If you’ve been avoiding any and all “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” spoilers, take a sharp U-turn here because we’re about to talk about the famous “final four words” Amy Sherman-Palladino promised all those years ago.
After a beautiful late-night wedding between Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson), Rory (Alexis) and her mother shared some champagne on the steps of the town gazebo. As it turns out, at the end of it all the final four words weren’t nearly as important as the final two.
Oy with the poodles already, right?
Rory Gilmore is officially pregnant, and we’re more than a little certain that Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry) is the baby daddy — barring the possibility that Rory actually took Paris up that surrogate thing in exchange for a downpayment on her fabulous Queens apartment.
There’s lots to unpack in this particular cliffhanger, but the first one is obviously this: THAT CAN’T BE THE END, CAN IT?
Ever since Netflix announced this “Gilmore Girls” revival, the frenzy surrounding the project has been nuts. Pop-up coffeeshops, town festivals and Gilmore paraphernalia seemed to be everywhere this year. To call the revival a success would be seriously shortchanging the entire experience. So, does that mean the “Gilmore Girls” will ride again and deliver a followup to that agonizing bombshell Rory dropped?
If we’re being totally realistic, the answer is probably not. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino had this ending in mind all along, completing the mother-daughter circle with Rory’s first child.
Plus, it would take a seriously huge amount of money and team spirit to get everyone back again. That being said, never say never. A year ago, we all thought a “Gilmore” revival was out of the question.
If we’re thinking unrealistically, there’s just so much left to explore!
Will Logan find out that he’s about to be a father just before he marries the eternally-off-screen Odette? Can he and Rory ever find a way to make that particular relationship work? And what about that last, longing look Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) cast Rory’s way before being totally left out of the midnight wedding ceremony? That was definitely not the Literati happy ending most shippers were probably hoping for.
The one scene we were glad for concerning this baby plot was the much-needed discussion between Rory and Christopher (David Sutcliffe), concerning his absence in her life growing up.
At the time, asking about Christopher’s decision to let Lorelai raise Rory alone seemed like research for her book, but we now know that she was in the midst of making a huge decision about whether or not she would involve Logan in her child’s life. The parallels are too obvious to ignore, and the circle now seems to be complete with Rory as a single mother and Logan as an absentee father.
When all is said and done though, we just have to ask: How many of you totally became Team Dean in that short scene at Dosey’s Market?
It’s no secret that practically all diehard Gilmore fans are either Team Jess or Team Logan, but holy cow that emotional confession from Rory about how she’d depict Dean in her book had us totally tearing up.
Speaking of that book, it was probably the hokiest thing about this revival. Having Rory write a “based on a true story” book about Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and their unconventional mother-daughter bond — and then titling it “Gilmore Girls” — is a little on the nose. Even for this nostalgia-heavy revival.
What was not hokey at all, however, was Lorelai’s speech about her favorite memory of Richard (Edward Herrmann). Emily’s storyline in the revival did the best job of depicting the loss the three women felt at losing their family patriarch, but that one final moment between Lorelai and her mother really hit home.
Ultimately, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” delivered all the fast talking, junk food eating, tear-jerking wonderfulness fans have been missing these last ten years, and even though we’re more than a little miffed at that final, four-word, cliffhanger of an ending, we’re mostly just happy we got to go along for the ride at all.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is available for streaming on Netflix.