Being Rory’s husband is different from being her boyfriend. Different from the last extended time, nothing like the half-assed one before that, but in some ways similar to the beginning. They have routines, an ever-evolving set of in-jokes; he feels like he’s hers.
Mature, post-series. I’ve always had a soft spot for Dean. This hits that perfect Gilmore Girls tone, warm and funny and overall happy-making.