Who Rory Should End Up With On Gilmore Girls, According To Jimmy Fallon

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It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just one week away. And while people are probably excited to spend time with loved ones and chow down on turkey and stuffing, TV audiences are celebrating for an entirely different reason. Because Black Friday will also be another important holiday: the premiere of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. In preparation, fans have been rewatching the series on the streaming service, and this apparently includes none other than Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon recently opened up on The Tonight Show regarding his apparent love for the denizens of Stars Hallow. He's currently binge watching the series and is on Season 4. During his chat about the comedy, Fallon revealed who he believes Rory should end up with, saying:

I actually am a giant fan. I'm team Jess. But he's not in my top five characters.

That's right, even Jimmy Fallon loves the bad boy with a heart of gold. So take that all you Dean lovers. For those of you who want Rory to end up with Logan, please see yourself out.

All kidding aside, Jimmy Fallon seems genuinely excited for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life to be released. And he's not the only one. The series was abruptly cancelled by a still infant CW back in 2007, and a proper ending was never given to the fans, writers, or actors. Sure, the Season 7 finale was a vague ending that they planned on using as a back up plan, but it wasn't how the series as a whole should have concluded.

While Jimmy Fallon being #TeamJess isn't exactly surprising (he's the only one who ended the show with a good relationship with Rory), Fallon's other favorite characters might catch you off guard. When speaking about Gilmore Girls, the host planned on revealing his five favorite characters. He eventually switch over to four faves (in order)

1. Paris

2. Kirk

3. Luke

4. Taylor

Pretty surprising, right? While Paris and Luke are fan favorites and awesome characters, Kirk and Taylor are tertiary at best. Sure, Kirk (played by Guardians of the Galaxy actor Sean Gunn) was in just about every episode, but he didn't contribute to the overall narrative of the show. He and Taylor are just two of the zany Stars Hollow residents, rather than a character who moved the series forward. Besides Luke chasing him around the Dragonfly on the night he and Lorelai first kissed.

You can check out Jimmy Fallon hilariously talking about Gilmore Girls at length in the following video.

If that doesn't make you smile, then you're not a Gilmore Girls fan at all

It should be interesting to see who Rory ends up with in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, if anyone. While I'm #TeamJess, there's no way that Rory and Lorelai are going to end up with both Jess and Luke. That seems all types of taboo. So for the sake of Lorelai's happiness, I'm predicting Rory will actually end up with someone totally new, despite all three boyfriends appearing on the new series.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be released in its entirety on November 25th, 2016.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.