Gilmore Girls fans are still reeling from the revival’s finale, which basically felt like a season finale cliffhanger (spoilers ahead, obvi!), but which creator Amy Sherman-Palladino seems to feel was the story’s natural conclusion. Of course we are still holding out hope for more episodes, and Netflix is stoking the fire of our desire. And in the meantime, the debate of who could possibly be the father of Rory’s child rages on. (To which I ask: How is this even a debate? It’s Logan.)
Sherman-Palladino herself, as well as members of the Gilmore Girls cast, weighed in on the big Q, and it seems as though they’re all pretty torn. Here, what they’ve each had to say about the baby daddy’s identity.
1. Amy Sherman-Palladino
The mastermind behind Lorelai and Rory’s tale told The Hollywood Reporter, “It really wasn’t about the father; it was about the event. … People can make their own conclusions about who the father is, there’s not a thousand choices out there, but it really wasn’t about the boy because, quite frankly, one of the things that’s always been a little weird is how obsessed with Rory’s love life everybody got when the point of the show was never about their love lives.”
2. Alexis Bledel
The actress who plays Rory herself spoke to the ~drama~ of her character’s baby daddy when she was promoting her new series The Handmaid’s Tale at the TV Critics Press Association press tour on Jan. 7. Variety reports that Bledel claims to have no preference as to who the father is. “I honestly haven’t gone down that path of imagining it,” she said. “It all lives in Amy’s imagination,. She has a very clear vision and always has and we haven’t had input as to the stories and the characters on the show very much. On In the Life, we did a little more than the original run of the show, but it really is all Amy.”
3. Scott Patterson
The actor who plays Luke has been pretty vocal about wanting to do more episodes, and similarly, he’s got some pretty straightforward opinions on the plot. Entertainment Weekly reported his thoughts on his character’s new grandchild: “I’m thinking it’s Logan’s kid, and Jess is going to fight for her.” That definitely makes sense, because all along, the show has drawn parallels between Lorelai’s life and Rory’s, and Logan is Rory’s Christopher, then Jess is her Luke.
4. Matt Czuchry
The actor who portrays Logan, aka the only one who could clearly be the baby’s father IMO, told The Huffington Post, “In terms of those last four words, it really is Amy and Dan’s last four words. It is their story. … I’m very protective over those four words. They did tell me who is the father of that baby.” Uh-huh!
5. Milo Ventimigila
Sorry, Team Jess. Milo Ventimiglia, who portrays the moody teen-turned-mensch, isn’t gunning for his character to be Rory’s kid’s dad. “I don’t think it’s any of the three guys at all,” Ventimiglia said on Sunday night during the Golden Globes red carpet to Variety. “You know what, I haven’t really sat around and thought about it, wondered who it was, so I’ll be as surprised as anyone else is.”
6. Jack Carpenter
Paul, Rory’s boyfriend no one can seem to remember, in the Revival shouldn’t even be a contender here. Yet, Carpenter was asked if he thinks his character could possibly be the father by The Hollywood Reporter. His response: “I guess I would doubt it, but I have no idea.” Mystery!