Thoughts after the jump ...
Well, that was sure a season finale that looked like a series finale, wasn't it? Rory's off to the world, Lorelai and Luke are finally comfortably together. (Or so I choose to believe.) For allt he talk of ongoing negotiations, the show decided not to take any chances.
And, if we have to end, this is a pretty good place. Rory ends up writing for an online group, which makes more sense than her fixation on a "major daily." (I mean, does she not read Romenesko? Has she no clue about the newspaper business these days?) Lane has settled into marriage and motherhood, including a moment that, as she faced down her hubby, she was thoroughly doing Mrs. Kim. I liked that Richard choked up, and Emily's grumping about it; I liked Emily's face when Lorelai said the Friday dinners would go on.
I like that the dinners will go on.
And Luke sewing the tarp.
And Babette's ankles.
And Luke's sister still trying to scam him into babysitting.
And I will miss everyone like crazy, and still hope for a reunion show someday.