I’m out of town this weekend, but I still wanted to give a little love to the scene in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life that gave me all the feels: Rory’s reunion with her first love Dean in Doose’s Market. From the warmth between them to all the callbacks to their first kiss, this moment had me tearing up. You can feel the love that remains between them, despite the fact they are no longer in love with each other. It’s wistful, tender and a little bittersweet, especially when Rory confesses that wishes she could have met Dean as an adult and that he was the man who taught her what safe feels like. I think we all knew they weren’t endgame, but their ending put the perfect bow on the conclusion of their journey. Dean may not have been Rory’s ultimate ending, but he will always remain an important chapter in her story.
Watch their reunion from the revival below.