I’m assuming you are not a mother? I think Lorelai’s reaction was very realistic and justified because Rory was in a car accident. People die in car accidents, anything could have happened. And Rory had never been in a real danger before, so Lorelai was entirely unprepared for the situation. When you have kids, think about this again and tell me that Lorelai was unreasonable.
Plus I thought that Chris coming when needed for once was beautiful.
Having raised a teenager, I still think it was fucking ridiculous. The first thing Rory said was that she was fine. She broke her arm. That is not life threatening. It isn’t even close to life threatening. Yet Lorelai and Christopher acted as if she was going to keel over any second.
What’s worse, they both acted as if Jess was at fault when it was very clearly not something anyone could have prepared for. It’s not as if Rory had never been in an accident involving a car before. In the very first season she was hit by a deer and no one cared other than to laugh. Had the same thing happened without Jess there wouldn’t have been nearly the same reaction. It wasn’t fear of car accidents, it was a horribly biased response because Lorelai didn’t like who Rory was hanging out with.
I’m an only child—a daughter at that—and while maybe not every parent would have had such an over-the-top reaction, there is nothing unrealistic about the way Lorelai and Chris reacted. I got hit in the head with a rock once, and the only reason they guy who threw it didn’t get his ass beaten to a pulp by my father was because, when my dad came boiling on out of the house looking for blood, he was standing at the base of the stairs to see if I was ok and apologize. I fully believe that a huge part of Lorelai’s anger in this scene is at the fact that Jess wasn’t there. It doesn’t matter that he made sure she was ok first, he should have stuck around to explain things and fade the heat for it. The more Lorelai hunted for him (because Rory broke her arm, and it seems to me that’s the worst injury she’s ever gotten at that point at least, and the fact that it was a teenage boy driving her car into a bench? probably had something to do with it) the longer her anger had time to build and fester until she was ready to tear his head off and yell down his neck.
It’s also not at all comparable to when Rory got hit by a deer, because for one thing, she wasn’t injured and she didn’t have to call her mother from the hospital about it, and for another, it was a deer running into her car, not someone else driving and getting her into an accident.
The part I hated about this whole affair was Lorelai tearing into Luke about it, as if the whole thing was his fault, telling him to go to Hell for daring to be worried about his nephew who was nowhere to be found. That pissed me off, and it was one of the few times I found myself mentally calling Lorelai an asshole and wanting her to shut up so badly before I started disliking her. Of course it was because Jess wasn’t there for her to yell at and she needed some outlet for her anger or she might well have exploded, but it was still absolutely horrible and uncalled for and Luke certainly didn’t deserve it.
(As for Chris and Lorelai sleeping in the chairs beside Rory’s bed? Lol, there was one time my dad broke about twenty traffic laws to get to the hospital just so he could hold my hand while I got stitches (five, for a pretty tiny cut comparatively, nothing major like a broken or fractured bone), and he wouldn’t let me out of his sight for a week afterwards. Rory is Lorelai’s world, it is not at all inconceivable that she was so completely freaked out (even though Rory really was fine and it was only a fracture) that she couldn’t sleep without knowing she’d be able to see her baby girl there and safe the instant she opened her eyes.)
I might change my mind later on, I’m only on season three right now, but as it stands this is basically how I feel about him right now.
Lorelai and Rory both liked to pretend that they were working class everyman types and it drove me mad. Shut the fuck up, you both had every opportunity handed to you without anything close to the sort of work actual working class kids have to put in.
That’s not really fair, honestly. Lorelai showed up with a year-old Rory on the steps of an Inn, completely penniless, and worked her way up from a maid to running the place without help or a single hand-out from anybody. Then she put herself through a business degree so she could start her own Inn from scratch. If that’s not a working-class success story, I really don’t know what is.
Her parents only became involved when she had no other option (and at that all she wanted from them was tuition money, nothing else, so that her daughter could have the opportunities she never did, she flipped her lid at her mother so much as school shopping for Rory). Even when her house was in danger of literally falling down through the foundation (the termite-problem in season two), she refused to accept monetary assistance, and only agreed to let her mother co-sign a bank loan because that was the only way they’d give it to her.
Granted I’m barely on season three, so I don’t know what happens later on, but this is my perspective from what I’ve binge-watched so far.
we need a universal hand signal for “my parents don’t know about that”
i was talking to a guy and he said “if there were no laws you could be raped at any point of the day” and i replied with “yeah and i could retaliate by stabbing the rapist, hey i mean there are no laws” and he said “rape isn’t that bad, stabbing someone is a little over dramatic” wtf.
PAINT YOUR NAILS WITH HIS BLOOD.
a sweatshirt that’s blank when you’re inside
but then has writing on it when you go outside
this is something I never knew I needed in my life until now
This is destined to be worn by mamebig
I want to see Roland turn to Robin and go “Where’s mommy?” And just as Marian’s about to perk up he sees Regina out the window and jumps up to go run to her.
Yeah, that would be awesome. I would love, especially, to see the expression on Marian’s face when her son runs to the woman that killed her and is the reason Roland didn’t grow up with a mom.
Then again that’s Regina’s MO. She killed Kurt because he wouldn’t let her play mommy to Owen. She imprisoned the woodcutter so she could try and talk his kids into calling her mommy. So it would be just like her to want to be mom to the son of the woman she killed.
Regina’s spent like a few hours with Roland. This isn’t like a ‘they’ve been dating for a year and Roland thinks of Regina as mom, it’s ‘Regina and Robin had two dates and one of them included ice cream with Roland.’ thing. You don’t usually call someone mom after an ice cream.
Marian didn’t get to raise her son for the last few years because of Regina. But hey, it would be totally awesome to continue to hurt Marian so that Regina can have everything she wants without having to regret what she’s done, apologize, or anything.
Can you please not tag things like this in Marian tags when you’re wanting to have her son call Regina mom?
Best of Paris Geller
everyone has that “thing” about them that people talk about when you’re not there.
WHAT IS MINE
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