It finally arrived here, friends. Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) reunite on screen for two-plus minutes of glory in the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer — and their full-blown wit hasn’t gone anywhere. The trailer serves up some surprises (oh, hello, three of Rory’s ex-boyfriends) and familiar faces, including Luke (Scott Patterson) and Emily (Kelly Bishop). Plus, plenty of iconic Gilmore Girls sarcasm. Needless to say, it makes us feel a mix of emotions about the upcoming Netflix revival, due this November.
The good news is, the gals are back in town. However, life isn’t so happy-go-lucky, and every woman in the three generations of Gilmore goddesses have some things to sort out. Not to mention Rory’s exes are popping up like daisies, and we’re not sure if we’re having it. Below are the five greatest — and two most questionable — moments from the trailer.
The Best Moments:
1. The Return of Stars Hollow
C’mon. It’s exactly how we remembered it: the snow, Christmas decor, the townspeople cozied up in scarves and hats. Can’t wait to cozy up there come November with our ginormous coffees in hand. Oh, wait. It’s not a real place, is it … ?
2. Rory Has No Credit … or Underwear
All the Gilmore women have some thinking to do. We assumed Lorelai would be happy with Luke after their epic kiss in Gilmore Girls’ 2007 season finale, but in the trailer, she doubts things. “I thought I knew exactly what I wanted … but lately, I don’t know, things seem hazier,” she says. She then gives an unfulfilling “Luke and I are … happy” when talking about her man. Meanwhile, her mom, Emily, grapples with life after her husband dies, saying, “I was married for 50 years — half of me is gone.”
Also, Rory, who we assume left her reporting job, is spotted wandering London and NYC with “no credit” and “no underwear.” They’re all a mess, but watching these women bond over life’s craziness and rise from the ashes will be epic. And who can actually afford a plethora of underwear these days anyway?
3. Lorelai and Rory’s Drunken Food Order
In a morning-after moment of confusion, Rory and Lorelai are truly all of us. “Did we order Chinese, Greek and Italian food last night?” Lorelai asks. “And hot dogs,” Rory chimes in. Just another morning, right? Glad to see they’re coping with life in the best way possible.
4. Rory’s Vagabond Life
In the trailer, we see glimpses of London and NYC as Rory semipurposefully roams the streets. “This is my time to be rootless,” she says. This is so unexpected of the overachieving, 74-résumé creator, and we can’t wait to see where her adventures take her. Even if it is to Logan in London …
5. Sookie Goes Porno
Amid the hard times previewed in the trailer, leave it to Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) to liven the mood and make things sexual. “That was pornographic,” she says when she gets a little excited with some frosting at work. A play-by-play of how we’re feeling watching this trailer, to be honest.
OK, the Questionable Moments:
1. Luke Denies Rory and Lorelai Delicious Junk Food
Um, excuse me, sir? You do not deny a woman her tater tots or frosted doughnuts. Never. Ever. Now we know why Lorelai is just a subpar “happy” with you. Makes total sense.
2. Rory’s Exes Return
Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) is back for a drink, Logan (Matt Czuchry) is settled in London life and Dean (Jared Padalecki) gives viewers a long, beautiful gaze — all in just two minutes. Don’t get us wrong — it’s nostalgic and amazing to see these three gorgeous faces. But Rory, without underwear and purpose in life, has enough on her plate to figure out. She’s on to bigger and better things — new chapters and, hopefully, new men (at least temporarily). She doesn’t need y’alls distraction.
Overall though, we’re reunited, and it feels so good.
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix November 25.
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