Bon Voyage Recap

Here was my day up until the series finale of “Gilmore Girls” that aired tonight:

5 hours until the show:  Realized that I would never be able to get dressed again.  May 15 is the day that Sarakastic’s style forever froze.  When I’m wearing a scarf in the summer, ten years from now, you’ll know why.

4 hours & 39 Minutes to show:  Tried to buy something to properly acknowledge the end of an era.  Could not decide on one.

3 hours & 47 minutes:  Refuse to drive anywhere in case I should get in a car accident & miss the last episode.

2 hours until show:  Freak out & wonder, what if Grandpa & Grandma Gilmore aren’t in this episode?  What were their last words to Rory just in case, quick get the videotape

Overall, I loved the last episode. I can’t imagine that Amy Sherman Palladino could’ve done any better. Except Amy wouldn’t have forgotten to write in Mrs. Kim.  Maybe all the budget was used on getting Christiane Amanpour to guest star.  Plus, Amy probably would’ve at least had a phone call from Jess. Everything I wanted to happen since the beginning happened.  Luke & Lorelei are together-ish, Rory isn’t dating Logan, Rory has her whole life/career ahead of her & it’s about mothers & daughters.  I even said what I wanted the final scene to be & I got that too.

Anyways, it was perfect, Lorelai & Rory were planning on going a cross country vacation to ride all the cool rollercoasters.  Then Rory got a job reporting for an online magazine, covering the Obama  campaign.  This also threw off plans for the town party, which Lorelai canceled.  Then Luke decided to throw a surprise party & he had to stay up all night & sew all of the town’s camping tents together to make a big tent for the party because it was going to rain.  Emily & Richard kept trying to get Lorelei to expand the Inn to include a spa, or tennis courts with a bubble built over them, so they could loan Lorelei the money so she’d still come to Friday Night dinner.  Luke & Lorelei kissed.  The next morning, he opened up the diner so Lorelei & Rory could have one last cup of coffee, & that’s where the camera zoomed out.  I like that they left things really open, like there’s still a story to tell.  This way I can imagine that Luke & Lorelei get married under the chuppah & Rory meets up with that cute assistant professor again.  What did you think of the series finale?  Were you disappointed?  What would you have changed?  Sorry, this isn’t an essay assignment, I just want to know everyone’s thoughts.

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About Sarakastic

I've watched every episode of Gilmore Girls several times. I moved to a small town that reminded me of Stars Hollow. I've subconsciously had my haircut to look like Lorelai. Gilmore Girls is my life, I just have to find Luke. (Well, I didn't have a kid when I was 16, but other than that...)

11 thoughts on “Bon Voyage Recap

  1. Tim King

    Oh. There are so many things I would have done differently. The first thing is that I would have built up the Luke & Lorelai conflict much more to make the kiss more dramatic.

    My favorite part was Luke leading the whole town in a mutiny against Taylor. Sweeet.


  2. julie carobini

    Pre-teen daughter and I cried during most of it. See, we watched our very first GG episode together way back when, and now it’s gone. Btw, pre-teen daughter will be just teen-daughter this summer. How apropo is this? Life movin’ on….waaahhh. It’s movin’ too fast I tell ya!

    Good ending, but it’ll take some getting used to…

  3. Tim King

    I should add that my wife really liked the episode. She said it was a tear-jerker, because of all the stuff with Rory’s leaving.


  4. Girl Friday

    So the first thing I did when I got to work was come here. I’ve been sort of in denial these past few weeks about the finale and couldn’t bring myself to visit and see what you had to say… But today I’m sufficiently fulfilled after seeing the episode–but I agree with you that the lack of Mrs. Kim was more than just a little disconcerting. Bust. I really wish she had been there and Michel, too. He got a bit part in the beginning, but it was pretty inconsequential. Um, I did love the last scene…it’s a lovely homage to the pilot episode in which the diner is established as being so central to the story. Luke and his diner are the girls’ touchstone and it was lovely to see them there for one last cup.

    So what now, Ms. Saracastic? Where does your journey take us?

  5. Trish Ryan

    Sniff. Sniff. Really, it’s too sad to contemplate. I hate series finales – I even cried during the last episode of MASH as my parents watched it, even though I had no idea what was going on.

  6. krista

    Oh… I am so out of the loop. this is the first I’ve learned that the series was ending.

    I feel crushed.

    While I don’t have TV, I DO by the seasons on DVD, and I had no idea that this was the last season.

    I live in a cave.


  7. Virginia

    I thought it was a fitting end. Full-circle and all that. Cried like nobody’s business. Glad to see L&L reunited–took long enough. Still bitter about the whole Christopher ploy/waste-of-time.

  8. Kaitlin

    I never liked Christopher but I think he should have been there. I also really do believe there should have been at least a phone call from Jess and maybe a small small slight appearance from Dean. I also believe we should have saw Mrs. Kim. Overall I believe Amy Sherman Palladino should have wrote the last episode, it would have been just perfect if it had been her episode. But I am sad it is over.

  9. Anne

    I liked it. I didn’t LOVE it, but considering the season 7 that I watch angry, and sad and disappointed, i was good-ish. I liked Rory single and begin a great great career, travelling, doing incredible and intellectual things; I’m a little sad for Lorelai… Stars Hollow is getting old, and this thought is so sad… But Lorelai still has her parents (Emily will try as long as she lives to be closer with her daughter, and it really touches me), and Luke… They will end up together, but after all this drama, the marriage this Christopher, everything just seems weird right now, as if everything was done. It was time for the show to end, and God knows i would have adored to have 10000000 seasons, so it’s a dissapointment, anyway.

  10. Megan

    I just finished watching the entire series from start to finish (it took almost nine months at one episode a day, not counting weekends). Much More Music in Canada airs all the episodes in order and the series finale was yesterday (May 7, 2013). Weird to think that it’s almost exactly 6 years since the finale originally aired. Having watched the whole show again in sequence, I can see lots of reoccurring themes and a nice arc to the whole show, including season 6 which I know a lot of people don’t like. For me, some of the things that happened in season 6 (Rory quitting Yale; Lorelai marrying Christopher) were out of character, but don’t we all do things that are out of character from time to time? Don’t we all make mistakes? Season 7 brought everything back around nicely and I cried again watching the finale last night. I love the quiet, understated way the Luke and Lorelai got back together. In a way, she had to marry Christopher because that was one of the great “what ifs” on Gilmore Girls? What if they had gotten married when Lorelai got pregnant? What if Sherry hadn’t gotten pregnant and ruined Christopher and Lorelai’s chance of getting together? As for Luke, he had his own issues to deal with, such as his resistance to change. Through the storyline with April he was able to get past his hang ups and avoid becoming like his dad who spent his life in a rut and died alone. Rory was a gem of a character. I like to think that she went on to great things, of course. Barack Obama won the presidential election so one can only imagine where that may have taken her as she covered his campaign. I also like to think that she and Jess eventually made their way back to each other as Jess was always my favourite. How fitting and bittersweet that the series ended with Lorelai and Rory sitting together at the diner with Luke behind the counter, which is exactly the way the very first episode ended. Today the pilot episode airs and I’m looking forward to watching the whole series again!!

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