Gilmore Girls Finally Gave Fans Those Final Four Words, And They Changed Everything

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Major spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched all four new Gilmore Girls installments.

It's finally here, people! The best and brightest of Stars Hollow have returned for the Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which reconnects audiences with the mother and daughter besties that originally fast-talked their way into our hearts back in 2000. And with this revival came the four-word ending that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino envisioned as how the series would initially bid its farewell. It took almost a decade and a change of studios, but those words can finally be heard and seen, and they're just as exciting as promised. Here they are.

Rory: Mom?Lorelai: Yeah?Rory: I'm pregnant.

Wazzatchoosay? Exqueeze me? A baking powder? Preg..? Nant? Hibbity? Jibbity? Who? Where? How? Well, okay that's the one question we know the basic answer to.

As the last bit of dialogue before the credits interrupted everyone's shock, Rory's admission is both a stunning one and a somewhat predictable one. I'm sure most fans had a pregnancy announcement in their minds at least once while thinking about what those final four words would be. Still, conversations were far more concerned with Rory's old boyfriends and new boyfriends, as well as how Lorelai and Luke were doing, so not a whole lot of serious thought went into Rory actually conceiving another human being with someone. But that's apparently what happened. And it made Lorelai's face do this.

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So now the conversations are obviously turned to "Who the hell is Rory pregnant for?" It seems like that answer would be extremely obvious, but it's way more obvious whose baby she is NOT having, and that would be Dean's and Mike, er, what was his name? Paul! Yeah, it won't be Paul's kid. It better not be. (Or that one guy from that cosplay con.) The two most likely suspects are Milo Ventimiglia's Jess, who is staring at Rory just a little too hungrily a little before Rory's confession, and Matt Czuchry's Logan, with whom Rory has a tryst while he's engaged to another woman.

My money is on Logan, since their sexual relations were happening more on the reg, and he's a more suitable choice for her from a professional and maturity level. (Don't swing too hard at me, Team Jess fans.) And it would also create the most personal drama for all involved if it was Logan, which would be something the creative team could return to if more Gilmore Girls episodes get ordered up by Netflix. Plus, Matt Czuchry was talking about how Logan and Rory's ending was exciting, but did he mean exciting in a way that implied Rory would be drinking coffee for two now?

You can currently watch all four seasonal installments of Gilmore Girls; A Year in the Life on Netflix, though you might have already done that if you read this story. (Not that I'm judging anyone who skipped ahead to ease the curiosity factor.) To see what else you can look forward to in the near future, check out our fall TV schedule and our midseason premiere schedule.

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