rory and dean

Over the last several months, we've heard a lot about what to expect from the Gilmore Girls revival, subtitled A Year in The Life. While we've known for a while that all of Rory's main squeezes will be returning, what parts they will play in the new series has been a little more unclear. However, this week Alexis Bledel accidentally told us exactly how much former beau Dean, who is played by Jared Padalecki, will be on the series. In fact, it's not much at all. Here's what she had to say in a recent interview:

It was great working with him again. He's always so affable and friendly, and he's got this great energy. Our scene was so fun to film. It was great to work with him again. I guess I just said that, so oops.

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One scene! Jared Padalecki has only been credited for one episode of Gilmore Girls' unofficial eighth season on sites like IMDB, so many people have known for a while that his role would be limited in the four-episode series. Regardless, since every episode is 90-minutes long, it's still news that he's only popping in for one scene---at least with Rory. Clearly Alexis Bledel didn't mean to tell US Weekly the scoop, but now it's out there, and we know Dean will only have a minor role.

It makes sense that Jared Padalecki would only be in one episode. He's a busy actor who stars in Supernatural over on the CW and because Supernatural produces a whopping 23 episodes every season, he doesn't have a ton of downtime. In addition, Rory and Dean have really been over for a long time. Their relationship was budding in high school, but after Dean cheated on his wife with Rory while she was in college, it definitely complicated things. It would be hard to start afresh after that sort of sticky situation, and it looks as if Gilmore Girls won't really be trying.

If you've been sleuthing on the Internet, you may already know that Milo Ventimiglia---who is also super busy filming This Is Us for NBC---is reportedly going to be in three episodes of Gilmore Girls, according to his IMDB resume. He played Luke's nephew and Rory's suitor Jess during the show's original run. Not to be beaten, Matt Czuchry is currently listed for all four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, and he was the closest to actually marrying Rory during the show's original run, even proposing to her just as she was graduating--although he now says she was right to say no. Obviously, IMDB is not always exact, but it does make us interested to see what plotlines Gilmore Girls has hatched for Logan and Jess.

Last week, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino spoke out about the upcoming revival, telling fans to stop being so obsessed about the boys in Rory's life. After all, Rory's always been more career-focused than she has been relationship focused, and there's always a good chance that her future does not involve Logan, Jess or Dean.

You can find out for yourself when the Gilmore Girls revival hits the schedule on November 25 at 12:01 a.m. PT, only on Netflix. To see what Netflix has coming up at the end of the year, head here. In addition, our full what we know guide should keep you up-to-date regarding what is coming in Netflix's unofficial Season 8.

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