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Recap / Gilmore Girls S 05 E 20

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Season 5, episode 20

How Many Kropogs To Cape Cod?

Rory starts her internship. True to form, she takes a selfie with her first coffee there. She tries the version of "nice" that amounts to "fangirling" with Mitchum. Logan comes to the Gilmore house for dinner. Lorelai wants to meet Logan, so she goes to dinner there as well.

Maid of the week: Beatrice, who thinks fragrant lilies are the thing to sit next to at dinner.

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  • Agony of the Feet: Rory's shoes on her first day of internship are not made for walking, or maybe it's just that she's not used to being on her feet all day.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Inverted. Rory only becomes a fangirl of Mitchum's after she gets an internship from him.
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  • Brick Joke: Lorelai thinks too big of a deal is being made of her sitting on her own.
  • Blatant Lies: Logan has to leave dinner early and has an excuse which Lorelai sees through: What 22-year-old has an early day on a Saturday?
  • Call-Back: Lorelai wants to go back to the museum when her nightmares about the "I love Jesus" manequin have subsided.
  • Captain Obvious:
    • The receptionist at the Gazette guesses Rory was hoping to be in some sort of newspaper room.
    • A guy tells Rory that he saw Huntsberger go into the room she's standing in front of right before she ran to the door as it slammed shut in her face.
  • Cassandra Truth: Emily and Richard don't believe that the Huntzbergers were awful to Rory.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • Taylor is trapped under a pile of manequins for two hours, but doesn't understand why Luke thinks the museum attendance is low.
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    • The Pope won't come to Friday night dinner as the Gilmores are Protestant.
    • A kropog measures distance, not volume, person desperately in need of a drink. (On the other hand, a cubed kropog should qualify.)
    • What would make a nine-and-a-half a ten? Another half-point.
  • Conspiracy Theory: Lorelai mentions one of hers to stop her parents hinting to Rory and Logan about marriage and babies. The have been dating for all of two weeks after all.
    Lorelai: I think internships are a communist plot.
  • Continuity Snarl: Rory claims she's never had a picture ID before.
  • Faking Amnesia: Emily and Richard's passive aggression toward Lorelai consists of forgetting what drink she likes.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: If you call Emily and don't get a word in edgewise initially, she will assume you're a stalker.
  • Hypocrite: As Logan points out, Mitchum hates double-talk but is really good at it.
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  • I Always Wanted to Say That: As a kid, Lorelai always wanted to say stuff like "I'll be back from Düsseldorf on Friday."
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Lorelai after drinks at the Gilmores'.
  • Irony: Emily finds it ironic that Lorelai, teen mother, is opposed to "kissing", even though Lorelai makes it pretty clear that she doesn't mean kissing.
  • Metaphorgotten: Richard asks if the internship was like hush money, then declares it impossible as there's no money, it's an unpaid internship.
  • Neologism: Kropog, a distance equivalent to the height if a Yale student named Maxwell T. Kropog who graduated in 1944.
  • No Party Given: Rory marvels at how neutral Mitchum Huntzberger is in his writing, being unable to tell if he's right-wing, left-wing, or middle-wing.
  • Passive Aggressive Combat: Richard and Emily feign amnesia about Lorelai's preferences in drinks.
  • Photographic Memory: Emily notices immediately that her antique sewing box isn't in its usual place.
  • Product Placement: The Lorelais watch their Roombas at work. There is much talk about Cape Cod.
  • Pun: Tom Firth writes Firth Things First.
  • Shipper on Deck: Emily and Richard really want Rory and Logan together.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Paris sings Walking On Sunshine.
    • If she doesn't stop, Rory threatens to tie her to a chair and play Hotel Rwanda on repeat.
    • When Paris isn't happy, the whole world is Deadwood
    • Rory doesn't want to look too Lois Laney at her internship.
    • Rory wonders if Logan has discussed Augusto Pinochet with his father.
    • Rory's philosophy class covers Baruch de Spinoza's Ethics.
    • Rory is reluctant to return Lorelai's blue sweater for fear all the stores in Hartford think she's "paper mooning" them.
    • Taylor has heard that 50 Cent swears by a certain type of ad.
    • Luke heard Led Zeppelin got started playing the three a.m. slot.
    • Mitchum hates My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music.
    • Lorelai finds Luke's indecisiveness about whether to publish the article where she "accidentally" badmouthed her mother reminiscent of the twist in Chinatown.
    • Logan gifts Richard a Spanish translation of Romeo and Juliet.


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