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Gilmore Girls Episode: "I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar"

Season 7, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Lorelai and Rory attend Friday-night dinner, where Lorelai is reluctant to tell her mom about her and Christopher's marital problems. But Emily has enough on her plate when the recuperating Richard complains about his dietary restrictions and Emily's strict no-alcohol rule. Meanwhile, Rory plans a birthday celebration for Logan, whose dad calls to invite him and Rory to dinner instead; and Liz and T.J. stay with Luke while their home is fumigated because of a moth infestation.
Original Air Date: Feb 20, 2007
Guest Cast Kathleen Wilhoite: Liz Danny Strong: Doyle Mcmaster Michael DeLuise: T.J. McKellen Scott Patterson: Luke Danes Sally Struthers: Babette Dell Gregg Henry: Mitchum Huntzberger Liz Torres: Miss Patty
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Season 7, Episode 15
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Length: 42:36
Aired: 2/20/2007
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February 20, 2007: Mocktails, Anyone? Season 7, Episode 15

Finally, a good solid dose of Stars Hollow! We wanted our lovable wacky townspeople back, and we got 'em! Who better than Miss Patty and Babette to gossip about Chris and Lorelai out loud in the diner as Luke was passing right by them with coffee and plates of food? Loved the bizarre code names: Chris was the beagle (though he probably should have been the hound), Lorelai was the hen (if anyone, Babette's the mother of all hens. I'm thinking a swan would've been more appropriate). And Luke was the rooster (that one actually makes sense, the domestic male). Why did those two even bother using symbolism? Not only was the conversation totally obvious - "Did the hen break up with the beagle or did the beagle break up with the hen?" - but Luke already knew, thanks to East Side Tilly "who was in here yesterday, blabbing her big mouth off." For a moment they considered whether Lorelai and Luke should get back together, causing Babette to deliver one of the strangest lines of the season, "Maybe the hen belongs with someone else, like a penguin or an ostrich." (There aren't too many available men left in S.H. I shudder over the possibilities.) One thing's for sure: Kirk will never be an ostrich contender. The "misunderstands everything" guy got outraged over their "perverse conversation" and the "reprehensible immorality" of a hen mating with an ostrich. Can we say cuckoo? Let's just hope those two don't think Taylor's the penguin. (Haven't seen him in a while. Don't miss him, don't care.) I could have used a dose of Zack and Lane instead of Liz and TJ, whose pity party for Luke was a little too loud for the middle-of-the-night conversation. Those two procreated? Ugh. And while he's not a Stars Hollow resident, the sudden appearance of Mitchum Huntzberger was a bit of a shocker. Not as surprising? The butt-kissing he gave Rory for turning Logan's life around. Wait until Daddy hears that Rich Boy lost a fortune on a bogus patent. Whoops! Those of you who prefer the drama inside the Gilmore mansion are probably just as giddy. Richard as a pain-in-the-ass patient? Hardly shocking. But watching him abusing the help was a genius Gilmore twist. But of course, Emily always manages to steal an episode. She finally told Lorelai what she always needed to hear: How proud she was of her daughter, an independent woman who survived, no, thrived, on her own without the help of a husband. And Em even admitted how helpless she was without Dick, just days after boasting how she keeps his life running smoothly. I'm not sure which was better: that she knew Lorelai and Chris had split without being told, or that she actually comforted her daughter. "It's not such a horrible thing, getting divorced," she said, patting Lorelai on the shoulder! "You're going to be fine." You just don't get that kind of affection out of this ice queen unless massive amounts of cocktails are involved. And wouldn't you know it, it was the alcohol talking. (I was hoping those were mocktails she was downing, but alas.) The next morning Emsie was back to her frigid self, coolly thanking Lorelai for her help, then dismissing her without even looking up from her morning paper. Heartbreaking. Let's hope that Lorelai, who's done the drunk-diatribe thing a few times before, knows the phrase in vino veritas: "in wine, there is truth." I say cheers, l'chaim and bottoms up to that. show less
Finally, a good solid dose of Stars Hollow! We wanted our lovable wacky townspeople back, and we got ’em! Who better than Miss Patty and Babette to gossip about Chris and Lorelai out loud in the diner as Luke was passing right by them with coffee and plates of food? Loved the bizarre code names: Chris was the beagle (though he probably should have been the hound), Lorelai was the hen (if anyone, Babette’s the mother of all hens. I’m thinking a swan would’ve been more appropriate). And Luke was the rooster (that one actually makes sense, the domestic male). Why did those two even bother using symbolism? Not only was the conversation totally obvious — “Did the hen break up with the beagle or did the beagle break up with the hen?” — but Luke already knew, thanks to East Side Tilly “who was in here yesterday, blabbing her big mouth off.” For a moment they considered whether Lorelai and Luke should get back together, causing Babette to de... read more

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