Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is finally dishing on those famous final four words, and what they mean for the future of Lorelai and Rory.
Warning: spoilers ahead!
If you have not watched the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and plan on doing so, you should probably stop reading now. If you already binge-watched the four-episode revival, you know the words we are talking about — “Mom?” “Yeah?” “I’m pregnant.”
Those final words shocked Gilmore Girls fans everywhere, and left them desperately wanting more. However, according to Sherman-Palladino, there are no current plans for another revival.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 1, 2016
“We pitched this as close-ended,” Amy explained to the Hollywood Reporter.“We pitched it as: “This is the year in the life. This is the way it was ending.”… Netflix and Warner Bros., we all went into this sort of saying that this was it. So there really haven’t been any more discussions about: Is there going to be anything else? I don’t know.”
“Oh, I don’t know,” Sherman-Palladino added to E! News when asked if fans could expect more Gilmore Girls. “We’re enjoying the fact that these are finally out there and people are seeing these now. These were stories that Dan and I locked ourselves away in attics coming up with. Now that we’re out, I think we’re just kind of like, happy they’re out.”
Amy and her husband, writer, producer, and director Daniel Palladino, also answered some of the questions fans have been dying to know. Will Rory raise the baby alone? Who is the father? Will she follow in Lorelai’s footsteps?
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“It really wasn’t about the father; it was about the event,” she explained. “People can make their own conclusions about who the father is, there’s not a thousand choices out there, but it really wasn’t about the boy because, quite frankly, one of the things that’s always been a little weird is how obsessed with Rory’s love life everybody got when the point of the show was never about their love lives. Their love lives were apart of their lives but these were women really grappling with who they were as people and when they talked about their paths forward, especially Rory, it was usually about getting in the New York Times or breaking into journalism so it felt like the moment was on Rory and her future and not on, ‘Gee, which boy is this?’ That’s always taken a backseat when we’ve broken stories on Gilmore.”
While it isn’t clear whether or not Rory will choose her mother’s path and raise her child alone, in hindsight, the scene when she visits her father Christopher seems to allude to this possibility. She asked him why he wasn’t there when she was growing up, and if he regretted it, making it seem like she is planning to take on parenthood by herself.
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“I think a lot of clues are out there,” Dan said. “I know with the time passage it wasn’t 100 percent clear, but we also didn’t have her engage with who she thought was the father. She felt like she was going ahead on this, deciding what to do and how to do it solo, that’s why we had her go to her father. At that point you didn’t know she was pregnant, but in hindsight, I think that was—”
“In hindsight, she was searching for what is her path going to be,” Amy added. “Look, I thought I had told Lauren the last four words 10 years ago and she informed me that I didn’t, so I don’t know what I’ve told anybody and what I’ve said to anybody. We just sort of felt like we wanted to leave it in that way because it was really less about who the father was and more about Rory repeating her mother’s history.”
Were you shocked to find out Rory’s pregnant? Do you think it was a good ending, or do you want more episodes? Leave your comments below.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is currently streaming on Netflix.
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