8.07 Front Page News

(Previously viewed segments are important to the storylines you are about to read)

Previously on the Gilmore Girls

LORELAI: …I have two suggestions for you… sell my house… and maybe find a bigger place… together.

LUKE: I guess the choice is clear… We remodel… again.

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LORELAI: (She leans back on the bench and looks out) So Jackson walked home to get the car for you?

SOOKIE: (Smiles, and nods) He's too good for me.

LORELAI: (Smiles again adoringly) You deserve the best. (Pause) I hope to have that one day. (Looks at Sookie) What you have with Jackson.

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LUKE: (Makes it sound more official) Lorelai, will you marry me?

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LORELAI: (At FND) Luke and I have something to share

EMILY: What is it? What? Are you pregnant? (Lorelai makes yet another confused and outraged face) You're pregnant!?

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LORELAI: Luke asked me to marry him, and I said yes.

EMILY: (Randomly) Don't you think it's too soon?

LORELAI: (Makes a face) What?

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EMILY: (Randomly speaks up) I want to be a part of the wedding. I want to help plan it. (Everyone looks at her again)

LORELAI: Oh my god! Is it bipolar night in Emily-land?!

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JACKSON: (With an exhausted smile) She's here.

LORELAI: (Gasps very slightly) It's a she?!

JACKSON: (Nods) Yeah… Victoria Leigh Bellville.

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LORELAI: How's everything? Meet anyone new?

RORY: I don't think I'm ready for that yet.

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LORELAI: How is your new job?

RORY: It's going great so far. I really like the people, they are so much fun...but...

LORELAI: But?

RORY: ... there's this guy. I don't get a good vibe from him... (a shot of Nate walking away as Rory tries to engage in some conversation – then it cuts to Rory noticing Lorelai's distracted expression) Are you okay?

LORELAI: (Sighs, then smiles) I'm fine.

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LUKE: You left for work very early this morning… what's going on with you?

LORELAI: Nothing's going on with me.

LUKE: Are you sure?

LORELAI: (Fakes a chuckle) Yes, I'm sure.

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EMILY: (Seeing Lorelai distant) Lorelai. (Lorelai doesn't respond — and her eyes express that her mind is million miles away) Lorelai! Tell me what's going on.

LORELAI: (Wanting desperately to confide in someone — even if it's Emily, she holds back her tears) I think I may be pregnant.

EMILY: (Even more surprised) What?

LORELAI: (Shakes her head) But I don't know for sure. (She looks down at her hands, then smiles through her 'almost' tears) But I want to be so bad. I didn't know I did until I suspected that I could be. But I'm afraid (Emily is stunned at her gradual increase of emotions)… I'm afraid that I will find out that I'm not.

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EMILY: (Sternly she walks over to the wall table and grabs her purse). Come.

LORELAI: (Confused) Mom? Where are we going?

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STATE DIRETION:
Emily pacing the room with boxes of pregnancy tests on the bed.

STAGE DIRECTION:
Lorelai, tentatively stares at herself in the mirror as she places the pregnancy test on the counter.

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EMILY: (Swallows a bit before she speaks) Well?

LORELAI: (Cautiously) Déjà vu. Only 23 and a half years later.

EMILY: (With a tentative expression, she takes a small breath) I see. (She doesn't know what to say).

LORELAI: Go ahead mom… I know you want to give me the speech. (She stands there in front of her mother, waiting for her to go off on her)

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EMILY: (Composes herself, and sighs) I guess the wedding dress will need to be altered. (She goes back to organizing the boxes into a bag).

LORELAI: (Confused at Emily's non responsiveness) That's it?

EMILY: I'm not planning on using up my final objection, Lorelai, if that's what you're hoping. (She returns to the boxes).

This makes Lorelai smile. Camera closes in on her face.

TEASER FOLLOWS DIRECTLY AFTERWARD…

TEASER

INT. LORELAI'S CHILDHOOD BEDROOM – THURSDAY MORNING

Emily takes the bag full of pregnancy tests as she makes her way to the door. She wants to dispose of them.

LORELAI: (Lightly touches her stomach, still intoxicated by the news. Then she snaps out of it and looks up quickly) Mom! (Emily turns on her heel as she opens the door to the bedroom).

EMILY: Yes?

LORELAI: Don't tell anyone.

EMILY: (Confused, she closes the door and walks a few steps closer) What do you mean, don't tell anyone?

LORELAI: I don't want anyone else to know…

EMILY: (Cuts in) Well Lorelai, I think it will be difficult to keep that a secret when the second trimester comes along. (Sarcastically jokes) And I believe you're a little too old for me to send you to a private boarding school in Europe. I don't believe they do that anymore.

LORELAI: (Sighs) I meant… don't tell anyone until I break the news to Luke.

EMILY: (Still a bit surprised, she looks to her side to contemplate) Well…

LORELAI: (Earnestly) Promise me you won't tell anyone.

EMILY: (Finding it a difficult task) Not even your father?

LORELAI: (Shakes her head) No one. Not until I share the news with Luke.

EMILY: (Sighs, still finding it a difficult task) Fine… as long as you call me as soon as it happens. (Stresses) I've never kept a secret from your father before…

LORELAI: (She smiles and closes her eyes for a moment) I promise. (Sincerely) Thank you, mom.

EMILY: (Sighs as well) Well then… now that's settled, I should get rid of these (as she gestures to the bag, she turns on her heel. However, Lorelai makes her turn again).

LORELAI: (With a faint, childlike manner) Mom? (Emily senses the different tone, and turns immediately – then looks at Lorelai's face. Lorelai takes a moment before she questions Emily) Aren't you happy for me?

EMILY: (Another difficult task falls upon her – depicting emotions when it comes to her own daughter. She takes a moment to look directly at her in a tentative manner. Then with one classy nod, she replies) I am. (It's almost as if for a nanosecond, there was a smile – or the hint of one. Emily leaves the room).

This makes Lorelai smile at how times have changed (sort of). She sits down on the bed and contemplates.

OPENING CREDITS.

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Short teaser, I know. But this is how I wanted the scene, and didn't see it requiring more. I will update with the second segment as soon as possible. Any predictions as to how this episode will play out?

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you all for the reviews. And also wanted to let you know what my plans are in regards to this series.

As you may be aware, I began this series back in June and didn't really think I would carry on. However, with your support – I feel that I can reach 22 episodes. I believe I'm ahead of schedule. If this was the real series, we would be viewing the 2nd or 3rd episode. So, in light of the holiday season just around the corner, I will be taking a long break after 8.10 (or 8.11, if you really would like to see Christmas in Gilmore-land), and will return mid January with the new episodes. Also, upon my return – I plan on completing each episode (4 segments) within one week. I hope that's alright with you.

Stay tuned.