Warning: If you managed to avoid “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” spoilers for this long, I am truly impressed. Maybe don’t read this article if you want to keep that streak alive.
Turns out you weren’t the only one throwing stuff at your screen when those final four “Gilmore Girls” words were uttered.
In fact, 35-year-old actress Alexis Bledel also had a hard time accepting that her character Rory ended things on a very pregnant note.
OK, she probably didn’t actually throw things, but she did say at Deadline’s Emmy Contender panel on Sunday morning that Rory’s ending was “hard for [her] to digest.”
When asked if she felt satisfied with the twist ending, Bledel said,
It certainly wasn’t the ending I was expecting. I told Amy that I hoped Rory would end on a high note. After all her hard work, I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest. I was hoping that we would see that she had lived an interesting life and had been fulfilled up until this point where her grandfather dies and [she] comes back home.
Oof. Me too, Alexis, me too.
As fans know, Rory hadn’t really been living that “fulfilled life” Bledel was hoping for. Instead she wrote one Atlantic article in 10 years and hadn’t really done much since.
But Bledel went on to say she trusted showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino’s decisions.
But, because I know Amy after all these years, I knew it was her true intention and it was something that satisfied her as a writer because she knew the reaction she was going to get from the audience… So I trusted her.
Bledel’s on-screen mom, Lauren Graham, had a slightly less diplomatic reaction to those last four words.
“It was a complete surprise to me,” Graham said. “That’s not an ending, that’s a cliffhanger!”
Yeah, I’m with OG Lorelai on this one.
So, are they gonna resolve that cliffhanger with a second season or nah?
C’mon, I need like a thousand times more Jess and a million times more Sookie. (No shade to Rachael Ray, but it just isn’t the same.)
Things aren’t looking too hopeful, but at least the actors haven’t ruled it out completely.
That’s something, I guess.