Well, this is kind of aberrant. A new episode of Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars on the same night (portent?). I’m doing a post for each though, so things don’t get all confused later.

"The Real Paul Anka" Lorelai (Lauren Graham) has a bizarre dream in which singer/songwriter Paul Anka has a cameo role. Meanwhile, although Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Logan (Matt Czuchry) are back together, Logan is miserable knowing that Rory hasn’t really forgiven him, and he takes off with his friends for another stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Rory accepts Jess’ (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) invitation to attend an open house at his new book store/art gallery/publishing house in Philadelphia. While there, she is surprised to run into Luke (Scott Patterson), who is accompanying his daughter April (guest star Vanessa Marano) on an academic field trip. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified to find that Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) have been looking at real estate in her town. Keiko Agena, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. The episode was written and directed by Daniel Palladino.

Oh, great, a character assassin-penned ep. At least there’s Jess.


8 thoughts on “GilmoreGossipCircle”

  1. I am blind now because of the skeevy commercial for this product during this episode.
    Overall, very meh I thought. I was bored by Lorelei’s banter with her family and the dream thing at the beginning was just annoying.

  2. I am SO sick of the Luke’s daughter storyline. Character assassination on Luke this season.
    LOVED the very last moment with the dress though.

  3. Yeah, I did too, about the dress. And replacement Rory is annoying. I’m glad that Rory is getting a bit of her own back on Logan though.

  4. I must be the only person in the world who actually likes April. That bit with her explaining to Luke about liking boys? That was a great conversation.
    But wow, I never thought I’d say this, but Jess really does deserve to be treated better. Passive-aggressive really doesn’t suit Rory, and I’m starting to really dislike her. I don’t think she should have agreed to forgive Logan as quickly as she did, I think he was a big jerk, but if she’s going to take that step, she needs to stick with it. What she’s doing now is pathetic and half-assed.

  5. I’m sorry to say it, but I don’t even watch the whole show anymore. Basically, I skip scenes that contain only some subset of the Gilmores, Luke and Logan–which means I skip around looking for Mrs. Kim and other Stars Hollow folks, Paris, and occassionally, Jess.
    Oh, and if Christopher is anywhere in it I don’t watch the whole thing, period.
    Jess is an interesting case. I like him when he’s not in Star’s Hollow. I liked the weird mini-pilot for the failed spinoff with him going to his Dad’s in SoCal (which featured, if you’ll remember, a “young Rory” stepsister or maybe halfsister for _him_ instead of one for Rory herself) and I liked him when he showed back up with his book.
    This one was a little less obvious about it than that Venice Beach episode, but there’s clearly still some Jess spinoff sentiment in that production company–the small press got their own fairly elaborate set either on-air or alluded to, a brace of friends/roomies/coworkers in support of Jess, exterior shots of a new city, etc. If they added either Rory herself or another love interest for Jess, they’d be good to go.
    I’d watch that show, even with them flying the sadly predictable missing black woman formation. (Which is better than the missing black _population_ formation that the Sherman-Palladino’s version of Connecticut flies, I guess. I guess.)

  6. I agree, Susan, though I still sympathize with her a teeny bit. I could do without the “But I love him” whining though. And was she wearing a sack cloth for the first part of the episode? BAD WARDROBE!
    I actually like April too, and I’d have been okay with the storyline if they weren’t using it to turn Luke into a total tool. My problem with April is what it has done to Luke’s character, which is almost unbelievable.
    I made the mistake of looking at TWOP spoiler threads on GG yesterday and if what people are speculating about happens, I will be supremely disenchanted with this show. Right now, I’m hoping ASP will fall back in love with it and Stop Wrecking It.

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