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Why We Don’t Need More Gilmore Girls

The Ending to Gilmore Girls Is

Absolutely Perfect

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Okay, firstly – if you have not finished watching all four episodes of the Gilmore Girls mini-series exclusively on Netflix you need to look away now. Like, right now. Because everything I’m going to write is based on the last four words that we will ever hear from the show.

And why they’re the last words we ever need to hear.

I think I’m not the only one who’s first reaction to those final words was to panic search the internet for any indication they were planning to make more episodes. They can’t end it like this! They can’t. It’s not okay.

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(My reaction immediately after it happened)

But the longer I sat in stunned silence the more I felt like it was the best way to finish – and also we don’t need to see what happens, because we know.

We know everyone so well that we know how this’ll all end.

Luke and Lorelai

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Rory is going to move in with Lorelai and Luke. Luke will be responsible for feeding the kid. They’ll argue at length about food that’s appropriate for a child. Rory and Lorelai will feed the kid pop tarts and exasperated Luke will say “At least you haven’t given her coffee!” They’ll look guilty and he’ll throw his arms up and stomp out of the room. But it’ll be amazing because Luke will have the opportunity to help raise a “fresh baby”. He’ll love the baby just as much as he’s always loved Rory.

Oh and of course the baby will be a girl, and they’ll call her Lorelai. Lorelai Gilmore the fourth. Maybe Lori for short?

Rory

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Rory will have the most amazing support for finishing her book, going on book tours and I assume then writing more books. Being an author makes more sense than being a reporter. She’ll still struggle, and flip out, and get epic writers block, but she’ll make it work. She might even go back to university to become a teacher at Chilton in a few years. It’s close enough that she can still live in Stars Hollow – she can still run the Stars Hollow Gazette in her spare time. She might even buy the Twickham House to raise her little family when she’s ready to move out of her childhood home – that has a really sweet feel to it.

Logan

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Logan will want to do the honourable thing. He’ll drop everything and run to her, but she’ll send him away. He can’t live in Stars Hollow. There is no way Logan would be content to live a small town life. There’s nothing for him there. He’ll understand, call her “Ace” again, and make us all sigh wishing it would work out, but he’ll leave. Mitchum Huntzberger will probably throw a ridiculous amount of money at Rory to keep quiet about the affair to avoid scandal. Which she’ll initially refuse, but eventually accept in a trust fund for her baby so the child will have the option of going to Chilton and Yale. Maybe Harvard, I feel like that would be a fun twist.

Jess

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Jess will stick around. He’ll get Rory back. I know I said I didn’t want her to end up with anyone, but I think I’m back on #teamjess. He still loves her all those years later, and I think we’re supposed to imagine they’re getting back together. He’ll probably be the publisher for her books and between them they’ll be very successful. They’ll read together, write together, and be very happy. He’ll also be an incredible father figure to Rory’s baby. He’ll want to be what he didn’t have. When Logan comes to visit it’ll be tense and awkward. But they’ll hold it together, because they’re adults now. They’ll smile and say passive aggressive things to each other. 

Emily

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As the kid gets older she’ll go to visit Grandma Emily in Nantucket. Emily will be the most fun, doting, adorable Grandmother. She’ll let the kid get away with anything, and even encourage her to break rules in the name of fun. When the kid gets home and the family try to enforce rules the kid will shout “You’re all so mean! I want to live with Grandma Emily! She lets me do whatever I want!” and everyone will laugh and laugh and the kid will never understand why.

Paris

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When things get hard for Rory balancing her career and raising a child she’ll call Paris to ask her how on earth does she manage being a successful whatever-Paris-is-doing-now and a single mum. Paris will tell her to calm down and say “I’m putting Nanny in a taxi right now.” Can Paris end up with Chad… I mean Tristen? Can that happen? Can that be a thing? Probably not. Nevermind.

Stars Hollow

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Nothing will change. Not a thing. Everything will stay exactly the same. Forever.

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About Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner.She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum.She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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105 comments

  1. Sam Nesbitt

    I have never watched a single episode. I’ll binge on it when I’m not so busy with my kids….so in about a decade 😕

  2. Heidi Drager

    Chiara this is pretty much exactly how I picture it going.

  3. Melissa Miles

    Briony Cleveland maybe we dont need more episodes this pretty much sums it up like i see in my head

  4. Stephanie Aberdein

    Kim Moran best article I’ve read about the ending 😊

  5. Debbie Jenkins

    Jess Connellan Lindy-Lou Blythe Sarah Blythe

  6. Sara van Aalst

    Thank god I wasn’t the only one who, after some sleep and contemplation, realised it finished perfectly.

    I’m a long-term fan, been watching it since it first came out, and then over and over and over again for the last 10 years. I binged last Friday, I sat there for 6 hours, I laughed, I cried – thankfully my husband had given up and gone to bed and didn’t have to witness the emotional roller coaster I took.
    So, that being said, of course I will love it if they make more episodes because, lets be honest, we all have questions and want to know what happens next… But if they don’t, and we are left with what we have, I’m happy 😊

  7. Madelaine Mescheder

    Julia Diephaus sollen wir das vorher lesen? 😣😣😣 ich kann nicht so lange warten!

  8. Nicole Medulla

    Melissa Waring read when you finish the last episode 👌🏼😊

  9. Alison Rowe

    My daughter Ashlee and I are avid fans and watched the 6 hrs in one sitting on Saturday…I would have loved to see a couple of minutes at the end looking at their lives in another 10 yrs time…maybe something like what was done with the last Harry Potter film and the last OC episode. It would have been nice to finish with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Having said that…it was fantastic to watch from start to finish and to have all of the original actors making cameos gave it such credibility 👍👍😃😃

  10. Kate Towse

    Louise Procter #teamjess after all ??!!!!

    • Samme Bennett

      When I read it like that I could be content with it. But I love Logan and want them to live happily ever after

    • Aimz S-b

      It made me think the same. But then I still keep thinking about all the things I’m not happy about. Haha
      I’ll always want her to end up with Logan, but then it makes so much sense in this article why she doesn’t. I’m so conflicted now. 😂

    • Leticia McKellar

      Just one comment. How do we know it’s Logans baby and not Paul’s?

    • Parenting Central

      How sad would it be if it was Paul’s baby… I don’t think it could be the Wookie’s it doesn’t quite fit the timeline…. but who knows, we don’t necessarily see everything that goes on. Could be someone else entirely. Could be Jess, they were hanging out. I even briefly entertained the thought it would be Dean’s *cue flashback to her running after him after their moment at the store*

      Even though Logan does seem like the most likely candidate in a way if they did follow up with more episodes part of me hopes they wouldn’t go with the obvious.

  11. Thank you for a beautifully written article about the ending. Thank you for putting thought into it and echoing what many of us feel. I would love more but am completely satisfied imagining where life will lead them from here!

  12. Nicola Dick

    Julie-Anne Dick after reading this I can see why no more episodes are needed. As much as I would love to watch more we know exactly how they will go. Would love to see Logan’s reaction to the pregnancy news though.

  13. Katie Mcknight

    Lucy Hill Grace Hill Amie Ebert This is the ending in my head😊

  14. Jess Carr

    Kristen Hameeteman I almost kind of agree after reading this! I would love more, but at the same time it makes sense

  15. Jacquelyn Milton Stuart

    Catherine Jones this makes too much sense and now im angry 😂

  16. Bianca James

    This is exactly how I envisioned the rest of their lives would play out ☺️ spot on

  17. Everyone’s assuming the baby is Logan’s?? What about the wookie??

  18. Sarah Jackson

    I’m not sure if Rory will go with the “doing it without you” path to raising baby.. I’m not sure she thinks it’s the best just from the snippet with her dad. I would like to see something done on this at least covering the baby daddy aspect. If it’s Logan’s ( I’m certainly on the idea it is) being Rory I think she would created (or already have a list) pros and cons of telling him. But in the end I think she would see him (before being to noticeable) and find out where they “could” stand as a couple. Without him feeling obligated to do the right thing (which I agree he will want too) How that plays out to me would decide how baby is raised and how hands on he is. Only thing I am certain of is baby would be born and raised in Stars Hollow, Logan’s father will be furious at least at first and offer shush $$ but I think his overall like of Rory will would prevail “if” they got together

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  21. Ally Catherine

    Kate Foy this article helped me

  22. Parenting Central

    On an unrelated note – OMG Berta is Gypsy!?! WHAT?!

  23. Jodie Vinson

    Rebecca Forster wraps it up in a neat little bundle 😉

    • Jodie Vinson

      Plot twist – Mitchem works his evil to make sure Logan doesn’t actually know about the kid until season 3 when he sees Rory doing an interview about her book. And the kid should be a boy just to make it more interesting 😁

  24. Cr Tairi

    Lauran Tairi Read when you’ve finished watching the last episode Arna Matenga

  25. Kelly Mckay

    Michelle Mott, Tanya Mitchell, Michaela Ingle

  26. Tamara Barnes

    I was a little disappointed with how it ended. I liked how Lorelai and Luke finally got it together , but I didn’t like Rory’s ending 😬.

  27. Zanna Stemmler

    Still haven’t watched it so still can’t read this post. Need to find sufficient time alone to watch the whole series from the beginning because I don’t recall ever actually finishing it.

    • Parenting Central

      It is a big task watching the whole first 6 seasons. To get through the whole lot I listened to it on Netflix on my phone with headphones, usually when I’m cleaning the house etc because it’s mostly dialogue I don’t need to sit and watch it. Otherwise it would be too hard.

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