[S1E10] Best Of All
The way Lorelai reacts to this health scare proves how much she needs therapy. She can't even be alone in the room with her dad because she has no idea what to say to him. She loves him, but she doesn't know how to communicate it because their relationship has been fucked for so many years. There's a ton of built-up resentment and a fundamental lack of understanding, but there are also positive memories/associations. Richard is a good grandpa to Rory. He's very analytical, but he obviously cares for Lorelai and is only harsh on her because he wants what he thinks is best for her. My relationship with my dad is kind of like this, so trust me when I say I know what I'm talking about.
It's lucky that Luke is at the hospital with Lorelai. If he hadn't been, I think she might have had a complete breakdown. He really is a calming presence and forces Lorelai to admit she's afraid and to think about why she's having such a difficult time talking to her dad. Luke is the fucking best in these early episodes. He has his own problems with emotional vulnerability, but he tries hard to do what he thinks is right and it's obvious he wants to grow as a person.
"The Corbomite Maneuver" is the tenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. Written by Jerry Sohl and directed by Joseph Sargent, it first aired on November 10, 1966. In the episode, the Enterprise encounters a massive and powerful alien starship and its unusual commander. The episode has been well-received and frequently appears on lists of the best episodes in the series.
In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter rated "The Corbomite Maneuver" the 45th best television episode of all Star Trek franchise television prior to Star Trek: Discovery, including live-action and the animated series but not counting the movies. In 2016, they ranked this episode as the 16th greatest episode of the original series. 781b155fdc