It’s been a little over a month since Amy Sherman-Palladino and Netflix treated fans to a Gilmore Girls revival, which most of us binged over Thanksgiving weekend, and then spent the several days dissecting and/or kvetching about. Much of the kvetching was surrounded Rory’s storyline, particularly the turn of events viewers learned from the final four words of the script.
Like I really should have to tell you, but hi, spoilers ahead!
So, when Rory told Lorelai that she’s pregnant, much of Gilmore nation concluded that couldn’t have been an actual series finale, because come on, that’s a cliffhanger, right? Well, maybe yes, maybe no. Perhaps Amy saw it as bringing the Lorelais’ story full circle, and if you see it from that perspective, then it actually could have been their way of tying their mother-daughter saga up with a neat bow.
But Amy hasn’t completely discounted the possibility of more episodes, telling The Hollywood Reporter in late November, “We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So, to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, is there more, is there more, is there more—this has to go out into the universe now. We’ve got to put this to bed. And then whatever happens, happens.”
And that’s where this tweet from Netflix, posted yesterday afternoon, comes in.
Clearly, this is a reference to a storyline from the original series, in which April Nardini’s science fair project revolves around determining the identity of her dad. In turn, she finds out that Luke Danes is her pops. But the wink, wink art Netflix tweeted shows the three guys who I guess fans have argued may be Rory’s baby daddy: Logan Huntzberger, the guy in the Wookiee costume who Rory banged when she was supposed to be out on that assignment for The New Yorker, and Paul, the boyfriend she keeps forgetting to break up with. (TBH, not sure how the last two could possibly be “it,” given the fact that Logan is the only one we know she had sex with around the time she could’ve gotten knocked up. But apparently, that conclusion is controversial to some fans.)
Anyway, the only real way we can read this tweet is that Netflix is teasing fans with the possibility of more episodes, right? More episodes in which determining Rory’s baby daddy’s identity is a main plot line.
The whole cast has spoken so positively about the experience, it’s really only a matter of time before Gilmore Nation’s fantasy becomes a reality! Plus, we already know that the O.G. mystery baby daddy is 100% onboard: “It’d be nice to do it every year,” Scott Patterson told THR. “Maybe every two years, do a three-month thing, do four more chapters. It was easy to do. It was fun. It was really rewarding and people got a sense that if this was going to be the last thing that we now have some closure.”