When I was first getting into movies as a child, my Dad used to tell me to look for the writer. Often enough, you can pick out which character in a story is going to be the one who records it later. With Gilmore Girls, the writer was always Rory Gilmore, so it's fitting that (spoilers ahead) Rory writes the Gilmore Girls book in the Netflix revival. As Lorelai might say, full freakin' circle.
As Rory's journalism opportunities fall through, she finds herself sneakily moving back to Stars Hollow and taking over the local paper. It isn't until she gets a visit from Jess (praise) that she gets the idea. He encourages her to write about what she's passionate about, which is her relationship with her mother. While Lorelai initially doesn't love the idea and they fight over it, she ultimately gives in — and Justin Timberlake-like gives Rory the suggestion to title it Gilmore Girls instead of The Gilmore Girls. It's cleaner. Dean and Logan are supportive of this plan too, if you care.
It's essentially the plot of the 1994 film adaptation of Little Women , right? Jo March, a New England girl who is struggling to find her purpose, takes advice from the dreamy Professor Bhaer to write what she knows, and writes a novel titled "Little Women." Does that make Jess Mariano the Professor, and Rory's endgame? Final four words be damned, I think it does — even though Jess was also quite the Theodore Lawrence in his youth — but maybe that's Logan, the rich kid who foregoes his education and finds a fiancé in France. Rory really can have it all.
Jess saw the manuscript (which looked suspiciously like a screenplay) and is still a publisher. He's definitely going to be involved in this book, and Rory's future. This is a fitting end for Rory, and a lovely way to cap off the series. Someone has to record the goings on in Stars Hollow, and who better than the most cherished resident.
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