‘Gilmore Girls’: 3 Things Amy Sherman-Palladino Should Have Explained in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’
While Gilmore Girls fans wait, at the edge of their seats, for word of a second revival, they still have some questions about the first revival season. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life spent eight hours delving into the lives of Stars Hollow’s most famous residents, Rory Gilmore and her mother Lorelai Gilmore, but three key questions were never answered. Could the first revival have tied up the series better if Amy Sherman-Palladino had delved into the character’s lives over the decade they were away from the screen?
How did Rory and Logan start their situationship?
When fans meet up with Rory after a nine-year hiatus, she’s heavily involved in an affair with her engaged ex-boyfriend. While Rory’s behavior stymied many fans, it’s actually par for the course. Rory also rekindled her relationship with Dean Forrester once he was married. Rory, for better or worse, seemed to have a pretty strong case of FOMO. She only seemed to want the men in her life when it was clear she couldn’t have them any longer.
What is never mentioned, however, is how the former couple’s situationship started. Had Rory and Logan Huntzberger been sleeping together for the entirety of the last nine years? Did they rekindle something after Logan found the faceless Odette? There are so many questions and very few answers. Fans who are firmly planted in the Team Logan camp will argue that the pair is meant to be, but finding out how the two ended up back in a sexual relationship, while seriously involved with other people, may help fans solidify their feelings a bit.
Rory’s career is never explained
Luke Danes may have been proud of Rory’s one massive byline, but by journalistic standards, one major byline in nine years suggests you are doing something very wrong. Over the course of the revival, fans watched Rory struggle to figure out what she’d like to do with her life. Still, at 32-years-old, with an Ivy League education, she probably should have had that figured out already, or, at the very least, have had a steady gig so she could pay to keep her underwear in an apartment.
Sherman-Palladino never delved into what Rory had been doing for the nine years between Gilmore Girls and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Are fans to believe that Rory spent a decade freelancing without amassing a vast portfolio of high-profile stories? If she only had a few notable bylines, how exactly did she pay the rent on her Brooklyn pad, no matter how dilapidated it was? Delving into what Rory was up to for nine years, even in a quick recap, could have quickly answered those questions.
The Atlantic points out that perhaps, Rory was a bad journalist. That likely was true. After all, Mitchum Huntzberger called it years ago. Even if that was the case, a bit of an explanation seems necessary.
How did Luke and Lorelai end up living together without ever getting married?
Luke and Lorelai’s relationship was a massive storyline in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but fans are still left to question how the pair got from point A to point B. When fans left Luke and Lorelai back in 2007, they had finally figured out they wanted to be together again, but Sherman-Palladino never explained how that relationship progressed.
Fans were left to figure out how the pair managed to get back together, move in together, and form a life together without ever discussing marriage and children again. Marriage and having kids was a major story arc during the couple’s first romance, so how did they end up several years into a new relationship without the topic ever coming up again?