While Gilmore Girls fans everywhere are tiptoeing on pins and needles while waiting to learn all the ins and the outs of what our favorite Stars Hollow family has been up to since we last saw them like a million years ago. (9 years ago.) The show dropped a teaser image on social media today that, if you're looking for it, seems to indicate someone could be pregnant when the revival hits Netflix. Unless it doesn't. Check it out!
It's a pretty innocuous Instagram image at a glance, and the blatant product placement with the Netflix mug is worth a chuckle. But avid viewers know that the presence of an apple on a Gilmore snack plate stands out like a sore thumb, given how friendly to junk food their taste buds are/were. And you might recall in the Season 5 episode "Blame Booze and Melville," Lorelai was suspicious of her own cravings for an apple, claiming the only other time she'd had such a particular yen, she was pregnant with Rory. Cue the lightning and thunder effects.
She didn't end up being pregnant in that episode, but it was the biggest moment that the fruit had played in the series. So to bring it back for promotional reasons is probably a good sign that someone, if not Lorelai, could be with child, right?
Unfortunately for everyone like me who had dreams of what another member of the Gilmore family would be like, there's also a far less exciting explanation behind this post. The 13th episode of Season 1, "Concert Interruptus," features a scene where, as Rory and her friends are waiting to go to a Bangles concert, Lorelai gives Rory a plate of Pop Tarts fanned around an apple, saying something very close to the quote in the post. Check out that moment below.
Interestingly, the "And one apple" part of the post wasn't in Lorelai's original quote. So perhaps that difference itself IS a sign that we'll get a new character as a mini-substitute for those who won't be returning. It's hard to tell if everyone involved is being cheeky here in a self-aware way, or if this is just a genuine look back at a fun episode from the first year of the show.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will finally be available to watch on Netflix on Friday, November 25, at 12:00 a.m. PT. While we probably won't be hearing the pitter patter of little Gilmore feet during our Thanksgiving hangover, at least we'll have some quick-witted dialogue to help our concentration. To see everything else hitting Netflix for the rest of 2016, check out our premiere schedule.