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Gilmore Girls Episode: "Lorelai's First Cotillion"

Season 7, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Lorelai expects the worst from her parents when she finally tells them that she and Luke ended their engagement, but she's more upset when they hardly react; Lane gets very little response from Zack when she shares her big news; Michel collects on an old IOU for a favor from Lorelai and forces her to take him to a cotillion that Emily organized; and Rory, missing Logan, finds an uncharacteristic way of expressing her feelings to him. Charlotte: Hannah Leigh Dworkin. Arthur: James Hornbeck.
Original Air Date: Oct 10, 2006
Guest Cast Todd Lowe: Zack Van Gerbig Scott Patterson: Luke Danes James Hornbeck: Arthur Courtwright Kelsey Lewis: Caroline David Sutcliffe: Christopher Haden Hannah Leigh Dworkin: Charlotte Courtwright Sally Struthers: Babette Dell Jennifer Rhodes: Beverly Courtwright John Cabrera: Brian Fuller Liz Torres: Miss Patty Keiko Agena: Lane Van Gerbig Yanic Truesdale: Michel Gerard
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Season 7, Episode 3
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Length: 42:31
Aired: 10/10/2006
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October 10, 2006: There's a Million Ways to Cotillion Season 7, Episode 3

Alright, is everyone calm? If not, take a deep breath. Another. One more. Are you all OK after that final scene? Good. So let's be rational for a few minutes. We knew it was coming. We knew Chris would tell Lorelai he loved her, that she was the one, that their night together felt right, that he'd wait forever until she realized they were meant to be. (Yes, she was wearing a white gown and holding flowers. And he was dressed in what looked like a tie-less tux. But let's not digress.) It happened. Said. Done. Wait, you're probably saying. Why are we breezing right past this? Because it wasn't the most important part of the ep. Not by a long shot. We'll get back to that later. It happened at the kitchen table, as things usually do in the Gilmore home. The identity crisis. It was pretty close to the whole "who-am-I-where-am-I-going" Tony Soprano moment, but over boxes of Pop-Tarts, not a crazy uncle and a really gross gunshot wound. How long have we wanted Lorelai to take a long, hard look at herself, her life and who she really is? Did she love Pop-Tarts because they were forbidden in her home? Would she have hated them if they were served on a silver platter? Finally, she's asking the right questions. Are her parents some kind of bizarre compass? Hate it if they love it, love it if they hate it? Is that how she's lived her entire life? My answer is no. How can I be so sure? Did you happen to catch Caroline, the little girl with the brown hair who looked suspiciously like Lorelai's mini-me? She was the one who did the chicken dance when she was supposed to be gliding into the dining room. She also shoved an entire cucumber sandwich in her mouth during high tea, and wore hot pink-and-black striped Chuck Taylors with her yellow crinoline dress at the Cotillion. And she made damned sure Lorelai saw each and every rebellious moment. Sure, that's defiant, but it's also pretty witty and wily for a 10-year-old. Caroline is proof that perfect manners, expensive dresses and formal dances don't make you who you really are. How you feel inside does. Now we will have to wait for Lorelai to figure that part out. Does she love Luke because her parents hate him? And yes, we have to watch Chris romance her to find out the answer. (Keeping mum on the coming-attraction spoilers, but you know he's gonna go all out to win her back.) Why so serious when there were so many hilarious moments during this ep? Maybe because I was a little sad at the end, knowing Lorelai is just wasting more time. But I'd be remiss if I left out some of the best scenes. Paris kills me! She'd rather have SAT tutors who don't coddle their students but "make them want to crap in their pants." And Zack's reaction to Lane's pregnancy news? None. Not until she forces him to look at a photo of afterbirth and admits she's not psyched to be having a baby. "Having a baby sucks!" she declares, much to his shock. "A baby totally sucks!" he agrees and then finally freaks. "There's no way I'm cutting the hose!" "There's no way I'm letting you in the room when it happens!" "I love you!" "I love you so much!" Genius bantering. And Emily is at her usual brilliance: "Chins up, tummies in, gliiiide..." she demands of 12 stiff-looking little girls. So wrong, it was good. But back to Chris and Lorelai. They're giving it a chance. We're along for the ride, in a drop-top with a wicked sports engine and Italian leather seats. Like it or not. show less
Alright, is everyone calm? If not, take a deep breath. Another. One more. Are you all OK after that final scene? Good. So let’s be rational for a few minutes. We knew it was coming. We knew Chris would tell Lorelai he loved her, that she was the one, that their night together felt right, that he’d wait forever until she realized they were meant to be. (Yes, she was wearing a white gown and holding flowers. And he was dressed in what looked like a tie-less tux. But let’s not digress.) It happened. Said. Done. Wait, you’re probably saying. Why are we breezing right past this? Because it wasn’t the most important part of the ep. Not by a long shot. We’ll get back to that later.It happened at the kitchen table, as things usually do in the Gilmore home. The identity crisis. It was pretty close to the whole “who-am-I-where-am-I-going” Tony Soprano moment, but over boxes of Pop-Tarts, not a crazy uncle and a really gross gunshot wound. How long have ... read more

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