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Things I need from the revival
  • Luke and Lorelai already married, maybe with a kid (though I can’t decide if this might seem weird…but they really did want kids.) Luke being supportive and loving to Lorelai throughout the emotional tumult of losing her father.
  • Richard’s death & its emotional impact on the other characters being appropriately addressed. I think his funeral would be a really interesting starting point for the first episode.
  • Lots of Lorelai/Emily/Rory time - as a threesome, but also as pairs. I want to laugh and cry along with them.
  • JESS. ALL THE JESS. Jess with Rory, Jess with Lorelai, Jess with Luke, Jess with everyone. And yeah, Jess ending up with Rory.
  • Adult Logan. Maybe it’s just my obsession with Matt Czuchry’s character on The Good Wife, but I really do want to see where this dude is at now. I also hope he gets some sort of closure with Rory.
  • I oscillate between hoping Dean grew up and moved on and is happy and being convinced that he basically turns into the guy in the bridge of Taylor Swift’s ‘Mean’.
  • Paris and Doyle, being…Paris and Doyle. Possibly with mini-Parises and Doyles running around. Let’s be real…they probably have a monopoly on the entire world at this point.
  • Lane having accomplished something really awesome. Her character was given such a raw deal towards the end that I really need to see her living her dream in some way.
  • Mrs. Kim. Being Mrs. Kim.
  • Sookie and Michel. I need lots of Sookie and Michel. This show is not complete without Sookie and Michel.
  • Kirk and Lulu with a son named Kirk, who is basically a miniature clone of adult Kirk. 
  • I’d really like to see April make an appearance, though yeah, this may be mostly because it would make me excited to see Bay Kennish turn up in Stars Hollow. 
  • But for the love of all things holy, please no Anna.
  • Town meetings, complete with our beloved townies.
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Here’s a photo recap of last night’s screening and Q&A in NYC celebrating the premiere of the final season of Downton Abbey!

Cast in attendance included Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle.

#DowntonPBS premieres Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Photo credit: Stephanie Berger

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The Manners of Downton Abbey | A MASTERPIECE Special

(Warning - Episode 4.03 segment occurs from 31:42 to 33:08)

The Gilmore Girls Drinking Game

- Every time Lorelai makes a reference

- Every time Rory is reading or studying

- Every time Emily mentions the DAR

- Every time Emily, Paris, Michelle or Doyle says something rude

- Every time Jess says something sarcastic

- Every time Luke says something moody

- Every time Logan calls Rory “Ace”

- Every time Kirk is working or says something weird

- Every time Mrs. Kim references God or Jesus

- Every time Sookie and Jackson argue

- Every time a new maid appears

- Every time Lane and her band reference music

- Every time Dean is being soppy

- Every time Tristan calls Rory “Mary”

- Every time Madeline or Louise talk about or to boys

- Every time Richard takes a work call

- Every time Miss Patty talks about her show days

- Every time Taylor talks about the town

- Every time Babette talks about cats

- Every time Jackson does something stupid

- Every time Christopher comes back to town

- Every time someone says Stars Hollow

- Every time someone drinks coffee

- Every time anyone references anything!

I listened to the Bloodsucker Proxy Variant yesterday and what really struck me is how much Frank and Sadie seem to genuinely like Michelle–which, of course they would since her parents are two of the very few people in their very small circle. But I wonder how that would mesh with their virtual ignorance about what to do with children.

Like, Donna mentions to Sadie that Michelle’s birthday is coming up and it’s like:

“Frank, we simply must get a present for Michelle Henderson.”

“Sadie, do we know a Michelle Henderson?”

“Of course we do! Daughter of our dear friends, Dave and Donna Henderson.”

“Hmm. Rings a bell.”

“And, as a result, is half werewolf and half vampire.”

“Nearly there.”

“When she was teething, she helped us pop the cork off of a particularly tricky to open bottle of champagne with her baby fangs.”

“Michelle Henderson!”

So, of course, they have to get her a top shelf present which, to them, means a top shelf bottle of something alcoholic. 

Donna is amused but not very surprised to open the obviously bottle shaped present that arrives from the Doyles, two days before Michelle’s birthday.

The Doyles’ phone rings and it’s Donna.

“Good effort but Michelle is turning three.”

“I don’t understand the correlation.”

“Try something chocolate.”

The next day, another bottle shaped present arrives. Chocolate liqueur.

Phone rings.

“So nearly there.”

“Donna darling, why don’t you just tell me what she drinks?”

“Apple juice. She’s turning three.”

Pause. “Apple juice?”

“Yes.”

“As in the food?” Obvious distaste.

“Look, Sadie. I appreciate the thought but–”

“No! Stop it. Sadie saves the day. I’ve fixed everything, don’t you worry about a thing.”

Donna sighs as Sadie abruptly hangs up the phone.

The next day, around sundown, a deliveryman shows up with a package–not bottle shaped which is promising. Even more promising is the strong chocolate smell coming from the box. She opens it up and it’s four huge cupcakes, piled high with frosting. From some upscale bakery from the look of the gilded label which–incidentally–reads: Liquor Infused Chocolate Cupcakes

Sadie’s boarding school perfected handwriting is on the attached card:

Baby steps as it were. Consider this a raincheck until she’s old enough to have a proper drink with us in four or five years.

Love, Uncle Frank and Aunt Sadie

Donna makes a sound that’s halfway between a sigh and a snort of laughter. That’s gonna be one hell of an 8th birthday.

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Click above or here on January 1, 2016 to watch a seconds length making off with the cast for The New York Times - December 8th 2015

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