Gilmore Girls: Another Year in the Life, PLEASE?!?


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! 🙂 🙂 🙂


About Shannon

My life is summed up in two words: Saving Grace. God saw fit to bless me with a little girl who, for all intents and purposes, turned out to be my saving grace. She is the best part of my life, and the best part of me. I am a single working mother (I know, that phrase is redundant :) so I don't have a lot of time for extracurricular activities, but I like to write, and so I thought I'd start another blog (I've had many in the past) so that I could have an outlet for myself, during my down time ...whenever that can be snatched. It's few and far between these days.... but we'll see where this takes me.
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3 Responses to Gilmore Girls: Another Year in the Life, PLEASE?!?

  1. Ursula says:

    Dear Shannon,
    I forgot all about you sharing your life with us. Needless to say, my tears were streaming down my face. First, you are so SPECIAL, my heart goes out to you. Shannon you write from your heart and anyone reading it will take a look back into their life. I truly think you could sell your story and let others know they are not alone, you have gift you need to share this gift. I pray that al your dreams come true for you and a a good job and a special guy who will make your life complete. I love you Shannon, Ursi

    • Shannon says:

      I would love to publish a book someday, Ursi. I really hope that can be a reality at some point down the road, but right now it’s only a dream. 🙂 thank you for your kind and encouraging words and wishes for me. I love you too!

  2. Gisela Stewart says:

    My dear granddaughter Shannon,
    I had forgotten about your blog. I read a bunch of the old ones today & got pretty sentimental, especially the one about Opa & regrets. I think we all have regrets. I also wish I could hold him & talk to him one more time. I remember in the hospital I told him I didn’t want to lose hem & he said he didn’t want to leave me. I will never forget that. He was such a good guy. He loved all his grandchildren very much & especially you, since you were the oldest.
    I read some of your poetry book today. I also found a bunch of my poetry I wrote over the years. It was a nostalgic day.You should write some more. You have such a gift for writing. You can pour your heart out which you never do in person. You always seem almost shy & reserved around people, especially in a crowd. You need to open up & share your feelings & let people learn the real special person you are. You have such deep & caring feelings when you write.
    I admire the way you have become such a caring mom to Emma. She loves you a lot, even though she clings to your mom.
    I wish I could help you find that prince charming to sweep you off your feet & make you happy & be a good dad for Emma. I hope I live long enough to see all my grandkids happily married.
    I love you Shannon & your precious little Emma.

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