Luke's (Dirty) Fan Club
Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 9:55 PM
Posted Feb 11, 2004 @ 12:15 PM
Luke needs to divorce Nicole, and quickly. I just can't see anything good coming of that relationship.
Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 9:19 PM
And I was shocked when that guy TJ called him a dick. I didn't think I'd ever hear that word on Gilmore Girls.
Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 9:26 PM
I love Luke. I might start cheating on Patch Abbott with him.
Edited by steering fish, Feb 14, 2004 @ 6:56 PM.
Posted Feb 14, 2004 @ 6:49 PM
And I was shocked when that guy TJ called him a dick. I didn't think I'd ever hear that word on Gilmore Girls.
It's funny, the next night on "Angel" Spike called Angel a dick, too. Yeah, it's OT but I think it's funny that two WB shows used the same expletive two nights in a row. Did the standards and practices board decide that it was suddenly okay to use?
If Angel and Luke are dicks, then I'd love to see who's considered an a**hole - well that would be Jess, wouldn't it?
I'd just like the opp to say I'm pleased with the amount of Luke we've been getting with the last few episodes. His Drunk!Luke scene with Lorelai was one of the best scenes this show has given us. Now all we need is a big blowup scene with Nicole and I'll be extremely satisified!
Posted Feb 14, 2004 @ 9:20 PM
Posted Feb 15, 2004 @ 11:04 AM
I always liked him because he seemed like a genuinely nice guy but I never *hearted* him or was invested in a Luke/Lorelai ship. However, now I'm at the point that if by the end of this series these two people aren't together I'm going to parachute onto the studios roof in protest *ok, maybe not reallly*.
He just seemed so wounded after Jess' tirade and I wanted to go into mother bear mode. It was sad really.........I'm sitting there on my chair getting all pissed off over a show. I felt like stomping over to Jess along with Lorelai.
Posted Feb 17, 2004 @ 5:34 PM
The Nicole thing is just stupid, IMO. Don't know why they're dragging it out.
Posted Feb 18, 2004 @ 11:47 AM
In the scene with Lorelai's breakdown, he just listened and gave her what she needed - emotional support and comfort. He didn’t try to make light of it (contrast that with the handkerchief joke in FAS – the last time he physically comforted Lorelai in tears) he was just her rock.
And she really didn’t even want to discuss the money – she just wanted to cry and have Luke hold her. In the situation, the money that he gives her is important, but just as important is his unwavering support. I loved the way he said “You are NOT failing," – in a stern manner but then softened when he said “It’s okay.”
I'm so glad that ASP/DP gave him more to do than rant or pour coffee. More please!
Posted Feb 25, 2004 @ 10:19 PM
Luke = Pacey Witter ten or fifteen years down the road. Both small-town guys with an interest in foodstuffs and in love (unspoken, in Luke's case) with somewhat emotionally skittish brunette town beauties. Both charming, caring, completely desirable guys who, through lack of confindence and past hurts, have no idea how wonderful they are. They build walls around their hearts to protect themselves from being hurt until (in Pacey's case and hopefully in Luke's) the women of their dreams break through and shows them how worthy they are of being loved.
In short, I. Want. A. Luke. Of. My. Own!
Posted Mar 8, 2004 @ 5:14 PM
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Posted Mar 8, 2004 @ 5:22 PM
Posted Mar 8, 2004 @ 5:44 PM
Posted Apr 13, 2004 @ 12:30 AM
Second of all, wanted to add that I'm extremely pleased with the amount of screen time that he's been given and can't wait to see tonight's spring break episode. Luke in jail, in need of bail. (Unintentional rhyming, there.) Be still my heart. And if things keep going like they have been, it's 'So long, Sister Nicole!'
Also, does anyone know of any good things SP's been in besides GG and being spongeworthy? Also, in his spongeworthy days, he is without the tattoo. And he's all lovely and half-naked, though all clean and not grizzly and not nearly as good looking as he is now. If that's possible. And whatever they're paying him, it should be more because I was drawn to the show because of Luke as was my mother, who claims to hate everything about the show except him. And Emily. Enough, enough, I'm done. So long.
Posted Apr 13, 2004 @ 2:58 PM
Also, does anyone know of any good things SP's been in besides GG and being spongeworthy?
Check his credits here
What's missing from this is his 1997 appearance on HBO's Arliss, where he played a baseball player. Click here for yummy screencaps
Too bad he really hasn't done anything since GG started, I know he's picky about scripts but GG isn't gonna last forever and I'd hate to see him typecast as a grumpy introvert.
Posted Apr 13, 2004 @ 5:43 PM
I'll second that yummmm.
Posted Apr 14, 2004 @ 8:58 AM
ETA: I thought Scott did a kick-ass job last night showing Luke's frustration at the Nicole situation. I am glad Luke took out his frustrations on the car and not a person. But I'm mad at Luke for not going up and at least asking Nicole about what is going on, rather than jumping to conclusions. Cuz' I'm not always just about the cuteness, sometimes I'm about the acting, too.
Edited by tvmaniac, Apr 14, 2004 @ 9:05 AM.
Posted Apr 14, 2004 @ 1:36 PM
Canopus who made the screencaps for all us SP lusters.
I think Arliss is on DVD but I'm not sure about that particular episode.
Posted Apr 15, 2004 @ 2:38 AM
That is true. I guess my non-sympathy for Luke in this sittuation comes more from the fact that Luke was never shown before this episode (and since the divorce) to be emotionally involved, not only in the marraige, but also in the relationship. After the honeymoon reached dry land it was pretty much over for him. He represented as much when he told Lorelai about it in Ballroom and Biscotti. He didn't even want to deal with the logistics of the divorce because he didn't care how it was over, he just wanted it over. Then when Nicole suggested that they stay together he just kind of went along with it. It didn't seem like he would have been too affected if it had gone the other way. Pamie didn't transcribe the ep, and I don't still have it on tape, but isn't there a quote in Die, Jerk where Lorelai asks why Luke and Nicole are back together and he says because it's easier this way? In my mind that's a guy who's going with the flow, not someone who conciously made a decision that he was going to try his hardest to make this thing work. And I think his behavior up to now, and since then pretty much reflects that attitude. When they "moved in together" he still kept his bachelor pad in tact. Typically when a couple moves in together it's so they can live together. Otherwise they just do little things like keeping toothbrushes, etc. at eachother's houses or swaping keys. If Luke was not ready to live with her he shouldn't have moved in and if he wasn't ready to really try to commit to her he shouldn't have gotten back together with her. But he went with the flow, for what was easiest, and when it got hard and Nicole wanted to talk to him he walked out on a fight. And that is why I lack sympathy for him. Not because I think it's ok for Nicole to cheat on him. But because he screwed up by promising things he didn't really intend to follow through on. And in my mind that's almost as crappy as cheating (not that it justifies infidelity). Wonderpanther said in the GiBBDtT thread:
but even if they had divorced they would still be boyfriend and girlfriend and it would still be horrible of her to cheat on him.
I want to see more real relstionships working and characters being emotionally invested in their relationships.
And this is how I feel about Luke and Nicole's relationship. He wasn't invested, she knew it when she made the coment about him calling it "our place". He knew it since the summer ended. It was as if he tried to keep up appearances in their relationship by moving in together, whether it was to convince himself, or Nicole or anyone else that it could work I don't know. But his heart wasn't in it. Maybe this is inevitable for him due to his feelings for Lorelai, he wasn't really committed in his heart to Rachel either (although at least they were much more interesting to watch). But whether he meant to or not he sabotaged the relationship, and that's why I don't think he should be surprised that it all went to hell
It is crappy that she suggested staying together and then cheated on him. I don't condone cheating. It is wrong and hurtful.
And maybe his reaction was perfect for the sittuation. But that doesn't mean I have to like it:0)
Edited by chyvonne, Apr 15, 2004 @ 3:37 AM.
Posted Apr 15, 2004 @ 6:08 AM
But, I didn't see his melt-down as a reaction to the "death of the relationship". I (fanwanked, I guess) that he was just finally reacting to all of the "failures" in his life. His failure with Jess. His failure with Nicole. His failure to become emotionally invested with anyone. His failure with Lorelai (never asking her out, etc.).
Thinking that Nicole cheated, without actual proof, makes it easier to be angry at someone and make that seem legitimate. Now he can get all that anger out and blame Nicole, instead of himself. A little Jess-like, I know. But, maybe that runs in the family.
Posted Apr 15, 2004 @ 10:52 AM
Posted Apr 15, 2004 @ 11:28 AM
this is his 1997 appearance on HBO's Arliss, where he played a baseball player. Click here for yummy screencaps
Dear Jesus, please make Amy Sherman-Palladino stop torturing me. Let her be inspired to free Luke from his flannel shrouds during, like, a 22-episode-spanning Stars Hollow heat wave.
Thank you, gluglug.
Posted Apr 15, 2004 @ 4:44 PM
Posted Apr 16, 2004 @ 11:55 AM
Also, as pathwatch touched on, Luke's M.O. is to get angry. It's hard to get angry at the vague feeling something's not going well, but this is more tangible and easier to yell about. It's also a defense mechanism to get angrier about something that makes you feel guilty. Knowing he didn't really try to make it work could have fueled his response, too.
And can I just say how glad I was that Luke was (apparently) sober during his meltdown and trip to jail? I was worried after Nag Hammadi that he'd turn to the bottle. Even though SP makes a freaking cute drunk.
Thank you for the link to the yummy SP goodness, gluglug! Unfortunately, even a Stars Hollow heatwave probably couldn't get Luke into short sleeves, let alone a towel. It occurred to me, watching Luke ranting outside Nicole's window, that his clothes are almost like armor to him. With his hat, that Army jacket, the fingerless gloves, and the big boots, it's like protective gear, or a uniform. I'm not sure if it's protecting him from outside stuff or just that it's familiar and comfortable, and makes him feel safe. Or maybe I just think too much.
Posted Apr 16, 2004 @ 10:39 PM
I'm sure he knew that the Nicole thing was going to end, but he was probably expecting more whimper, less bang.
Posted Apr 17, 2004 @ 8:14 AM
Unfortunately, even a Stars Hollow heatwave probably couldn't get Luke into short sleeves, let alone a towel. It occurred to me, watching Luke ranting outside Nicole's window, that his clothes are almost like armor to him. With his hat, that Army jacket, the fingerless gloves, and the big boots, it's like protective gear, or a uniform.
Well, a girl can dream, Theaterchick.
Agree about the clothing's metaphorical uses. The sermon on the color of the stripe he insists on having for his socks was textbook Luke. And he gets all squirmy and nervous every time Lorelai makes cracks about his wardrobe, even the omnipresent backwards baseball cap. I loved that episode where she went shopping at Bloomingdale's and made him try on all the business casual stuff. He was hilarious in that scene.
Personally, my favorite Luke look is when he's blasting around the diner with his order pad stuck into the waistband of his jeans, pointing invitingly at The Forbidden Zone. Heehee. Always wonder if Scott adds that particular look himself, or whether it's scripted.