TV Club: Gravity Falls prepares for the end by focusing on Dipper and Mabel’s bond

Let’s take stock for a second. Gravity Falls is ending. This much we know. After tonight’s episode, there’s one hourlong episode left that figures to tie up … well, just about everything, from the lingering mysteries of Gravity Falls to the relationships between the characters. Oh, and defeat Bill. That’s probably a thing that’s going to happen, too. But before that series finale airs at some predictably unknown date in the future, there’s tonight’s “Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality.” More than anything else, tonight feels like a love letter to the show’s fans, particularly those of the Mabel-loving persuasion. I leave it to someone braver than I to catalog every last reference to a past Mabel fantasy, obsession, or sugar-crazed hallucination, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something from darn near every episode somewhere in her beautiful delusion. First among …

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