There are a lot of things to love about the Netflix revival of Gilmore GirlsA Year In The Life opens with beautiful Stars Hollow covered in snow, and Rory and Lorelai’s banter is back in action. Although fans don’t think that these four episodes are without their flaws, there’s still a familiar feeling of nostalgic and warmth to appreciate.

From the shooting schedule to what the cast thinks about certain storylines, there are many fun facts that fans should know about A Year In The Life. While fans will always hope for more episodes, at least they can rewatch these anytime.

10 The Cast Filmed Four Episodes In Just Under Four Months

Fans reacted to A Year In The Life with some negative and positive thoughts, but the idea of splitting each episode up into seasons works well. It allows viewers to see Stars Hollow in its fall and winter glory, and it feels nostalgic.

In an interview with Glamour, Scott Patterson explained that the cast filmed different seasons in the same day. He said, “We were block shooting. We had three-and-a-half months to shoot four one-and-a-half-hour movies. We had 600 pages to do in three-and-a-half months, which is insane, and the only way to do it is block shoot it.”

9 The Final Four Words Were Kept Secret

Gilmore Girls fans have heard for years that the original season 7 ending was going to have “the final four words” that Amy Sherman-Palladino had written. When news of the revival came out, it was clear that these words would finally be said.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly Bishop shared that she wasn’t certain about the famous final four words that Rory and Lorelai say in the last scene. Bishop said, “I finally asked and I wasn’t even sure if I was getting a straight answer.” Bishop said she didn’t have “any big strong reaction.”


8 Lauren Graham Loves Lorelai’s Revival Storyline

No matter what viewers think of A Year In The Life, one thing is for sure: Lorelai is dealing with a lot of emotions. She loves the Cheryl Strayed story Wild and decides that going on a hike is the best way to sort through these issues.

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Lauren Graham told Glamour, “Lorelai goes on a particular kind of journey to get a question answered within herself.” Graham said that Amy Sherman-Palladino explained about the journey before saying anything else about the plot and Graham loved the idea.

7 Kelly Bishop Enjoyed Acting With Lauren Graham

Lorelai and Emily are sometimes similar, and fans enjoy watching them no matter what, whether they’re dealing with family drama, are in the middle of a horrible argument, or are finally bonding and having a good time together.

Kelly Bishop told TV Line that she enjoyed acting with Lauren Graham and was excited to work with her in the Netflix revival. Bishop described the process as “a joy” and said, “I know I’m going to get as good as I give.”

6 Rory Is Supposed To Be Having A Hard Time

Many Gilmore Girls fans are disappointed with the state of Rory’s career in these four episodes, but showrunner and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino shared that this was done on purpose.

In an interview with Vogue, Sherman-Palladino said, “it would be more interesting if we saw what happened if Rory’s life didn’t turn out the way Rory planned it. There was no plan B…”

5 Amy Sherman-Palladino Asked Jared Padalecki If He Had Time For A Scene

According to The Huffington Post, Jared Padalecki explained how he was cast in the revival. He said that he was filming Supernatural and Amy Sherman-Palladino said, “Listen, we’re going to write you a really cool scene, and if you get a day off, let us know and we will just put your scene on the schedule for that day.”

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While Padalecki knew that he would be filming at Doose’s Market, that was all the information that he had. Although the scene is brief, it’s sweet seeing Rory tell Dean that he had a huge impact on her.

4 Melissa McCarthy Had Room In Her Schedule

Sookie has beloved Gilmore Girls moments but for a while, it seemed possible that Sookie wouldn’t be part of A Year In The Life, which was sad news for fans.

Melissa McCarthy shared with Entertainment Weekly that once there was room in her schedule, she was able to film her scenes, and it sounds like she was thrilled to come back. The actor talked about how being on the set was “sentimental.”

3 Lauren Graham Isn’t Sure That The Same Format Would Work Again

Of course, fans are always wondering if there will be another season of A Year In The Life, and it’s something that Lauren Graham is constantly being asked.

In a 2017 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Graham said that she thinks the four episode revival worked well and she isn’t certain that it could be done again. Graham explained, “Just as an experience, it was kind of perfect. I always said, while we were doing it, that I couldn’t see more episodes in that form.”

2 Matt Czuchry Has The Answer To The Question About Rory’s Baby

Several fans think Logan and Rory are meant to be on Gilmore Girls, and others don’t like that they’re having an affair in the revival. No matter how someone feels, it’s still possible that Logan is the father of Rory’s baby.

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Matt Czuchry told Us Weekly that he has the answer to the burning question that so many fans want to know: who is the father of Rory’s baby? The actor said, “I never have [told] because, one, that’s for them to say. Ultimately this is Amy and Dan’s show and it’s Lauren [Graham’s] show and it’s Alexis’ show. It’s not mine.”

1 The Ending Is Meant To Feel Realistic

Fans are still shocked that Rory tells Lorelai that she’s pregnant at the end of “Fall.” There are so many questions, including whether Rory will stay in Stars Hollow to raise the baby.

In an interview with TV Line, Amy Sherman-Palladino was asked if she wanted the last moments of the “Fall” episode to be a “cliffhanger.” The showrunner said no, she just wanted to make sure that the conclusion felt realistic. Sherman-Palladino said that’s “more real than if all three of them had lovely endings and we tied it up with a bow and everyone went home with a unicorn.”

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