Bon Voyage ( Gilmore Girls )


“Good Journey” was the final series of the American comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls . The episode serves as the 22nd episode of the seventh season and the show’s 153rd episode overall. Written by David S. Rosenthal and directed by Lee Shallat-Chemel , the episode was originally broadcast on CW in the United States on May 15, 2007.

Gilmore Girls center on the relationship of Lorelai Gilmore ( Lauren Graham ) and her daughter Rory ( Alexis Bledel ). In this episode, Rory gets a job offer, which forces her to cancel her plans to go on vacation with her mother, and the town of Stars Hollow organizes a farewell party for her. “Happy travel” Even cast members, including Kelly Bishop , Liza Weil and Edward Herrmann expressed their dissatisfaction with the conclusion. The episode was viewed by 4.9 million viewers, garnering a 2.9 / 9 Nielsen rating / share in the 18-49 demographic .

Bon Voyage remained as a conclusion to Gilmore Girls until October 2015, when Netflix picked up the series for an additional four-minute episodes as a limited run.

Plot

The episode starts with Lorelai ( Lauren Graham ) introducing Rory ( Alexis Bledel ) to CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour who stayed at the Dragonfly Inn. Lorelai then talks about their plans for their one-month trip across the United States and, while Rory finalizes her 74 abstracts, she announces the town is preparing a graduation party for her. At Luke’s Diner, Luke Danes ( Scott Patterson ) makes orders regarding the party. At Friday Night Dinner, Rory arrives late because she had an interview.

The next day, the girls prepare for Rory’s departure and have breakfast at Luke’s and decide, to the town’s disappointment to cancel the party there is no time for it. However, Luke goes to see Sookie St. James ( Melissa McCarthy ) at the Inn and suggest they plan a surprise party anyway. Meanwhile, the girls make last-minute errands. They go to Miss Patty ( Liz Torres ) ‘s studio to get a back support but the doors are locked. The town is actually holding a secret meeting to discuss the surprise graduation party preparations. Later on, Rory visits her best friend Lane Kim ( Keiko Agena ). She then goes back home where Lorelai is ironing; Rory’s departure is too soon.

The next day, the girls drive downtown. There, Rory. Shortly after, Emily and Richard join the party. Richard says to his daughter Lorelai: “It takes a remarkable person to inspire this”. After the party has started, Lorelai says to her parents that they should keep Friday Night Dinner appointments as she has gotten used to it. Sookie tells Lorelai that Luke was the one who organized everything. Lorelai then goes to thank him, he replies “I just want to see you happy”, and they share a kiss. The episode concludes with the girls making a final stop at Luke’s early morning, mirroring the final scene in the pilot episode .

Production

In April 2006, series’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino did not renew their contract for a seventh season and left the show. David S. Rosenthal is a writer and writer. [1] In November 2006, Rosenthal discussed plans regarding the final 7 season: “I feel like we are in a place where the season has not been planned, the ending of the Gilmore Girls Live, “Gilmore Girls Live”, “Gilmore Girls Live”, “Gilmore Girls Live”, “Gilmore Girls Live”, “Gilmore Girls Live”, “Gilmore Girls Live” So it can also feel like an ending.So,

The original script underwent changes, which Graham commented: “My feeling was [the episode] just felt too light to me – even as a season finale. Of all the characters characters I and David Rosenthal was extremely responsive – more so than he needed to be. Give everyone a moment. ‘ I felt it was important to go a little deeper. ” The last scene of the episode was inspired by the first scene of the pilot episode of the series. [3]

Reception

Ratings

“Bon Voyage” was first broadcast on May 15, 2007 in the United States on The CW . The episode was watched by 4.9 million viewers and scored a 2.9 / 9 Nielsen rating / share in the adults among the 18-34 demographic , making it the most watched episode since “Merry Fisticuffs”, broadcast on December 12, 2006. In the 18 -34 women demographic, it scored a rating of 4/11. [4] The episode ranked second in its time-slot behind American Idol . [5]

Critical reception

Former Star-Ledger editor Alan Sepinwall was satisfied with the series’ conclusion: ” Gilmore Girls series final, in which Amy Sherman-Palladino talked as well as Amy could. Should have looked like. ” [6] The Los Angeles Times positively reviewed the installment: “Maybe, just maybe, this was the only way Gilmore Girls could have ended. With friends: a sassy, ​​low-key affair, high on caffeine and free of melodrama. Tuesday’s final was light on its feet and poignant in all the right spots. A brief but super-charged moment, it was more than enough to satisfy “and disagreed with the disappointed cast members, saying:” the ending was all about new beginnings. Instead of closure, viewers were given reassuring glimpses into the future. [7] In The AV Club list of the 5 must-watch Gilmore Girls episodes, Myles McNutt included the final series, saying Rosenthal designed “an episode that could function as a final if necessary.” While Admitting Were dialogues of less quality During the final season, McNutt Rosenthal applauded for focusing on the mother-daughter relationship “which is the heart of this series, and offer qui The Strongest times here.” [8] A brief but super-charged moment, it was more than enough to satisfy “and disagreed with the disappointed cast members, saying:” the ending was all about new beginnings. Instead of closure, viewers were given reassuring glimpses into the future. [7] In The AV Club list of the 5 must-watch Gilmore Girls episodes, Myles McNutt included the final series, saying Rosenthal designed “an episode that could function as a final if necessary.” While Admitting Were dialogues of less quality During the final season, McNutt Rosenthal applauded for focusing on the mother-daughter relationship “which is the heart of this series, and offer qui The Strongest times here.” [8] Viewers were given reassuring glimpses into the future. [7] In The AV Club list of the 5 must-watch Gilmore Girls episodes, Myles McNutt included the final series, saying Rosenthal designed “an episode that could function as a final if necessary.” While admitting dialogues were of less quality during the final season, McNutt applauded Rosenthal for focusing on the mother-daughter relationship “which is the heart of this series, and which offer the strongest moments here.” [8] Viewers were given reassuring glimpses into the future. [7] In The AV Club list of the 5 must-watch Gilmore Girls episodes, Myles McNutt included the final series, saying Rosenthal designed “an episode that could function as a final if necessary.” While admitting dialogues were of less quality during the final season, McNutt applauded Rosenthal for focusing on the mother-daughter relationship “which is the heart of this series, and which offer the strongest moments here.” [8]

Giving the episode a 7/10 grade, Joel Keller of AOL TV wrote: “It was all very low-key and laid back. It was as understated a final as I was in many years – probably because it was only I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do this, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do. How hard I’ve been on the show all season, it’s good to see it’s going out on a high note. ” [9] PopMatters ‘ s Michael Abernethy Gave the episode a 6-star rating out of 10, saying: “The 15 May series final wisely left the door open for various futures. circle, From a daughter’s return to a daughter’s departure. “He continued:” While it’s true that the dialogue was not quite so rapid-fire during the final season, the series retained familiar elements. Rory and Lorelai remained devoted to one another, and their relationships with men were still complicated. And many storylines were inherited from Sherman-Palladino. [10] In 2013, Brenden Gallagher of Complex listed the episode among the final underwhelming TV final series, calling it a “disappointment like the final season”, and summarizing, “From the ill-advised, awkwardly executed Christiane Amanpour cameo at the top Of the episode, the final series is a strange, unfulfilling exit from Star’s Hollow. ” [11] The series retained familiar elements. Rory and Lorelai remained devoted to one another, and their relationships with men were still complicated. And many storylines were inherited from Sherman-Palladino. [10] In 2013, Brenden Gallagher of Complex listed the episode among the final underwhelming TV final series, calling it a “disappointment like the final season”, and summarizing, “From the ill-advised, awkwardly executed Christiane Amanpour cameo at the top Of the episode, the final series is a strange, unfulfilling exit from Star’s Hollow. ” [11] The series retained familiar elements. Rory and Lorelai remained devoted to one another, and their relationships with men were still complicated. And many storylines were inherited from Sherman-Palladino. [10] In 2013, Brenden Gallagher of Complex listed the episode among the final underwhelming TV final series, calling it a “disappointment like the final season”, and summarizing, “From the ill-advised, awkwardly executed Christiane Amanpour cameo at the top Of the episode, the final series is a strange, unfulfilling exit from Star’s Hollow. ” [11] [10] In 2013, Brenden Gallagher of Complex listed the episode among the final underwhelming TV final series, calling it a “disappointment like the final season”, and summarizing, “From the ill-advised, awkwardly executed Christiane Amanpour cameo at the top Of the episode, the final series is a strange, unfulfilling exit from Star’s Hollow. ” [11] [10] In 2013, Brenden Gallagher of Complex listed the episode among the final underwhelming TV final series, calling it a “disappointment like the final season”, and summarizing, “From the ill-advised, awkwardly executed Christiane Amanpour cameo at the top Of the episode, the final series is a strange, unfulfilling exit from Star’s Hollow. ” [11]

Staff response

Kelly Bishop was displeased with the final calling it “disrespectful” to fans. She explained: “There’s so much written in that script, it almost seemed as if – certainly with my character, certainly with Lorelai and Luke – that we were ready to move on to the next story line. The next season in the very next moment … I see a series of dots after the last scene of the show, rather than a period, or better yet, an exclamation point. ” Edward Herrmann shared the same feeling: “You do not have emotionally satisfying moments. After seven years, each of these storylines needs its own episode, almost.” Liza Weil who portrayed Paris Geller said: “It’s unfortunate that, I think,

References

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  2. Jump up^ “Exclusive Interview: David S. Rosenthal, Head Writer and Executive Producer on Gilmore Girls (Part 2)” . BuddyTV . November 14, 2006 . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ Ausiello, Michael (May 7, 2007). “It’s Here: Lauren Graham’s Final Gilmore Girls Interview” . TV Guide . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ “The CW Ends First Season In Fuego” . CBS Corporation . May 23, 2007 . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
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  6. Jump up^ Sepinwall, Alan (May 15, 2007). “Gilmore Girls: So long, farewell, amen” . What’s Alan Watching? . Blogspot . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ Martin, Denise (May 16, 2007). ” ‘ Gimmore Girls’: ‘Bon voyage ‘ ” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ McNurr, Myles (September 29, 2014). “A new feature launches with 5 episodes you must watch when Gilmore Girls hits Netflix” . The AV Club . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ Keller, Joel (May 15, 2007). “Gilmore Girls: Bon Voyage (final series)” . AOL TV . AOL, Inc . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ Abernathy, Michael (May 17, 2007). “The Gilmore Girls” . PopMatters . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ Gallagher, Brenden (November 25, 2013). “A Recent History of Underwhelming TV Series Finals” . Complex . Retrieved August 26, 2015 .
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