For those of you under the impression that Dean Forester still spends his days working at Doose’s Market in Stars Hollow … well, there’s a chance you’re right.
Although we still don’t know exactly what is going on with Dean’s life when we catch up with him in Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival, titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, star Jared Padalecki revealed a few details about his return during a recent fan convention for Supernatural.
Speaking to his conversation with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino about the revival, Padalecki said, “I was doing Supernatural, so she basically said, ‘Listen, we’re going to write you a really cool scene, and if you get a day off, let us know and we will just put your scene on the schedule for that day.’ She was like, ‘Listen, it’s a set that we already run and own, it’s an actress that already is working every day, so let us know.'”
And in the end, not only did it work out for Dean to make his return, but Padalecki revealed that the scene takes place in Doose’s Market, the location of Dean and Rory’s first kiss. “Dean has a cool scene in the market he used to work in,” Padalecki said. (Whether that actress he spoke about is in fact Alexis Bledel is still unknown, but odds are, if she’s working every day, her character’s first name is Lorelai.)
Padalecki added: “It’s a really nice scene that gave me closure.” According to Padalecki, he’d never had closure prior to the revival simply because he got Supernatural while still working on Gilmore Girls, which pulled him away from Stars Hollow without much warning.
Many years later, Padalecki was able to say goodbye to Dean, and viewers will get that chance when Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hits Netflix later this year.
See all that Padalecki had to say (starting at about the 3:20 mark) in the video below.