that even though they didn't end up together people still love them and ship them and remember how great they were

Riarkle One Shot: Science Club
  • : SCENE OPENS, RILEY AND ZAY WALKING DOWN HALL. RILEY CASUALLY GLANCES INTO SCIENCE LAB. SEES FARKLE CONDUCTING AN EXPERIEMENT WITH A STRANGE GIRL. THEY ARE LAUGHING TOGETHER:
  • : RILEY STOPS SHORT. ZAY RUNS INTO HER FROM BEHIND. RILEY PULLS THEM BEHIND THE DOOR, HIDING, PEARING IN:
  • RILEY(Pointing): Who that? That right there, that one. Who that?
  • ZAY(completely oblivious): Uh, that’s Farkle. Our friend, Farkle Minkus? Riley I expect this from Maya, but now from you, too???
  • RILEY: No! NOT Farkle. That…girl. The girl with Farkle.
  • ZAY: Oh, the one smiling and laughing with him like he just told the best joke she’s ever heard?
  • RILEY(slowly sneering at Zay): Yea. That one.
  • ZAY: Dunno. Probably just some girl in Science Club with him…Can we eat now? I skipped breakfast and hangry is not an emotion you want to see on a Babineaux.
  • RILEY(ignoring him): I think we should get to know her. Don’t you?
  • ZAY: Uhhhh, well I—
  • RILEY: —I mean if she’s going to be friends with someone in our group I think we should all get a chance to know her better, don’t you agree?
  • ZAY: Actually, I just—
  • RILEY: —Exactly. So we’ll go make a new friend then.
  • : RILEY WALKS IN:
  • ZAY(to himself): So we’re doing this.
  • : ZAY FOLLOWS RILEY INTO CLASSROOM:
  • : RILEY WALKS UP, INTERRUPTING FARKLE AND NEW GIRL:
  • RILEY(fake nice): FARKLEY! HI! Who’s your new friend?
  • FARKLE(surprised): Riley, Zay! Hi…School ended like 20 minutes ago, shouldn’t you be miles away by now? What’re you doing here?
  • ZAY: I am wondering the same thing myself.
  • RILEY(over enthusiastic): Welllll, we were just on our way out and we saw you in here and Zay thought we should come say hello!
  • ZAY: Wait, I What?!
  • RILEY(stroking Zay's face but staring at Farkle): Oh, Zay, don’t be modest…
  • : RILEY TURNS TO NEW GIRL, PUTS OUT HER HAND TO SHAKE:
  • RILEY: Hi! I’m Riley! This is Zay!
  • ISABELLE: Hi! I’m Isabelle. Nice to meet you.
  • RILEY(permanent fake smile on her face): Nice to meet you too, Isabelle! So. How do you two know each other?
  • FARKLE: We’re…in...Science Club together?… Isabelle’s my partner, we are currently TESTING my DNA!!
  • ISABELLE: We want to know if we can clone him. Cause you know, the more Farkle’s there are in the world, the better, right?
  • : ISABELLE MOVES CLOSER TO FARKLE, FARKLE BLUSHES AND LOOKS DOWN:
  • : RILEY IS FROZEN, SHOCKED:
  • ZAY(breaking awkwardness): Well that just sounds like a ton. of. fun, doesn’t it Riley? We probably shouldn’t keep them from it any longer though so we’ll just get—
  • RILEY: --ACTUALLY, Isabelle…there’s only one Farkle in the world. You could clone him as many times as you want, but nothing would never stand up against the real thing.
  • ISABELLE: Oh, I wasn’t saying Farkle isn’t special, anyone can see that. I just meant—
  • RILEY: --OK good. I mean, of course. Who WOULDN’T see that Farkle’s special.
  • ISABELLE: I know I do--
  • RILEY: --ANYone would be lucky to know him—
  • ISABELLE: --I know I am.
  • RILEY: Good. Cause he’s great.
  • ISABELLE: SO great.
  • FARKLE(whispering to Zay): What...is going on right now?
  • ZAY: I mean, it looks like they're…fighting over you.
  • : LOOKS FARKLE UP AND DOWN:
  • …Not totally sure why, but they are.
  • RILEY: I mean no clone is ever going to promise to make Pluto a planet again to see you happy. Or buy you a stuffed animal just to comfort you when you get your tonsils out. Or memorize your favorite smoothie—
  • ISABELLE: —He is good at remembering smoothie orders!
  • RILEY(stops short): Random genius girl say what now?
  • ISABELLE: We go out for smoothies every week after Science Club!
  • : ISABELLE SMILING AT FARKLE:
  • …Farkle always remembers which one I like…extra thick, with a spoon.
  • : RILEY FROZEN, ANGRY LOOK ON HER FACE, EVERYONE STILL. RILEY REACHES ARMS OUT, ABOUT TO LUNGE TOWARDS ISABELLE:
  • : ZAY PULLS RILEY BACK:
  • ZAY: OKAYYY we’re just gonna get going now.
  • : STARTS DRAGGING RILEY OUT OF ROOM:
  • ZAY(cont'd): REALLY nice to meet ya, Isabelle, hope we can do this again soon, y’all have fun doing your…science….smart kid….stuff. We’ll see ya!
  • : ZAY PULLS RILEY OUT IN THE HALL, FARKLE RUNS OUT AFTER THEM:
  • FARKLE: Riley! What WAS that?!
  • RILEY(smoothing herself over, pushing hair out of her face, she’s become disheveled from losing it): What was what? I just wanted to meet your new friend. She seems so nice!
  • FARKLE: WHAT?! You just LUNGED at her! It was like you were, I don’t know, like you were--
  • ZAY: --Jealous. Like she was jealous.
  • RILEY(outraged): Jealous?! Over Farkle? Why would I ever be jealous over Farkle?
  • FARKLE: Oh, gee thanks.
  • RILEY: Sorry, Farkle, but that’s just crazy! So what if he has a new science partner. Who cares if she’s some really pretty girl. Why would it matter that he takes her out for smoothies and she orders them the same exact way I do even though that’s supposed to be our tradition--
  • : Grabs Zay’s Shirt like Maya, but clumsier trying to be tough:
  • --I mean WHY WOULD I BE JEALOUS ABOUT THAT ZAY? THAT’S RIDICULOUS!
  • ZAY: I’m…I’m a little scared to answer you right now but you DO seem to be getting all fired up over him.
  • RILEY: No, not at all. I’m happy for you, Farkle. I’m thrilled you met a new pretty, smart, perfect friend. She seems super. Totally super.
  • ZAY: You sure don’t look happy.
  • : RILEY GIVES ZAY DEATH GLARE:
  • FARKLE(getting fired up): Oh. Okay. Well that’s good cause I like her a lot, she’s really cool. I was thinking about introducing her to the rest of the group.
  • RILEY(sarcastically): You should.
  • FARKLE(annoyance climbing): I might even ask her out on a real date.
  • RILEY: Great that is SO great I’m so happy for you.
  • FARKLE: I’m glad!
  • RILEY: Me too!
  • : RILEY AND FARKLE KEEP STEPPING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO EACH OTHER:
  • FARKLE: Good.
  • RILEY: Good.
  • FARKLE: Great!
  • RILEY: GREAT!
  • FARKLE: Fineh!
  • RILEY: Fineh!
  • : RILEY AND FARKLE INCHES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER, NOT BREAKING GAZE. ZAY PUSHES THEM APART AND STICK HEAD BETWEEN THEM:
  • ZAY: Ya know, call me crazy, I could be completely off base here…but have y’all ever just stopped and thought “Wow, if we were all just honest about our feelings, everyone’s problems in this group might actually get resolved?”
  • FARKLE(not breaking frozen gaze at Riley): Tried that. Last New Years.
  • ZAY: Too controversial?
  • FARKLE(still frozen on Riley): People didn't love it.
  • ZAY(pondering this): Huh.
  • FARKLE: Besides, what feelings? No feelings to talk about here.
  • RILEY(also not breaking gaze): Nope, none. Except my feelings on how happy I am for you.
  • FARKLE: Yea? Maybe I’ll go ask her out right now.
  • RILEY: Good.
  • FARKLE: Good.
  • Riley: Gr—
  • ZAY: --Yea yea yea, “Good, good, great, great, fin-eh fin-eh!” We get it.
  • : FARKLE AND RILEY STARE ANGRILY, FARKLE SCOWLS AND WALKS BACK INTO CLASS:
  • : RILEY WATCHES FARKLE WALK AWAY, THEN STORMS DOWN HALL OUT OF VIEW:
  • ZAY(to himself): So, I guess we’re doing this whole “love triangle” thing again. Cause that all went so well last time.
  • RILEY(off screen): I thought you said you were hangry Zay, what’s taking you so long? Hurry up!
  • ZAY: What the? Is she seri?—
  • : STOPS HIMSELF, TAKES A DEEP BREATH:
  • ZAY(Cont’d, as walking off stage, pondering/weighing options): …Wonder if my Dad would consider transferring back to Texas. Boarding school could be fun. Military school doesn’t sound completely awful…
  • : END SCENE:
Things I didn't like so much.

- Rory cheating yet again. Do Amy and Dan hate her? Do they like cheating? This show has a long history of cheating. I mean Lorelai did it a few times, and Rory has cheated on all of her partners except Jess, but she did also kiss Jess while still with Dean. So. I just feel like cheating shouldn’t be how Rory and Logan were together. I would have been fine with it if Logan was casually dating a few girls, the same way he was when they first met. That would have been just as good of a storyline as any other. Why choose more cheating? Did Rory not change in ten years? She did the same thing with Dean and she saw how that blew up in her face. And why wasn’t Lorelai more “hey kid cut it out. This will only end badly” I hated that storyline and it really made Logan into the man he no longer was. Remember how bad Rory felt when she felt as though he had cheated on her during their break? And yet she’s doing that to some other girl?!

- Emily’s storyline in the end. It didn’t make much sense to me. It felt like Emily was an afterthought almost at some points. She moved with a maid she doesn’t even understand and can’t communicate with? I know that might have seemed funny in 2006 but now it just seems really silly? And kind of rude how she didn’t even try to communicate with her properly in some scenes she was just like “I don’t understand her. But I think those are her kids” I didn’t like a lot of that part of Emily’s story.

- The way Lorelai treated her mother still. Sometimes I really do think Lorelai can prevent a lot of the tension between her and Emily, but she always has to muddle things up. And I know that’s just typical Lorelai and everything. But I really fee like in 9 years maybe she would have tried a tiny bit harder. Especially after she lost her husband.

- Lorelai and Luke not having changed at all. They’re still the exact same, I mean it didn’t take them very long in the first series to decide they wanted to live together and then be engaged. And in nine years they never spoke about children or marriage or moving forward again? I don’t believe that. I mean I know Luke isn’t the greatest with communication and Lorelai isn’t great with change. But you’d think they’d at least talk about it ONCE in 9 years? What even happened in the last 9 years? Because it doesn’t feel like much actually did.

- I hated the way everybody treated Paul. No offence but if you’re dating someone, or your daughter is. Take the damn time to remember that person exists. It’s not cute or funny to constantly be like “oh Paul exists!!” Like it’s really shitty? And I don’t understand how that was a funny concept? Maybe in a sitcom, but not in a show like this where the characters have grown so much over the years, and by grown I don’t think I should mean that Rory has grown into a person who is so unlike her 16 year old self and in a bad way.

- Jess pining over Rory. I know that people have made theories that Jess is Rory’s Luke. But why should the show make that mistake again? The mistake of making these great guys wait and watch the girls fall for the wrong guys? It’s not fair. I don’t want that for Jess. I want Jess to keep thriving and moving forward. Not heading into his mid thirties, still pining over a girl he may never have again. He knows he messed up with her, he knows that and he is still being written as a guy who will never get over her? I love Rory but what’s so special about her? What’s so special about her that she has 2/3 of her exes still wanting her? I shipped both ships until the cheating thing happened, and then again this “I’m over it” he says while not being over it BS. I wanted Rory and Jess so badly but not like this.

- The LGBT parade and “how selfish are they for not letting us have their gays” like I know that was meant to be funny or something but I don’t really get how that’s funny? It made it feel like they were just trying to make the show look like it is progressive while still not making a good enough effort.

- The whole Michel and Lorelai being bffs. I know they’ve always respected each other and been kind of friends. But they pushed that so hard because of the absence of sookie and it was like they were trying to replicate that kind of friendship. They made michel share about his husband, and kid situation. Which sounded a lot like Sookie and Jackson once upon a time. I love Michel and I loved his storylines but it just felt weird that even Luke knew all about Michel’s home life? When he’s always been a private guy?

- the musical. I hated it. I actually skipped through it because it was long and boring and I was tired and didn’t want to watch it.

- the fact that Lane and Zack had children, but they were seen less than other people’s children. We watched Lane go through her pregnancy and having her baby boys come into the world and then we don’t really see those boys at all? (Low key same with Gigi though)

- Paris and Doyle getting divorced. They were like the only couple who made sense out of all the young couples to still be together? Doyle was like the only man who could keep up with Paris’ antics. I mean I liked Doyle’s storylines outside of the divorce but that just took me my surprise and I didn’t see that as their future. Them having children was cute, I didn’t expect them to be so young!

- At the swimming pool with the overweight man? I don’t get that scene at all. That’s not even funny? He’s fat so what? What’s with all the “incoming!” And “back fat” I don’t really like that scene.


There’s probably more but I’m running on four hours sleep after this. I even started dreaming of GG when I did finally sleep