“Winter,” “Spring,” “Summer,” and “Fall.” Yes, now I’ve finished them all. And I would go to the ends of the Earth for more Gilmore Girls, cause darling that’s what it’s worth. Seriously, this revival was amazing. And not just because Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was such a longtime coming that us fans would have been happy with anything. Oh, no, this is purely a merit-based assessment. And I give it five gold stars, a smiley face and an A+.
Now, let’s talk about that ending. Anyone who doesn’t want to know the final four words of the series, leave now. Go. GO. Because I’m about to lay it all out there and give you my full reaction.
Rory: “I’m pregnant.”
Cut to credits.
And boom goes the dynamite. My initial reaction, *screaming loudly at the TV* “NO!” Not because I’m upset with how it ended. But just the fact that it ended. After all, if I had my way it never would have ended. I would love Gilmore Girls to go on and on and on. And ya, there are some rumblings of it continuing. But it probably won’t, because this was the ending that Amy Sherman-Palladino thought up way back in season 1. This is the final exchange that she had planned. And that means, “That’s all, folks!”
So, ya, I’m pretty bummed that it ended on a MAJOR cliffhanger like that. I want to know who Rory’s baby daddy is. Though, if you’ve seen the whole revival (and if you haven’t, why are you reading this?) then you and I both know it’s most likely Logan. Ya, it’s probably, definitely Logan. And I also want to know how Lorelai will react to this news. After all, Rory will now most likely be a single mother like her. And she always wanted Rory to have more than her. To finish high school, go to a great college, get a great job, and, probably, have a baby when she was older and married.
Granted, Rory is twice the age Lorelai was when she had her. But, Rory does not have her life together AT ALL and will probably have a hard time raising her child alone, just like Lorelai did. And chances are she will want to do just that, and she will do it well. She is Lorelai’s daughter after all. And that’s how the show has come full circle.
Rory did get more than Lorelai did. She went to a great high school, graduated from Yale, and got to have many life experiences, relationships, and a career before getting pregnant. Lorelai gave Rory everything she ever needed to have that life. And in return Rory brought Lorelai more joy than she had ever known growing up in the world she came from. Their relationship was tumultuous at times, but ultimately one that other mothers and daughters would kill for. And you can bet that Rory will have that same relationship with her child. Even if it’s a Gilmore Boy.