In the bleak wilderness that is the absence of the Gilmore Girls movie, I’m now sifting through the garbage and finding sustenance in gems like these.
Actorsite has a few pages of the shooting scripts from a couple of episodes, including this scene from season 4 episode 22, Raincoats & Recipes, wherein the newly rebuilt Dragonfly Inn has its grand re-opening. Sookie has too many staff in the kitchen; Kirk seeks love (and loving) advice from Luke; Jason returns to win Lorelai back; and Rory goes home to fetch some CDs.
This scene slots in between Jason preparing for a long wait for Lorelai and Lulu telling Kirk she’s ready for bed.
INT. DRAGONFLY INN – DINING ROOM – A LITTLE LATER – NIGHT (NIGHT 4)
Dinner is over. A lot of the guests have cleared out. Coffee, cookies and board games have started. Jackson and Taylor are playing Monopoly. Rory and Tom are playing backgammon. Luke and Babette are playing Yahtzee. Kirk and Lulu are playing Life.
Taylor, stop it. You’ve counted it three times.
There’s no point in playing if you’re not going to play correctly.
Okay, fine. I’ll give you two hundred dollars and Park Place not to count that money again.
Jackson hands him the money and the property. Taylor chuckles to himself.
Oh, it’s just too easy.
Read it here, along with the scribbles and crossings out (or should that be crossing outs? Culs-de-sac?!): http://actorsite.com/freepages/scenes/scenes1/lorelei-jason.pdf
There’s also the pre-shooting script of season 7 episode 6, Go Bulldogs! in which Luke meets April’s swim coach. It’s right on the internet here: http://actorsite.com/freepages/scenes/scenes1/coach-luke.pdf
Did anyone reading this ever appear on the show? I wonder if they let cast members keep the scripts. And what swag each person took after the show ended? I remember hearing Courtney Cox took the picture frame on the back of the Friends’ apartment door and I think they each took their apartment key from the last episode.
I’d nab Max’s Proust book, Colonel Plucker and an apron from Doose’s. What about you? (I’m pretty sure I’ve asked this question before but anyway).
Pics c/o The WB and Actorsite and please let us Crowdfund the movie. Please please please.