Technically I finished the episode almost 2 weeks ago, but I've watched the episode over no less than 5 times since then. While there was some finality to it, there wasn't quite enough to leave me feeling satisfied. It felt a bit rushed—let's call it open-ended closure (a very fine oxymoron).
Rory has moved back home after graduating from Yale. She meets Christiane Amanpour in her pajamas at The Dragonfly Inn. She finishes "stamping" 74 resumes while Lorelai plans a whirlwind rollercoaster tour for the two of them. In the meantime, the town is preparing for a big graduation reenactment and party for Rory.
Rory arrives late for Friday night dinner after drinks with Hugo Gray, who runs an online magazine that she's been writing for...and tells Lorelai, Emily, and Richard that she got a job. She is super excited that she'll be replacing a reporter on the Barack Obama campaign trail, but she has to leave in 3 days.
When they announce that the party will have to be cancelled since Rory is leaving in a matter of hours, Luke decides to throw the party anyway, and gets the whole town to keep it a secret.
S7:E22 "Bon Voyage"
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Now that I've watched the entire series from start to finish and in order, can firmly declare my affiliations.
I am officially and forever...
|"I just...like to see you happy."|
|"It is what it is. You...me..."|
So, where does this pie come in? I still have a bunch of GG-inspired recipes floating around in my head, but I really wanted to make something pulled specifically from this final episode to share today. I didn't mean to make pie for 2 coffee klatches in a row, it was just dumb luck.
The whole town is in a secret meeting, planning Rory's party and trying to hash out the details. Luke says he's got the burgers and hotdogs covered, and Jackson tells everybody that Sookie is at home baking right now ("you name the fruit, it'll be in one of her pies"). People start shouting out requests, starting with Morey asking if she can make a sour cream peach pie.
I'd never tried that combo before, and even though peach season has passed, I had some in my freezer, so I went with it. I added a bit of warming spice to bridge the seasons, but feel free to leave them out if you'd rather.
Don't forget to drop by Chef Sarah Elizabeth's place for discussion and her fun Impromptu Bachelorette Party Menu this week. Oh, and only 16 days remain until we can watch A Year in the Life!