It sucks that ABC Family won't show Season 7 but then again, maybe it was due to some contractual deals and such about syndication or whatever. Yet, from the transcripts I've read about season 7 and all of those stories. It's clear that the show was starting to crumble. I don't know exactly what Amy Sherman and Daniel Palladino were aiming for but right towards the end of that episode where Luke and Lorelai fell apart and Lorelai going to Christopher definitely reached into a direction that I think kinda betrayed the tone of the show and made it into a soap opera.
Things were fine in GG fashion with the numerous troubadors that included Mary Lynn Rajskub (sp?), Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Daniel Palladino, and Sam Phillips. Grant Lee Phillips had a hilarious one liner about Neil Young "Hearts of Gold my ass". Taylor, so clueless about music and, I'm not surprised if he was into someone as square as Pat Boone. Note to Kirk, Neil Diamond wrote "I'm A Believer", not "Last Train to Clarksville".
Logan and Rory's story was great and I can understand what Mitchum Huntzberger is trying to do for Logan but I think it's all up to Logan and he needs some time. Rory's party for Logan was great though their last scene was sad and it at least proved, despite his faults, that Logan is worthy of Rory.
I don't like Christopher. I really, really, don't. While it's clear that he and Lorelai have a history, to be set up on a date by Emily was dumb and I can understand Christopher's awkwardness. The shrink character was fine but it didn't really go anywhere for Lorelai's character and it made her confused. Even as she tried to avoid Luke, which in many ways was childish on Lorelai's part.
Then the ultimatum. While I might be leaning towards Luke on the fact that they should just slow things down and talk about it. The fact that he used his daughter as an excuse is just wrong of him. Lorelai is right about the fact he should have them both in their lives so they can figure things out about how to establish a relationship with April. Yet, as emotional as Lorelai was, her impatience and desperation really just really scared Luke. In many ways, Luke and Lorelai both handled this wrongly. It was Luke's hesitation and Lorelai's impatience that really broke them up the second time. Many want to blame April for breaking them up but it's not her fault. It was Anna's fault for not telling Luke for those 12 years. Then there's Christopher. He's not at fault for breaking them up either though he did do a lot of damage. What he did was took advantage of Lorelai's emotions and live up to this teenage fantasy that he had in his head. The look on his face as he went back to bed with Lorelai was like "I got Lorelai back! I beat the diner guy!".
If Luke and Lorelai via Virtual Gilmore Girls Season 8 went back in time to that ultimatum and looked at themselves. They'd probably be disgusted consider how content and at peace they are now since there's no pressure around them to get married or wanting a child. Luke would've probably told himself to stop acting a complete pussy and just let April be in their lives and forget about Anna and her intimidating presence. Lorelai would've told herself to stop the crybaby act, stop getting desperate, stop being impatient, and not go to Christopher for comfort.
Everything that happened to Luke and Lorelai at the end of Season 6 and Season 7 was a mess and what they both had to do was swallow up a lot of pride and just say "I'm sorry" to each other and be in love again right in the end. Thank God for Virtual Gilmore Girls Season 8. The first episode began with Luke taking Lorelai to his new boat and on a boat trip where they talked. That boat trip signified the fact that they came onto that boat with a lot of the emotional baggage they went through in their relationship. When they returned to Stars Hollow, they came back without the baggage and start all over again. It wasn't easy. There were some arguments, they were a lot of angry looks, and certainly a lot of walking away. Yet, they got through it. They talked things over, they got a chance to think, they got comfort each other. They didn't cheat on each other. Yet, the last episode of Virtual Gilmore Girls Season 8 has them completely in-sync with each other, making plans for what's next, and gaining something far more valuable than some engagement ring, a wedding, or a boat. Peace of mind.
One of the most touching moments of that Season 8 finale was a new daily activity they do which is to walk with Paul Anka and just talk while walking around the pond nearby. There's no one around them, there's no distraction. Just them and Paul Anka. It's something new they're trying and yet, it seems to be like a regular thing that's going to happen for them. Especially at the point where they want a child and share that child with their family. After all, the Gilmore-Danes family featuring Rory, April, Richard, Emily, Jess, Liz, T.J., Doula, and Liz/T.J.'s next child plus the Bellvilles, the Van Gerbigs, Miss Patty, Babette, Morey, Kirk, Lulu, Caesar, Gil, Brian, Gypsy, Andrew, Paris, Doyle, Michel, Taylor, and Mia is definitely one to anticipate. They're all dysfunctional, eccentric, and a little bit crazy yet what child would not want to be surrounded by all of those people with Luke and Lorelai as their parents?