Over the summer, the TV Addict had the opportunity to interview David Sutcliffe, better know in TV Land as Christopher on GILMORE GIRLS. In the interview, one of the questions that I never ended up including in the finished piece was who David thought would win in a fight between Luke and Christopher. Who knew I was such a visionary and that we’d actually get to see fisticuffs between the two men in Lorelai’s life. Here’s what David had to say:
I think if we were both on skates i could take him [David, being Canadian, is naturally a huge hockey fan!]. Flat footed, he’s quite a good boxer. Scott [Patterson] is a real athlete — He was in the Yankees farm system. He spent a season in Triple ‘A’ Ball. He was a very serious athelete. I’m a good athelete, but there’s a difference between a good athelete and someone who almost made it to the show!
While the fight ended in what spectators might consider a draw, this TV Addict declares Christopher the winner. Going into the fight, Luke was definitely the odds on favourite. Consider the facts: Luke wears a lumber jacket, he lifts heavy things all the time, likes camping and is known as the ‘diner guy’. In his entire life, the only thing Christopher’s ever had to lift is his cheque book. Christopher deserved the win for not only surviving the fight, but managing to get off a few punches as well.
Fisticuffs aside, I really enjoyed last night’s episode of GILMORE GIRLS. More specifically the part where Emily talked to Lorelai about her troubled marriage. For the first time in the series history, Emily Gilmore wasn’t talking down to Lorelai. She seemed genuinely worried about her daughter’s well being and offered up some practical and important advice (ie. you don’t have to win every fight!). Emily for once, wasn’t thinking about herself, or her family’s image — only what was best for Lorelai. It was a great moment, and will no doubt give Lorelai a lot to think about over the holidays.