"Die, Jerk!" OMG! Daniel Palladino turned in yet another fantastically funny script for last night's episode. The pop cultural references were flying fast and furious, and many times I LOL at them. Good to see Buffy alum, Danny Strong (Jonathon) get some work, he was caustically funny as Rory's editor on the Yale newspaper. Rory's review of the Nutcracker ballet delights her editor, but it also subjects her to some barbs by the object of her review at the cafeteria, and "Die, Jerk!" appears on her dorm room door, which causes the rest of her roommates to evaluate who they might have pissed off recently, and Paris's own retaliationary efforts had to be called off once the culprit was revealed. Rory wanted to re-write a kinder, gentler review, but the horses have left that barn. Lorelai's nervous wave goodbye when she tried to graciously make an exit out of Luke's diner after being totally surprised by seeing Luke's wife was a great comedic moment. Lorelai also gave Luke a hard time for getting back with his wife, all her insecurities bubbled to the surface in a funny way. Jason "Scooper/Digger" is growing on me. He totally impressed Lorelai when he went toe-to-toe with Emily at dinner. Sookie had her child and now Bruce is still around, scaring the bejeezus out of Lorelai. Michel was pretty funny as he was persona non grata for simply sneezing, which got Sookie all nervous about her child catching germs from Michel. Lane and her mom had an okay subplot regarding the Marriage Jug that Lane's mom wants to send to Dave. This freaks out Lane, but eventually discovers that the jug has no real meaning to her mom as she just wanted to be rid of some junk. Anyhow, just a really funny, fast moving episode with lots of laughs, and some character growth for Rory.