QUOTE(pollystyrene @ Dec 6 2006, 06:41 PM)
Was it just me, or did Christopher seem to *forget* about Gigi when he proposed his "let's make a baby" idea to Lorelai? When he said "The last one turned out okay", referring to Rory...or was it just implied that he meant the last one with Lorelai....cuz it sounded to me like he meant the last kid he had, with Lorelai or not.
Ugh, that scene was the most manipulative. Chris has been written as the absolute worst father and husband I've ever seen portrayed on television. When Gigi was born, he wasn't even thinking of being around--Lorelai and Rory were stuck looking after his crazy girlfriend when she gave birth! Remember also that at the same time, he was cheating on his pregnant girlfriend with Lorelai! And he was a graciously absent father where Rory was concerned from the moment of conception to over-the-top-luncheon as she's about to graduate from Yale. He's always had this likeable veneer (but I always thought that was something we were supposed to see because of Lorelai's persistent adolescent feelings about him), but really, he's really neglectful.
So now he's sulking because he's jealous that Lorelai held an infant in the presence of Luke (the diner guy?) and she doesn't want to:
1) move from a town where she's lived for all of her adult life, and where she's built a business she seems to want to continue to run
2) up and have another kid when he's planning to unload his latest one on her even though she's still working on his first abandonned child, and even though she's approaching her 40's already and probably wants a break from running after his cast off babies for a while?
3) change from having the kind of crappy food choices she's always made--even though he thinks he can determine what she eats now, too? That supermarket scene was just terrifying and so "my way or the highway" of Chris.
No wonder Lorelai's so resistant to everything he suggests.
Yeah, I think the lawyer was a little negative about Luke's chances of getting April for partial custody. I know our legal system can be slanted towards the mother, but to say he has little chance of gaining custody, someone who obviously wants to help raise his daughter, who's had his choices taken away from him for the past 12 years?
And has no criminal convictions (Luke was feeling guilty about a traffic accident in that interview--it's his only "brush with the law") and a stable, profitable business, and owns property in a town he contributes a great deal towards, and can provide for April in terms of time and means. And who warrants enough trust that April's mother has no qualms with leaving her daughter with him for weeks at a time while she goes off to look after her own mother. What judge would deny him, at all?
If I can remember this stuff, and you can remember this stuff, how come the writers on this show are so quick to forget it all? Makes me wonder if they've ever seen this show before they were hired to turn it into a soap opera/drinking game.