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2006, TV Show

Gilmore Girls Episode: "Knit, People, Knit!"

Season 7, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Stars Hollow prepares for a knitathon and Lorelai, who's participating, worries that the townsfolk aren't ready to accept her and Christopher as a couple; Anna stuns Luke when she tells him that she and April are moving to New Mexico; Rory and her friends throw Lucy a 2002-themed birthday party, where Rory finally confronts Marty about his indifference toward her; and T.J. tells Luke that Liz, who's ready to give birth at any moment, wants to have the baby at home.
Original Air Date: Nov 28, 2006
Guest Cast Danny Strong: Doyle McMaster Vanessa Marano: April Nardini Liz Torres: Miss Patty Krysten Ritter: Lucy David Sutcliffe: Christopher Haden Michelle Ongkingco: Olivia Marquand Scott Patterson: Luke Danes Sherilyn Fenn: Anna Nardini Kathleen Wilhoite: Liz Rose Abdoo: Gypsy Yanic Truesdale: Michel Gerard Wayne Wilcox: Marty Sally Struthers: Babette Dell Michael DeLuise: T.J. McKellen Aris Alvarado: Caesar
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Season 7, Episode 9
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Length: 42:49
Aired: 11/28/2006
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November 28, 2006: Knit One, Purl Two Season 7, Episode 9

Quick: What's the first thing you think of when you see someone knitting? What about an entire town full of people knitting, huge balls of yarn in Stars Hollow Square, and Sookie cooking up balls of spaghetti speared with bread sticks? Okay, we get it. This one is about children. A little too heavy-handed this time around. (Meanwhile, what town actually holds a knit-a-thon to save a beetle-infested bridge? Don't most New Englanders raffle off romantic swag like intimate candlelit dinners for two, midnight hay rides and weekend stays at cozy B&Bs?) So, of course, Liz finally had her baby. I loved how Luke rushed right over as she was delivering - at home, natch. Did you catch that huge smile when he first held his niece, Doula? (With a name like that, I hope this kid will pack a mean punch on the playground.) I don't think I've seen Luke that happy since he and Lorelai kissed on the gazebo the night they got engaged. Good thing, because holding that newborn finally lit a fire under his butt. I was pretty sure he wasn't going to let Anna take April to New Mexico without some sort of argument. But I was not prepared for the big confrontation at Anna's house. Could you believe how livid he was? He said all the right things - that April was his daughter too, that he has rights as her father, and that he'd fight Anna if he had to. Finally! (By the way, this was Scott Patterson's best scene in... I don't know how many episodes.) Now, if only Luke fought like that for Lorelai, maybe she wouldn't be tiptoeing around Stars Hollow with her new husband Christopher, receiving chilly welcomes from Babette and Miss Patty. And she wouldn't have to set Chris up on "man-dates" with Jackson, either. (By the way, when did he suddenly become Mr. Popular? I find Jackson slightly less grating than Taylor - and not by much. But I'll give him props for the whole soil-and-crop chat at the bar. Chris was smart enough to figure out the analogy, and later parrot it back to Lorelai as his own. Smooooooth.) Speaking of smooth: nice of Chris to put the kibosh on the knitting festival by throwing around his money, yet again. Yuk. Yes, it was generous to donate the $7,800 to meet the town's 10-grand goal. But it also sent everyone packing after only a few hours. The bridge was saved, thanks to Chris's trust fund - not the hard work of the dedicated Hollowites. When I look a little closer at the possible symbolism, I see a man who doesn't want any more children. I wonder if Lorelai knows about this? I doubt it, since she's too busy staging her own personal What Not to Wear episode, changing Chris out of his trademark tight clothes, reminding him go easy on the hair gel and sending him outside wearing a comfy outfit. Sounds like she's treating him, let's all say it together, like a child. We know he won't tolerate that for very long. I just wish we had a chance to see Lane and Zack in this ep. The cool couple expecting twins should've been the only two in SH allowed anywhere close to knitting needles and balls of yarn. show less
Quick: What’s the first thing you think of when you see someone knitting? What about an entire town full of people knitting, huge balls of yarn in Stars Hollow Square, and Sookie cooking up balls of spaghetti speared with bread sticks? Okay, we get it. This one is about children. A little too heavy-handed this time around. (Meanwhile, what town actually holds a knit-a-thon to save a beetle-infested bridge? Don’t most New Englanders raffle off romantic swag like intimate candlelit dinners for two, midnight hay rides and weekend stays at cozy B&Bs?)So, of course, Liz finally had her baby. I loved how Luke rushed right over as she was delivering — at home, natch. Did you catch that huge smile when he first held his niece, Doula? (With a name like that, I hope this kid will pack a mean punch on the playground.) I don’t think I’ve seen Luke that happy since he and Lorelai kissed on the gazebo the night they got engaged. Good thing, because holding that newbo... read more

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Premiered: September 19, 2006, on CW
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