Friday, June 3, 2011

Julie Taylor Pulls a Rory Gilmore

Image credit: NBC
The Gilmore Girls’ Rory Gilmore was the consummate “good girl.” She was smart and became the valedictorian of her academically rigorous private school’s senior class. She dated a nice boy and then a bad boy but never let her behavior veer off into wild gal territory. She was respectful to her mother and her grandparents.But when she began attending Yale, things started going off the rails and Rory started acting distinctly unRory-like.

For example, she had an affair with Dean, her married ex-boyfriend which led to the breakup of his marriage.

Her next boyfriend, Logan, was an affluent, spoiled albeit very smart party boy. She was in his company when she suggested that they “borrow” (i.e. – steal) someone else’s boat at a marina for a joy ride. (Just before the joy ride, she had been told in no uncertain terms by Logan’s media magnate of a father that she had no future in her chosen profession: Journalism.) Following her arrest and probation, she withdrew from Yale, became estranged from her mother and went to live at her grandparents’ home, missing out on a semester of college as she tried to figure out what she was going to make of her life.

Now Friday Night Lights’ Julie Taylor is not Rory Gilmore. She got a tattoo when she was in high school. Her dad, her high school’s football coach, walked in on her when she was having sex with her boyfriend, the team quarterback. She went through a rebellious period, including the time when she went away overnight with her boyfriend in direct violation of her parents’ wishes, and she frequently clashed with them.

But by the time she was ready to head off to college, Julie and her parents were at peace with one another. Her parents were tearful as she pulled out of the driveway.

That was before Julie met Derek, a charming and handsome teaching assistant who took a shining to the college freshman. Derek showered her with attention and flirted until the flirting turned into a full fledged affair. Problem is, Derek was married. And Julie knew it but proceeded to screw around with him anyway.

Julie’s stealing-the-boat moment occurred when Derek’s wife slapped her across the face and screamed, “Julie Taylor is a slut!” in front of a whole bunch of her fellow students. In her shame, Julie fled school and headed home, even went so far as to intentionally smash her car into a brick post so she couldn’t drive herself back to school.

When Julie’s parents Eric and Tami finally learned why she was hiding out at home, why she intentionally totaled her car, they tried to make her return to school, like Rory’s mother Lorelai unsuccessfully tried to make Rory go back to school after Rory was busted. Eric became so irritated, that he tried to physically get her to walk to the door. That was a no-go. Frustrated, Tami drove up to the college to pick up her daughter’s books and assignments so Julie wouldn’t fail out of her first semester of college.

What does this mean for Julie Taylor’s future as a college student? Will she turn it around like Rory eventually did?

Image credit: NBC.

1 comment:

Pedro Hughes said...

after years research I joined 5 health businesses,quit 2 because of cost ,spray vitamins very cheap held in the mouth briefly are absorbed about 98% better than tablets,50% above injections,my favorite has 2 medicinal mushroom +3 potent fruit antioxidants in organic coffee & a range of capsules,I use 1 sachet combine with natural cocoa take 2 big mugs twice the size of normal cups,add crushed or crystallized ginger to aid digestion,slippery elm bark powder helping control both constipation & diarrhea beat lecithin granules,in to negate any drying effect on the skin,or gelatin to combat arthritis,in all my life nothing has brightened my morning as much,coffee alone about $30 combined with 1 lot of capsules is $60.55 monthly if nobody joins under you,$1 may seem high per sachet but makes 2 cups of potent brew &,if 3 join from your link go in an auto 3X10 matrix so it will soon be free & grow until having more to give friends,Boost Energy, Vitality+ Longevity with Mushroom Coffee, & get a monthly car+house allowance Regeneration has top products ,the biggest range,some things heavy overseas but fine in the US & Canada,apart from a mild stomach upset,Ive not had the slightest illness for years ,it lasted about two days half what most had,Peter
I wonder if any viral mailers are free & the link could be sent daily to targeted traffic,more content added monthly from below to attract any searching for items listed,,the zone diet 40% protein,30% carbohydrate+30% fat is best for general health & helps with all addictions ,no white flour & rye better than wheat,one man had been in hospital a few times with lung trouble but was so stressed without smoking his wife bought some saying to puff a few daily for her sake,i advised the diet,gave B complex to relax nerves+orange C to suck not chew whenever the craving came,in a week he was never tempted again even when the dad was dying & a son jailed for burglary,Now I'd say spray vitamins but it worked brilliantly,Also I have a book "saturated fat can save your life,coconut fat the best & sugar made from sap of flowers is far healthier than cane sugar,even raw,macadamia,oat,almond & my favorite rice milk are far healthier than cows,get coconut ice cream, better than milk, with chocolate, coffee, various berry extracts, one even chili,cold on the tongue,warm on the palate,I grow basil.sage, rosemary, mint+ lemon balm,add vegetable or beef stock powder,for a top savory drink, lemon grass,camellia & raspberry leaves add honey for a sweet one,I eat pawpaw with the skin on if clean & leaves of seedlings to aid digestion, am sad milk thistle grows better wild than cultivated ,infrared saunas excrete far more toxins than normal ones,the clothing & bedding conserves body energy good in all conditions,if you know anyone with cancer ascorbic acid IV+coffee enemas help search mum's not having chemo,I use this twice daily,