8.14 Out of Stars Hollow
Written by DieHardJavaJunkie14 and AudiRox
Previously on the Gilmore girls…
(A Scene from 8.06)
LORELAI: (Cuts him off) I'm pregnant, Luke.
LUKE: (Pulls back a bit) What?
LORELAI: (Without a single blink, she looks at his face) I'm about four weeks pregnant.
LUKE: (In shock) Ugh.
LORELAI: (Raises her eyes and repeats) We're going to have a baby.
LUKE: (Dumbfounded) Huh?
LORELAI: (Chuckles) Are you okay?
LUKE: We're going to have a baby?
LORELAI: (Nods) We are.
(Scene from 8.12)
MICHEL: (To Lorelai) You mean to tell me, you still haven't found out the sex of the baby?
LORELAI: No, Michel. I told you… Luke and I want to be surprised.
(A Scene from 8.11)
NATE: (Suddenly turns to face her) Stars Hollow?
RORY: Yeah, it's this little town…
NATE: Oh, I know where it is.
RORY: Oh yeah?
NATE: (Chuckles as he remembers) My first year at the Courant, I was given an assignment for the 'community beat'… spent a whole day in Stars Hollow… A man with a beard… I think his name was … Doose? He seemed to be running things over there.
RORY: (Chuckles) Oh, he's still running things even now.
NATE: … remember him well.
RORY: He's sure memorable. (Adds) Although, I don't remember ever reading anything on Stars Hollow…
NATE: It never ran. Got pulled last minute… (adds) I did get a lot of letters from Mr. Doose though… asking why the article was never published.
RORY: Oh, I'm sure he wasn't happy about that.
NATE: (Thinks) If I remember correctly, he insisted on reading the unpublished article… so I gave in… sent him a copy… and then I never heard from him again.
RORY: Huh. Wonder why. Taylor never gives up.
(As the discussion continues, we see a shot of Rory reading the article in the living room of Luke and Lorelai's house. She is clearly entertained by the piece).
NATE: (Smirks) I may have compared him to a couple of historical dictators in the article. Don't remember details… but I think that may have had something to do with the lack of correspondence from there on.
(A Scene from 8.13)
LORELAI: Do you have feelings for Nate?
RORY: (Taken back) What? I can't believe you just said that!
Angered, Rory leaves Lorelai.
RORY: (Nods as she looks out at the sidewalk) I'm glad I spent Valentines at the shelter.
NATE: (Smirks) And not with your significant other?
RORY: (Sighs) No significant other to speak of.
NATE: (Nods, then begins to descend the stairs) Well Gilmore… (Rory very slowly descends behind him as she looks at Nate)… don't feel bad. They are hard to come by. (He turns at the very last step and gives her a smile before he gets in his black Touareg. A look of hope wipes across Rory's face.)
Sitting in her car, Rory texts her mother…
LORELAI: (To Luke) Oh, it's from Rory.
Lorelai opens the phone, and reads the text she had just received. We then see that it reads, "I'm so sorry, mom... I was such a jerk. But why do you have to be right??!?"
Scene fades into the…
EXT. STARS HOLLOW – TUESDAY MORNING – LATE FEBRUARY
Scene opens on a lot of known and unknown townies on the streets of Stars Hollow – with boxes and boxes of decorations. While we hear the usual town noises in the background, Rory narrates to us the very anticipated article…
(The article was written almost six years ago, the stage direction is present time)
The infamous La La's start playing in the background…
RORY: What do you get when you mix "Small Town Girl", "Pleasantville", and "Mystic Pizza"? A little town, just outside of Hartford, called Stars Hollow.
STAGE DIRECTION: Camera pans across the center of the town as townies hang garlands and ornaments…
RORY: To say that Stars Hollow is a town that values community would be an understatement. With its weekly town meetings, monthly town events, and annual traditions, the citizens of Stars Hollow are actively involved in the way the town functions.
STAGE DIRECTION: We see Patty, followed by a dozen little boys and girls assembling near the gazebo…
PATTY: Single file line boys and girls! Single file line…
RORY: With the Bid-on-a-Basket festival fast approaching, Taylor Doose, town selectman, doesn't hesitate to make some executive decisions. "The Bid-on-a-Basket festival is one of our finest town events," says Doose. "As it's sponsored by Doose's Market, it has my name on it. Therefore, it's important to carefully screen these baskets to make sure that they live up to the integrity of the event that Stars Hollow is known for." The concept of the Bid-on-a-Basket festival is idyllic and charming. Those who wish to have their basket auctioned, pack and decorate a picnic basket for the rest of the event patrons to bid on. The winner of the basket is entitled to a picnic lunch with the basket maker.
STAGE DIRECTION: Taylor, with his arms stretched out starts to protest at how Kirk is carrying one of the big boxes…
TAYLOR: No, no! Not like that! You will drop it and break all the ornaments!
RORY: Despite the fact that to an outsider, Taylor Doose could be seen as a famous World War II dictator, Stars Hollow's respect for him is evident. The town's Renaissance Man, Kirk Gleason, is always willing to express his dedication to the event and to his town selectman.
KIRK: (As he secures the box) I got it! I got it!
RORY: "I've been doing this for so long, and I've lived here all my life, I can point at a basket and tell you exactly what's inside. Taylor's been my employer on and off for the majority of my life, and he likes these events to be perfect," says Kirk. When asked about his self proclaimed ability to predict what the baskets contained, Gleason picked up the ornately decorated basket closest to him. "This one's definitely full of delicacies. It's probably got scrumptious desserts and I can bet my life on the fact that this basket is edible," said Gleason, opening the basket to reveal the desserts. (Pause)
RORY: As the citizens of Stars Hollow work together to decorate the historic town square, Doose keeps the process moving to fit into his time slot. "This part never goes well," says Doose. "Does anyone take ladder safety seriously anymore? My God, will these people ever get it together?"
TAYLOR: (Runs to the other end of the gazebo) No! No! No! Not like that… there's an art to wrapping the garland around the banister!
RORY: Is there a future for this very unique and off-the-wall event created by an equally unique and off-the-wall townspeople? (Pause) Only time will tell.
Camera pans out on Stars Hollow as Taylor continues to delegate…
If you're wondering why it was Rory and not Nate that narrated the article for us, it's because Rory's is the known voice. Will update with second segment as soon as possible.
A big applause to DieHardJavaJunkie14 for giving us a taste of the anticipated article.