Pack your chastity belt, Gilmore! You’re going to Harvard! –Paris
The Big One is a fantastically entertaining episode! It’s filled with break downs, come backs and naps.
The episode is loosely based on announcements. Rory is waiting and hoping for the Big Envelope from the schools she applied to so she can announce when she has gotten into one. Sookie figures out and announces that she is pregnant.
Some of these announcements lead to the break downs of various characters. Kirk has a breakdown delivering the mail in a habitual and unorganized manner. Not directly related to anyone’s news, unless you count that he would be the carrier of any big envelope Rory is hoping to receive.
Sookie’s baby news directly leads to Jackson’s preemptive baby-safety break down where he tries to make her get rid of basic cooking tool necessities. Mr. 4 Babies in 4 Years obviously wasn’t thinking things through.
The most heart wrenching, yet commical break down would be Paris announcing her rejection from Harvard while simultaneously announcing she did the deed with her boyfriend during what was to be a shining speech moment for she and Rory on C-SPAN.
Great moments include that Max is back! I love him! Smell ya’ later, Alex! Of course, the best moment of the episode is that Richard Gilmore took a nap during the C-SPAN debacle.