Just watched the ending of the Gilmore Girls Revival, A Year in the Life. Gotta say, I loved it!!
I’m not sure why all these fans are bemoaning the ending. What’s wrong with Rory being pregnant? She’s 32. Not 16. She’s double her mother’s age when she got pregnant with her. She’s a very capable woman. And her career isn’t exactly panning out like she had hoped. This is life. Things don’t always work out the way we picture them. But then, what does happen is what you make of it. It’s not what happens to you, or what hand you’re dealt. It’s what you do with it. And I think this is a chance for Rory to do something that she probably never saw herself doing, but now maybe she is ready for that chance. Motherhood. New life. A new beginning, or at least a new chapter.
I am a firm believer in this. Because this show has always reflected my life. Well, not always. But I was always drawn to the show, and more specifically Lorelei. I really empathized with her. I admired her fire and tenacity and stubbornness. Because in her, I saw a lot of myself.
And then I got pregnant. Not at 16, but I was still pretty young. Twenty-three, almost 24. So I have always felt a kinship to Lorelei. My family isn’t exactly the same as the Gilmores, but there are similarities. I have never felt like I belonged in my family. Always felt like somewhat of an outsider. So I definitely identify with her there.
And now things have come full circle. I am nothing if not a realist and this is REAL. Which is why I honestly just LOVE the way the writer decided to end this. There are lingering things as well, like with Jess seeming like he still has feelings for Rory… And the question of who the father of Rory’s baby is. What if it was the Wookie’s? I’d honestly love for that to be the case. Because then she wouldn’t have any attachment to the father and it could just be her and her baby.
Anyway, we may never find out. Amy Sherman-Palladino hasn’t said for sure, but there isn’t a definitive answer either way. Which means it’s a definite possibility. Another Year in the Life, please? I love having things to look forward to. And I will always love the Gilmore Girls.
Oh, and I forgot to mention…Rory’s book. OMG! I LOVE that she’s writing a book about her and Lorelei’s life. BEST ending to a show EVER! 🙂 🙂 🙂