Gilmore Girls Finale

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Darren H, May 22, 2002.

  1. Darren H

    Darren H Second Unit

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    For those of you (Patrick) who were so frustrated with Lorelai's outburst a few weeks ago, I hope that you were gratified to see the repercussions: Luke is still deeply hurt by everything she said. Just another sign that the writers of this show are in control of the material.

    My two favorite moments of the finale both involved Jess. His scene with Luke was perfect: two steely, inarticulate guys who care greatly for each other and who are genuinely happy to be reconciled. Also, I loved Rory's sudden, awkward kiss. She had obviously wanted him to kiss her when she got back on the bus last week, but he held off. I wonder if that kiss last night was the first take -- there was such a real embarrassment in their body language. Jess actually recoiled a bit and their lips didn't mesh in the perfect, rehearsed way we usually see on TV.

    I was a bit disappointed by the "she's pregnant" surprise at the end, but only because it felt a bit artificial. They set up Lorelai, then knocked her down. But Lauren Graham played the scene perfectly (as usual). The defenses came right back up, she bit her lip, nodded, and wished Chris all the best. That last image of the two shell-shocked Gilmore Girls was priceless.

    Damn. Tuesday nights just won't be the same for the next three months.
     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    Yeah, that was absolutely fantastic. I loved seeing Jess humbled, realizing he would have to earn Luke and Rory's respect.

    Also, is there an award for what Sean Gunn does on this show as Kirk? He's not a lead, or even a supporting actor, but there's got to be an award for "best recurring background character" somewhere.
     
  3. Leroy

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    Who exaclty is pregnant? I was busy watching Buffy, totally forgot about GG.
     
  4. Jason Seaver

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    Christopher's [Rory's father's] girlfriend. They'd been having trouble, and were about to break up (with Chris ready to get back with Lorelei) when she called to tell him the news.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    That Rory-Jess kiss looked so awkward and real, loved it. Rory is so into Jess, it's frightening, the parallels between her and Lorelai.

    Totally glad Luke is still giving Lorelai the Mr. Freeze treatment, she deserves it.

    Also glad that Christopher is basically out of the picture (again). While they share great chemistry, he is totally wrong for Lorelai.
     
  6. Rob Willey

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    I agree with Darren on that last shot of the two flustered Gilmore girls standing next to each other. It was an excellent period at the end of the sentence that was season 2 -- I can't wait for next fall.

    Rob
     

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