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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

lessons i learned from gilmore girls {2.}...

This is probably my favorite blog 'feature' of all time. Why? Gilmore Girls is my ALL time favorite show, and the lovely blog pals who have joined up to guest post are legit. This guest post is from Ms. Shelby Lou! Make sure to check out her blog when you are done! Enjoy...

*Post Written By Shelby Lou*

Lorelai: "Hey, Luke, it's me. I know I'm not supposed to be calling, but I am not doing really great right now, and… I was just wondering if, do you remember in 'The Way We Were', how Katie and Hubbell broke up because his friends were joking and laughing, and the president had just died, and she yelled at them and he was mad and he was going out to Hollywood, and, I mean, which she hated, and he broke up with her and she was really upset. And she called him and asked him if he would come over and sit with her because he was her best friend and she needed her best friend, and he did. And they talked all night, and they went out to Hollywood, which was a disaster, but it was good at first. With the boat, and uh, putting the books away. I've seen this movie a lot, so if you don't remember the putting the books away scene, don't feel stupid or anything. I was just sitting here thinking about it, because I, um, I'm in my house, and I was just, uh… Could - please come over. I - please. Really need to see you and talk to you, and please - come over. Please."

Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever felt so heartbroken that you just can’t do much besides the very desperate things? This is my favorite episode from Gilmore Girls. It’s in season 5 when Emily and Richard get back together and they have the wedding. Rory and Logan get caught making out by Lorelai, then Christopher, then Luke. All while Luke is finding out that Lorelai had drinks with Christopher and didn’t tell him. Luke breaks up with Lorelai even after she tries to explain things and tell him how she is “in, she is all in.” This is such a sad episode, but it teaches you so much about heartache, and recovery, and that desperate times call for desperate measures.

Then, after she calls him, Lorelai runs to his house and takes his tape from his answering machine, by the time she gets home Luke is there. Oh, it just shows how strong she wishes she could have been, and how much they both really love each other even if their romance is completely crazy! I love it.

Lorelai: "I'm so sorry, Luke. I will never do this to you ever again. I am absolutely humiliated. I was hurting, and I knew if I called you you'd come. I never should have done that."
Luke: "It's okay."
Lorelai: "No, it's not okay. It's not okay. I am not that girl. I am not the one who cries and falls apart and calls her ex-boyfriend to come and save her. Thank you so much for coming, and for breaking my door. You're an
amazing guy for doing that." (hands him a tape)
Luke: "What's that?"
Lorelai: "It's the tape from your answering machine."
Luke: "From my answering machine?"
Lorelai: "The last crazy thing you will ever have to endure from me, I promise. -- I just want you to know that I heard you when you said that you're out. I did. I'm going to respect that from now on."

On top of everything with Lorelai, Rory tells Logan that she wants to commit, and that she can’t just be “whatever” with him anymore. On top of THIS Rory shows her amazingly strong love for her Mom, her best friend. When she finds out about her Mom’s status and takes Logan’s limo to Stars Hollow and finds out the whole town has split into teams with ribbons for Luke and Lorelai.. she runs into the market and her conversation with Taylor is the best..

Rory: "Where are they, Taylor?"
Taylor: "What?"
Rory: "Don't play dumb. The ribbons!"
(Rory grabs the box)
Rory: "Take piano lessons or something!"
(Rory leaves)
Taylor: "She was so sweet when she was little."

Oh it makes me laugh the entire time!! I think that is why I loved this episode so much, not only did it introduce me to one of my, now, favorite movies of all time “The Way We Were” but it also made me cry and laugh at the same time. It was so heartbreaking, but so hilarious. I will leave you with some of the other “best lines” from this episode.

Paris: "Don't forget the raisin bran. It's good for you. Keeps you moving."
Rory: "Whatever that means... eww, I just got what that means!"

Paris: "Well, no one called, left a note, smoke signaled, Morse coded,
semaphore flagged or came by. Male, female or hermaphrodite."
Rory: "Okay, thanks."
Paris: "(getting up) I'm wide awake. It's your fault. You owe me Boggle."
Rory: "Paris-"
Paris: "Boggle!"

Michel: (talking about the dolls) "You're feeding them? They have no opposable thumbs!"
Sookie: "The girls have no thumbs? Aww! It's a handicapped girls party?" Michel: "No, the dolls!"
Sookie: "Dolls can be handicapped?"

How can you not love Gilmore Girls???!!!

-Thanks Shelby! If any of YOU want to join in on the guest posts leave your email in the comments section!


Marci Darling said...

This was brilliant. I adore that episode. The tape from the answering machine is classic!

~kiMbeRLy~ said...

Lorelai and Luke are my favorite. Great job Shelbs!!

Lauren said...

I loved that episode! Such an amazing GG post!

Emily Sue said...

this is my ALL time favorite episode of gilmore girls. that show is AMAZING!

Shelby Lou said...
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Vanessa said...

Aww I love Loralie & Luke. They were my favorite part!