Rory_2A little sad to see "Gilmore Girls" bow out last night after seven seasons, even though I confess I haven’t kept up with this season and haven’t seen the finale yet. Unlike me, other fans did turn out for the finale, boosting "Gilmore" to its best numbers in 18 months, as Variety’s Rick Kissell reports in his Tuesday ratings dispatch.

Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino often said she knew what the last line of the last episode of her baby would be, but she’s taking the high road and steering clear of commenting on how her showrunner successor, David Rosenthal, handled the wrap. Amy and her husband and fellow "Gilmore" soldier Dan Palladino left the show at the end of last season amid some tension with "Gilmore" studio Warner Bros. TV, so it’s doubtful that Amy’s last line made it in to last night’s seg. Hopefully, one day she’ll reveal her vision for the end of the Long and Winding Road of Lorelai and Rory, but for now she and Dan are busy with a new comedy expected to land on Fox’s 2007-08 sked, "The Return of Jezebel James." So good  luck to them and everyone else who made this show, famous for its witty, speedy banter and numerous literary references (who else would brag about landing Norman Mailer as a guest star?), most especially stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bleidel.

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