by Jean Bentley | Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 12:49 PM
We're not crying, you're crying!
Okay, we're all crying just looking at the latest photo from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which features our favorite Gilmore women looking amazing while holding bouquets at a cemetery. Rory (Alexis Bledel), Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) are very clearly dressed to the nines to pay tribute to Richard, and we're very clearly already in tears just thinking about how emotional the moment will be when we finally see it on screen.
Edward Herrmann died in December of 2014, and the cast of Gilmore Girls has been vocal about how much he is missed. When the cast reunited at ATX Television Festival in 2015, they left an empty chair for their missing family member.
The Netflix revival will pick up after Richard's death, and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said at the Gilmore TCA panel this summer that the tragedy will play a monumental role in the four new episodes, especially when it comes to Emily. "What does the death of a husband mean to a woman who had a life very specific to her all these years," she posited. "Where does she go from here?"
Graham told TVLine in an interview about the new episodes that Herrmann's death is still difficult for the cast and crew.
"There's a line [in the script] about how time has passed and how that feels…and hanging over all of it is the absence of Ed…which, obviously the [revival] addresses," she told the site. "But that's where we're all starting from, and it feels so real. It's hard to be here without him."
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hits Netflix on Friday, Nov. 25.