3 Storylines ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2’ Should Drop but Probably Won’t

Many fans of Gilmore Girls have been asking for a follow-up to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life since the revival premiered in 2016. Amy Sherman-Palladino’s final four words lead to a major cliffhanger and even more questions. One major storyline will undoubtedly involve who the father of Rory’s baby is but there are other storylines the Gilmore Girls revival should drop.

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel sit on a couch together in a promotional poster for 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

1. Sookie being away from Stars Hollow

Forget having Sookie St. James leave her job as the chef at the Dragonfly Inn to study vegetables at New York’s Blue Hill Farm. In Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2, Sookie should get more than the one scene she had in the 2016 revival. Yes, the script only included one moment between Lorelai Gilmore and Sookie because of Melissa McCarthy’s scheduling conflicts but what’s Gilmore Girls without them as best friends? 

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Five years since Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered and McCarthy’s schedule is still busy. It might even be busier than it was then. Chances are the Emmy Award winner will only be able to dedicate a short amount of time to filming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2. That likely means a repeat of the first revival. Only a few scenes tops and Sookie’s absence will have to be explained once again.   

2. Luke and Lorelai not being in a good place in their relationship

The will-they-or-won’t-they couple of Gilmore Girls, Lorelai and Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) ended up together in the series finale. Then in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life fans learned they still hadn’t gotten married. Not much had changed in their relationship since the original show ended. 

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Scott Patterson as Luke Danes in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

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Finally, they said their I do’s in an intimate ceremony at the Stars Hollow gazebo in the revival. Sure, Luke and Lorelai can’t have a perfect relationship because there wouldn’t be much of a show without it but they can have problems that go beyond getting married. Not to mention, their marriage had been years in the making. They deserve to be happy. 

3. Lane’s stalled music career

Lane Kim (Keiko Agena) has been a drummer hoping to make it big long enough. Lane and Zack Van Gerbig (Todd Lowe) are raising their kids but Rory’s best friend still isn’t a successful rock star. 

Todd Lowe plays guitar while Keiko Agena plays drums on 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Todd Lowe and Keiko Agena in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

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After years of waiting, it’s time for Lane and Hep Alien to get their big break. The days of Lane’s drum set being used as a place to put clothes should be over. It’d be a new storyline for Lane and the rest of the band.

However, if Lane became a success, it’d be difficult to put her in Stars Hollow with Rory in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2. Then again, Gilmore Girls already has unrealistic moments, and Lane being in Stars Hollow despite becoming a famous drummer could be another one.