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17 Reasons Emily Gilmore Is A Masterpiece

There are plenty of amazing characters on Gilmore Girls. But Emily Gilmore is art.

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1. Lorelai Gilmore's sense of humor didn't just spring out of thin air.

2. That famous wit came directly from this lady.

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3. She can cut you down with a single sentence. It might sound like a compliment, but it will in fact make you question the very basics of your existence.

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4. Not even celestial bodies dare get in her way.

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5. The way she expresses love is complicated and challenging, but that just makes her all the more fun to watch.

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6. She'll get up in your face tawdry as hell if you make her snap, and it's glorious every time.

7. No one will ever match Emily Gilmore in a flowered robe smoking a cigarette, throwing back cocktails, and insulting her dead mother-in-law.

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8. Of course, she'd never cop to it. And that is the most beautifully human thing of all.

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9. She has a rock-solid instinct for self-preservation.

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10. There may never again be another relationship written with as much frustration, love, and nuance as the one between Emily Gilmore and her daughter.

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11. You know she's proud of the life Lorelai's made for herself even if she doesn't often know how to show it.

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12. And even when she's making choices that actively hurt the people she loves, Emily Gilmore is always so much more than a villain.

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13. She is a thorny, funny, vulnerable, fiercely intelligent woman who will fight for what she wants and who makes mistakes just as often as she triumphs.

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14. She can tear you limb from limb with just a few words.

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15. And she can make you cry like no one else.

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16. Emily Gilmore's contradictions can never be fully reconciled within herself, because Emily Gilmore is a FULL AND DYNAMIC HUMAN BEING.

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SHE'S ALL OF THE GOOD *AND* THE BAD THINGS.

17. She's a character for the ages, that one.

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EMILY GILMORE IS A MASTERPIECE. THE END.

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