This was a great episode, it was good to have everyone together, all the cast appeared which I think is a first. I actually like the whole idea of the Dean, Rory and Jess triangle, its interesting and very entertaining. Emily and Richards problems also added to the episode. It was cool to see Sookie and Lorelai so excited about the dinner, it was a fun idea.
The snowman thing was funny at the start, when the head fell of and they gave up for coffee. Sookie telling everyone about getting in character was enjoyable, very amusing. Liked how Jackson didn't want the part they gave him but they ignored him until he caved into doing it. I felt bad for them when it had to be cancelled.
Luckily then the better idea of inviting all of Stars Hollow was thought of. Very good way of getting everyone together. Richards work is getting him down, it was well done how they made sure to show us this. Dean helping Jess in a fight is just what he does, I think this could become an entertaining rivalry.
It was enjoyable to see Richard so chipper and happy, even the affect it had on Emily was good. It was good to see jess and Luke being so a like, like with the soup and Jess making the comment about eating before they arrived and Luke agreed. The glares that Jess gives Rory just show that he's interested, but is she? I think so .....
Paris and Rory kind of got on in the episode, Rory actually invited Paris who seemed grateful, funny scene when she was on the phone with 'nanny'. Paris's talk with Lorelai was funny, Lorelai's face was great, how surprised and uninterested she looked. The dinner itself was good, funny moments, like when Mrs Kim asked Babette if they said grace and she laughed, but then did it, hilarious.
Richard's news about retirement wasn't a huge surprise, I was thinking that when he was acting so happy. Emily obviously would be annoyed. The sleigh rides were great, we got Luke and Lorelai, there great friends but obviously like each other, Emily and Richard, was good to see them getting on well.
Then we have Rory and Jess, he is actually nice in this scene and it was good to see them connect about the snowmen. But then he asks about Dean and says he doesn't think he's Rory's type, it leaves you thinking. Ill say now that I think Jess knocked that guys snowman down, so Rory could win.
Richard and Emily make up, good to see Richard explain himself, which he does well. Then the end was good, Dean saw Jess giving Rory a look and Rory was smiling - can't wait to see how this goes! Look forward to more of the season.