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By Caillan
September 1, 2002 - 11:45 AM

Hello World!

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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