You Have to Know When to Play the “Mom Card”
Boy, does Lorelai know how to get serious when she needs to. She did it when she found out Rory was sleeping with a married Dean, and she used it when Rory dropped out of Yale. Although she came around to it eventually, I was proud of how she handled Rory’s plans to write a book about her life. With a firm, “Kid . . .,” or a simple, “This isn’t you,” she stands her ground and doesn’t budge, negotiate, or back-track. In those rare conversations, even my back stiffens from the other side of the TV screen.