When Rory announces she's pregnant, Lorelai isn't just surprised. She's horrified, shaken in a way that can't be construed as positive. It was a shock to the system, not the final four words - but Lorelai's reaction which suggests Lorelai & Rory may face another bump in their relationship. I spent a few days trying to fully understand the reaction - because didn't believe it was an accidental choice on Lauren Graham's part, yet I hadn't completely figured out why.
Lauren Graham & Kelly Bishop are absolute stand outs in the revival - fully re-inhabiting characters that they've spent the last 9 years not being - and they do it outstandingly. It's a tribute to their acting ability that they seamlessly return to these characters - but they return to them with the raw loss of Edward Herrmann (Richard Gilmore) sitting on their shoulders.
So, Lorelai's reaction wasn't accidental. The facial expression was intentional - and it wasn't …
I've watched 'Fall' at least eight times (5-6 more than any of the other episodes), sat at my laptop at least four of those times trying to find the words to review this episode and came up with nothing unique.
Starting with the first four words? How uncreative of me. Diving straight into each character's storylines? Doesn't do any justice to how much I love this episode, and how it stands out from the other three. Discussing the 'full circle' theme? Relevant, but not where I want to centralise my discussion.
This is the first time writing about 'Gilmore Girls' that I feel unprepared, which is essentially how the episode left me feeling. On my first watch, 'Gilmore Girls' wasn't shining. Its witty dialogue was missing, replaced with humour that was uncomfortable to laugh at and character choices which were questionable at best. 'Gilmore Girls' attempted to stay in its small-town bubble, trying to avoid issues which have arisen in t…
Note: I can’t cover everything, not unless I want a 5000
word essay. Hopefully, you enjoy! J
Please don’t get mad at me for being honest. I do love this show – but I really
want to try critiquing television better, and I don’t think I’ll be able to do
that with pure appreciation or only rants. Before the episode starts, quotes from the original series
are overlayed – building to a crescendo, and bringing us back into the Gilmore
world so many have craved, with its fast-talking dialogue and endless emotional
truth bombs. Now it’s time to return to Stars Hollow, in all its snow-covered
glory as Rory returns home after a successful New Yorker piece. We see Lorelai sitting under the gazebo waiting
for Rory, where they launch into their respective speeches before sharing a
sweet hug. “How long’s it been?” “Feels like years.” To all the Gilmore Girls fans that made it 3115 days,
congratulations you’ve made it. It’s almost like nothing has changed – especially
not when Lorelai breathes in and sa…