[Warning! This story contains spoilers from the final episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Read at your own risk!]
Humans are greedy folk. We take and take and take because we're never satisfied with the riches we do have. After years of hoping — and a year of tension-inducing build up — Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted Friday, Nov. 25 on the streaming service, and fans are already champing at the bit for more.
Given the way the final episode ended, it's understandable. We finally learned the final four words that series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has had planned for years but had to keep secret once she and her husband, executive producer Daniel Palladino, left the series amid contract disputes following Season 6. Those final words, an exchange spoken between Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) after the latter's fantastic and romantic middle-of-the-night wedding to Luke (Scott Patterson), revealed that Rory was pregnant with Logan's (Matt Czuchry) child.
It was the cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers, especially since Logan was engaged to be married to another woman and Rory had finally closed the door on their complicated relationship earlier in the episode. And yet it was also a perfect ending to a series about the often complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. The show came full circle in that moment, and although many fans want to know what happens next — especially since Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) does not appear to be over Rory if that longing look through the window in "Fall" was any indication — it's also not necessary for the show to continue at this point.
But that doesn't mean it won't. And that doesn't mean it can't. However, when speaking with a small group of press this past summer, executive producer Daniel Palladino said he and Amy hadn't — at the time — discussed the possibility of more episodes. The ending was "very organic" to the story they had been telling all this time.
"These four [episodes] are the story we wanted to tell," agreed Sherman-Palladino before noting these four episodes "were not set up to be anything other than what they are." But of course, never one to rule anything out, she was also quick to add that real life doesn't have endings.
"In the world of family, in the world of life, it's never ending," she said.
Wait, so you're tellin' me there's a chance?!
All four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life are currently streaming on Netflix.