Goodbye, Gilmores

So, it's official: The last episode of Gilmore Girls. I thought I'd write about it last night as I watched my tape.

Be forewarned: There's squee!!!-ing ahead. Lots and lots of squeee!!!

  • Opening segment with Christiane Amanpour: Interesting callback to the beginning, I guess.

  • Emily Bishop's facial expressions are terrific. She's so good in this role.

  • Commercial break: Ha! I've been rocking out to "Clothes Off!" (the Gym Class Heroes song featured in Verizon's music hunter ad) for weeks already. [Update: I caught them performing it on Leno later: Sexy, sexy!]

  • The look on Kirk, Lulu, Babette, and Miss Patty when they discovered there would be no reenactment/graduation party: Priceless!

  • Awwww!!! Luke!!!! You're breaking my heart with all your "Let's have a surprise party!" giddiness. And hotness. Sigh.

  • Postcard sending is a dying art, Rory. I should have sent about a dozen "I'm in Athens, and you're not! Nyah!" postcards to my OU friends last weekend. Did I? No.

  • The townies pressed up against the doors/walls at Miss Patty's! Hi-larious.

  • I, too, have been so distracted enacting imaginary conversations about gum with presidential candidates that I do not notice everyone I know sneaking around the town square with their arms full of supplies.

  • Dave Rygalsky gets a shout-out! Squee! Adam Brody! Seen here in an itty bitty screen cap, but still adorkable:
  • Awww!!! Luke!!! You're breaking my heart with your late-night sewing! And additional hotness.

  • Kirk: Just when you think he couldn't get any goofier or creepier, he has to mention his mother's nightie.

  • Ew! Taylor! Way to carry a metaphor too far! You just stole the creepy sash from Kirk.

  • Awwwww!!!!! Luke!!!!!!! I just want to make you happy, too. Sigh. About time those two got back together.

  • Hmm. So, the shot of them in the diner is another callback to the beginning . . . I wonder if that's the shot Amy Sherman-Palladino envisioned? I've read or heard interviews with her, and she's always said that she knew from the beginning exactly how the show was going to end and exactly what the last line of dialogue would be. I did a little lurking on the Television without Pity boards, but couldn't find anything conclusive right off the bat. I did come across a passage I liked:

    I also feel very old all of a sudden. I've only been out of school for four years but all my university/college shows that I watched during those years and that helped me survive those years are done. No more Buffy, no more Dawson's Creek, no more Gilmore Girls. It's like the last connection to those years are gone and now I have to watch "grown up" shows.
    I totally agree, with the small points that I've been out for eleven and would add Felicity to that list.

Some final thoughts in the cold light of morning:

Well, I didn't bawl my eyes out like some people, but I am sorry to see it go. At least I have all the DVDs. Or I will soon, once season 7 comes out. Off to Amazon to check on the pre-order options. . .


  1. I was surprised how sad I was when it was over. I started watching late, but I've seen all the episodes and really got to love Stars Hollow.

    Someone on the Woxy boards said they at least want a Christmas update letter--find out how Rory's doing on the campaign trail, whether Luke and Lorelai are engaged again, etc. I have to agree; even if I can't be there, I'd like to know how their lives are going.

    Did you think Lulu was in the last episode too much? It felt like she kept popping up with lines that could have been given to Gypsy or somebody else that meant more to the show.

  2. Hmm. A Christmas update letter would be interesting, I guess.

    I simply prefer to think that Lorelei's dream from the opening episode of season 2 has come true: She's pregnant with twins and comes downstairs to Luke fixing her breakfast.

    As for too much Lulu. . .
    I didn't notice that she popped up that much. I was too focused on Kirk, and thinking about this article from Entertainment Weekly:

    Gunning For the Last Laugh — Sean Gunn, who plays one of the show's quirkier characters, talks about his favorite on-the-set moments, from playing Jesus to being terrorized by his cat.

    It's well worth checking out.