“The Great Stink” Recap: I had to use closed captioning!

Usually people aren’t so excited about closed captioning. I had to turn it on during “The Great Stink” because the “Gilmore Girls” were actually saying stuff I didn’t know about. So I had to turn it on so I could read how to spell it so I could google it later. I’m just that much of a dork. First, it was off to find out what gerunds means (I still have no idea). Then I tried to translate what “Bon Viant” means, but I came up with nothing, so I let that one go.  Then I read a little bit about Captain Blythe (no link because I couldn’t find a solid biography, the show described him pretty well), & found out what an epaulet is, as well as a middy. Then there were searches for various kinds of vegetable soda & a cute plaid shirt like Lorelai was wearing. I missed about 3 references in the first 15 minutes.  This is mostly because I wasn’t expecting them because Season 6 has been sucking lately.  It will be interesting when I try to insert my new words into everyday conversation.

Ok, in between all my quickly writing down words, there was also a show.  I think that they didn’t show a proper preview last week because it would have been boring. Hey, you can have plot or words like gerunds, I’ll get my plot from other shows. I’ve never been so excited for relationships to fall apart.  I’m completely rooting for Sherry & Bobbie to break up Lorelai+Chris & Rory+Logan.  Come on girls, I believe in you, you can totally do this. The pickle storyline reminded me too much of when Kirk was in charge of the Easter egg hunt & he didn’t make an egg map & the town smelled of rotting eggs.  However, this episode was better than most we’ve seen lately, including Season 6.  Lorelai was right, Chris is no Luke. Sorry, I’m scatterbrained in this review because of all my new words & the prospect of drinking celery soda. I’m on brain overload with all the new information, it’s like eating too many pixie sticks. Now I just pointed out my scatterbrained-ness, way to go Sarakastic.  I’m just that excited.  What were your thoughts on this episode?

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About Sarakastic

I've watched every episode of Gilmore Girls several times. I moved to a small town that reminded me of Stars Hollow. I've subconsciously had my haircut to look like Lorelai. Gilmore Girls is my life, I just have to find Luke. (Well, I didn't have a kid when I was 16, but other than that...)

8 thoughts on ““The Great Stink” Recap: I had to use closed captioning!

  1. CJ

    I think perhaps the phrase is “bon vivant” (closed captioning is known to have its own mistakes), French for epicure (someone who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink). Also, a gerund is a grammar term, and it is simply a verb form used as a noun. It ends in -ing, and here is an example: “Watching GILMORE GIRLS can be an obsession for some.” In this sentence, “watching” is the subject, but this “noun” is formed from the verb “to watch.” Finally, Captain Bligh was the captain on the British Royal Navy ship the “Bounty” against whom a mutiny was led (hence “Mutiny on the Bounty”). I tend to be a bit of a fanatic about this show, too, and I hope you are not offended by my English teacher (yes, I admit I am) corrections.

    I agree with you on the pickles seeming too reminiscent of the rotten eggs, and I simply haven’t made up my mind about this season yet. My own sense of (perhaps morbid) curiosity will keep me watching until the bitter end, no matter how angry it might make me.

  2. Sarakastic

    Thanks for all the great information. You really deserve a medal for all that, you would be great on a quiz show! Please come & visit again. (Ah, I’m replying to CJ, not to my own article, although that was a lot of great information too)

  3. Trish Ryan

    I haven’t seen last night’s episode yet, but it sounds daunting! I got caugt in an all-out battle over gerunds my sophomore year in high school, and the gerunds won. I left my AP English class and enrolled in a class where the teacher had us write 200 word journal entries on vital topics like, “The importance of taking good telephone messages.” It was YEARS before I realized that I could be a writer even if I NEVER understood what a gerund was. I may have lost the battle, but I’m gonna win the war 🙂

  4. Paula

    I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan, especially the pop references and to see if I can catch up with them an catch them all. I did not get to see last nights episode so thank you so much for your update. Is anyone else wondering why Luke is staying in the background on all of this? Who is Bobby? I would love Sherry to break them up, she did it before why not, it seems repeating relationships is the theme here. It seems I missed a good episode. What about Lane? Who was the beautiful girl Rory was upset about at dinner with Logan?

  5. Girl Friday

    I commend you for doing so much research! Maybe I should go back and rewatch. I only half-watched because Rory whining about Logan is meh… Thanks for another great recap!

  6. krista

    Ok- I hate to put this on you, but again, you are my only connection to the show.

    Help me.

    I don’t have thoughts on the episode because I come here to read about it and this post was a little confusing (albiet still very enjoyable) for me given that I didn’t see it.

    Am I starting to annoy you yet?

  7. Kaitlin

    I dont have much thoughts on this episode besides that it was okay somewhat. The ending I sorta liked. But I really cant stand Chris.

  8. Anne

    CJ was right about bon vivant!
    I really like this episode too, it was such a surprise, but a good one 😉

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