'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Scene Gives Twist Ending New Meaning
WARNING: MAJOR, MEGA SPOILERS FOR "GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE"! Seriously, do not read this unless you finished all four episodes of the revival or truly do not care about spoilers at all.
I know I'm not the only one who ignored my family this holiday weekend in lieu of marathoning all six hours of "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," which means I also know I'm not the only one who is dying to dish about those last four words but can't because normal people with their normal TV-watching schedules haven't finished yet.
But this is a safe space, so let's just take a moment to freak out about this together, shall we?
AHHHH, RORY'S PREGNANT! BABY IN RORY! SHE'S PREGNANT! LOGAN! AAAAHHHHHH!!!
Phew. Feels good to get that out.
So, yeah, we finally got those famous last four words, and oh boy were they a doozy.
Rory: Mom? Lorelai: Yeah? Rory: I'm pregnant.
SAME, LORELAI, SAME.
And then the series just ends -- with no plans for a second revival in sight -- leaving all of us like,
????? WHO? WHAT? HUH? IS IT LOGAN'S? WILL THEY GET MARRIED? WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO RORY?
But if you were paying attention to the rest of that episode, things might not have been left so open-ended after all.
First of all, I think we can conclude, yes, Logan is the father.
Rory and Logan did just have drunk sex a few months before the announcement, after all.
Then, Rory says goodbye to Logan for real, which must have been hard considering he looks like this now.
To be fair, he is about to marry some French lady.
But the really telling scene is when Rory goes to visit her father, Christopher.
At the time, I thought Rory was just trying to get some insight on her dad leaving for her book, but realizing Rory knew she's pregnant gives it a whole new meaning.
Rory: Can I ask you something? Christopher: Anything. Rory: How did you feel about Mom raising me alone?
Note the wording of Rory's question!
She wasn't actually trying to figure out Christopher's motivation — she wanted to know his reaction to Lorelai's decision to raise Rory as a single mom, which, as we now know, is a decision Rory is currently facing herself.
Her reaction to Christopher's response was even more telling.
Rory: Do you think it was the right decision? That she raised me alone? Christopher: I think it was exactly what was supposed to happen, and I think she'd back me up on that. Rory: Yeah, I think she would, too.
Then we see Rory thinking really hard about something.
It's not concrete proof, but it really seems like Rory is seriously considering raising her baby alone, without Logan involved.
Meanwhile, thanks to that window-pining moment, we know Mr. Jess I-Got-Super-Buff-Over-The-Past-Decade is clearly still hung up on Rory.
So, though it's frustrating we will never know for sure, my personal belief is Rory pulls a Lorelai, raises her baby without Logan and eventually marries Jess many years later.
#TeamJess will never die.