Ready for this, Rory/Dean enthusiasts? Jared Padalecki will definitely be in the new series of Gilmore Girls and the Dean Gilmore Girls revival scene will give the character "closure." While appearing at a Supernatural convention, Padalecki, who plays Sam Winchester in the CW show, dropped a few truth bombs. "I will say probably a lot more than I'm supposed to. [Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] basically said, ‘Listen, we're going to write you a really cool scene and if you get a day off let us know we will just put your scene on the schedule for that day. ‘She was like, "It's a set that we already run and own [and] it's an actress that already is working every day, so let us know. So Dean has a cool scene in the market he used to work at. It's a nice, a really nice scene that gave me closure," reported Padalecki.
Actress that's working every day, you say, Jared? It doesn't take Einstein level IQ to suss that the actress has to be either Lauren Graham (Lorelai) or Alexis Bledel (Rory) and I have a sneaking suspicion I know which. But first, let's take a trip down memory lane. Last time we saw Dean and Rory together, it was uncharacteristically depressing, and we need to understand the past in order to understand the future of what this "closure" might entail.
Even after divorcing his wife so he can be with Rory, Dean can tell Rory's life is headed in a different direction to his. The very last time we see Dean, it's in a conversation he has with Luke, in which he tells Luke that he's holding back Lorelai just like Dean's been holding back Rory. Not cool, Dean. Don't get in the way of eternal love, please. This all felt very dark, so no wonder Padalecki sounds so relieved to get closure. So what would closure look like for Dean and Rory?
If it's just one scene, I'm guessing not happily ever after, and that's OK. While the pair were sweet, he was Rory's high school boyfriend and first love with all that this potentially implies: it never felt like they were meant to end up together. Besides, they never had the mad chemistry of Rory and Jess, or the good times that Logan and Rory shared. For me, closure would be an honest conversation between Rory and Dean acknowledging how important they'd been to each other, but recognizing that they're not meant to be a couple. Extra brownie points would be won if we get to see Lindsay happily hand in hand with a new paramour, because, damn, Dean was unnecessarily mean to her.
No matter what this "closure" means, I can't wait. Just another reason to count the days down to fall, when the revival is projected to drop.
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