Gilmore Girls: Season 2
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Lorelai and Rory Gilmore's unique mother-daughter relationship evolves this season as Lorelai ponders a surprise marriage proposal and Rory enters her next year at the exclusive Chilton Academy and continues her on again/off again romance with Dean. Friday night dinners with Lorelai's uptight parents keep up the family tradition of fun and friction, and Lorelai continues to works at the Independence Inn while dreaming of opening her own B&B. Meanwhile, at Luke's, coffee's not the only thing brewing as the gruff proprietor (Scott Patterson, Saw IV, V) realizes that Lorelai may be more than just his best customer. The series also stars Melissa McCarthy (Samantha Who?) as Lorelai's best friend, Sookie St. James; Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Dean; Edward Hermann (The Lost Boys) as Richard Gilmore; and, new this season, Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) as Jess, Luke's wild 17-year-old nephew. Plus, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) is a recurring guest star as Rory's classmate, Tristan.]]>
After the minor romantic speed bumps of the first season, the introduction of actual conflict into the second season of Gilmore Girls helped give the happy-goofy atmosphere of Stars Hollow a decided tension, as Rory tangled with her emotions over Jess and began the first tiny steps away from her good-girl persona. The episode "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," centered around the annual town auction of picnic baskets, was a wonderful portrait of Rory's conflicting adolescent feelings for both Dean and Jess. However, it was Lorelai's simmering chemistry with former flame Christopher, only hinted at in the first season, that gave the show its energy as well as its heartbreak, culminating in the stellar season finale "I Can't Get Started." But lest you think Gilmore Girls was centered only on romance, the second season also gave the expansive ensemble cast many hilarious moments, ranging from the hallway politics of Rory's private school to the town antics that shaped the Gilmores' daily lives. Through it all, the appealing Bledel and the radiant Graham exuded wit, charm, and a way with snappy patter not seen since the golden days of '30s screwball comedy. --Mark Englehart
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As for Rory, her junior year at Chilton has its ups and downs. and not just because of Paris. The ups would be "The Road Trip to Harvard" and making her society debut ("Presenting Lorelai Gilmore"), while the downside would be the rift between her and her grandfather because of Dean ("Sadie, Sadie") and the problems with Dean because of Jess ("There's the Rub" and "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"). If anything, the common denominator is to make sure that none of the Gilmore women are happy, which means Rory is mad at Lorelai for blaming Jess for the accident ("Help Wanted," Lorelai is mad at Emily for arranging their going to a spa together ("There's the Rub") and Emily is mad at Richard for quitting his job without consulting here ("The Bracebridge Dinner"). What? You thought Emily was going to be mad at Rory? Are you kidding? Have you not been watching this show?
For me the fascinating part is watching the yang of Lorelai and Emily's relationship compared to the yin of the Lorelai and Rory dynamic. For me some of the most memorable moments from season two are when Emily orders Richard to make up with Rory because if their granddaughter ever gets married she to know about it (Lorelai did not tell her parents about her engagement to Max) and the look on her parent's face with Lorelai gets her business school diploma ("Lorelai's Graduation Day"). But then a good rule of thumb is anytime we see a chink in Emily's armor it is a moment that will be hard to forget. I am still trying to make up my mind as to whether or not Lorelai has an even more strained relationship with her father than her mother, given his visit to her place of work ("Richard in Stars Hollow") and her visit to his new office ("Help Wanted"). I am certainly leaning in that direction, but it is still open to debate.
But overall the two emotional highpoints of the second season finding Lorelai giving and then receiving as good as she gets. The giving happens in "Teach Me Tonight" when a totally distraught Lorelai goes after Luke because of the car accident where Rory gets hurt (slightly hurt, but hurt is hurt, and there is a cast on her arm, mister), creating a serious rift in their relationship. The receiving is two episodes later in "Lorelai's Graduation Day" when Rory misses the big event and offers the most high speed combined heartfelt apology and verbal self-flagellation in television history (I agree with her, I think she had a stroke or something).
My strong affection for high-speed dialogue can be traced from "Gilmore Girls" back to "Moonlight" and beyond to "The Thing From Another World" and any movie starring Groucho Marx. Equally as strong is my enjoyment of gratuitous pop culture references, especially as manifested in "The Simpsons" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." So to have a series that combines both of these elements and provides deleted scenes on the DVD is one of those absolute joys you hear so much about (although my wife is tired of me explaining all of the references, allusions, and impromptu name dropping). Then again, while I knew from the start that Carole King was singing the show's theme song "Where You Lead" with her daughter Louis Goffin, I only recently figure out they had re-recorded the song with some of the lines changed to better fit the show (No, I do not fast forward through the title sequence; I always listen to the song).
I am also pleased to see that the "Gilmore Girls" is being seen around the world, although I have to wonder how the pop culture references translate into out cultures (I have no doubt people can speak real fast in any language). But you can see "Gilmore Girls" now from Argentina (the current season is on the Warner Channel Thursdays at 21:00 with past seasons shown weekdays at 11:30 and 16:30) to the United Kingdom (Sundays at 18:00 on Nickeloden U.K.). It is nice to think that Stars Hollow's madonna and child have gone international.
The 22 episodes (976 mins) will be released in a 6 disc set with full frame (1.33:1) video, and English stereo audio (English, French, Spanish subtitles). The set also sports some interesting special features:
!International Success - a look at Gilmore Girls in various territories.
!A Film by Kirk
!Gilmore Goodies & Gossip: On-screen factiods appear during one episode
!Who Wants To Argue: A montage of season two's greatest fights
01 Sadie, Sadie: Lorelai considers Max's wedding proposal.
02 Hammers and Veils: While Lorelai thinks about her wedding. Rory's extracurricular activities interfere with her romance with Dean.
03 Red Light on the Wedding Night: Sookie has a bachelorette party for Lorelai. Emily's stories make Lorelai think about what she really wants.
04 Road Trip to Harvard: Rory and Lorelai go on a road trip to Harvard University.
05 Nick & Nora/Sid& Nancy: Luke's teenaged nephew comes to live withhim.
06 Presenting Lorelai Gilmore: Emily asks Rory to make her debut at a Debutante Ball.
07 Like Mother, Like Daughter: Rory gets into an exclusive clique; Lorelai and Emily model matching outfits at a fashion show.
08 The Ins and Outs of Inns: Lorelai and Sookie decide to open their own inn.
09 Run Away, Little Boy: Rory is cast as Juliet in a class play and Dean is not happy about Tristin being selected to play Romeo.
10 The Bracebridge Dinner: When a blizzard causes a group to cancel for a historical dinner at the end, Lorelai invites friends to take their place.
11 Secrets and Loans: Lorelia doesn't have the money to treat her home for termits. Rory tells Emily, who offers a loan.
12 Richard in Stars Hollow: Richard tries to get used to retirement.
13 A-Tisket, A-Tasket: At a picnic basket auction, Jess outbids Dean for Rory's basket.
14 It Should've Been Lorelai: When Christopher shows up with a new girlfriend, Emily is upset that Lorelai and Christopher's relationship didn't work out.
15 Lost and Found: Rory loses the bracelet Dean made for her and accuses Jess. Luke wants more living space.
16 There's the Rub: Emily and Lorelai go to a spa.Rory is home alone.
17 Dead Uncles and Vegetables: Luke has to make funeral arrangements for his uncle.
18 Back in the Saddle: Richard decides to start a second career after helping Rory with a school project.
19 Teach Me Tonight: Rory helps Jess with his study, but they go for a drive and get into an accident.
20 Help Wanted: Lorelai volunteers to help Richard set up his consulting business. Lane decides to become a drummer.
21 Lorelai's Graduation: Richard and Emily show up for the ceremony, but Rory goes to New York with Jess.
22 I Can't Get Started: Christopher comes to town and decides to stay for Sookie's wedding. Lorelai finds out that he and his new girlfriend have broken up.
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