Gilmore Girls: Catching Up With the Characters and Stars
Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham)
When we last saw Lorelai: She was an empty nester, with Rory heading off to a new job instead of joining her on an epic roller-coaster tour. Still Friday-night dinners were scheduled, and and a future with Luke was looking more certain than ever.
Lauren post-Gilmore: Graham took a few years off from being the mom we all wish we had before returning to Sarah Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel)
When we last saw Rory: After turning down a proposal from Logan (Matt Czuchry), she accepted a job at an online magazine covering Sen. Barack Obama on the presidential campaign trail.
Alexis post-Gilmore: She traveled back a few decades to guest-star on Mad Men opposite Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser — her now husband!).
Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop)
When we last saw Emily: She was trying to persuade Lorelai to turn the Dragonfly Inn into a destination spa.
Kelly post-Gilmore: She's worked steadily on TV, but her most memorable role has been opposite Sutton Foster on Amy Sherman-Palladino's Bunheads.
Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann)
When we last saw Richard: Who could forget one of the finale's biggest tearjerkers? "It takes a remarkable person to inspire all of this," he told Lorelai at Rory's surprise send-off.
Edward post-Gilmore: The Tony-winning actor popped up on shows like 30 Rock and Grey's Anatomy. He passed away on Dec. 31, 2014.
Luke Danes (Scott Patterson)
When we last saw Luke: He was back in his baseball cap, reunited with Lorelai for one great, last kiss. Their future? "Take all the time you need," he told her in the final episode. (He claimed to be talking about her diner order.)
Edward post-Gilmore: He's had roles on Aliens in America and The Event and appeared in 2012's A Beer Tale.
Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy)
When we last saw Sookie: She was super pregnant (again), helping cook up a feast for Rory's graduation, and reminding Lorelai that Luke was a pretty good guy after all.
Melissa post-Gilmore: Biggest comedy star on the planet.
Lane Kim (Keiko Agena)
When we last saw Lane: She was still in Stars Hollow, living with husband Zack Van Gerbig (Todd Lowe) and twin boys Steve and Kwan.
Keiko post-Gilmore: She's popped up on shows like Scandal and Shameless and in 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Miss Patty (Liz Torres)
When we last saw Miss Patty: She was running her dance school and gossiping with Babette (Sally Struthers).
Liz post-Gilmore: Torres appeared on Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids.
Michel Gerard (Yanic Truesdale)
When we last saw Michel: He may have actually cracked a smile at Rory's send-off.
Yanic post-Gilmore: He has appeared on several Canadian TV series in addition to playing "Sex Shop Clerk" in Mohawk Girls, which we're pretty sure is not a nod to Gilmore Girls.