‘Gilmore Girls’ Revisited Vol. 8: Luke’s Cap
Arieanna over at GilmoreNews.com discusses the significance that Lorelai places on Luke finally wearing the cap she bought him back in Season 1 in the episode 7.20 “Lorelai? Lorelai?” As noted in The Gilmore Girls Companion, it becomes to her a barometer for how she thinks he’s feeling toward her after their extremely awkward split.
Though this idea was really only touched upon in that Season 7 episode, it’s an example of a character detail the post-Amy & Dan contingent came up with on their own, and one that made perfect sense for the characters involved. (That said, the punch line — that Luke was only wearing the hat because he had misplaced the one he usually wears, was a tad too sitcom-like for Gilmore, I think.)
Though for many Season 7 will always be marred by the fact that the creator of the series was gone from the process, it nevertheless remains an interesting year of television, and one that I think people will come to better appreciate as time passes.
What do you think?