In the final episode of Girlmore Girls, Season 7, Episode 22. Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) leaves not only leaves her home, Stars Hollow...but the entire north east part of the country to begin a new journalism career.
Forgoing a traditional print journalism career Rory Gilmore in the May 15th, 2007 episode, takes her Yale Journalism degree to write for an online magazine where she will be following Barack Obama.
Yes, fictional Rory Gilmore leaves Stars Hollow in May 2007 to follow non-fictional Barack Obama...a White house hopeful, who was still a long ways off from getting the democratic nomination.
So...while Alexis Bledel is the real person, and Rory Gilmore is the fake person, I like to pretend the Rory is real, and I ignore Alexis and her traveling pants and other less-impressive filmography.
Yet instead, I like to pretend that Rory is real, and she is traveling in buses across America, as early as May 2007, the same month that secret service began protecting Obama, the earliest of any presidental hopeful...yes, Gilmore was on the campaign trail even before the "Obama Girl" You Tube video came out.
So as Obama is in North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and everywhere in between...I imagine that Rory is there too.
And I think that after November 4th, 2008, once this very long tedious election is over, I will have a looming question in my mind...I will wonder...
Where is Rory now?
Previous Gilmore Post on StrangeCulture:
- A Gilmore Girl "Gushing" of Appreciation
- A Formal Apology, Please Expunge My Previous Comments (A Pre-Post to Some Gilmore Girl Thoughts)
- Four True Confessions