Well, that was a season. Season six definitely one that I wouldn’t consider my favourite. For me, the show is always at it’s best when Lorelai and Rory are together. I remember my first time watching this and googling to see when they would reunite and was disappoited to have to wait nine episodes, which is almost half the season. And even when they do reunite, they are barely communicating with each other.
And Luke. LUKE DANES. LUKE. They absolute ruin him in season six and my heart only breaks for Lorelai. He couldn’t handle his daughter and Lorelai at the same time, so instead of finding a way to bring them together he pushed his fiance so far away. It took him two months to tell her about April, and he barely did.
You may be thinking, but WHY? Why so fervently dislike a main character of the show. Even from my first watch a few years ago now, I didn’t enjoy the journey of Rory’s character. But I want to start by saying that there were things I did like about Rory. She was driven. She had an insane love of books. Both things that I can so appreciate. For me, I really enjoyed early seasons Rory and Lorelai, and the fact that at that point she would have done anything for her mother and they were so close.
For me, Rory started cracking in season two. The way that she treated Dean like absolute garbage the second that someone more interesting came along really showed signs of her character. Yes, Dean was boring but season two – three Dean at least deserved Rory admitting to him that she had feelings for someone else. When Lorelai told her almost these exact words and Rory took like you would think that she would, I was applauding. It was in season five that she really took a turn for the ugly, never to return. She stopped listening to Lorelai and whatever special bond it seemed like they had never returned. By season six, I really couldn’t have cared less about Rory. She became self centred, inconsiderate and it was when she had a line in the news room when one of the people there vented their relationship troubles to her, that I knew she was gone. She chose to say, ‘This is why I don’t ask people about their social lives’ instead of saying anything sympathetic to the guy.
Then came the revival and I almost could have just fast forwarded through her entirely. She was AWFUL in every single sense of the word. When she wanted to write her book and Lorelai said no, she acted like a petulant child even though she was in her thirties. She was the same self centred Rory who left the show and didn’t change or learn a single thing in the following decade.
Hi guys. It has been A WHOLE SEASON since I last wrote a post here. I have been watching one episode a day, but university has got the better of me and well here we are.
Season five is not one my favourites and i think so much of it is to do with the break down of Rory. I have never really been a huge Rory fan, but to me it made me completely turn off her character. I cannot blame Logan for her change, though I did the first viewing, and now I kind of have a more educated view of it. When she decides to steal a yacht, I could only wonder how she didn’t have a stronger core when people don’t fawn all over her. But that is how Lorelai raised her, letting Rory know that she is a perfect creature who does nothing wrong. Lorelai is strong and has always defended her daughter when someone tells her that Rory is less than perfect. But Lorelai made sense when she told Rory that Mitchum only knew her two weeks and couldn’t judge her abilities in that time. And he is only one person. One person who also may have had an ulterior motive. I would have been upset too, but I think Rory took it way too far by stealing a boat.
Lorelai and Luke, though. THOSE LOVE BIRDS. I love them as a couple. Though can we be honest that Luke probably deserves better than Lorelai. I mean, he does everything for her. Everything. Oh, Luke. Then there is Paris and Doyle, no one deserves each other more than those two.
Then there is all the drama, so much of it. Emily and Richard have their fair share, Lorelai and Luke have theirs. Rory and Logan too.
Rory: It wasn’t during…was it?
Lorelai and Luke have their first date, Paris deals with a devastating loss and Rory meets Logan.
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LORELAI: Hi, Mom.
EMILY: Don’t! I smell like airplane.
Luke is still at the renaissance fair and Lorelai is rushing around because she doesn’t have Luke or Rory around. Dean and Lindsay’s marriage comes to a screeching halt.
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EMILY: I am going to Europe, Richard. I am going to Europe, and I’m going to have a marvellous time. I’m going to get up at 10:00, and I’m going to have two glasses of wine at lunch every single day.
The aftermath of Luke and Lorelai kissing and Rory and Dean having sex unfolds and Rory gets an offer to travel with Emily.
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LUKE: And then when I walked you home after the wedding, there was a moment. I thought there was a moment.
LORELAI: There was! There was a moment.
The Dragonfly is opening, Lorelai and Luke have a first and so does Rory.
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