“Gilmore Girls” creators are aware that spoiler culture could quickly ruin the famous and mysterious final four words of the series they’ve kept under wraps for years.
The revival series picks things up with mother-daughter duo Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) nine years after the series finale ended in 2007, and consists of four 90-minute installments, each representing a season.
1.Those Mysterious Words
“It would be great if people who wanted to see the final four words first got some therapy before it actually aired and got rid of that inclination,” Amy Sherman-Palladino said on the panel for “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour Wednesday. “It really is a journey leading up to the last four words. I do think it’s going to mean a lot more if you take the journey, and it’s going to mean a lot less if you just flip to the last page. That being said, what can I do?”
2. Can Families Ever Get Along?
The show has grown up, and so too has the relationship between the two women.
“I really feel like the sh– in your family never gets worked out,” said Sherman-Palladino. “That to me what is so great about family, the constant evolution… That’s why the show is so great to write. You’re never going to run out of conflict. What’s cool for these two is that, because it wasn’t about a high school girl and her mom, now it’s two women. Chicks. Suddenly, they can have cocktails together. They can drink and sit and talk about sh–.”
3. Love & Romance
For Bledel, she tried to downplay the intense scrutiny on who Rory might end up with romantically: Former boyfriends Dean (Jared Padelecki), Jess (Milo Ventigmilia) or Logan (Matt Czuchry)?
“There is so much more to her character,” she said. “It’s great when people focus on those things, her ambitions…”
When reporters insisted on her expounding upon Rory’s romantic life, she promised answers to all the questions people have.
4. The future of the franchise
The executive producer would not rule out more of the beloved series in the future.
“This is what it is. It’s what it is, right now,” said Sherman-Palladin. “We put this together, we told these stories, now we throw ‘em out into the universe.”
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” premieres on Friday, Nov. 25 on Netflix.