Say what?! Gilmore Girls fans have been waiting for years to hear the series’ last four words, which were finally revealed when the revival hit Netflix Friday, November 25. And now that the cat is out of the bag, viewers aren’t really sure what to make of that stunning ending. (Spoilers abound! And click here for our full recap of the four episodes’ biggest surprises.)
Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has said previously that she planned to end the show with four words she didn’t get to use during the original run, as she left Gilmore Girls ahead of the seventh and final season that ended in 2007.
Her second chance came with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the revival featuring four new 90-minute episodes, each centered on a different season of the year in Stars Hollow.
The update kicks off with Rory (Alexis Bledel) spending time with her largely unmemorable boyfriend, Paul (Jack Carpenter), who is new to the series. She also manages to find plenty of time to canoodle with her former Yale sweetheart, Logan (Matt Czuchry). Oh, and she has a sexy run-in with a guy in a Wookiee costume because the heart wants what it wants.
Basically, by the time the revival’s final episode ends, Rory has called off her fling with Logan — who’s engaged to a French heiress — and has been dumped by Paul.
And then come the stunning final four words! Rory says, “Mom?” Lorelai asks, “Yeah?” Rory replies with, “I’m pregnant.” That sound you hear is jaws across America hitting the floor in unison.
As can be imagined, Twitter users had plenty to say about the fact that the episodes ended with such a huge revelation, especially given that it isn’t quite clear who the father is. Check out some notable tweets below as fans are left twisting in the wind.
#GilmoreGirlsRevival NOPE. No no no. I don’t accept that ending. A surprise 5th Episode please. Stat.
— Kathleen McIvor (@kathleenmcivor) November 25, 2016
— Meg (@meagantanti) November 25, 2016
Unless there are going to be another 153 episodes of Gilmore Girls, I feel very unsettled with those final four words. #GilmoreGirlsRevival
— Allison Piwowarski (@allisonpiwo) November 25, 2016
I WAS SO CONTENT UNTIL THE LAST 4 WORDS OMG #GilmoreGirlsRevival
— Q U E E N B (@BriannaJaneWHY) November 25, 2016
— Marisa DiPaolo (@Marisa_DiPaolo) November 25, 2016
Amy never wrote the revival for “closure”. She never called it that. She didn’t write it to end your ship wars. Shut up #GilmoreGirlsRevival
— stay evil dollface (@emma_bobo_) November 25, 2016
it was so good and then the ending happened….ugh what just happened #GilmoreGirlsRevival
— Cameron Smith (@CameronSmith_13) November 25, 2016
— Grace Aston (@grace_aston) November 25, 2016
I was so happy and then I finally found out those last four words #GilmoreGirlsRevival
— Angela Smith (@GelaSmith) November 25, 2016
— julie (@gilmorescriss) November 25, 2016
— deb (@kaceykat501) November 25, 2016
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is currently streaming on Netflix.
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