There will be no white flag above my door.

Spoilers for “Driving Miss Gilmore” below.

I will go down with this ship
And I won’t put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I’m in love and always will be

I had kind of thought that I might have to come to this post today and say, “I surrender! I can’t do this anymore!” But then I decided that, no, I’m not giving up. Good or bad, I’m still sticking with this show. I have been watching for a long time, I’m really invested, I only expect there to be one more season, there are still moments of greatness, and I’m hanging in until the (hopefully not) bitter end. I’m not going to be talked out of that, either. The Dido song I quoted is my new mantra. I love this show, and I’m sticking around, no matter how many storytelling mistakes there have been this year.

Things are not looking too good for Luke and Lorelai right now, and I have some things to say about that, but I am going to save my “you can see how the Palladinos switched gears in the middle of the season, no wonder viewers are bailing like mad” rant for next week, the season finale, after we see how everything turns out. I just want to say, I’m holding out hope that things can be worked out. In fact, I believe things will be worked out. Not this season, because Luke and Lorelai need to learn how to communicate better (which they were learning at the beginning of the season, pre-April . . . but I promised not to rant, and I’m going to honor that promise). But I have hope that they’ll learn those things. I don’t think we’re completely doomed. It’s a TV show, and they have to create this kind of drama so that there are stories to tell. (Never mind that the Palladinos used to be able to get drama from the little things . . . I promised not to rant, so I’m not going down that road right now.)

One of the reasons I’ve been frustrated is that the Palladinos said that Luke and Lorelai were getting married, they said to invest in the couple. Now things seem to have changed, and, why? Because of a long-lost daughter. I expected better from this show. However, I still do really really believe that Luke and Lorelai will be together in the end, and it would be nice to think that they are really ready to be together, ready to make things work. I truly think that will happen next season. And, if it doesn’t, please don’t rub this in my face.

(And this weekend, Theresa, we can eat popcorn and watch chick flicks to soothe our wounded souls.)

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