Alexis Bledel Wasn’t Crazy About How ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Ended

Gilmore Girls fans are still awaiting word on whether or not a second season of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is in the cards. While Netflix hasn’t made an announcement, it seems several of the key stars from the series are willing to return if the timing is right. Perhaps, it’s because they found the ending fans were given a bit unfulfilling. At the very least, Alexis Bledel never imagined walking away from the series with Rory Gilmore single and pregnant.

Alexis Bledel was hoping for a different ending to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Bledel has made it clear, she trusts Amy Sherman-Palladino’s vision, but never imagined Rory would be single, pregnant, and without the career of her dreams. During Deadline’s Emmy Contender Panel in 2017, Bledel admitted that she had hoped for something different for Rory. She said, “It certainly wasn’t the ending I was expecting. I told Amy that I hoped Rory would end on a high note. After all her hard work, I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest.”

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While Bledel went on to state that she understood that it was always Sherman-Palladino’s intention to bring the story full-circle, it’s still hard for fans to see Rory, who was ever-diligent and introspective, flounder so hard and for so long. Perhaps, though, Rory can be redeemed in a second installment of the revival. It’s still possible that Bledel, and her beloved character, will get that final “high note.”

Lauren Graham seems to have a gripe about the ending of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Lauren Graham, who portrayed Lorelai Gilmore for the duration of the series, reprised her role in the revival, too. While Lorelai’s own storyline managed to come to a satisfying conclusion, Graham didn’t feel the same way about Rory’s final words.

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham | Amanda Edwards/WireImage

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During the 2017 panel, Graham told Deadline that the ending for Rory wasn’t an ending. “That’s a Cliffhanger,” she insisted. A cliffhanger it was. Fans walked away from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life with almost no information about what Rory was going to do next. In fact, it’s possible that Rory was more unsettled at the end of the revival than when fans first reconnected with her.

Fans seem to agree about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Fans were ecstatic when word of the Netflix reunion was announced. During the long wait for the premier, they eagerly discussed what they hoped to see happen during the limited series. What they got, however, was not what they were expecting.

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The Rory they connected with after nine years was messy, rootless, and more than a little bit lost. Her affair with Logan Huntzberger left a sour taste in the mouths of fans who mostly despised the Dean Forrester affair storyline from Season 5. The show’s final four words did little to make fans think Rory would ever pull it together.

The lack of a clean ending has led to calls for a second revival. Perhaps, that’s what Sherman-Palladino had planned all along. After all, the final words left the story completely open. She could, essentially, go anywhere with Rory’s life.