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Gilmore Girls Episode: "Bon Voyage"

Season 7, Episode 22
Episode Synopsis: In the series finale, Rory gets a job as a political journalist; Luke organizes the whole town of Stars Hollow to throw a graduation party for Rory, who gives a speech expressing her gratitude for their support over the years; Luke's thoughtfulness provokes an unusual reaction from Lorelai; and Luke and Lorelai have breakfast with Rory on the morning she is to leave and begin her career. Journalist Christiane Amanpour has a cameo.
Original Air Date: May 15, 2007
Guest Cast Christiane Amanpour: Dragonfly Inn Guest
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Season 7, Episode 22
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Length: 42:34
Aired: 5/15/2007
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May 15, 2007: The Goodbye Girls Season 7, Episode 22

It's really over. As hard as it is to write those words, I actually feel like I am able to let go. I had a lot of help, actually. It took a village. Every single person in the wonderfully quirky Stars Hollow made it easier to say goodbye to Rory as she left her tiny town for wide-open America. And it was bittersweet. Who else but Luke would gather everyone to plan a huge last-minute surprise party for Rory in the town square? And when the forecast (aka Babette's swollen ankles) called for rain, he collected tarps and raincoats to sew together a tent. Sure enough, it was pouring on celebration day when Lorelai and Rory pulled up in their Jeep as all of Stars Hollow huddled beneath that tent. I loved that panning shot of the happy faces that we've gotten to know over the past seven years: Zack, Liz, Kirk, Lane, Michel, Lulu, Brian, Gypsy, Miss Patty, Babette, Morey, Taylor, Jackson, Sookie and a wide-grinning Luke all clapping and cheering for Rory. "I can't believe you pulled it off," Lorelai told Sookie as she looked around in amazement at all the decorations. Sookie was more than happy to correct her. "It was all Luke. He made me promise not to tell you, but I don't care. He must have stayed up all night doing this." That's when she realized this farewell gathering wasn't all about Rory. And she was right. "I just want to see you happy," Luke told Lorelai when she thanked him for all his hard work. Then came the moment: The Kiss. Yes, what we've been waiting for all season. We'll never get to see those two underneath a wedding canopy, or the huppah that Luke once built for Lorelai. But they'll be there. Because we saw The Kiss. And that's proof enough for me. I was glad to see Richard and Emily at the festivities, even though they stood alone in a corner. (Considering they never tried to be a part of Lorelai's special enclave, it was actually the perfect spot for them.) Dick praised Rory at his cocktail soiree but finally turned his affections to Lorelai. "It takes a remarkable person to inspire all of this," he told his shocked daughter. Only took him 22 years to praise her for the way she raised Rory. Typically grumpy and dour Em eventually cheered up when Lorelai agreed to continue Friday night dinners - no spas, no tennis courts, no strings attached. Looks like the Gilmores agreed to a peace treaty, and without Rory as barter! Of course, Rory wouldn't be Rory if she didn't land a fantastic gig. Who needs the New York Times when you've got Obama, the bus and the campaign? Wonder if she placed that call to Christiane Amanpour after meeting her at the Dragonfly. Nice cameo! The news goddess actually seemed comfortable in an acting role. "Get in there, do what you can, show them what you've got and the rest will take care of itself," she encouraged Rory. Great advice, from her idol, no less. It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite moment, but mine was the final scene at the diner. "What a delightful menu! In such a lovely font! We need a minute, we can't decide," they told Luke, who'd opened up at 5 am just for them. (Oh, and in case you didn't catch it, Rory complimented Lorelai on her pretty necklace. Yep, Luke gave it to her!) We left our girls just as we found them in the pilot: bantering over coffee as the camera slowly pulled back from the diner window. Bon voyage, Lorelai and Rory. We'll really miss you. Find video from Gilmore Girls in our Online Video Guide. show less
It’s really over. As hard as it is to write those words, I actually feel like I am able to let go. I had a lot of help, actually. It took a village. Every single person in the wonderfully quirky Stars Hollow made it easier to say goodbye to Rory as she left her tiny town for wide-open America. And it was bittersweet.Who else but Luke would gather everyone to plan a huge last-minute surprise party for Rory in the town square? And when the forecast (aka Babette’s swollen ankles) called for rain, he collected tarps and raincoats to sew together a tent. Sure enough, it was pouring on celebration day when Lorelai and Rory pulled up in their Jeep as all of Stars Hollow huddled beneath that tent. I loved that panning shot of the happy faces that we’ve gotten to know over the past seven years: Zack, Liz, Kirk, Lane, Michel, Lulu, Brian, Gypsy, Miss Patty, Babette, Morey, Taylor, Jackson, Sookie and a wide-grinning Luke all clapping and cheering for Rory. “I can’t be... read more

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