The Ending to Gilmore Girls Is
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.
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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Nothing will change. Not a thing. Everything will stay exactly the same. Forever.