Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life's last four words totally hint at another season
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After much anticipation and a lot of waiting, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is finally on Netflix for fans to binge. If you're like us, then you've probably already watched the four 90-minute episodes and also most likely woke up at the crack of dawn to see how it all came to an end.
There's no doubt there is a lot to discuss, but right now, those last four words that everyone has been wondering about are top priority. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has teased for years that she envisioned Gilmore Girls ending with four words. Well, we finally know them and to say they are shocking would be an understatement.
So what are they? Are you ready? Here is the exchange of four words between Lorelai and Rory that just might be the most famous four words ever uttered in television. They are:
Rory: "I'm pregnant."
Were those the final four words you were expecting? Fans probably thought this could very well be a possibility, but it is definitely surprising, and mainly because they don't provide closure for fans, but more of a cliffhanger.
Now what? Where do we go from here? Based on the exchange between Lorelai and Rory, this means there is going to be another season and/or more episodes, right? They can't just leave fans hanging like this.
There are still so many unanswered questions. Though, if this is how Sherman-Palladino intended for the series to always end, then maybe there won't be more episodes. Whatever the case, here's why we think there will totally be (and absolutely should be) future episodes featuring Lorelai, Rory and of course the next Gilmore.
1. We still don't know the father
They can't just drop the pregnancy bombshell without telling fans the identity of the father. The most likely candidate is obviously Logan, who Rory maintained a side relationship with for who knows how long despite him being engaged to someone else. If it's not him, then it could very well be Jess. The way he stared at Rory in "Fall" (above) surely now has fans questioning whether something happened between the two that just wasn't shown. Hmm... whomever is the father, it needs to be revealed in another season.
2. Rory's conversation with Christopher
When Rory sat down with Christopher in "Fall," she questioned him about Lorelai's choice to raise Rory all by herself. Now that we know she is pregnant, it seems the reason for her conversation was to help her decide if she will do the same with her child. Will she choose to be a single mother like Lorelai? Her decision and the outcome of it is something fans would certainly want to see play out onscreen.
3. There's so much more story to tell
Between the identity of the father, Rory's book (appropriately titled Gilmore Girls) possibly being published, Rory's pregnancy, Rory having the baby, Rory and motherhood, Rory's love life, Luke and Lorelai's marriage and so much more, there is a lot left to tell. So, yeah, another season is totally in the works.
4. Rory has so much more life to live
Those four words show how Rory and Lorelai's lives have come full circle. Gilmore Girls began with a 32-year-old Lorelai and her 16-year-old daughter and then ended with a 32-year-old Rory having her own child. Don't get us wrong, that is a suitable ending, but things haven't quite come full circle for Rory, unlike for Lorelai, who finally tied the knot with Luke and is happy in life. Rory, on the other hand, has a lot of life still to live and why not show fans that?
5. Lorelai's reaction
Did you see Lorelai's reaction (above) upon hearing Rory say she is pregnant? Yeah, Lorelai was beyond shocked. Don't you want to see how all of this plays out? It would be extremely unfortunate if fans were never to see Lorelai's response to hearing her daughter will soon be a mom and that she will soon be a grandma.
Here's hoping there is more Gilmore Girls on the way, but if not, there's no denying these four episodes (and those four words) delivered on so many levels.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is available on Netflix, so get bingeing.
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