He goes to his mother's room and starts by looking around. He sees pictures of him and Nicky, knitting supplies, and paperback books. Next to her bed is a picture of Jack, Rebecca and the triplets. This prompts him to remember a phone call his mom made to him explaining that she called Jack's dad to get a few of her things, which concerned Jack. The conversation was short, a little tense, and quite sparse on details. His mom turned the conversation to Jack and Rebecca before she ended the call with "Don't let me keep you," a phrase she used to end their calls every week.
Jack explains that he and his mother had a hard life when they lived together, but they were both able to build new lives later on. He knows that this new life Marilyn had built was filled with love and joy. Then Jack expresses his gratitude to Debbie, Mike and all of her new friends for giving that to her. He ends his eulogy by saying, "don't let me keep you" before sitting with his family.
After a few Sunday night calls with his mother, Jack seems almost annoyed as silence falls after their small talk, and Marylin hangs up saying "Don't let me keep you." Once again, she doesn't want to cause any disruption to her son's life in This Is Us.
On this drunken phone call, he blames Stanley for looming over their heads and keeping them apart even in his absence. He further warns Stanley not to come to the funeral but Stanley still tells him he'll do what he pleases. But Jack gets another surprise at the funeral in This Is Us.
Number of times Rory or Lorelai treat their BFF like shit:Paris is MIA, but the scene with Rory and Lane bums me out. It's obvious that they've drifted apart and no longer have the type of close relationship where they share everything with each other. They make a pact to "never go this long without talking again" but I know firsthand how hard it is to keep that promise when you stop sharing the same experiences with someone. Their conversation is honest and Lane gives Rory good advice, but it all feels very awkward.
Best song of the episode:After Rory's DAR mixer, she walks into the pool house to find Logan, Colin, Finn, and Katrinka (Ailsa Marshall), the Dutch milkmaid, listening to "Twin Cinema" by the New Pornographers. This is the only song in the episode and thus, wins by default. I don't understand the character of Katrinka and am flummoxed that none of the writers spent one minute Googling Dutch culture to see if this characterization was even remotely accurate.
On the morning of the baptism, Rory wakes up and goes through the whole "Which [dress] goes better with a baby?" spiel that Lorelai similarly enacted with Luke. The off-white piece she chooses is better than Lorelai's low-cut peach slip dress, but I don't love the seaming on the bodice. Before the ceremony, she stops over at Lane's to stiffly catch up in her amazing bedroom, complete with shag carpet and John Vanderslice poster on the wall. Lane's big drama this episode is that Brian and Zack went behind her back and used the tour money she saved to purchase audio equipment they haven't researched. Lane needs to make some female friends who don't suck and start and start a band with them.
Daisy has become an intolerable bore. I hope she leaves service and goes to live with Mr Mason. With that uncontrollable temper (and the Depression not far off!) if she thinks she can land and keep a non-service job, she will be sadly mistaken.
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"Here's Not Here" is basically a sequel to Season 3's 12th episode "Clear" which featured almost exclusively Morgan (Lennie James) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln.) Tonight we don't see Rick, but we do get a big helping of Morgan, both in his Zen state and in the throes of Bad Crazy. 781b155fdc