The coffee and the banter; the Friday dinners and the junk food; the ups and the downs of growing up and growing old. Gilmore Girls returned in a big way with the Netflix Original Series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, bringing back Alexis Bledel (Mad Men) as Rory, Lauren Graham (Parenthood) as Lorelai, and all your favorites from the original seven series run on The CW. The four episode mini-series charmed new fans and old fans alike, showing us where life took the Gilmore family in the seven years since it left the air, though the series was not without its share of controversy.
Reaction to the much-touted “final four words” was swift on social media, splitting fans and critics alike with the cliffhanger revelation that Rory is pregnant. Whether or not we’ll ever see another season or mini-series of Gilmore Girls, the controversial ending certainly kept the conversation going, with many tuning in just to see what all the hubbub was about. Some have even offered up their own thoughts on what those final words should have been, or might’ve been had they come from another character. Now, a Gilmore Girls co-star has given their thoughts on what could’ve been.
Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife) recently told Screener what he thinks the final four words would’ve been had his character, Logan, been the one to say them. His take is decidedly sweeter, and definitely less ambiguous, than what we actually got, which was a simple admission of his character’s true feelings for Rory. While it’s definitely a cute sentiment, that probably still would’ve caused a swirl of emotions given the fact that his character is currently living in London and engaged to another woman. Of course, neither of those things seemed to stop Rory and his relationship, a point which served as another point of controversy for fans of the series. (Words need to be backed up by action, Logan.)
Of course, given the nature of Rory and Logan’s relationship, especially over A Year in the Life, those words could easily be just as big of a cliffhanger as the words we got. Czuchry’s version still leaves plenty of room for wondering what the future might hold for Rory, leaving us in limbo still.
That being said, Logan is still the likeliest candidate for father of Rory’s baby. If we ever do get another round of Gilmore Girls, which producer Amy Sherman-Palladino has hinted is possible, chances are good that we’ll see Rory and Logan finally coming together to raise their baby. Even if they aren’t together as a couple, there’s little doubt that Logan would do the right thing and co-parent along with Rory. In that situation, it’s more than likely that Logan will utter those words at some point, romantic context or no.
At any rate, it seems possible that Logan’s wedding may be called off. While it’s not confirmed that Logan is actually the father, given the context we have, there’s really no other candidate. Of all Rory’s relationships over the years, Logan seemed best for Rory, despite their many ups and downs. Fans have long wanted the two of them to end up together, and a new baby could be the perfect way to bring it all back home.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is now available on Netflix.
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