So, what did you think of the Gilmore finale? Was it what you were expecting? We liked it, but we wanted more. One hour just wasn't enough to say farewell to all the characters and pack in all the scenes we wanted. And while it was great to see Lane, Michel, Kirk, Sookie, and the rest of the Stars Hollow regulars, it felt kind of off to have a series finale without Paris (sob! we can never get enough Paris) or Logan (or Dean, or Jess, depending on your favorite Rory paramour).
The big question... did you cry? Um, we definitely did... how could we keep a dry eye with all the goodbyes? The tears started when Lorelai tried to keep busy, they really flowed when Richard told Lorelai she was a remarkable woman, and then, when Rory praised Lorelai on the podium at her party: "My mom is everything to me... and everything I am," well, we just lost it. Lorelai has done SO much to be the mom Rory needs, and to hear Rory publicly acknowledge it in front of the entire town must have been the ultimate reward.
What did you think of the final moments before Rory left? There was Lorelai, babbling on as only she can, about what Rory might need for her trip, and Rory cutting through the chatter: "Mom, you've already given me everything I need." Just one sentence, but it rang so true. Lorelai really has given Rory everything she needs to make it on her own.
Did you like the way the series ended with Rory and Lorelai talking over coffee at Luke's? There was something comforting about seeing them bantering just like any other day with Luke behind the counter brewing coffee and prepping a greasy diner breakfast. Yes, we know lots of fans wanted a major event (a Rory/Logan or Luke/Lorelai wedding) to send off the girls in style, but this scene was so classically Gilmore, it seemed more appropriate. Simple, yes, but moving.
We can't forget the Luke/Lorelai kiss (we've only been waiting ALL season), but it was almost an afterthought in a townie-packed episode. We did like how the door for Luke and Lorelai was left wide open. Finally, Luke's learned to express himself to Lorelai! And finally, after a very ill-advised marriage and subsequent singledom, she's in the right place in her life, ready to have him. Even though we won't see it on our TV screens, we like imagining those two sharing many more mornings together in Stars Hollow.
So in a nutshell -- we wanted more, but we'll take what we got. And we'll be rewatching it again shortly, tissues in hand. Season 7 had its ups and downs, but at least we got a sendoff worthy of this witty, lovable drama. Gilmore Girls, we'll miss you, but you went out in style.
What did you think? Was it what you wanted? What you expected? Tell us your thoughts on the finale!