I only started watching Gilmore Girls this summer. I’m not sure why I never really watched it when it was on originally, I guess it clashed with something else I had watched at the time. After all the hype about it coming back and a few friends talking about how obsessed with the show they are, I decided to give it a watch so from May through July I binged staying up as late as I possibly could to fit in as many episodes as I possibly could each night. I jumped from Team Dean to Team Jess, but never really was Team Logan. Then I found myself counting down the days until the 4 super episodes were released on NETFLIX.
The rest of this post will contain spoilers from the A Year In The Life episodes. Stop reading now if you haven’t already watched and don’t want to be spoiled.
Black Friday I headed down to PA to hang out with one of my friends who has been into Gilmore Girls from the start. We watched Winter and Spring in the afternoon, Summer that evening and Fall the following afternoon. Before starting we decided we did NOT want to know what the last 4 words were until they were said – which of course prompted her husband to look them up and we had hoped they would provide closure while still leaving things open for more episodes. Her husband told us that it would, but I’m not sure I feel any closure after watching.
I am still Team Jess. I am still never Team Logan and I think that now I am on team I Hate Rory. For most of the old series I was blaming Logan for everything but after watching these episodes I came to the conclusion that Rory is just a terrible person. She has a boyfriend she can’t even remember (wtf was that about?) she is having an affair with an engaged man (and I was surprised Lorelei didn’t seem to care when she flipped out over the whole sleeping with a married Dean situation) and as someone who went to college next door to Yale for journalism (albeit as a minor) she failed at that as well. If she loves writing and is such a great writer (debatable) why not start a blog? It is 2016. Everyone has a blog. I started mine so I wouldn’t forget how to write. Rory easily could have made one about anything and see if any ideas she had on the blog could have been expanded upon for a full article at a major publication. But she is at her core a spoiled white girl and freaking lazy. (And when you are trying to write an article on why people wait in line… and find a line that isn’t even a line but people are waiting on it… you don’t ask them why they are standing in a line not even knowing what it is for? HELLO!)
Anyway – the last 4 words were super frustrating and at first we thought that it was totally opening it up for another season but then we started working out what ended up being the “full circle” theory – Logan is the father and Logan is her Christopher. Rich boy, can’t get him to settle down… and Jess is her Luke. Will swoop in to make sure that she and the baby are taken care of. I think that I am ok with whatever happens. I’m Team Jess so I’ve made myself believe what I just wrote is what happened and I’m happy with that. If more episodes show up, I’ll watch… but hopefully if that does happen the storyline will be what I want and I kind of doubt that now.
For now I’ll just spend my time working on Chilton Running Club races and trying to figure out their insane clues before each race.