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Gilmore Girls Episode: "That's What You Get, Folks, for Makin' Whoopee"

Season 7, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Lane and Zack return from their honeymoon in Mexico, each with their own unique horror story; Lorelai has an emotionally painful encounter with Luke that's compounded by an ugly confrontation with Rory after she learns that her mom slept with Christopher; and Luke finds out that Kirk has opened an eatery that is nearly a copy of his. Fred: David Greenman. Customer: George Bell.
Original Air Date: Oct 3, 2006
Guest Cast Todd Lowe: Zack Van Gerbig Keiko Agena: Lane Van Gerbig Michael DeLuise: T.J. McKellen John Cabrera: Brian Fuller David Greenman: Fred George Bell: Customer Kathleen Wilhoite: Liz Scott Patterson: Luke Danes
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Season 7, Episode 2
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Length: 42:48
Aired: 10/3/2006
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October 3, 2006: The Theories of Devolution Season 7, Episode 2

Welcome to Gilmore Girls 702. Class has begun! Please take your seats. Your computers are fired up and ready to go. We¹ve been given four different L&L breakup theories. Let¹s break 'em down and discuss! THE THEORIES Lorelai: It was him not fighting for me. I gave him the ultimatum and he let me walk away. I didn¹t want a life separate from Luke, and that¹s all he could give me. It¹s like Luke is driving a car and I just want to be in the passenger seat. He¹s locked the door and I have to hold onto the bumper. I am not even asking him to open the door for me, just leave it unlocked and say come in, but he didn¹t do that. So I am hanging on to the bumper and life goes on and the car goes on, and I get really badly bruised and I¹m hitting potholes. And it hurts. It really hurts. So yesterday I had to let go of the bumper. Because it hurts too much. Luke: It¹s not your fault, it¹s not my fault. It¹s just that we¹re not right together. I¹m just not right for you. You¹re you. I¹m me. We need to stop pretending we¹re something else. You don¹t belong with me. You belong with someone like Christopher. Let¹s just stop fighting it, OK? You can go back to being Lorelai Gilmore and I¹ll go back to being the guy in the diner who pours your coffee. Liz: It¹s not surprising. You never moved in together. You were in two different places. The two of you were never in sync. It¹s like that space-time continuum. You¹re on this plane over here and she¹s on this plane over here, and you¹re both never here nor there at the same time. You found out you had a daughter and never told her. That's not normal. That's not how normal people act. You were years apart in the space/time continuum. It could have worked out if there were a wormhole from your plane to her plane. T.J.: It¹s like String Theory! [Gilmore Speak 702: String Theory is a model of fundamental physics.] Don¹t underestimate me, Luke, I read. And I watch Battlestar Galatica. THE ANALYSIS Okay, T.J.¹s theory gets tossed out first. We¹re very advanced here in Gilmore 702, but quantum physics from a guy who gets excited over Jell-O cups? I think not. Grade: F- How about Liz¹s hypothesis? When Rory explained last week¹s "The Long Morrow," I thought the same exact thing. Those two were never in sync. He wanted her for years, she had no clue. They finally dated and things seemed OK, for a while. But when Lorelai became estranged from Rory, she postponed the wedding. Then she postponed it again so Luke could spend time with April. (Finally, someone mentions the kid!) Forget about time and space. Were these two ever on the same planet? I say this one¹s got a lot of merit. Grade: A- Luke¹s explanation? At first glance, it seems somewhat accurate. What do these two have in common? She grew up in a wealthy family and runs a fancy inn. He grew up with a working-class dad and runs a no-frills/no-cell-phones diner. He can cook. She can¹t make ice. She¹s chic. He¹s grunge. But you know what? Opposites attract all the time. And are Luke¹s obsessions with flannel and backwards baseball caps really the reason Lorelai slept with Christopher? Grade: C Finally, Lorelai. I agree, girl had some serious road burn on her butt and tire marks on her face. Yes, Luke neglected her. Yes, she should have come first. Before April. Yes, she was patient and kind and understanding.(Remember April¹s fab birthday party?) But she never talked to Luke about feeling shut out! Not once. And ultimatums? Never, ever a good idea. Oh, and sleeping with your ex that same night? That tops the list of bad ideas. Or maybe that would be telling your fiancé the day afterwards? Grade: B- Extra credit goes to: Lane and Zack: For getting pregnant on their honeymoon while re-creating the beach scene in From Here to Eternity. T.J.: For hugging a don¹t-ever-touch-me Luke when he found out that Luke and Lorelai had broken up. Lorelai: For bringing Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong to Rory, who should have been there for real with Logan. Rory: For telling it like it is: "When you're hurting, when you're really heartbroken, you drown your sorrows in a pint of ice cream, you get a bad haircut, you rent An Affair to Remember. But you don't sleep with Dad!" So, what can we conclude from all of these analyses? That there¹s an element of truth in what everyone believes (except for T.J., who ought to be careful playing with those tools). Put the pieces together and maybe we¹ll have the answer. What do you think? show less
Welcome to Gilmore Girls 702. Class has begun! Please take your seats. Your computers are fired up and ready to go. We¹ve been given four different L&L breakup theories. Let¹s break 'em down and discuss!THE THEORIESLorelai: It was him not fighting for me. I gave him the ultimatum and he let me walk away. I didn¹t want a life separate from Luke, and that¹s all he could give me. It¹s like Luke is driving a car and I just want to be in the passenger seat. He¹s locked the door and I have to hold onto the bumper. I am not even asking him to open the door for me, just leave it unlocked and say come in, but he didn¹t do that. So I am hanging on to the bumper and life goes on and the car goes on, and I get really badly bruised and I¹m hitting potholes. And it hurts. It really hurts. So yesterday I had to let go of the bumper. Because it hurts too much.Luke: It¹s not your fault, it¹s not my fault. It¹s just that we¹re not right ... read more

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