This episode was written by the show's creator. It was unconventional in that it featured unfamiliar surroundings for Rory and Lorelai (the Yale-Harvard football game and a date that bounces around locales for Lorelai and Jason), while peeking and hinting at the complicated aspect of the other lives of Emily and Richard (beyond Friday suppers). I think we learned more things about Richard's college life than I think I needed to know... I thought they were going to blame Luke's sudden bout of "don't care how bad the new hire is doing on his new engagement with Nicole, but it was more about Luke trying to see his old self in the new hire who was too weird and drove all the diner's regulars away. The revelation of Richard's annual lunches with his old college flame really rocked Emily's world, which appears to be more fragile than previously hinted at before. What was up with Emily's hair? It was sort of poofy as hell. I felt really bad for Jason because I share many of his practicality traits which were turning Lorelai off on him. I can't blame him for being put off by Lorelai wanting to be near the "action" and loudness of the restaurant scene when he wanted more of an intimate setting for dinner. I don't blame him for not wanting to eat drive-thru Mexican entrees, and I also don't fault him for his "errand" shopping at the supermarket while on his date, which was becoming more disappointing as the night wore on. It did seem like Lorelai was pushing Jason's buttons to see how far she could go to piss him off. The Paris and the teacher/author (Michael York) scene at the end looked so awkward.