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Gilmore Girls Episode: "Hay Bale Maze"

Season 7, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: As Stars Hollow prepares for the annual Spring Fling Festival, Rory brings Logan home to see where she grew up, but there's tension in the air between him and Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory waits to hear news after a job interview with the Providence Journal-Bulletin; April visits Luke and he adjusts to the changes that come with having a teenage daughter; and the town is up in arms when Taylor uses the entire festival budget to build a hay-bale maze.
Original Air Date: Apr 17, 2007
Guest Cast Todd Lowe: Zack Van Gerbig Scott Patterson: Luke Danes Danny Strong: Doyle McMaster Sally Struthers: Babette Dell Liz Torres: Miss Patty Ted Rooney: Morey Dell Rose Abdoo: Gypsy Yanic Truesdale: Michel Gerard Vanessa Marano: April Nardini Aris Alvarado: Caesar
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Season 7, Episode 18
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Length: 42:03
Aired: 4/17/2007
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April 17, 2007: My Favorite Things Season 7, Episode 18

This was one of those episodes. You know, if you turned away for a just a minute to grab another Diet Coke, you missed Lorelai and Logan making nice. In the middle of the night. In her kitchen. Who'd have thought, right? Well, come to think of it, a lot of loose strings were nicely tied up in this ep. Here are a few of my faves: 1. Luke and Lorelai make up. Sure they've run into each other tons of times and always do the awkward small talk. Lorelai's answer to Luke's "How are you?" is always "polite, succinct, fine." But when Lorelai runs into Luke while stranded in the middle of Taylor's dopey hay maze (symbolism alert!) they really did have the perfect conversation. First, Lor apologized for running off to be with Chris that night. (And yeah, why didn't she do that sooner? Not cool.) Then Luke fessed up to using April as a way to push away Lorelai. (It took a custody battle and her cross-country move to figure that one out? Oh well, I'll take it.) Loved how Lorelai noticed April's silver Apache bracelet, a sign of Luke's commitment to his daughter. Even better? When Luke showed Lor out of the maze. Hmm now what do you think that sign means? 2. Logan does a Gilmore. Minds out of the gutter, please. I am talking about the much-needed appeal Logan made to his girlfriend's mother, after a very long and shaky history with Rory. And then there's the recent matter of losing millions on a shady business deal. Smart idea to bury the hatchet. But I thought it was extra smooth to remind Lorelai that he is now doing exactly what she did: leaving a life of wealth and privilege to make it on his own. A little too Sybil for me. (Wasn't he just playing the role of Christopher Hayden?) But hey, if the wasted Yalie is going to finally remove the silver spoon from his mouth and pay for his own credit card bills, well Boola! Boola! as they say at his alma mater. 3. Rory ditches The Pro Jo for The NYT. Gutsy move for the logical planner girl who does up a pro/con list in the middle of the night on her laptop. I had a feeling she'd go for the fellowship - and not just because of all her waffling about Providence, or whether it would be better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond. You can't be around Logan without being a little inspired by his cojones. So she ditched the sure thing for the long shot. She might not get the coveted internship, but this writer says she still made the right move. Go for your dreams and start early. 4. April grows up. OK, she's still sort of a geek: the brainiac books on vacation, the hypertalk and the endless prattling of random facts. But I did laugh out loud when she said New England "can, like, suck it" because it's not nearly as old as the ancient pueblos in New Mexico. (Full disclosure: I lived in Boston for almost 10 years.) The bracelet was sweet - especially when April told Luke, "the Apache say turquoise is like a piece of sky that falls to the earth" - and so was helping him out at the diner when he was swamped with orders. Was it just me, or did her super-long, super-straight dark hair and those new brown glasses remind you of Kennedy, that old VJ from MTV? They even talk alike. Scary. Runners-up: - Zack and Lane name the twins Kwan and Steve. I was hoping for something more rock and roll, but let's wait for their explanation. - Logan put on pants, a shirt, socks and shoes to get a drink of water in the middle of the night. You know, just in case Lorelai sees him and thinks he's David Hasselhoff. - Hay became a symbol of spring in Stars Hollow. Don't they save the mazes for Octoberfest? - The commercials. OK, was that Alyssa Milano all sexed up in that hot silk dress, shilling for depilatory cream??? Fine, she's got a great body. But I really don't care how she deals with her hairy legs. If that wasn't funny enough, I bet you loved that Chanel commercial. When I am putting on lipstick, I'm pretty sure I'm wearing more than a bed sheet. I'll double-check next time. And what was up with the weird Oreo eating contest? OK, it was for charity, which is always a good thing. But when I heard the phrase "one final lick-off," cookies did not come to mind. Sorry. And on that note, I am going to pour myself a tall glass of milk and go to sleep. Now it's your turn. Write in with your favorite moments. show less
This was one of those episodes. You know, if you turned away for a just a minute to grab another Diet Coke, you missed Lorelai and Logan making nice. In the middle of the night. In her kitchen. Who’d have thought, right? Well, come to think of it, a lot of loose strings were nicely tied up in this ep. Here are a few of my faves:1. Luke and Lorelai make up. Sure they’ve run into each other tons of times and always do the awkward small talk. Lorelai’s answer to Luke’s “How are you?” is always “polite, succinct, fine.” But when Lorelai runs into Luke while stranded in the middle of Taylor’s dopey hay maze (symbolism alert!) they really did have the perfect conversation. First, Lor apologized for running off to be with Chris that night. (And yeah, why didn’t she do that sooner? Not cool.) Then Luke fessed up to using April as a way to push away Lorelai. (It took a custody battle and her cross-country move to figure that one out? Oh well,... read more

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