The last four words of Gilmore Girls have been revealed, and fans are in shock. The four-part Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life ended on a major cliffhanger with the last four words uttered by Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel).
Spoilers are included in this article so stop reading now if you don’t want to know how Gilmore Girls ends.
Gilmore Girls aired from 2000 to 2007 on the CW and the WB before returning for a four-part revival on Netflix this year. But back in 2006, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TV Guide that she already knew the last four words of the multi-generational drama. Sherman-Palladino left the series amid a contract dispute in the show’s final season, and later told Entertainment Weekly that she didn’t even watch the last season of the series, but diehard fans still held her to her word regarding those last four words.
At one point, Sherman-Palladino joked to TCA press reporters that the last four words would come from mom Lorelai (Lauren Graham) to daughter Rory: “You’re adopted.”
But now that the Gilmore Girls continuation has been released on Netflix, fans know what those long-awaited last four words are. And some are not happy about it at all.
The final scene of the long-awaited revival series ended with an exchange between Lorelai and Rory after Rory revealed that her boyfriend, Paul, dumped her via text. Rory says, “Mom?” And Lorelai asks her, “Yeah?”
“I’m pregnant,” Rory tells her before the credits roll.
Fans had a field day on social media after Gilmore Girls’ last four words were revealed. But even some of the stars from Stars Hollow are confused. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Alexis Bledel admitted she was not expecting her character to drop the baby bombshell.
“I was really surprised!” Bledel told ET. “That was not what I was expecting at all. I couldn’t have imagined that that would be the conclusion that Amy wanted. But then, once I sat with it for a little while, I figured of course — it’s full circle. It’s an ending that only Amy could design.”
Indeed, Sherman-Palladino told ET that this had always been the ending she had planned for Lorelai and Rory ever since the series began back in 2000.
“Weirdly, those were always the last four words,” the showrunner told ET. “It was the way we wanted to do it. Almost never in a career or in life do you ever get to do anything that you want to do, so the fact that we got to do it, the way that we wanted to do it, was like fate.”
In an interview with Metro UK, Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham said she was surprised by the last four words, especially since they weren’t written in the script. Graham also issued a warning to who have been waiting for those last four words for nearly a decade.
“They are only four words, guys. We can only do so much!”
While Graham was in the dark regarding the last four words, Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jess on Gilmore Girls, told People that Sherman-Palladino told him the elusive last words years ago.
“It was just like, oh I get it. Oh wow, that’s really lovely,” Ventimiglia said of the show’s last four words.
Of course, not all Gilmore Girls fans thought Rory’s pregnancy cliffhanger was lovely. Social media reaction was all over the place, with one fan cursing Sherman-Palladino as “the devil” for writing the twist ending. Other fans are calling for another season of the show so that they can get actual closure.
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