I do totally ship Luke and Lorelai, especially over Chris and Lorelai. Chris, even after GiGi, just wasn’t in a place where he could reach Lorelai’s level of competence, I think. There was always going to be an air, for Christopher, of not really understanding where Lorelai comes from in a lot of things, whether it be in her relationships with others (the knittathon! ugh!) or just with living life. It was just made worse when he inherited all the money from his father because he basically reverted/really showed his “rich kid” tendencies. He wanted to buy big TVs and throw money around without really understanding the value of it. Lorelai will never be like that, even when Richard and Emily die and she gets all their money. She really understands hard work and building yourself up to accomplishments, whereas Chris doesn’t. Luke absolutely understands the value of hard work and community, gruff and grumpy as he is.
Er. I didn’t mean to go off on that. Basically, I really just want to see Luke and Lorelai happy. I don’t need a wedding, because I don’t really find them that fascinating. A Kirk/Lulu wedding would be fun to watch because of all the shenanigans inherent in it. I wasn’t even interested in Sookie and Jackson’s wedding, really, because yes, ‘ha ha’ Sookie lost it a little, but overall, I just don’t care about weddings.
I think absolute end zone for Rory should be Jess. They have a lot of their, sort of, core interests in common, and I think they’d really work. If Rory hadn’t been screwing around with Logan, it would have been great for her and Jess to reconnect when he’d shaped up and come back to visit.
Buuut, Rory has a lot of daddy issues, which is why she really needed to be with Logan for awhile. He’s an asshole, but he’s an asshole who’s JUST LIKE HER FATHER. He has a tendency to run away, he will never grow up, he’s inherently selfish, and he doesn’t understand the value of hard work. I think she really needed to be emotionally tossed around by him for awhile to get over what was probably a subconscious yearning to have really been the number one focus of her absent father.
Now that Rory’s been through that and hopefully gotten it out of her system, I would love for her and Jess to reconnect and get together. But, if that’s not the focus of the great Gilmore return, I’m okay with it.
Oh man! I think I support a movie/mini-series/tv movie! I think it depends on how true to the material they could actually keep it considering it’s been six years since the show ended. How many sets would they be able to get back, how many actors, what writers, etc? It’s not just a question of getting Graham and Bledel back and going, “gung ho, let’s go!”
Like, I would love to see the evolution of Stars Hollow in the last few years on top of just catching up with the core characters. Is Miss Patty’s still a dance center, or has she slowed down a little with a few more years on her and now she focuses on Dramatic Acting? Did Kirk and Lulu stay together? Are they getting married? Will they live with his mother? Did Babette and Morey get more cats? How many more souls has Paris crushed just in her daily life of being Paris?
Is Luke’s still the same, or did Lorelai manage to spruce it up a bit and make Luke add WiFi and fancy coffees? How many more traffic lights or red light cameras has Taylor tried to add to the town and how many things (bikes/motorcycles/cars/modified jet skis) has Kirk managed to crash because of them? Did Jackson get rich selling his jam recipe to some conglomerate, and did he and Sookie ever have any more kids?
How are Emily and Richard doing? Does Lorelai still go to FND and does she bring Luke? Is Emily now supreme ruler and overlord of the DAR? Did Chris remarry? Is Gigi still a tiny asshole? How are Lane and Zach handling being parents of rambunctious, six-year-old twin boys? Are the boys no problem because Lane keeps a stern picture of Mrs. Kim around to flash whenever they think of going crazy?
These are things I want to know!
I think a mini-series would be the best way to handle a catch-up of the characters. Maybe six hour-long episodes to tie everything up. My ideal would probably be for the episodes to mostly focus on something big going on in Stars Hollow and how everyone’s affected by it.
In my head, Rory didn’t really settle in one place. She always wanted to travel and see the world, so I love the idea of her freelancing and writing reports from anywhere and everywhere she could visit. She’s likely got the money that Trix had set aside for her, and so I imagine her using it to just live her life abroad, stopping back in to see Lorelai three or four times a year. I’m absolutely sure they video chat several times a week, and I think Rory probably got better at dating. I hope she focused more on career and travel and getting amazing experiences than settling down with one person.
I love the idea of Rory coming back for Kirk’s wedding to Lulu because it would probably be a delightful disaster and everyone would get involved. Jackson and Sookie would handle the food, Taylor would insist everyone has permits for every little thing, the Troubadour would be the music. The whole thing would be held at The Dragonfly, and Luke would be overwhelmed because Kirk would insist he be the best man.
In my personal canon, Logan is long gone and, while I like the idea of Rory and Jess getting back together once they’ve both got their heads sorted out, I’m okay with Rory being single for the mini-series. Luke and Lorelai are, if not married yet, then at least still together. April probably got into an Ivy League school, close enough to visit/be visited by Luke pretty often, and hopefully Luke and Lorelai are equally part of her life. Anna can be constantly on fire in the background for all I care; I’m not interested in her.
Mainly, I would just love to see how Stars Hollow is doing in this day and age. I don’t watch Bunheads (couldn’t get into it) but I was hoping that ASP would find a way to fold in Stars Hollow characters, even if we just saw Graham and Patterson in the background of some shots in a way that hinted at how Luke and Lorelai are doing without directly infringing on show rights, if that’s the issue.
This got long and rambly, but hopefully that answers your question. I’m always open to more discussion on the subject!
This came out like crap but oh well.