Warning: This article may contain potential Gilmore Girls spoilers.
In just over a month, Netflix will finally unveil Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The four-episode special will pick up nine years after the 2007 series finale and feature one episode for each season of the year. To further whet fans’ appetite for the highly-anticipated event, the streaming network just released a new batch of photos showing many of our Stars Hollow favorites, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Among the photos are single shots of Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) and a still from Friday Night Dinner, which poignantly shows the absence of Gilmore patriarch Richard (who was portrayed by the late Edward Hermann).
There is also a still of Jess, played by fan favorite Milo Ventimiglia, talking with Uncle Luke (Scott Patterson). Gilmore Girls spoilers have suggested Jess and Rory may end up together in the revival, but Ventimiglia played coy on the subject when TV Line asked him what man Rory should end up with.
“Oh, God. I don’t know. I kind of love Scott Patterson’s reaction to it at the Gilmore panel last year, where he said, ‘None of them.’ The fans are a better authority about who Rory should possibly be with or could be with.”
As great as it is to see Ventimiglia in the new batch of photos, Bustle noted the fact that Netflix released a still photo of Jess while still not revealing a photo of Matt Czuchry (Logan) — who is also confirmed to be in the series — may indicate Jess does not end up with Rory. After all, Ventimiglia is supposed to appear in three episodes and Czuchry is scheduled for all four, which may give Logan the advantage.
Whether or not Jess ends up with Rory, in an interview with E! News earlier this year, Ventimiglia said he grew to truly respect his Gilmore Girls character.
“It’s interesting stepping away from a character and then going back to them. There’s something about Jess that I always appreciated. It was at the very end that I thought for whatever angst, whatever broken spirit, whatever sly behavior he had, who he was at his core was a very, very good guy. I think that started to emerge as time went on. We got to the end of his existence on the show, we see him — he’s not there for himself, to entertain himself, he’s there to ask Rory real questions to get her thinking. I always respected that about the character.”
Ventimiglia also waxed poetic about they type of guy Jess became after leaving Stars Hollow.
“He grew up and he turned into a really decent guy. In terms of what are the lessons he went through, I think he had to have lived life,” he explained. “I think he had to experience heartbreak, he had to experience happiness, he had to experience all these things that we all come across in life, but we can only measure the scale of them when we have time. You’re different from when you’re 25 to when you’re 35. You’re different at 21 to 25. Everything changes. You can’t unwatch things, you can’t unhear things, you can’t untaste foods or moments. I think who Jess turned out to be was just — he got to experience life, and I think he became a really cool young guy.”
What do you think of the latest Gilmore Girls spoilers? Do you think Rory should end up with Jess or Logan?
Netflix will drop all four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Nov. 25.
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