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Kill Me Now
Season 1, Episode 2
Original airing: October 19, 2000
My Rating: 66
It was quite enjoyable this week getting to see the unexplored relationship of Rory and Richard. They seem like an excellent match and they do end up getting along really well. The concept of Rory wanting to be involved in the life Lorelai fled is excellent for generating genuine conflict between several characters. We see Lorelai lash out at Emily and Rory in this episode due to Lorelai’s own discomfort.
I really liked that at the same time we saw a very strong side of Lorelai at the Inn. She masterfully balanced all elements of the wedding, keeping her staff and the guests happy and in line. She also humbled herself to her mother and Rory when she realized just how crazy she had allowed herself to become about the golf outing.
Jackson and Sookie are quite the pair. It’s easy to see that their dynamic is long-suffering and built on more than just purchasing produce. The levity of their interactions was great compared to the rather serious part of Lorelai’s story.
It was interesting to see the return of the DSL installer as a swan delivery man. Not sure what to make of that and the fact that Lorelai doesn’t recognize him. This is a problem with recurring bit people who have a distinctive look.
I was pleased with this episode. Nothing in particular felt poorly done to me. The boob argument was ridiculous, but I think it was intentional to show just how off the rails Lorelai was feeling about Rory entering her grandparents’ country club world.
The Strawberry Confrontation was adorable and I absolutely loved Sookie chasing Jackson down the street. Duck and weave!
The Bottom Line:
This episode didn’t have quite the highs and lows of the first two. It felt like the show starting to settle into its style and I really enjoyed it. That being said, it didn’t “wow” me at any point either.