Hopefully you’ve all managed to catch the new episodes of Gilmore Girls. If not, stop reading now! There are obvious spoilers ahead.
This will (probably) be my last time posting about Gilmore Girls… unless there’s more episodes! I know you’re thrilled. I realize that many of you don’t like GG like I do and I appreciate you silently skipping these posts or playing along. Look. We’re all into our own thing. I’ve never watched an episode of The Bachelor, but if that’s how people want to spend their time, so be it!
I will never forget waking up at 5:00 to watch the episodes with my mom and sister. All the coffee, laughs, tears, and wine will forever be one of my favorite memories!
Here are my thoughts after watching and trying to process almost two weeks later:
Rory should stop sleeping with unavailable men. My relationship with Rory is ever-evolving. I’ve always cared more for Lorelai, but this time I felt myself rooting against Rory. The entitlement. The baby voice. The sleeping with the fiance’ of another woman. Last week I bought a Starbucks gift card for one of my male coworkers for helping me on an overwhelming day. I had a flash of “I should not give presents to other women’s husbands.” Rory does not think of the consequences of her actions. She does not care if she hurts others. Also. You turned down Logan’s proposal. Time to move on. You know who is available? Jess. Jess is available. He’s also too good for you so maybe you should stay single for awhile.
I didn’t identify with Rory’s story line. I feel like the writers thought us thirty-somethings would understand what she was going through and sympathize. While I can appreciate the stumble, I do not have a trust fund. I don’t have men offering their homes to me so I can have a quiet place to write my novel. I’m not drinking cocktails during the day and making several trips back and forth to London. I’m not making fun of the other thirty-somethings struggling to find their way.
I like grown up Lorelai. It seems like she and Emily are on the path to a healthier relationship (finally). She’s taking steps to deal with her demons. She was gracious when Michel told her he was taking another job. She stayed level-headed throughout, aside from her “Wild” journey.
Loved all the Parenthood cameos.
Needed more Sookie. I know Melissa McCarthy is a huge star and is busy shitting in sinks, but please! That was one of my favorite parts. I’m not much of a crier, but the seen between Sookie and Lorelai hit me right in the feels.
The musical was a colossal waste of time. Did they promise Sutton Foster a certain amount of screen time and they didn’t know how to use her? My only explanation for that negligence.
More Sebastian Bach, please. How has he not aged? What is his secret? Do you think he uses essential oils? The scene with Hep Alien was weird, though.
The use of Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” at the end of the Winter episode was one of the best parts. Good Lord. What a classic song by a true queen.
There were tears. I cried when Rory walked in her grandparents’ house to write the book, cried when she named the book “Gilmore Girls”, cried when Sookie made all the wedding cakes, and I cried when Luke and Lorelai got married. While it wasn’t perfect, there were some beautiful and sweet moments that reminded me why I loved the series in the first place.
I’m so glad we got to see Luke and Lorelai get married. As the minutes ticked away I was nervous we’d run out of time, but, after all this time, it was only fair! Kirk’s decorations were perfection, and I thought having Lane and Michel as witnesses was the sweetest touch. Thank you for giving us that, Amy Sherman Palladino.
Those last four words. Sigh. It makes sense that Lorelai and Rory’s life have so many parallels, but that cheapened the series for me.
Tell me: what were your thoughts? What was your favorite part? Least favorite part? Do you think there will be more episodes?