‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Spoilers: Last Four Words Revealed

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has finally hit Netflix, and with it, there was an answer to a question that has long mystified fans — what are the famous last four words spoken in the show?

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has teased fans for years by saying she knew she wanted the show to end with four very specific words. Sherman-Palladino left Gilmore Girls before the final season of its original run on The CW, so she was never able to tell that last story with the beloved Gilmore family. That meant fans had spent almost a decade speculating about what those words might be.

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, however, has given Sherman-Palladino the chance to reveal the last four words in the most appropriate setting. Now, she has a special four-episode season of the show, and each movie-length episode covers one season in a year in the lives of the Gilmores.

Netflix gave the show new life after Gilmore Girls apparently proved tremendously popular on the streaming service. That meant fans finally had the chance to find out exactly what the last four words are, and now that Netflix has released the new episodes, they’re no longer much of a secret.

The last four words were seemingly so important that Netflix built part of its marketing campaign around them and even released a video with Gilmore Girls stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel begging people not to spoil them for other fans.


Warning: Major spoilers for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life ahead.

The last scene of the final episode, “Fall,” shows Lorelai and Rory Gilmore sitting in the Stars Hollow gazebo and talking about growing old together while drinking champagne. Lorlai teases Rory about her childhood crush on Pee-Wee Herman, and Rory gets dumped by text from her boyfriend Paul, according to TV Line.

As terrible as it is to be on the receiving end of a break-up by text, it’s clear that Rory has something else on her mind. Lorelai asks her what’s up.

“I want to remember it all. Every detail,” Rory says before beginning the last four words of dialogue of the show.

“I’m pregnant.”

The last thing fans see in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is an expression of shock on Lorelai’s face before the credits roll.

The last four words are, in hindsight, fairly obvious. Gilmore Girls is primarily about an especially close bond between a mother and daughter who are also best friends. Rory ends Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life as a 32-year-old, the same age Lorelai was when Gilmore Girls began. Rory’s pregnancy brings the narrative full circle and opens up some more questions that might never get answered.

It is not immediately clear, for instance, who the father is. Rory and her long-time, on-off boyfriend Logan break up at the end of the previous episode, “Summer,” but there are hints that Jess is once again involved in her love life.

A few days before Netflix released Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, cast members Scott Patterson, Liza Weil, and Sean Gunn appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where Fallon, a fan of the show, tried to guess the last four words.

Patterson, who plays Lorelai’s partner, Luke, knew what the last four words are, according to Time, but of course refused to reveal them, suggesting only that the dialogue was “philosophical.”

Gunn suggested the words might be, “Kirk is your overlord,'” while Patterson said he had pitched, “Drop the gun, Kirk,” to Sherman-Palladino. Fallon, meanwhile, suggested that the last four words might be, “Stars Hollow never existed.”

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