Ok so I’m watching Gilmore Girls again, trying to get as many episodes in before THE NEW GILMORE GIRLS ARRIVES RELEASE DATE TBA BUT IT’S NEVER GOING TO BE SOON ENOUGH, and hey, what’s watching the whole series again for a third time anyway, when it hits me – I don’t think I’m emotionally ready for this.
Gilmore Girls is one of those shows that I’ve invested a lot of time and emotional bandwidth in, which, if you know me, is about as rare as the amount of people who actually wish Rory ended up with Dean. I don’t watch a lot of TV and my attention span rarely stretches to more than two seasons of anything (The X-Files, Seinfeld and Roseanne being the exceptions), but I fell hard for the fast-talking ladies and since it’s a drama (sort of), they do lots of LEARNING and PERSONAL JOURNEYing and I don’t think my poor black denim heart can endure it again.
And speaking of ending up with Dean, I’m excited that both Jess AND Logan are appearing in the reprise, and I’m expecting a lot of unsolved relationship issue angst and while I love Logan and think people are too quick to dismiss him as a rich twat, my heart (and therefore Rory’s, because I’m the boss) belongs to Jess. I loved how he came back after he’d grown up a bit but was still a little bit emotionally unavailable, and was clearly the best choice for her, but he let her go.
Lorelai also needs to be with Luke, so I hope they’ve kept that relationship alive. I’ve a soft spot for a gruff in love and Luke deserves his crotchety old man heart’s desire that he waited so long for.
It’s almost embarrassing telling you how much this TV show affected my life, but when I was younger I would totally watch episodes where their life lessons mirrored my own at that moment, and I even modelled my wedding speech after Rory’s valedictorian address. I totally just admitted that on the internet. I also could never figure out if I was the Rory or the Lorelai but I’ve come to realise I’m a bit of both – and I was beyond excited when my first child was a daughter, and I had a little Rory Gilmore of my own. I have even described her as being “totally low maintenance, you know, like a Honda” because she actually really is.
I have many opinions about the Palladinos being back for these four final episodes, as I was devastated when they didn’t come back to do the seventh season – I know Amy had planned a very specific ending, even down to the four last words ever said on the show. The show took a different turn when she and her husband left, and while I enjoyed how the final episode played out, I did wish it had ended in the original way they intended. So I’m excited they’re back, I’m excited this is happening, and I’m excited to hear the final exchange (which I think I already know – someone shared their guess the other day after watching the entire series for the first time, and I have a feeling they’re correct).
I may not be emotionally ready for the ridiculous rollercoaster of feels I’m about to go on, but I can’t let the opportunity of watching 153 episodes all over again slip by me before I indulge in the final four.
(ps I’m also a Netflix ambassador, so the minute I know ANYTHING, I will pass it on!)
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