Scott Patterson’s favorite Luke moment on “Gilmore Girls” is ours, too.
The actor, who plays the perma-grumpy diner proprietor on the show, answered some fan questions for Elle Magazine in a video posted Monday. Asked about Luke’s best scene from the original WB (and later CW) series, Patterson recalled one where he doled out some tough love.
“Pushing my nephew Jess into the lake,” Patterson said. “No. 1 moment, probably in my life.”
The scene, from the fifth episode of Season 2, comes shortly after Luke’s nephew, Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia), reluctantly arrives in Stars Hollow to live with his uncle. Luke is so frustrated by Jess’ lack of explanation when he’s accused of stealing ― and his general sour attitude ― that he pushes the high schooler off a bridge.
Here’s the full scene in all its glory:
In his other responses, Patterson revealed his own diner order, what he does to relax instead of fishing (like his character) and his favorite “Luke-ism.” (”Red meat can kill ya. Enjoy.”)
Asked whether Luke and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) should, in fact, end up together despite the couple’s many issues, the actor responded definitively.
“You bet your sweet bippy we should,” Patterson said.
Netflix hasn’t made any official announcement on whether we can expect more “Gilmore Girls” episodes following last year’s revival on the streaming network. But, given the revival’s unresolved ending and one enigmatic tweet from the streaming service, fans can certainly hope.