After an agonizing decade-wait for the final four words, will there be a new batch of Gilmore Girls episodes to address the questions surrounding Rory’s revelation?
Warning: This story has spoilers from the show’s four-part revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
The final four words turned out to be Rory dropping the bombshell about her pregnancy on Lorelai. While these words may have brought closure, they have similarly led to various unanswered questions from die-hard fans. The most obvious – who is the father?
It might be Logan, because of his ongoing affair with Rory, but his engagement to a French heiress might only lead to further complications. It could be the guy Rory had a one-night stand with at the end of the “Spring” episode, although the timing also poses a question since Rory made the revelation in fall. There is a theory suggesting that Rory actually became a surrogate for Paris’ fancy fertility and surrogacy clinic. After all, Rory talks about being broke more than once in the revival and being a surrogate for her friend’s successful clinic might have crossed her mind.
The lack of confirmation only opened up a whole new slew of questions. Since creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the doors open, will she consider forging another Stars Hollow tale that focuses this time on Rory’s journey to motherhood?
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sherman-Palladino implied that the story she ought to tell was already told.
“We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, is there more, is there more, is there more — this has to go out into the universe now. We’ve got to put this to bed. And then whatever happens, happens.”
Sherman-Palladino is thankful that she still managed to end Gilmore Girls with the ending she reportedly had in mind since 2000. Should the team decide to revisit Gilmore Girls, asking the producers and actors to be on board might take some time.
Melissa McCarthy, Liza Weil, and Milo Ventimiglia apparently have hectic schedules due to individual projects. Although Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, and Lauren Graham currently do not have post-Gilmore Girls projects, it won’t be long before they’re booked again. Sherman-Palladino is likewise focused on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a series about a housewife who eventually finds herself as a stand-up comic.
Scott Patterson, despite his future movies and his role in the band Smith Radio, admits to The Hollywood Reporter that he isn’t done with Luke yet.
“It’d be nice to do it every year. Maybe every two years, do a three-month thing, do four more chapters. It was easy to do. It was fun. It was really rewarding and people got a sense that if this was going to be the last thing that we now have some closure.”
As for Bledel, she’s uncertain if she’d like to continue the story, although she told Entertainment Tonight that Rory would have a different style of motherhood that would still involve Lorelai’s influence.
“It all depends on the story. And I don’t know, I feel so grateful to get to do [Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life] that I’m not even looking forward necessarily at the prospect of doing more. I also feel like it’s such a special story that I don’t want to exploit it, or do too much, you know?”
She likewise joked that Rory’s parenting style would have “a lot of books for sure.” Even if Netflix doesn’t publicize the ratings of its shows, the social media chatter Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has generated because of the cliffhanger can attest that many aren’t ready to let go of the story just yet.
Do you think Gilmore Girls should have more episodes or is the ending already enough to wrap up the beloved series?
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