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The Gilmore Girls revival finally hit the schedule this past weekend, and reactions to the new series have been all across the board, although many of us can agree it was at least nice to see Rory and Lorelei back in action again. One of the most polarizing things about A Year In The Life has probably been the way the series ended on a cliffhanger. This week, Gilmore Girls lead Alexis Bledel appeared on The Tonight Show, where she told Jimmy Fallon exactly how she personally felt upon learning how the series would end. Here's what she had to say:
Well, Amy told me and I was very shocked. She told me when we were putting together this reunion. She kept it to herself until the very end.
While talking with Jimmy Fallon---who is clearly a huge Gilmore Girls fan now that he's started binge-watching it---Alexis Bledel revealed not only that she was shocked about that ending but that show creators Daniel and Amy Sherman-Palladino also kept the huge cliffhanger from her until close to the end of filming the revival series. For his part, Jimmy Fallon tried to get the actress to say she's known the ending since the time when the original series wrapped, but it seems as if Sherman-Palladino definitely kept those final four words to herself for years before writing them into Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
There will be spoilers through the rest of this story if you haven't finished the Netflix's new Gilmore Girls specials, yet. If you've been watching the new Gilmore Girls at all, you probably already know that Rory is going through a rough patch when the series picks up. While she has always been a go-getter, her freelancing career isn't working out. This time she doesn't move into her grandparents' pool house; however, she does move home. Still, in her personal life, she's spending plenty of time with a very-engaged Logan and ends up being pregnant after one night out with the Life and Death Brigade.
At the end of the movie, Lorelei and Rory sit in the gazebo and the last four words are Rory saying, "Mom," Lorelei saying "Yeah," and Rory saying "I'm pregnant." I know, it's a huge doozy, and it ends the series on a big cliffhanger.
Alexis Bledel also explained more about how she personal was feeling about the revival series while shooting it, noting that she was so overly surprised about what happened she's still having trouble talking about it.
I remember getting that script and thinking, 'This is so out of character.' It's not a good move, clearly. I think that they had created this character who's like so seemingly perfect that they had to like throw something at her, but I think we overcorrected.
Those final, 90-minute episodes of Gilmore Girls cleared some things up (e.g. Lorelei and Luke finally tie the knot) but they certainly leave a lot of other plots open to interpretation. With that in mind, a lot of people have wondered if there will be more episodes. So far, the creative team has neither confirmed or denied more episodes, although getting the cast back together to film would be really hard.
While we wait to hear more, new episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon air on weeknights on NBC. If you'd like to keep an eye on what Netflix has coming in the new year, check out our premiere calendar.