Tonight’s Gilmore Girls was much improved over the last few weeks. First of all Lorelai was much less annoying. Lauren Graham is so great at conveying emotion and balancing the drama and the comedy that Gilmore Girls is famous for that when the scales tip too much in favour of banter over substance it really hurts the show. Every scene with her tonight was pitch perfect as she tells Rory about her marriage to Christopher and adjusts to a new life as a married woman. No shock that she’s keeping the Gilmore name.
Just to weigh in on the Christopher vs. Luke debate, I’m going to have to side with Christopher. As we saw throughout last season, her and Luke have no chemistry. Tonight also reaffirmed that they are great as friends when he calls her for advice on April and she goes right to the hospital to make sure they’re okay. I also am coming around to liking Luke the dad and think the show is doing a good job of mirroring the Lorelai-Rory relationship through Luke and April.
The Logan-Rory fight was done really well and I have to give Logan credit for giving it to Rory and exposing her hypocracy and tendency to judge everyone. I’m similarly glad that they got back together in the end even if Rory is moving out. As an aside it really bothered me trying to figure out where I knew the editor Rory was speaking with at the party from. It finally hit me – he was Paulie G in the unfortunately overlooked HBO show The Comeback.
I’m not sure how this whole Lorelai-Luke-Christopher thing will be resolved but I’m going to have to guess that if this is the last season Lorelai will probably end of Luke. Given where they are now in the story though I don’t think this is going to be as simple as just changing direction. Maybe it will be a Dallas dream.
Avi’s Episode Rating: B+