Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 1, 2002 - 11:45 AM
No, not car trouble. The Gilmore Girls season finale. Spoilers abound.
Well, another one of my favourite shows is over for the year, and what a way to go out. Let's take the Rory/Jess situation first. I knew she was going to kiss him because I'd read it a while back on Zap2it, but still, it was a bit of a shock just to see Rory suddenly go for it like that. I've always found Dean rather plain - he's just, well, Dean - and Jess has that much-needed spark which he lacks. What a coincidence he arrived just as former bad boy love interest Tristan departed for greener pastures (and less clothing, judging from the promos) on Dawson's Creek.
The whole rebel without a cause attitude notwithstanding, Rory and Jess have a spark that just isn't there between Rory and Dean. Besides, Dean and Rory don't really have much in common, while Jess is very much on the same wavelength as Rory. So the whole Rory/Jess kiss is a good thing.
As for Christopher, well, didn't you just want to whack him over the head when he announced he was leaving? Even the news about the baby didn't soften my heart - they'd just decided to get back together, he'd told Rory, Lorelai had told Emily (and for once she actually looked genuinely happy), and then he pulls the carpet out from underneath them! The final exchange between Rory and Lorelai as they both stood there, ready to walk down the aisle, with their lives completely screwed up, was wonderful. Again, let me reiterate what a travesty it was to see this series once again passed over by the Emmys.
When the episode ended, I broke one of my cardinal rules ("don't look for spoilers for shows you like"), and went surfing for spoilers. Run now if you have the willpower, because I'm going to talk about what I've found out about season three.
Right. I've long thought Paris needed a boyfriend. Especially after the Tristan fiasco. And apparently she'll hook up with someone in Washington at that leadership conference. It's about time Paris had some happiness in her life. Jess also ends up with a new girlfriend, so it'll be interesting to see how Rory reacts to that. The producers also reportedly tried to bring Christopher on as a regular character, but the deal fell through. However, he'll still be making frequent guest appearances, suggesting that we definitely haven't seen the last of him. Oh, who am I kidding? We'll be seeing plenty of Christopher as long as the writers decide the on-again-off- again romance has run its course. Which will be pretty soon, IMO.
Nevertheless, this is still one of the best series on television - part of my big three (with West Wing and Alias being the other two). Roll on season three!
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on August 31 & September 1, 2000:
- Stewart Marriage Report
Despite his wish for a "full Shakespearean" wedding with "period costumes and love sonnets," Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) tied the knot with former TNG and Voyager producer Wendy Neuss in a traditional ceremony at the Bel-Air Hotel on August 25, 2000. Brent Spiner (Data) served as best man at the ceremony, which was also attended by several other TNG cast members. The couple then flew off for a month-long honeymoon at an "unspecified location."
- Frakes Looking Forward To Trek X
Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) spoke briefly about Trek X at the Canadian National Science Fiction Expo. "There will always be a Star Trek movie. [And] it better be better than the last one," he said.
- Gaming Bullets
September 1's sole update covered games such as 'Starfleet Command II,' 'Voyager: Elite Force' and 'Star Trek: Away Team.'
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Symbiosis' at 2:00 p.m Eastenr Time, with 'Skin of Evil' at 3:00 p.m, 'The Neutral Zone' at 4:00 p.m, 'The Drumhead' at 5:00 p.m, 'The Mind's Eye' at 6:00 p.m, 'Silicon Avatar' at 7:00 p.m, & 'The Outcast' at 8:00 p.m.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Enterprise episode 'Fallen Hero' at 7:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'Desert Crossing' at 8:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show Voyager's 'Threshold' at 15:00 GMt, with 'Meld' at 16:00. Channel 4 will show Enterprise's 'Civilisation' at 17:40, with 'Fortunate Son' at 18:35. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Tin Man' at 11:00pm Eastern Time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Who Mourns for Adonais?' at 7:00am Eastern Time, 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 8:00am, 'The Immunity Syndrome' at 9:00am, 'The Menagerie, Part I' at 10:00am, 'The Menagerie, Part II' at 11:00am, 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' at 12:00pm, 'Amok Time' at 1:00pm, 'Assignment: Earth' at 2:00pm, 'The Deadly Years' at 3:00pm, 'Plato's Stepchildren' at 4:00pm, 'The Naked Time' at 5:00pm, and 'Tomorrow is Yesterday' at 6:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Voyager's 'The 37s' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Nagus' at 06:00 GMT, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'Errand of Mercy' at 14:00, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Contagion' at 17:00, and 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Ned2 will be showing Voyager's 'Endgame, Part I and II' at 20:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Remember Me' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!