There's more kissing, and then Rory and Logan are interrupted by a knock at the door. It's Lorelai, who has come to see Rory. Logan makes himself scarce as Lorelai begins the uncomfortable conversation about the marriage: "In a way, it was impulsive. But it other ways, it's been twenty years in the making." Rory sighs. She's not upset about the fact that Chris and Lorelai are married, she says. In fact, much to Lorelai's surprise, she's glad: "I'm happy for you. It's wonderful." She says that Lorelai and Christopher are great together, and that the whole parents-back-together thing is every kid's dream. ["Mumble for yourself, slouchy." -- Wing Chun] What Rory's sad about is not having been there to see Chris and Lorelai get married. "You weren't there," Lorelai says, sadly. Rory says again that she should have been there; it doesn't seem right that she didn't get to see her mom get married. And she could have been there, she says, if Lorelai had just made one phone call. Lorelai says again that she's sorry: she wanted to call her, but then she thought that if she called Rory, she'd have to explain the whole thing and maybe talk herself out of it. This scene is whipping me around like a yo-yo. When I first watched it, I kept thinking, "Oh, now Rory will admit that she doesn't think Lorelai and Chris should be together." And then she didn't. And then I thought, "Well, now Lorelai will admit that she was afraid she'd talk herself out of it, and that she wishes she HAD talked herself out of it, because it's ultimately not right." But, no, she goes on to say that she's SO sure, and it feels SO right, and that she SO knew, so she just went for it: "I wanted to be married to your dad." Rory says that she wouldn't have tried to talk Lorelai out of it, only maybe she would have suggested that they come back to the U.S. to get married so that they could have important people there. Or maybe, she goes on, she might have suggested that they live together first: "Like, six months, just to try it out, and..." She trails off. "Yeah, I totally would have talked you out of it." Lorelai smiles. She just doesn't want Rory to feel weird about the whole thing. "Your house is still your house," she says, mentioning cringingly that they did discuss putting in a trundle bed for Gigi, obviously expecting a bad reaction from Rory. But, no, that's just fine, too. "I can trundle it up with Gigi," Rory assures Lorelai, happily, and I wonder why, if everything's so great and easy, they don't just end the series right here. I mean, right? Because next up is the perfect exit scene. "Hey," Rory asks, "you didn't take Dad's name, did you?" Lorelai shakes her head: "I don't want to be Mrs. Hayden Planetarium for the rest of my life. I'm Lorelai Gilmore, okay? 'Lorelai Gilmore' without the 'Gilmore' is like...Gil, you know...less." AND...credits! No? No. It goes on.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A- | 992 USERS: C+
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