History Series / GilmoreGirls

9th Aug '17 11:14:59 AM Xilinoc
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The show, like many popular properties, suffered its share of ExecutiveMeddling. After the sixth season, contract disputes resulted in the departure of the creators and showrunners, CreatorCouple Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. (They had begged for a larger writing staff--something the studio was obliged to hire after they were let go.) After the seventh, the show was canceled, without a real ending. On October 19, 2015, {{Netflix}} announced that it has closed a deal with Warner Brothers to release a limited series revival, titled ''Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life''. This six-hour, four-episode mini-series was released on November 25, 2016. Basically every actor who was or had ever been important to the show expressed an interest in returning, though many (particularly [[Series/ThisIsUs Milo Ventimiglia]], [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Jared Padalecki]], [[Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder Liza Weil]], Melissa [=McCarthy=] and [[Series/SwitchedAtBirth Vanessa Marano]]) had very limited screentime due to the compressed narrative and their own commitments to other projects. All episodes were written and directed by the Palladinos, and included the specific four words with which Amy had intended to close the original show with.

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The show, like many popular properties, suffered its share of ExecutiveMeddling. After the sixth season, contract disputes resulted in the departure of the creators and showrunners, CreatorCouple Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. (They had begged for a larger writing staff--something the studio was obliged to hire after they were let go.) After the seventh, the show was canceled, without a real ending. On October 19, 2015, {{Netflix}} announced that it has closed a deal with Warner Brothers to release a limited series revival, titled ''Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life''. This six-hour, four-episode mini-series was released on November 25, 2016. Basically every actor who was or had ever been important to the show expressed an interest in returning, though many (particularly [[Series/ThisIsUs Milo Ventimiglia]], [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Jared Padalecki]], [[Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder Liza Weil]], Melissa [=McCarthy=] and [[Series/SwitchedAtBirth Vanessa Marano]]) had very limited screentime due to the compressed narrative and their own commitments to other projects. All episodes were written and directed by the Palladinos, and included the specific four words with which Amy had intended to close the original show with.
9th Jul '17 12:34:03 PM LyraGRowin
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The show, like many popular properties, suffered its share of ExecutiveMeddling. After the sixth season, contract disputes resulted in the departure of the creators and showrunners, CreatorCouple Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. (They had begged for a larger writing staff--something the studio was obliged to hire after they were let go.) After the seventh, the show was canceled, without a real ending. On October 19, 2015, {{Netflix}} announced that it has closed a deal with Warner Brothers to release a limited series revival, entitled titled ''Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life''. This six-hour, four-episode mini-series was released on November 25, 2016. Basically every actor who was or had ever been important to the show expressed an interest in returning, though many (particularly Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padalecki, [[Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder Liza Weil]], Melissa [=McCarthy=] and [[Series/SwitchedAtBirth Vanessa Marano]]) had very limited screentime due to the compressed narrative and their own commitments to other projects. All episodes were written and directed by the Palladinos, and included the specific four words with which Amy had intended to close the original show with.

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The show, like many popular properties, suffered its share of ExecutiveMeddling. After the sixth season, contract disputes resulted in the departure of the creators and showrunners, CreatorCouple Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. (They had begged for a larger writing staff--something the studio was obliged to hire after they were let go.) After the seventh, the show was canceled, without a real ending. On October 19, 2015, {{Netflix}} announced that it has closed a deal with Warner Brothers to release a limited series revival, entitled titled ''Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life''. This six-hour, four-episode mini-series was released on November 25, 2016. Basically every actor who was or had ever been important to the show expressed an interest in returning, though many (particularly [[Series/ThisIsUs Milo Ventimiglia, Ventimiglia]], [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Jared Padalecki, Padalecki]], [[Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder Liza Weil]], Melissa [=McCarthy=] and [[Series/SwitchedAtBirth Vanessa Marano]]) had very limited screentime due to the compressed narrative and their own commitments to other projects. All episodes were written and directed by the Palladinos, and included the specific four words with which Amy had intended to close the original show with.



** [[spoiler: Confirmed as of ''A Year in the Life''. Well confirmed that he has a husband and is attracted to men. His specific orientation is not specified.]]

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** [[spoiler: Confirmed as of ''A Year in the Life''. Well Well, confirmed that he has a husband and is attracted to men. His specific orientation is not specified.]]



** Rory and Dean in season 3. Subverted in that while he puts this facade up in front of her, he never got over it and attempts to try to win her back by threatening Jess, the boyfriend who replaced him. [[spoiler: They're on genuinely good terms during the revival.]]
** Rory and Jess in season 6 and the revival. He's still on good terms with her and they share a drink in Stars Hollow while she assesses the state of her career. [[spoiler:They haven't had contact since 2012. He gives her the idea to write a memoir about Lorelai and herself, but it's strongly implied from the last shot of him leaving the Gilmore house, that he's still not over her.]]
** Also [[spoiler:Lorelai and Jason Stiles]] during the revival.

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** Rory and Dean in season 3. Subverted in that while he puts this facade up in front of her, he never got over it and attempts to try to win her back by threatening Jess, the boyfriend who replaced him. [[spoiler: They're on genuinely good terms during the revival.]]
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** Rory and Jess in season 6 6. He visits Rory to give her a copy of his book, and the revival. He's still on good terms with his outburst at her and they share a drink in Stars Hollow while she assesses the state of her career. [[spoiler:They haven't had contact since 2012. He gives her the idea to write a memoir about Lorelai and herself, but it's strongly implied from the last shot of him leaving the Gilmore house, that he's still not over her.]]
** Also [[spoiler:Lorelai and Jason Stiles]] during the revival.
how much she has changed leads to her getting her life back on track.



** The TV show's pilot episode, credits, and finale all end with the same shot: Rory and Lorelai at Luke's Diner, the camera slowly zooming out. Likewise, the mini-series revival begins and ends with Rory and Lorelai chatting in the town gazebo.

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** The TV show's pilot episode, credits, and finale all end with the same shot: Rory and Lorelai at Luke's Diner, the camera slowly zooming out. Likewise, the mini-series revival begins and ends with Rory and Lorelai chatting in the town gazebo.



* BrickJoke: In the original series Paris is unable to remember Luke even though she meets him several times. In the revival she meets him, to be pleasantly surprised that ''he'' remembers ''her''... to which he responds that she is hard to forget.



* ClusterFBomb: Not actually f-bombs, but [[spoiler:Emily lets out quite a few "bullshit"s during one scene in the revival, in front of her DAR friends nonetheless. It's just as satisfying as it sounds.]]



** Played straight for Luke. The show's very first scene is Lorelai at his diner, many boyfriends before they got together; [[spoiler:the revival's last scene is at their wedding]].

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** Played straight for Luke. The show's very first scene is Lorelai at his diner, many boyfriends before they got together; [[spoiler:the revival's last scene is at their wedding]].together. The final episode includes [[spoiler: Luke and Lorelai kissing and most likely getting back together]], and near the end of the revival [[spoiler: Luke and Lorelai get married.]]



** Taken UpToEleven in ''A Year in the Life''



** In ''A Year in the Life'' revival, in the Spring episode, Paris mentions missing her last period as an aside. [[spoiler:And in the very last episode, Rory reveals that she's pregnant]].
** During the "Fall" episode, Rory asks her father Christopher if he ever objected to the fact that Lorelai raised their daughter by herself, and is mostly satisfied when he says it all worked out for the best. [[spoiler:She's going to have to do exactly this with her own child by (presumably) Logan, and Christopher, by way of GenerationXerox, is the closest she can get to actually getting Logan's permission to do so.]]
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Averted. Richard Gilmore was not able to return for the revival due to Edward Herrmann's AuthorExistenceFailure in December 2014. However, Richard is established to have outlived his actor by about eight months (he passed in August or September 2015[[note]]Using Luke and Lorelai's wedding date -- written on a sign as November 6, 2016 -- as a chronological reference point[[/note]]), and his absence casts a pall over much of the miniseries' events. His portrait also appears in basically every scene of the Gilmore residence, and he appears via PensieveFlashback archive footage.



** Parallels can also be drawn between Lorelai and Emily, as much as Lorelai would hate it being pointed out. One of the most obvious is in ''A Year In The Life'' where Lorelai is seen to be constantly throwing out chefs for petty reasons in the same way Emily used to fire maids in the original series. Ironically, the revival is when Emily finally finds a maid she likes.

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** Parallels can also be drawn between Lorelai and Emily, as much as Lorelai would hate it being pointed out. One of the most obvious is in ''A Year In The Life'' where Lorelai is seen to be constantly throwing out chefs for petty reasons in the same way Emily used to fire maids in the original series. Ironically, the revival is when Emily finally finds a maid she likes.



** [[spoiler: Rory is poised to be one as of the last words of the revival.]]



** Paul in ''A Year in the Life''. Though ostensibly Rory's boyfriend, he only appears in the first five minutes of the show, and there's a RunningGag where Gilmore characters keep forgetting he exists.



* MaybeEverAfter: The end of the revival implies the possibility that [[spoiler: Jess and Rory's story isn't over]], with the feelings very clear on one side.



** In ''A Year in the Life'', Lorelai decides [[spoiler:to take a page from ''Film/{{Wild}}'' and find herself]]. Luke thinks it's from the movie, but she insists it from the book because the book is a different experience from the film. When he complains about this to Jess, he asks Luke if it's the book or the film because the book is different.



** During the revival, Lorelai finds Emily wearing a T-shirt and jeans and getting rid of most of her things. [[spoiler: Lorelai realizes how much her mother is clearly grieving and suggests that she go to therapy.]]



* OutOfFocus: All over the place in "A Year In the Life" due to the actors' varying schedules. The only ones not to fall prey to it in one form or another are Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Emily, Taylor, Michel, Kirk and [[spoiler: Logan]]. Lane appears sporadically but doesn't get her own subplot, Paris only shows up in two episodes albeit with a sizable role, and Sookie and Jackson are both DemotedToExtra, with Sookie only appearing in the final episode.



** During the revival Lorelai tells a story about her father walking in on her and a high school boyfriend just after sex.



** Dean, and a somewhat infamous case at that. While it's great that in mid-2005 he went on to [[{{Series/Supernatural}} kick demon ass]], the writers never gave Jared Padalecki's character a proper send-off as already mentioned above. In fact, Dean is never heard from again after his final appearance in "To Let Live and Diorama"; so viewers are left to wonder if he left town, or if he stayed but decided to keep a very, very low profile. ''A Year in the Life'', while not giving a full explanation, reveals that [[spoiler: he's since moved out of state, remarried and has 3 kids with a fourth on the way. The reason he's back in Stars Hollow was because his kids got head lice and his wife told him to get out to avoid getting infected]]
** Sookie in "A Year In The Life" due to Creator/MelissaMcCarthy's superstar film career. She took a hiatus from the inn and moved to a farm in the woods with Jackson and the kids as part of an experimental food collective. [[spoiler: She does come BackForTheFinale though.]]
*** Liz and T.J. are also missing due to their actors not being called back, having accidentally joined a cult.
*** April is the most logical, now being a college student and only showing up briefly during "Summer"

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** Dean, and a somewhat infamous case at that. While it's great that in mid-2005 he went on to [[{{Series/Supernatural}} kick demon ass]], the writers never gave Jared Padalecki's character a proper send-off as already mentioned above. In fact, Dean is never heard from again after his final appearance in "To Let Live and Diorama"; so viewers are left to wonder if he left town, or if he stayed but decided to keep a very, very low profile. ''A Year in the Life'', while not giving a full explanation, reveals that [[spoiler: he's since moved out of state, remarried and has 3 kids with a fourth on the way. The reason he's back in Stars Hollow was because his kids got head lice and his wife told him to get out to avoid getting infected]]\n** Sookie in "A Year In The Life" due to Creator/MelissaMcCarthy's superstar film career. She took a hiatus from the inn and moved to a farm in the woods with Jackson and the kids as part of an experimental food collective. [[spoiler: She does come BackForTheFinale though.]]\n*** Liz and T.J. are also missing due to their actors not being called back, having accidentally joined a cult. \n*** April is the most logical, now being a college student and only showing up briefly during "Summer"



** [[spoiler:Rory's completely forgettable and dull boyfriend, Paul, that ''even she forgets'' that she's been with for two years. She keeps trying to break up with him and fails, only for Paul to do it over text in the final scenes of the revival.]]



** [[spoiler: Colin in ''A Year in the Life.'' Buying a tango club just to prevent them from playing tango music ever again.]]



** [[spoiler: Rory and Logan in ''A Year in the Life.'' He's engaged and she's ostensibly with Paul, but they have a no-strings-attached arrangement whenever she's in London]]



** [[spoiler: Done in ''A Year in the Life'' with the title of Rory's manuscript]]



** To a lesser extent, this also occurs in ''A Year In The Life'', though it's more forgivable due to need to, essentially, do an entire season's worth of story in a quarter of the time. Most particularly, Paris has the beginnings of a character arc in the summer, but never re-appears after that season.



* WritersCannotDoMath: In the original run, it is established that Lorelai was born in April/May 1968, and Rory in October 1984. In the first part of the revival, it is stated twice that Rory is now thirty-two, putting us in the winter of 2016-17, with the remaining three parts taking place in 2017; however, Richard, who died four months before part one starts, has the year 2015 engraved in his headstone, in which case Rory would be thirty-one. (May or may not double as ArtisticLicenseMath, to make Rory the same age as Lorelai the first time we saw her.)



*** [[spoiler:And in the revival, they're having a full-on affair. He's engaged to a French heiress named Odette and she's dating a man named Paul, but he's so boring that even ''she'' forgot she's been with him for two years. Rory breaks it off when she starts to realize that their affair is no longer sustainable, and in the end, Paul breaks up with her over text.]]



* ButNotTooGay: Michel comes out in the revival by mentioning he's married to a man. We never see his husband though.

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* BrickJoke: In the original series Paris is unable to remember Luke even though she meets him several times. In the revival she meets him, to be pleasantly surprised that ''he'' remembers ''her''... to which he responds that she is hard to forget.
* TheBusCameBack: There isn't a full explanation given for Dean's disappearance during season 5, but "Fall" reveals that [[spoiler: he's since moved out of state, remarried and has 3 kids with a fourth on the way. The reason he's back in Stars Hollow was because his kids got head lice and his wife told him to get out to avoid getting infected.]]
* ButNotTooGay: Michel comes out in the revival by mentioning he's married to a man. We never see his husband husband, though.



* ClusterFBomb: Not actually f-bombs, but [[spoiler:Emily lets out quite a few "bullshit"s during one scene in the revival, in front of her DAR friends nonetheless. It's just as satisfying as it sounds.]]
* {{Cult}}: The main reason Jess shows back up in town in ''A Year in the Life'' was that Liz and T.J. somehow got themselves roped into an six million-year membership with a vegetable-growing cult, thinking it was a co-op, so Luke enlists his help in trying to bail them out. Luckily for them, the cult thought Liz and T.J. were ''[[TooSpicyForYogSothoth too weird for them]]'' and kicked them out.

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* ClusterFBomb: Not actually f-bombs, but [[spoiler:Emily lets out quite a few "bullshit"s during one scene in the revival, scene, in front of her DAR friends nonetheless. It's just as satisfying as it sounds.]]
* {{Cult}}: The main reason Jess shows back up in town in ''A Year in the Life'' was that because Liz and T.J. somehow got themselves roped into an six million-year membership with a vegetable-growing cult, thinking it was a co-op, so Luke enlists his help in trying to bail them out. Luckily for them, the cult thought Liz and T.J. were ''[[TooSpicyForYogSothoth too weird for them]]'' and kicked them out.



* ForgottenFallenFriend: Subverted. Richard Gilmore was not able to return for the revival due to Edward Herrmann's AuthorExistenceFailure in December 2014. However, Richard is established to have outlived his actor by about eight months (he passed in August or September 2015[[note]]Using Luke and Lorelai's wedding date -- written on a sign as November 6, 2016 -- as a chronological reference point[[/note]]), and his absence casts a pall over much of the miniseries' events. His portrait also appears in basically every scene of the Gilmore residence, and archive footage allows him to appears in PensieveFlashback.

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** In the Spring episode, Paris mentions missing her last period as an aside. [[spoiler:And in the very last episode, Rory reveals that she's pregnant]].
* {{Flanderization}}: The overly quirky characterizations of the townspeople are taken UpToEleven.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Subverted.Averted. Richard Gilmore was not able to return for the revival due to Edward Herrmann's AuthorExistenceFailure in December 2014. However, Richard is established to have outlived his actor by about eight months (he passed in August or September 2015[[note]]Using Luke and Lorelai's wedding date -- written on a sign as November 6, 2016 -- as a chronological reference point[[/note]]), and his absence casts a pall over much of the miniseries' events. His portrait also appears in basically every scene of the Gilmore residence, and archive footage allows him to appears in PensieveFlashback.



** There's also Lorelai constantly throwing out chefs for petty reasons in the same way Emily used to fire maids in the original series. Ironically, the revival is when Emily finally finds a maid she likes.



* GlamorousSingleMother: [[spoiler: Rory is poised to be one as of the last words of the revival.]]

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* GlamorousSingleMother: [[spoiler: Rory is poised to be one as of the last words of the revival.final four words.]]



* HopelessSuitor: Paul. Though ostensibly Rory's boyfriend, he only appears in the first five minutes of the show, and there's a RunningGag where the Gilmore characters keep forgetting he exists.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During the revival, Lorelai finds Emily wearing a T-shirt and jeans and getting rid of most of her things. [[spoiler: Lorelai realizes how much her mother is clearly grieving and suggests that she go to therapy.]]

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During the revival, Lorelai finds Emily wearing a T-shirt and jeans and getting rid of most of her things. [[spoiler: things, causing Lorelai realizes to realize how much her mother is clearly grieving and suggests suggest that she go to therapy.]]



** Everyone, including Rory, forgetting that her boyfriend Paul exists which was distinctly unamusing for most viewers.

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** Everyone, including Rory, forgetting Rory's completely forgettable and dull boyfriend, Paul, that her boyfriend ''even she forgets'' that she's been with for two years. She keeps trying to break up with him and fails, [[spoiler: only for Paul exists which was distinctly unamusing for most viewers. to do it over text in the final scenes.]]


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: [[spoiler: Colin, buying a tango club just to prevent them from playing tango music ever again.]]
* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Rory and Logan. He's engaged and she's ostensibly with Paul, but they have a no-strings-attached arrangement whenever she's in London]]


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* WritersCannotDoMath: In the original run, it is established that Lorelai was born in April/May 1968, and Rory in October 1984. In "Winter" it is stated twice that Rory is now thirty-two, putting us in the winter of 2016-17, with the remaining three parts taking place in 2017; however, Richard, who died four months before part one starts, has the year 2015 engraved in his headstone, in which case Rory would be thirty-one. (May or may not double as ArtisticLicenseMath, to make Rory the same age as Lorelai the first time we saw her.)
9th Jul '17 3:20:02 AM LyraGRowin
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** Begins and ends with Rory and Lorelai talking in the gazebo.


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* CallBack: Many, obviously, but some notable ones:
** Rory points out corn starch during her conversation with Dean, since she accidentally stole a bag of corn starch after their first kiss.
** "Reflecting Light", the song playing during [[spoiler: Luke and Lorelai's wedding]] is the same song they danced to at Liz and TJ's wedding in season 4.
12th Jun '17 1:46:15 PM Ulathon1
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** In the first episode, Emily and Richard agreed to finance Rory's education on the condition that she and Lorelai have dinner with them once a week. At the end of the "Fall" episode Emily agrees to [[spoiler: finance Lorelai's expansion of the Dragonfly Inn on the condition that she, Luke and Rory visits her in Nantucket every summer for two weeks.]]
10th Jun '17 6:25:30 PM Peacenik
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* DeadSparks: Some fans have opposed the Luke-Lorelai ship due to their lack of chemistry. (They have a point: Lauren Graham [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/lauren-graham-gilmore-38348/ isn't super fond of Luke Patterson]].)

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* DeadSparks: Some fans have opposed the Luke-Lorelai ship due to their lack of chemistry. (They have a point: Lauren Graham [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/lauren-graham-gilmore-38348/ isn't super fond of Luke Scott Patterson]].)
6th Jun '17 9:47:41 AM KindaLiza
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* CockFight: Dean and Tristan get close to a full-on fist fight over Rory in season 1, and Dean and Jess have it out in a party in season 3. Some episodes earlier have Jess trying to pick a fight with Dean, Dean trying to pick a fight with Jess, and Rory mistakenly believe that Jess' black eye was caused by Dean.

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* CockFight: Dean and Tristan get close to a full-on fist fight over Rory in the season 1, and 1 episode "Rory's Dance"; Dean and Jess have it out in a party in season 3. Some episodes earlier have Jess trying to pick a fight with Dean, Dean trying to pick a fight with Jess, and Rory mistakenly believe that Jess' black eye was caused by Dean.
6th Jun '17 9:44:26 AM KindaLiza
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* CockFight: Dean and Jess have it out in a party in season 3. Some episodes earlier have Jess trying to pick a fight with Dean, Dean trying to pick a fight with Jess, and Rory mistakenly believe that Jess' black eye was caused by Dean.

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* CockFight: Dean and Tristan get close to a full-on fist fight over Rory in season 1, and Dean and Jess have it out in a party in season 3. Some episodes earlier have Jess trying to pick a fight with Dean, Dean trying to pick a fight with Jess, and Rory mistakenly believe that Jess' black eye was caused by Dean.
2nd Jun '17 5:35:46 PM capretty
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* CastHerd: The show basically has three main storylines: Friday Night Dinners at the Gilmore house, the going ons of Stars Hollow and Rory's school life. There's a lot of overlap with major characters, of course, but Rory is really the only character who is involved in all three stories.
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* YouAreWorthHell: How Lane feels about her music career.
-->'''Lane''': Eternal damnation is what I'm risking for my rock'n roll!
30th May '17 5:26:56 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* BigNo: Lulu when Kirk asks for her pink ribbon back. She might not have been wearing it in support of Lorelai.
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