After spending ‘A Year In The Life’ of Lorelai and Rory, we have some serious questions about the new season.
The Gilmore Girls revival had every bit of nostalgia, just like the original series. The first minutes take you on a stroll around Stars Hollow, and it’s familiar, even without the memorable theme song. Ballerinas twirl in Miss Patty’s school, Kirk pitches another ridiculous business idea and Lorelai predicts the snow just seconds before it begins.
- Let’s recap the reboot
- What the Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life ending means for the new season
- A new season in the works?
The four-part revival series explores (much like its title), a year in the life of the Gilmore Girls. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is happy and content, Emily (Kelly Bishop) is coping with her husband’s death and Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) journalism career is failing. The revival dives a lot deeper into the characters and portrays them like never before.
It was an incredible experience for Gilmore Girls fans to catch up with the Stars Hollow residents after so many years! Fans are happier when they see Lorelai content because it’s what she deserves, but what about Rory, the perfectionist?
Rory’s decisions in the revival have most likely ruined her future and destroyed her ‘perfectionist’ character arc. And the final four words at the end of the series have changed the future of the new season forever.
Let’s recap a year in the Gilmore household
The four episodes of the revival explored events in different seasons in Stars Hollow – Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The episode starts with a blank screen while the most iconic dialogues from the previous seasons are heard. Soon after, you’re walking around a stunning and snowy Stars Hollow that has barely changed since you last saw it.
Now here’s a brief 101 on everything that happened. Rory’s been published in The New York Times, which somehow makes her feel entitled to a career full of prospects. She’s been dating Paul for two years, barely remembers him, and is seriously involved with Logan who is already engaged.
Sookie is not working at the Dragonfly Inn anymore and has been missing in action. Michel is married and wants to help expand the Dragonfly Inn, or quit his position to work in a hotel. Emily Gilmore goes to therapy but really, she’s not doing too well.
There are Paris Geller melt-downs, an encounter with Dean, Lorelai and Luke have baby issues, Jess makes an impactful appearance. Everything else that happens is either a reaction or an overreaction to these incidents.
What the Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life ending means for the new season
We need a new season because the cliffhanger at the end of A Year In The Life is unacceptable. But that’s not all, there were several out-of-character moments that ensued and we’re still processing them all.
Emily and Lorelai attend therapy together which has its ups and downs, and an unemployed Rory moves back home. She shortly begins working as the editor at the Stars Hollow Gazette. Rory decides to write a book based on the relationship shared by her and Lorelai, much to her mother’s dismay. We’re not told if the book is published, so the new season will have to reveal that for us.
As the revival approaches its ending, Lorelai decides to go on a trek to discover herself, which makes zero sense. It’s very unlikely for her character to head out into the wilderness, and Luke correctly calls her out on it.
Jess appears in a single scene and has more impact than Logan does throughout the revival. Emily Gilmore hires a new maid and soon after, her entire family and doesn’t even understand their language. But all flaws are forgiven when Lorelai and Luke get married in the Stars Hollow Gazebo.
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for and it happens right before your eyes. And just when you’ve forgotten everything that went wrong, the show ends with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s last four words. Rory reveals to her mother that she’s pregnant, and you see Lorelai’s shocking expression before the screen goes dark.
A new season in the works?
Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival brought back strong feelings of nostalgia, that are synonymous with the show. The revival episodes were long, some plotlines; awkward but we were still happy to have revisited Stars Hollow. But when the last four words of the series were spoken, we knew our happiness was short lived.
Rory reveals her pregnancy and the screen cuts to black as the credits roll. We don’t know who the father of the baby is, what Rory’s plans are or what choices she’ll make. The story comes full-circle and sets up a similar narrative like Lorelai’s, with Rory and her unexpected pregnancy. But Rory is at a different stage in her life now, so this might give her a different perspective.
The good news is that a new season could be in the making. Co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino might be busy with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel right now, but her contract with Amazon allows her to make more Gilmore Girls episodes.
Is it too soon to whip out our celebratory Luke’s diner coffee cups? Maybe not because another season of A Year in The Life could be happening very, very soon!