Who Is Rory’s Baby Daddy On Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life?

It’s been since November 25th, 2016 that we’ve been handed 4 brand new episodes of Gilmore Girls thanks to Netflix being brave enough to have revived it from the ashes like the phoenix.  We are forever grateful to the Powers That Be at Netflix, Warner Bros., the cast of Gilmore Girls and, of course, writers and producers Amy Sherman-Pallidino and hubby, Dan Palladino.  However, enough is enough so, if you haven’t watched these 4 movie-length episodes and don’t know the final 4 words yet, you’re out of luck because even the title of this piece has spoiled it for you.  Now, we need to know who the father of Rory’s baby is, how Rory and Lorelai deal with this baby and so much more.  There’s millions of Gilmore Girls Fans out here, waiting for more Gilmore Girls to be born from ASP and DP’s brilliant minds and Netflix can be the god who makes that happen for us all.  Hint, hint, Netflix.

Netflix has posted what may be a teaser tweet recently that has the millions of Gilmore Girls fans leaping for joy that there could possibly be more Gilmore Girls to come.  Let’s all hope and pray to the television production gods that there are.

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Netflix tweeted this photo with a caption that read, “Where’s an eighth grade science fair when you need one? #GilmoreGirls”

Co-writer and producer, Dan Palladino stated in a recent interview that there were plenty of hints given as to who the father was though Rory seemed to want to go it alone after having visiting her father who wasn’t around for her own childhood much of the time.  She then reveals to her mother, final shot, final famous 4 words, “Mom”, “Yeah?” “I’m pregnant”, fade to black.

“I think a lot of clues are out there,” Dan Palladino said in an interview recently.  “I know with the time passage it wasn’t 100 percent clear, but we also didn’t have her engage with who she thought was the father. She felt like she was going ahead on this, deciding what to do and how to do it solo, that’s why we had her go to her father.”

So, who could the father be?

There were old boyfriends and a new boyfriend who showed up in the 4 episodes as well as a one night stand with a guy in a Wookie costume that we know of thus far.

Let’s look at Dean, (Jared Padalecki).  He was Rory’s first boyfriend in the show.  He showed up for an extremely quick, short scene, married and seemingly uninterested in Rory as anything more than an old friend from Stars Hollow.  Not much even hinted there.  Besides, Padalecki is quite busy starring in his own show, “Supernatural”.  It’s not likely to be him nor, was there any hint or room left for him to be Rory’s love interest, let alone baby daddy.

There was poor Paul, played by Jack Carpenter that no one could remember was ever there, including Rory.  She kept leaving him and having to go back for him.  Even Lorelai, Luke and Grandma Emily couldn’t remember ever having met him though Rory had allegedly been dating him for at least 2 years.  If Rory couldn’t remember him being there when he went to the bathroom, it’s likely that he wasn’t the father of her child.  It seems unlikely that she’d have unzipped her pants and remembered he was in the room, long enough for anything to happen between the 2 of them.  Let’s strike pathetic Paul out as simply the guy who filled a space.

Next candidate we have is Jess Mariano played by Milo Ventimiglia of “This Is Us” fame and now up for a Golden Globe Award for his part in that show.  That means that the show is likely to be going on for at least another season with NBC and Milo (Jess) will be locked into it.  His appearance on the revival 4 episodes was extremely limited and not too revealing as to there being anything between them that could have led to a romantic interlude where Rory would get caught up in a pregnancy.  I think it’s safe to rule Jess out as the sperm donor.

Last but, not least from Rory’s roster of old boyfriends, we have Logan, played by Matt Czuchry.  Logan was Rory’s longest and most deep love.  During the 4 episodes, Rory had been sneaking around to see and sleep with Logan while jet-setting it back and forth between Stars Hollow and London, England where Logan has taken residence to work for his father, in his father’s business and run it.  Uncharacteristically, Rory knows that Logan is engaged to be married to a wealthy woman, likely chosen by the Huntzberger family or his father yet, still sleeps with Logan whenever there, lying to her mother, Lorelai that she’s staying in England with a girl friend.  What is clear though is that while Czuchry was still embroiled in a role with “The Good Wife” at the time this was being filmed, the series is done and Czuchry is now out of work.  Does that mean that he’s Rory’s baby’s father?  It’s an interesting thought but, one has to wonder given that Rory and Logan had lived together during the original series and the plot line never had her pregnant, it’s likely that birth control was taken care of both then and now.  The only time that it could have happened, without warning would have been during Logan’s surprise but, final visit to see Rory in Stars Hollow where she bid him farewell, knowing that he was set to marry “Odette” and didn’t want to keep up the charade of a relationship any longer.  Though, it wouldn’t be Rory’s first indiscretion.  Rory lost her virginity to a married Dean and considered him, hers, not his wife’s.

There’s another possibility that was left in the show.  A one night stand with a “guy dressed in a Wookie costume” which was highly uncharacteristic of Rory to have done but, then again, not much that Rory did in these 4 episodes was characteristic of her character.  Even then, this Wookie character was nothing but a comedic rant for Rory to have given, unless it was Logan, dressed up as a Trekkie and meeting up with Rory as yet, another surprise visit from England?  Not likely but, Logan (Matt Czuchry) does know who the father is as Amy Sherman-Palladino left him with that knowledge.  He won’t reveal that news however, he does hint that there could be more episodes to come as it’s left a lot of unanswered questions and room for a future series to come.  Great timing since “The Good Wife” is ending for a spin-off series that he won’t be involved in apparently.

Finally, there was an outlandish guess by some fans that Rory was acting as a surrogate for Lorelai and Luke’s baby.  I, personally, will dismiss this idea because Luke was abhorred by the idea of anyone else having his child except for Lorelai.  The fact that Luke also considered Rory as his pseudo daughter, would make it far too creepy an idea.  I’m tossing that one out with my empty Diet Pepsi can as I type this right now.

In taking Dan Palladino’s hint that there are hints, though time may have lost them (meaning that they were held back in the original series which would require watching them all again in spite of many of us, having watched them more than 2 or 3 times each), we could let our imaginations run wild in figuring it out.  However, from my little corner of life, I think that there are millions of us out here who are chomping at the bit for there to be more Gilmore Girls and the series to re-start so that we can get more answers and start fresh again in 2017/2018 and beyond.

Netflix, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino…are you listening?  Our voices are screaming out for more Gilmore Girls.

Gilmore Girls Fans Rejoice As There Could Be The Show’s Revival Coming!

Far be-it from me to spread a rumour that may not be true but, even Times has written it so, could it be true that Netflix, in conjunction with Warner Brothers, the original series owners, are working together to bring about a Netflix GILMORE GIRLS revival?  At least, so say the entertainment news makers.

Could it be?  Please say it’s so.

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It’s been 15 years since the first episode of Gilmore Girls first aired.  The series was a hit and lasted 7 seasons but, quickly ended with a rather un-satisfying ending one season after writer-producer team, husband and wife Dan and Amy Sherman-Pallidino ended up in a bitter conflict with WB’s over contracts and never got to finish writing the final season. Instead, it ended with wires left hanging and fans, unsatisfied, wanting more and wanting it done properly as had been done with Sherman-Paladino at the helm, writing it.  WB pulled the plug and that was that.

For fans of the show, all that’s been left are a boxed set or re-runs where they can be found.  Many of us have watched the same episodes over and over so many times that we can recite quirky lines made by the fast talking, coffee addicted, hyper mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.  Women longed to see grumpy, edgy but, good hearted Luke and Lorelai finally get together after watching them for 7 seasons with longing to be both of them.  More of us wanted to move to Stars Hollow and become one of the looney town folk that graced out televisions week after week.  Most of all, a lot of us, sat with our own daughters, making every week an evening to sit together for that hour and bringing us together with eagerness to watch the show.  Though it’s been 8 years and a lot of our daughters are now packing lives of their own, that longing to see this cast together again has not left either mothers nor daughters.  We all want more.

Actor, Edward Hermann passed away last year so, the character of Richard Gilmore would not be able to be carried forward.  That leaves a hole in the cast of characters and in our hears in real life.  However, it’s easily gotten around as writers had uncannily written in a heart attack for Richard Gilmore during one season and it would be simple for them to fast forward the 8 missing years with a gap and have that line extended to be a plausible explanation for the character’s departure in the show as well as his untimely and horridly sad loss in real life.

As many will remember, the plot line was left wide open for imagination.

Rory was leaving to become a political journalist on the president’s team.  Luke and Lorelai had exchanged a kiss in what fans might believe would be the beginning of their relationship again.  Rory’s refusal of marriage to Logan left her boyfriend situation fully open to old flames and the return of Jess or Dean.  Nothing was done with the rest of the characters in Stars Hollow, the small town in Connecticut that fans had loved to love.

So, what could be done?

For one, that 8 year gap could easily be brought forward to present day.  Sherman-Palidino had worried that Gilmore Girls couldn’t survive in today’s television environment but, fans beg to differ.

Richard Gilmore, having had one heart attack a couple of seasons prior to the shows final season, could have suffered a second, fatal hear attack.  The opening could be Rory returning for her grandfather’s funeral to be with her mother and grandmother.

Luke and Lorelai might have gone on to a relationship or, they could have separated again as had been their M.O. for the entire series.  That sexual tension could still be there and as some fans have said, might have made the show worth watching because everyone waited to see them together.  The pair could re-ignite their passion when Luke hears about Lorelai’s loss and comes to the funeral.

Yes, that would leave Emily a Widow but, it could also make for an exciting story line as Emily has “suitors” coming around eventually or, she could want to take over Richard’s business and run it.

Since the role of Sookie St. James, likely wouldn’t be revived since actress, Melissa McCarthy’s stardom has sky-rocketed, Lorelai could sell off the Inn they owned and ran to help Emily run the father’s business or, Richard could have left the biz to Lorelai since she’d worked with him and for him in one season for a few episodes.  That would leave her face to face with her mother again, a business woman in a modern business as a company owner, along with the trials and tribulations of both.

Rory, having been on her own for these years, could have had another boyfriend and drops him when she comes back to town and is wooed by Luke’s nephew, Jess again, falling slowly for him all over again as also an author (fans will remember him having written and published a book before his departure from the show).  Perhaps, together, they start their own newspaper.  The door is wide open for this plot line and Rory’s, depending on which of her former beaus will be able to return to the show, given any current contracts they’re under.

Luke could have expanded his restaurant into a chain and become quite successful needing Lorelai’s help.

The sky is the limit with this cast of characters and their plot lines as it was left wide open when it ended, unfinished.

So, from one fan, to I’m sure…many more…may these rumours be true and may Netflix, WB and Amy Sherman-Palidino see the light in how many fans they have just praying for a show revival.

At least, that’s how I’m seeing things from my little corner of life and I’m sure…so is everyone else from what I’ve been reading in comments all over the net.