Fifteen years after Gilmore Girls made its debut, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore could have one more moment of mother-daughter bonding: It was reported on Monday that Netflix will bring back the beloved series for a limited run of four extended episodes. And while it’s unclear where Gilmore Girls will pick up for its revival, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has been given no shortage of potential storylines right from the Gilmore Girls cast.
“What’s fun to imagine is the way in which now, at this age, these two are even more of best friends,” star Lauren Graham told EW about Lorelai and Rory during a recent interview. “There’s less need for, of course, Rory in her late-20s or whatever she would be, to be parented. So, I could imagine the vacations, the adventures, the fun they have talking about their relationships in a more adult way.”
But Graham wasn’t alone in speculating about where the denizens of Stars Hollow went after Gilmore Girls came to a close in 2007. During the cast reunion at the ATX Television Festival in June, Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, and more discussed how their characters ended up. Ahead, a look at the potential future of Gilmore Girls, according to the cast.
Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore): “I think Rory would be a journalist still. She’d be working hard. She’d still be on her highly ambitious career path, post academia.”
Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore): “I think [Luke and Lorelai are] together, 100 percent.
Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore): “If Richard were still with us, we would be pretty much in the same place we were. I think we were very comfortable with that life with the country clubs and the right people and all that. Probably still fighting the battles. Now Emily’s a widow, so that’s a whole new world. I don’t know where she is.” (Edward Herrmann, who played Richard Gilmore, died in December of 2014.)
Scott Patterson (Luke Danes): “For me there are two scenarios. Luke has either stayed in town and is nose to the grindstone. The other scenario is he’s closed it down and moved to a lake. I don’t know why. The number 40 miles out of town on a lake just popped into my head, and I thought, that’s where he ended up. He reopened Luke’s Diner. It’s a bait-and-tackle shop. He sells camping gear as well. He fly fishes in the nice weather.”
Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano): “Jess is just out being Jess. Creating cool and walking away from it when too many people show up.”
Keiko Agena (Lane Kim): “In my imagination Lane is trying to figure out what kind of mom she wants to be. She wants to be Lorelai, but I think in her heart she’s really a little Mrs. Kim. I hope she’s still playing music with Hep Alien.”
Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard): “It’s a tough one for Michel, because I never understood how he ended up in that town. But patronizing people for sure, somewhere, maybe in an inn that he now owns, or he went back to Paris because he couldn’t deal with Americans anymore.”
Liza Weil (Paris Geller): “I like to think Paris and Doyle are still together. I think they’re really well-matched. I hope they’re supporting each other and just taking over the f—ing world.”
Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger): “Logan would not be working. That’s about as much as I know.”
Liz Torres (Miss Patty): “I always thought she’d end up with [Luke]. I always thought women fall in love with cold and withholding men. I thought Miss Patty would end up running for mayor of Stars Hollow and end up winning. She wouldn’t know what she was doing… “
Jared Padalecki (Dean Forester): “I think Dean Forester would probably have worked long and hard at the market, and he would have taken over Doose’s Market. It would be Dean’s Market. He’d still have the apron.”
Danny Strong (Doyle McMaster): “Definitely married to Paris still. There’s no way. Probably a reporter working at a website. Probably thinking everyone he was working for was an idiot. Because obviously.”
Watch the full Gilmore Girls reunion panel below.