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Gilmore Girls Episode: "French Twist"

Season 7, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Lorelai and Christopher take his daughter to Paris, where they spend their time fighting jet lag and hunger, but also succumb to the romance of the city; Zack and Lane receive surprising news regarding their impending parenthood and Lane finally tells Mrs. Kim she's pregnant. Rory retires as Daily News editor and realizes she doesn't know what she wants to do after Yale; she later calls her new friends to cheer her up and discovers that Lucy's boyfriend is her old friend Marty (Wayne Wilcox).
Original Air Date: Nov 14, 2006
Guest Cast Michelle Ongkingco: Olivia Marquand Rona Benson: Joni David Sutcliffe: Christopher Haden Amy Sloan: Sheila Danny Pudi: Raj Wayne Wilcox: Marty Krysten Ritter: Lucy Scott Patterson: Luke Danes Keiko Agena: Lane Kim Todd Lowe: Zack Van Gerbig Liz Torres: Miss Patty Adam Hendershott: A.K. Devon Michaels: Bill John Cabrera: Brian Fuller
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Season 7, Episode 7
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Length: 41:07
Aired: 11/14/2006
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November 14, 2006: Mrs. Hayden, I Presume? Season 7, Episode 7

Unless you unplugged your computer and your TV and you ignored the recent cover of TV Guide, you already knew that Chris was going to propose. I'd be very impressed if you managed to hide from the news. The only true surprise was exactly how he'd do it. Say what you will about Chris (and most everyone has), he is tres romantic. Sure, he had to throw a ton of Euros around to get the most gorgeous restaurant in Paris to open at 5 am and serve them a candlelit dinner alongside a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. It worked, but I wondered if Lorelai wouldn't have been just as happy if he'd asked during a stroll along the Seine as the sun rose over Paris. It just seems odd how our boho girl has fallen for all of the fancy stuff she once eschewed: the five-star hotel; the huge comfy bed with silk sheets (but no mini bar?); the waiters standing like soldiers, ready to honor any request, towels folded over arms. When Lorelai came back to Stars Hollow, did you notice how she hid her hand for at least a minute before Chris called her Mrs. Hayden? ( What??? She changed her name ???) I don't know. (Sigh) Maybe because I knew about this proposal for so long, I was just waiting for it to be over already. That marriage should have made this episode, but I thought the scenes with Lane, Zack and Mrs. Kim were much better. They're having twins! (When Zack looked at the sonogram, he delivered my favorite line: "This could be our album cover! It's our prenatal Nevermind!" Genius Nirvana ref!) While Zack was screaming, "Hit me! Hit me!" when they told Mrs. Kim that Lane was pregnant, I had a feeling she'd be thrilled. Of course she'd want them to move in with her; good for them for standing up to her. But when she kicked out Brian and moved in with them, I couldn't help but think she'd pulled off a classic Emily Gilmore. Poor Lane and Zack. As for baby names? I say go for Keith and Mick. And now, let's chat about Rory. This whole who-am-I-where-am-I-going thing? (The, uh, same crisis her mom had in this season's first ep?) Not so sympathetic. Where did this suddenly come from? When you are the editor in chief at the best Ivy League school paper, you go on to become a successful journalist. It's almost a given. And it's what she's always wanted! Fine, her boyfriend is in London. And she's not editor anymore. And she's about to graduate in a few months. Yes, it isn't easy to deal with these things. But didn't Rory just have the same breakdown last year under grandma's roof? Her sob story seemed tired and recycled. One good thing: This time she's crying on the bathroom floor with hot-pink highlights and two new girlfriends. I will say that her having friends as a support system, instead of mom, is an improvement. Rory needs to connect more with her peers. (They talk like such Cali girls, it's scary to think that a) "Like, oh, my god!" is back in vogue, and b) they actually go to Yale.) Too bad one of her new pals is dating Marty, who looked absolutely great. I'm not sure why he acted like he and Rory had never met; I guess he's embarrassed that he once was interested in her. Maybe now that he's back in the picture, he'll ditch Miss Valley Girl for Miss Stars Hollow. We all know that Rory's going to need a shoulder once she finds out what mom, er, Mrs. Hayden, just did in Paris. show less
Unless you unplugged your computer and your TV and you ignored the recent cover of TV Guide, you already knew that Chris was going to propose. I’d be very impressed if you managed to hide from the news. The only true surprise was exactly how he’d do it. Say what you will about Chris (and most everyone has), he is tres romantic. Sure, he had to throw a ton of Euros around to get the most gorgeous restaurant in Paris to open at 5 am and serve them a candlelit dinner alongside a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. It worked, but I wondered if Lorelai wouldn’t have been just as happy if he’d asked during a stroll along the Seine as the sun rose over Paris. It just seems odd how our boho girl has fallen for all of the fancy stuff she once eschewed: the five-star hotel; the huge comfy bed with silk sheets (but no mini bar?); the waiters standing like soldiers, ready to honor any request, towels folded over arms. When Lorelai came back to Stars Hollow, did you notice how ... read more

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