Change the end of any famous story, true or fiction.
Think about an ending that has always bothered you or you thought could have been better. Now is your chance to fix it.
I initially thought about Twilight, specifically Breaking Dawn. (No real fight? Seriously?) But a fan already wrote an ending that I like better than the original. Plus, the movie will likely include lots of vampires crumbling like granite mannequins.
Then, I thought about the story that really pissed me off – Gilmore Girls.
If you have any intention of watching Gilmore Girls to the end, stop reading now. (Christy, that’s you.)
A lot of people thought Gilmore Girls jumped the shark when Rory decided to take a leave of absence from Yale (the end of the 5th season/6th season). I didn’t like that storyline, but I thought it ended up being a “that which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” kind of thing.
What I hated: April. Luke’s daughter. Season 6, Episode 9. So, starting with that, I have an entirely new ending for Gilmore Girls.
Rory and Lorelai make up, as they did on the show.
Lorelai never gets Paul Anka (the dog). She and Luke do end up getting married in a ceremony that’s a cross between what Emily wants and what Lorelai wants. Luke and Lorelai move into their dream house – whether it’s the one Luke wants to buy for her or the one her mom wants to buy for her. Probably Luke’s though.
The next season ender is a cliffhanger, a la Friends (just before it started to suck) – one of the Gilmore girls is pregnant? Which one is it?…
Thankfully, it’s Lorelai. Who, true to her dream back in Season 3, Episode 1, (I love Wikipedia) is having twins! Luke, Lorelai, and babies. Comedy and drama gold right there. Plus a shout out to long time fans. And of course, because it’s TV, they have 1 boy and 1 girl. Although Lorelai contemplates naming the boy Paul Anka, they go with William, after Luke’s father (I think). I honestly have no idea what name they’d give the girl, other than perhaps going with the middle name Emily, after Lorelai’s mother.
Meanwhile, Rory does go back to Yale. She continues dating Logan. The same issues about their “break” surface. Logan proposes… at this point, I’m not sure what to do. I think that Logan and Rory are rather good for each other – yin and yang. I’d like to see Logan’s parents threaten to disown him if he proposes to Rory, but he does it anyway. So, Logan’s dad arranges for Rory to get a great job opportunity… in some remote town halfway around the world. Rory takes it, and Logan, telling his family to f**k off, goes with her. The last season is them flying off to Bangladesh or something.
Lane doesn’t marry Zach, because that whole storyline was awful! The band forms, does the “artist formerly known as Prince”-like summer tour, and makes a real demo album. Lane ends up getting a gig with a minor, but well known band (insert musical guest spot here). She gets to follow her dream and be a real musician.
Sookie doesn’t make Jackson get a vasectomy. They end up having 3 kids by the end of the series, with a possible 4th on the way.
Doyle follows Paris to law school. (Not medical school. Paris would make a horrible doctor, unless she went into research.)
Emily and Richard continue to be Emily and Richard. Friday night dinners resume shortly after the twins’ birth, and there are heartwarming moments and moments that make you want to tear your hair out.
Christopher (Rory’s Dad) realizes that he’s a total jerk. Not sure what else happens with him… I didn’t like his character much, after Lorelai and Luke got together.
Michel finally gets a love interest, a woman who loves dogs, just like he does.
Kirk’s mom dies, throwing him into a strange multi-episode quest to do all the things he couldn’t do while she was alive. Then, Kirk and Lulu get married.
Why yes, I do like my “happily ever afters” thank you very much!