We’re three months away from the Netflix premiere of “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” and the spoilers just keep on coming. First, Rory’s dad let it slip that Rory definitely doesn’t end up with Dean, and now Amy Sherman-Palladino, writer and creator of the show, is letting the world in on another secret: what’s going on with the Gilmore girls?
ASP talked with a small group of reporters about the show’s plot and said it follows the stories of “three women at a crossroads in each of their lives.” Emily’s story will have a lot to do with the death of her husband, Richard, which is based on the real-life death of the actor who played Richard, Ed Herrman.
“What does the death of a husband mean to a woman who had a life very specific to her all of these years?” said Sherman-Palladino. “And where does she go from here?”
ASP also dances around the question in everyone minds: are Luke and Lorelai together? In the interview, she describes Lorelai as “a single-yet-coupled independent woman who has had guards up all her life to protect her daughter and to protect herself.” I’m not quite sure what that means, but if it means there’s a chance Luke and Lorelai ended up together, I’ll take it. She’ll be discovering herself and answering questions like, “‘Where am I now? Where’s my path? Where’s my comfort?’”
And then there’s Rory. Perfect, sheltered, naive Rory. Her storyline is perhaps the most interesting. Basically, she’s a confused millennial.
From TV Line:
“It’s this idea of, you hit [your 30s], you did everything right — you went to college, you had the good grades, you worked really hard — and yet somehow life isn’t turning out the way you wanted it to turn out. And because the world is changing [so quickly] I think that’s something a lot of very well educated [thirtysomething] kids are going through. They’re turning around going, ‘I did it. I did the homework. I did the finals. I did the whole thing. I know the s–t. Why am I not getting where I need to go?’”
Finally, after seven seasons of seeing Rory get everything she wants without any challenges, Rory has some real issues. Think about it. Aside from that one episode where she’s told to drop a class, Rory’s biggest problem was that too many boys wanted to date her. Boo freaking hoo. I’m excited to see her grapple with real life problems that she can’t just study her way out of. I definitely looked up to Rory and admired her ability to get valedictorian at Chilton and get into Yale and get a job on the campaign trail with Barack Obama, but you have to admit, she’s had it pretty easy.
Rory’s narrative is one that should be familiar to all of us who have done the right things all along and still feel like something’s missing. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life comes out Friday, Nov. 25 at 12:01 am PT on Netflix and until then, I’ll be rewatching the series over and over and over again. .
[via TV Line]
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