As we slowly head toward the month of November, there is a major TV event that fans have been looking forward to for years: new episodes of Gilmore Girls. The classic WB show has been airing in syndication since its unceremonious cancellation in in 2007, and hardcore fans are looking forward to new stories, as well as finally getting the closure the show deserves. And while we've yet to see a full length trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, a few new images were just released which includes the show's ultimate bad boy: Jess Mariano.
Everyone' favorite dysfunctional family (besides the Gilmores) are back with a vengeance. In this new still, we see Jess and Luke at Luke's having what seems to be an important conversation. In typical fashion, it appears that Luke is trying to give Jess a bit of advice or a reality check. Of course, Mr. Mariano has never been one to willingly accept help, and Milo Ventimiglia has the signature Jess grimace on his face.
So what could this conversation be about? Perhaps Jess' business and apartment in Philly are going under, and he needs to move back to Stars Hollow for a bit while he plans his next move. If Luke is living with Lorelai (fingers crossed) at her house, then Jess could easily take the old apartment and get back into the Hollow. Hopefully the denizens of the town will have gotten over his teenage delinquency- we hadn't seen him back in the town during his final appearances on the original series.
Another exciting and recently released image features a staple of Gilmore Girls culture: Friday night dinner with Emily.
Friday night dinner is still in full effect, this time with an extra special guest- Luke. Hardcore fans should be baffled by this image, as Luke never had a ton of luck within the Gilmore house. He was constantly ridiculed by both Emily and Richard for his profession and lifestyle, and things never really got repaired by the time Season 7 ended. So to see Luke present (albeit standing) at Friday night dinner is a pretty big deal. What exactly could this mean for the character?
At this point, I think it's safe to say that Luke and Lorelai are going to very much be a couple by the time Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life airs. We all knew they were supposed to end up together, so perhaps it finally happened and they got to get together, or possibly married (just not on June 3rd). And now that Richard has passed away, maybe Emily has opened herself up to new relationships and welcomed Luke into the family. Then again, this might just be wishful thinking.
It should be interesting to see how many Friday night dinners are going to be in the new season of Gilmore Girls. These dinners were often hilarious and wild events in the series, and fans would be remiss if it only happened once. Perhaps one dinner per 90 minute episode? Even that doesn't feel like enough.
You can check out some of the other new Gilmore Girls stills over on the next page, including more Stars Hallow landmarks.