai finds out about Luke’s kid next week: I really don’t feel like having this plot dragged out any longer. I want it out in the open, and I want it dealt with.

  3. Yay, that was a good one! I like that it opened with the Gilmore girls announcing the return of the Gilmore girls; I like when shows find a graceful way to acknowledge the reality that there’s been a long break since we last saw them. It’s flat-out fantastic to see Lorelai and Rory being best friends again. The emerging relationship between Mrs. Kim and grown-up Lane is especially beautiful.
    I think Sherilyn Fenn was fine in the role — her eyebrows still freak me out, but I found her believable as the kind of woman who could have had a relationship with Luke, but not a lasting one. I don’t think she’s meant to be any kind of threat to Lorelai except insofar as she shares one important thing with Luke that Lorelai doesn’t, and they’ll have to work that into the shape of their life together.
    Ditto Bill on the relief that the kid thing comes out next week.
    Also, I foresee trouble when Rory becomes the de facto go-to girl/leader for the Yale newspaper and the entire staff prefers her over Paris.
    Fun Logan scenes; I enjoy Logan a lot as a character, and think he adds a lively tension to the show, though I like him best when Rory isn’t dating him, because, you know, he’s a jackass.

  4. MamaLane covering all the windows (including moving the wardrobe in front of one, good move) and pulling out the bottle was the absolute best. It was nice to see her give Lane a supportive kick in the ass instead of just a kick in the ass.

  5. Yeah, I also love that while we get to see Rory behaving like her mother pretty frequently, this is the first time we’ve ever really seen Lane turn into Mrs. Kim.

  6. I agree with Karen about Logan: while I really hope that Rory doesn’t try to continue dating him, I actually like the character a lot. Something about his superhuman ability to charm virtually everyone appeals to me.

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