Warning: This article contains spoilers from Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.
Gilmore Girls may have reached its conclusion over over nine years ago but due to the then absence of the show's original creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, fans have been hoping that we would get some sort of closure to one of the greatest mother/daughter relationships of all time.
When the series arrived on Netflix worldwide earlier this year — fully remastered and looking better than ever — there was some hope that the streaming service would fulfill our Gilmore wishes and bring the show back to us.
That dream came true when Netflix revived the show with Amy Sherman Palladino back at the helm for Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life — a four part mini-series set nine years after the original series ended that would chronicle the Gilmore women over the course of a year. The past few months saw many fans binge watch the original series in preparation as sneak peeks and trailers made us crave November 25th even more.
That day finally arrived — Gilmore Girls is back and it's refreshing to see that the show is equally a great as it was back in the day. As much fun as it was re-visiting Stars Hollow, the one thing that everybody wants to talk about is those final four words and what they mean for the future. Remember, only look if you've watched the series.
What Were Those Final Four Words?
Amy Sherman Palladino promised fans that she would never reveal her original ending plans for Gilmore Girls in case she got the opportunity to finally finish the story. The Netflix revival provided that opportunity and after years of wondering how it was supposed to end, we finally know. Yes, it's true: Rory is pregnant. Yeah, I didn't see that one coming either.
Maybe it's just me, but after all these years I thought that the final four words would be more of a resolution to the Gilmore storyline. Don't get me wrong, it's a great way to end the show, but the Season 7 finale actually gave us more of a resolution for Rory whereas A Year In The Life saw her life turned upside down. As a fan of the show, I was left wanting more — which is probably the desired reaction. Considering it took this long for the revival to happen, the possibility of a sequel series is not out of the question either.
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What Does This Conclusion Mean For The Future?
The final four words may be the alleged conclusion to the story, but they also open up a whole new world of possibilities for the Gilmore Girls. Rory has always known what she wanted to do with her life and the original series ended with her realizing her dreams and graduating from Yale before she set off on her first reporting job.
Unfortunately, she struggled a lot during the revival and her pregnancy will no doubt have a serious effect on her career — but that is something that I want to see. Don't you want to know what happened to Rory Gilmore next? Again, the desired effect was probably to leave fans wanting more and it certainly did that.
Although this is the conclusion that Palladino envisioned, could we see a return to Stars Hollow sometime in the future? Remember, this revival was only possible because of Netflix's involvement and they clearly had enough faith in the show to revive it — it secured them a lot more subscribers. With A Year in The Life leaving so many roads wide open for Rory and Lorelai, it is possible that we could see a future season of the show.
Netflix has produced some worldwide hits over the past few years from their Marvel original series' like Daredevil and Jessica Jones to Stranger Things and The Crown. Reviving Gilmore Girls has no doubt opened up the streaming service's entertainment library to a whole new audience — I wouldn't be surprised if A Year In The Life overtakes Stranger Things to become Netflix's biggest show — Gilmore Girls is just that popular. With this in mind, I highly doubt that Netflix will pass on the opportunity to keep the show alive, so we could be returning to Stars Hollow again sometime in the not so distant future.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life certainly raised a lot of questions for fans — as much as it was a conclusion, it didn't wrap everything up in a neat bow. Whether we see another season or not, A Year In The Life was everything that fans of the original series could've wanted. Packed with celebrity cameos, returning characters and a jaw-dropping conclusion, Netflix's revival of one of the greatest shows of all time is definitely a treat that the Gilmore girls themselves would find delicious.
Would you be up for more 'Gilmore Girls'?
Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life is now streaming on Netflix.