With summer technically over, every screen junkie is already looking forward to the slew of new shows donning the airwaves this coming fall. But while majority of these series are either coming back from a short hiatus or debuting, a particular one is set apart from the others as it is a revival of the cult classic “Gilmore Girls.”
Over the last couple of months, there has been a barrage of teasers of what could be in store for fans with the return of the family series after almost 10 years since wrapping up its original run. Part of the excitement is not only due to the revival bringing back the core characters of the show but also a handful of others who have played significant roles in the lives of the Gilmores, especially on the romantic side.
Although Lauren Graham’s Lorelai has a convoluted love line, at least according to teasers, her daughter, Alexis Bledel’s Rory, will have her own issues to deal with involving Jared Padalecki’s Dean, Matt Czuchry’s Logan and Milo Ventimiglia’s Jess. Until now, it is as if these guys are back into the fold because they are still pining for the younger Gilmore’s heart, but Ventimiglia poses an interesting question which has everyone thinking.
While attending the recently held Hero and Villains Fan Fest, the 39-year-old addressed questions of his role reprisal for “Gilmore Girls” in a unique way.
“Everyone’s like ‘I’m Team Jess!’ and I’m like ‘Cool, that’s great! But do you really think Jess is Team Rory?'” Ventimiglia pondered and then continued to say, “I literally just thought about that. I’ve never thought about that before, and I literally just thought of that.”
Upon further analysis, Ventimiglia may be leading to something. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has previously shared that fans will find Rory at a place in her life where she questions every single decision she has made.
“It’s this idea of, you hit [your 30s], you did everything right you went to college, you had the good grades, you worked really hard and yet somehow life isn’t turning out the way you wanted it to turn out,” the executive producer explained to TV Line.
So it might mean that instead of being sought after, she will be the one trying to settle down with one of the guys. After all, she was not exactly a model girlfriend throughout her dating life back in the originals series.
Obviously there is no way of knowing if the actor’s comments were just a spur of the moment kind of thing or his finishing statement was just a way to cover up his slip. Regardless of which, it has kept people talking.
All four 90-minute episodes of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will be available on Netflix starting Nov. 25, 12:01 a.m. PT/ 3:01 a.m. ET.