Rosenthal finding his legs with the show’s dialogue), Graham hit her stride in the second half of the season.
After breaking things off with Christopher and finding her feet again, her character’s journey of self-reflection brought her back to her daughter and to Luke…but not easily.
Not even last year’s rule changes allowed Graham a chance to sneak into the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.
And, well, chances are that this year she won’t make it either, being on a different network and in a different category.
Episode Selection: Now, I am of two minds with this selection: on the one hand, I did not like this episode all that much.
It was actually kind of borderline annoying, and did not feature many of the elements that I enjoy most about the show.
Not long after her stint as Angela Chase's wild sidekick Rayanne Graff on "My So-Called Life," Langer left the halls of Liberty High for the Upper West Side, playing mentor-obsessed Abby on "The Fatigues" (Season 8). Kristin Davis Peet, who went on to star in films such as "A Lot Like Love" and "Identity Thief," played Lanette, whose busy lifestyle required Jerry to hire George as his "relationship intern" ("The Summer of George," Season 8). Janeane Garofalo The onetime "Saturday Night Live" cast member, who already had credits in films like "Reality Bites" and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," played Jeannie, who shared Jerry's affinity for cereal ("The Invitations," Season 7).
That balanced, intricate performance has been, is, and will be deserving of Emmy Awards consideration.
And this final scene is, perhaps, one of her strongest of the season.
And it will likely give her one last shot at her nomination.
However, on the other hand, it is that final moment where Lorelai realizes that her marriage with Christopher is never going to work.
As she has to balance holding a memorial for Michel’s deceased dog Chin-Chin, Lorelai slowly comes to terms with her reality, and the hard decision she has to make.