So first I have to say, this contest was the best idea ever. If you love Gilmore Girls then you should go back and read the comments on my and Kara’s blogs. I found myself laughing and smiling with every comment that was written. I am so sorry I haven’t been able to get back to everyone who left a comment, I am having a particularly crazy week with some more madness ahead–but more on that in a future post. For now…the winners.
Yes, you read right, I said winners. Kara and I were so thrilled with the entries and had so much fun drawing a name from a basket that we thought, why not draw another as a runner up? So here goes…
Grand prize winner…Sulafaye!
Hey ladies, you have both been emailed so remember to send me your mailing address and we will send out your Star’s Hollow inspired packages this week.
Thanks again for all who shared their fav memories–I love a good theme and the comments made it a festive goodbye for GG. As for the finale, i was pleasantly surprised. It felt like an end you know? I loved that we got to say goodbye to almost every character, and that everyone had their final moment or joke–even Taylor with the painful “Rory birthed from the town’s womb” speech. Classic. I loved that Lorelai and Luke found each other again but loved even more that it was not the focus of the episode. I loved that the show ended the way it began and so appreciate the final image of the diner window. I thought it was great.
So I am officially letting go of the bitterness I felt, although I still don’t think the CW has their act together (um…canceling Veronica Mars? What!?) But I am glad this show was at least given an end and that before this season was up, the show was able to find itself again.
Finally, it is time for me to reveal my favorite memory–choosing was difficult since reading all your comments reminded me of how many great moments there are that I love. How do I pick? But I will choose one, or maybe two–one for Rory and one Lorelai.
My Rory moment comes in the third season, at the big 24-hour dance off when dressed in 40’s garb and exhausted from 23 hours of dancing and after breaking up with Dean, Rory breaks down to Jess and admits she likes him. I love how he asks if she is really broken up with Dean and after she confirms it, Jess only says he has “something to take care of” and walks off without another word to presumably break up with the girl he has been passing time with. I don’t know why I love this moment so much. I guess it is because we see a glimpse into the man Jess really is. I know Jess is controversial but I can’t help it–I am all about Jess. (I actually quite like Logan too. I think a cross between Jess and Logan is my ideal man. Is that strange?)
For Lorelai, the moment is really a sequence of events from the Love, War, and Snow episode in season 1. I remember one night in college when I walked out of the library at around 9pm and the whole sky was lit up with this purple glow and the most beautiful soft snow was falling and accumulating on the ground. I had never seen anything quite like it. That night, I fell in love with snow. So maybe that is why I love this episode. “Everything’s magical when it snows, everything looks pretty.” This is how Lorelai explains her love affair with the snow. Snow brings her Max Medina, Maaaax Medina in this episode. As much as I love Luke, I always had a soft spot for Max. They have a perfect snow filled impromptu date walking around the town and unknowingly making Luke jealous. That episode is pure magic in my book.
So there you go. Thanks for saying goodbye to Gilmore Girls with us And for those of you here that could not care less about GG, I promise I will stop talking about it (but for the record you should really try out season 1 on DVD.)
The following 8 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Although I only watched the show off and on, I loved Jess as well! Glad you’re over your bitterness;)
I’m all about the Jess too! My fave moment is when he kisses her at Sukie’s wedding. He’s so bad and she’s so good and he kind of screws with her a little bit and rocks her world. I actually had a moment in my life like that (so not as glamorous!) but I remember how it felt and I thought they portrayed it really really well.
I was actually a bit disappointed in the end. The whole Luke and Lorelai thing fell REALLY flat for me. So not the kiss I was wanting (more like the one when L opens the in and they kiss and naked Kirk comes flying through. Now THAT was a kiss!)
This was a good idea for a contest. I enjoyed reading everyone’s remembrances. I loved Jess too. For some reason, the conversation between him and Rory on the sleigh ride and the his encounter with the Bjork snowlady makes me smile when I remember it. Bjork snow lady…ha.
I was never really a Logan fan (too much like every guy at my high school), but I am so with you on Jess. I can’t believe they broke up in real life!
Cancelling Veronica Mars – the CW is dead to me.
I thought it did end up pretty well too. It tied up quite a few loose ends nicely. I was hoping for Jess to make a comeback in then end too, but I guess Heroes is taking up too much of his time now, huh?
i am almost through the first season after a 6 episode marathon session last night (even though i am *desperately in need of some ‘beauty’ sleep :0) and i am loving it! it’s a shame i hadn’t caught on to the greatness that is gilmore girls sooner. oh well, thank goodness for dvds!
i loved the snow episode too. it was sweet.
You are so right ~a Jess Logan combo would be your perfect man.