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Gilmore Girls fans bid an emotional farewell to the series when its seventh and final season aired in 2007, but that wasn’t the last time they’d see their favorite characters on-screen. Netflix eventually brought the series back for a revival, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life gave the writers a chance to tie up loose ends. Naturally, that proved an emotional experience for viewers and the actors on the show. And according to Scott Patterson, the Gilmore Girls cast shed some tears when tearing down one of the revival’s sets.

Luke and Lorelai tie the knot in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

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

After a seventh season that left much of Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai’s (Lauren Graham) future up in the air, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life brought the cast back to offer more insight into their fates. Of course, Rory’s bombshell revelation at the end of the revival still leaves questions about what direction her life will go in. But Lorelai got the happy ending most fans wanted for her: married to Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) at long last.

Fans waited for these two to get together since Gilmore Girls first premiered. And the obstacles thrown at them during the final seasons of the show were frustrating to say the least. Having them tie the knot in the revival was a decision most fans rejoiced over. And as simple as it was, their wedding was so beautiful that the cast felt some strong emotions about it.

Scott Patterson says the ‘Gilmore Girls’ cast cried tearing down 1 set

While the entire revival was no doubt an emotional experience for the original Gilmore Girls cast, Scott Patterson revealed they shed some tears after filming Luke and Lorelai’s wedding.

During a 2016 interview with People, Patterson recalled the actors’ reactions to deconstructing the set, saying:

“It was so amazing to be on that set. When they tore down [the set], we all kind of shed a little tear. That was the most photographed set that I’ve been on.”

After seasons and seasons of build-up to the big “I do,” it’s no wonder those working on the show felt attached to the backdrop for Luke and Lorelai’s ceremony. Of course, their feelings likely stemmed from closing the door on such a huge chapter of their lives as well. Despite discussions of spinoffs and sequels, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life wound up being the last time the cast was together on-screen. Sadly, there’s no sign of that changing any time soon.

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When Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted in 2016, fans weren’t sure whether it would be a one-time revival or one that spanned multiple chapters. However, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has repeatedly admitted she had no intentions of returning for a season 2.

During an interview with Vogue, she emphasized that the group “accomplished what we wanted to do.” She also clarified that she never conversed with Netflix about the possibility of another outing:

“We didn’t go in there with any intention of wanting to do more. There were no discussions between us and Warners or us and Netflix of having anymore. We all went through this journey thinking we just wanted to make it a very special event.”

And the emotional response to tearing down the set certainly could have stemmed from that. If the Gilmore Girls cast viewed the revival as their last hurrah, they might just shed a tear or two. Who wouldn’t after all that time working on the series?