Gilmore Girls' Final Four Words Finally Revealed in A Year in the Life: Did They Live Up to the Hype?

Exclusive! Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and more of the revival's stars reveal their reaction to the huge shocker at the end of A Year in the Life

By Tierney Bricker Nov 25, 2016 5:05 PMTags
Watch: "Gilmore Girls" Cast Reacts to the Final Four Words

One of TV's biggest mysteries has officially been solved.

Ever since Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed she knew the final four words she wanted to end the show with, fans have been speculating as to what they possibly could be.

And now, 10 years later, we finally know, as Netflix's highly anticipated revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, revealed the infamous final bit of dialogue. And, for us, the final four words fully lived up to the deafening hype leading up to November 25. 

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Of course, it was an exchange between Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel):

Rory: Mom?
Lorelai: Yeah?
Rory: I'm pregnant.

Cut to black.

Oh. My. Gilmore. Worth the decade-long anticipation? Yep!


It's quite fitting that Rory announced her pregnancy at the end of the revival's final installment, "Fall," just after Lorelai and Luke (Scott Patterson) officially got married. (And the crowd cheers: FINALLY.)

At this point, Rory is 32, the same age her mom was at the start of the original series, and we're not sure who the father is, as there are multiple options, including former boyfriend Logan (Matt Czuchry), who is engaged to another woman, current BF Paul, who Rory keeps forgetting to breakup with throughout the revival, and a random guy who was dressed as a Wookie that she slept with in NYC at a cosplay convention.

Still in the picture? Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), one of Rory's three great loves, who clearly is still in love with her. Could he be the Luke to Rory and Logan's Lorelai and Christopher (David Sutcliffe)? 

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The final four words had so much weight to them leading into the revival, it was hard to imagine they could possibly live up to the lofty expectation longtime fans had for them, with Matt Czuchry telling us at the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiere on Nov. 18, "There will be a lot of passionate discussions about those last four words." 

You can say that again, as Kelly Bishop added, "It's not what I expected it to be!"

As for Bledel's reaction to the final four words, and the huge reveal for Rory, even though Sherman-Palladino had given her a heads up prior to receiving the script, she said it was, "'Let me read that again!' It still was a shock when I read it because everything leading up to it doesn't really take you there."


But now we are there, and wondering what comes next...perhaps another revival? David Sutcliffe called the pregnancy reveal "impactful and smart," and said, "It's also like a perfect set-up...gotta have four more!"

Czuchry, however, said, "The ending is a great ending if that's end, and if there's more to go, that could be a great ride, too." 

To hear Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson and more Gilmore Girls' stars reactions to the final four words, watch the video above. 

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is now available to stream on Netflix.