All right, I liked Kirk turning himself into Luke, right down to the backward cap and the ''No Cell Phones'' sign. But that was about it as ''Gilmore Girls,'' in only its second episode of the season, felt run down.
My distaste for Alexis Bledel's acting is thoroughly documented, so I'm going to have a problem when there's a big dramatic moment built around her, as was the case tonight. The Luke-Lorelai stuff had some fair moments, thanks mainly to Ms. Graham, but not enough. And is it just me, or did Lane sound a lot like Paris tonight? I know, everyone speaks in similar cadences but there are differences and the Paris/Lane distinction was not clear -- alarming considering that Paris wasn't even in the episode for comparison.