Predictable, and yet…

Did anyone not expect that to be the last shot of Gilmore Girls? Did anyone not tear up like a tiny Bosnian orphan nonetheless?

For those of you who read this blog but do not watch the show, OK:

The first episode of the series ended with Lorelai and Rory having late dinner at Luke’s diner, Luke being Lorelai’s inevitable on-again-off-again flame. Luke is kind enough to keep the place open for them as they discuss Rory’s entrance into the Chilton high school, the first step on her journey into the Ivy League and (one day) globe-trotting journalism. The camera pans back away from the table and through the window as we look on, into the diner.

The final episode ended with Lorelai and Rory having early breakfast at Luke’s before Rory boards a plane to start covering the Barack Obama campaign for an unnamed small magazine.* After a year or so of turmoil, Lorelai and Luke are back together, their previous problems pretty much solved. The camera pans back away from the table and through the window as we look on, into the diner.

*As I’ve spent the last week reporting and planning trips to cover a presidential campaign myself, I got a giggle out of the idea that Rory would be working for said magazine and be placed “on the bus.”