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Would Future Gilmore Girls Episodes Include A Baby? Here's What The Creator Says

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

So, now that the Netflix Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, has been out for over a week, we can all continue to discuss what the future might hold for the show. That future, as anyone who's watched the revival knows, might include a baby, but, also, it might not. Here's what series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has to say about the possibility.

There's nothing harder in the world than being a parent. And if you are not equipped mentally, financially, emotionally, to take that on, you can't do it because the consequences are ridiculous. The abortion issue is so weird, you know, because it's so testy with the world, especially the KKK world that we now live in. But I think that somebody as smart as Rory is going to take a step back and look at all the angles, and then make her decision, because it's too important a job to make the wrong decision when it comes to kids.

Now, unless you haven't finished the four-episode revival, you know that this baby has everything to do with the, now infamous, final four words that ended the new set of shows. After Luke and Lorelai finally tied the knot, Rory and Lorelai sat down on the Stars Hollow gazebo steps and Rory revealed to her mom that she's pregnant. To be more specific, Rory is 32, single, jobless, living at home again...and pregnant.

It's pretty clear from Amy Sherman-Palladino's comments to BuzzFeed that she's not 100 percent sold on Rory Gilmore keeping her baby and raising the young one Lorelai-style. She seems to be implying that Rory really isn't ready for the responsibility, which certainly makes sense considering how up in the air most of Rory's life still was by the time the revival ended. Rory had broken up with her sort of invisible boyfriend, and also broken things off with London booty call Logan; she'd given up her apartment in New York and moved home and had no real job prospects lined up. Sure, she was writing the story of her life with Lorelai, but there's no telling if anyone will ever pay her for that.

Amy Sherman-Palladino made sure to stress how smart and thoughtful Rory is in her response to the baby question. I think every fan of the show knows that Rory will not take whatever decision she makes lightly. In fact, I think it's possible that she knew she was pregnant when she went to talk to Christopher about how he let Lorelai raise her alone, mostly because she's considering doing the same thing. So, she was, already, weighing her options.

Now, there's one really important point to make here. We still don't know if there will even be any more Gilmore Girls after this revival. Putting this together was a lot of work for Amy Sherman-Palladino and everyone else who was involved, and it sounds like, right now, they're all happy to just have the project finished and out in the world. Apparently, the creators aren't even thinking about making more episodes, so we may never know if Rory's near future includes a baby or not.

Adrienne Jones
Adrienne Jones

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