Fans of Gilmore Girls got a lot of mileage out of criticizing and over-analyzing their favorite mother-daughter pair when they reappeared 10 years later on the Netflix special Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life last November. For so long we had been free to wonder, “Where is Rory now? Is she still covering the White House? Would we be friends?” But the answers provided by the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, were not as dreamy as many had hoped for. Rory spent most of the much-anticipated reunion unemployed and sneaking around with her engaged ex. While being directionless may be true to the experience of many people in their late twenties/early thirties, it was not what fans wanted for Rory. And as it turns out, Alexis Bledel felt the same exact way.
Popcrush reports that Alexis appeared on Deadline’s Emmy Contenders on Sunday and explained that she had expected great things from her character too. She was also pretty shocked that Rory ended the series knocked up by some random guy (probably Logan, let’s be real).
“I had told [show creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] that I hoped Rory would end on a high note after all of her hard work,” Alexis said, “I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest.”
But she ultimately trusted Amy Sherman-Palladino’s overarching vision for the series. While it may be less comfortable for viewers, a pregnancy probably makes for better TV than watching Rory type quietly in an office at Condé Nast.
“She knew what reaction she was going to get out of the audience,” said Alexis, “She delighted by throwing everyone a curveball. I knew that’s what she wanted and I trusted her.”
It’s also the perfect setup for another run. Just, please, don’t let Rory end up with Logan. That’s too much to handle.