What Is Jess' Job In The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival? The Netflix Trailer Holds A Big Hint
With just a month to go until the Gilmore Girls revival premieres on Netflix, fans have been given a great gift: A trailer for the new episodes. And, as excited as I am to see Lorelai and Rory and Luke and Emily and a pig running through the town square (???), the most important part of the Gilmore Girls Netflix trailer is Jess. He and Rory share a scene where she worries that her life isn't together enough, and Jess reassures her that she is very much still a contender with a bright future ahead of her (*sobs forever*). After I watched the scene about six times to absorb his words and his face and their very obvious chemistry, I noticed that the pair appear to be sitting in an office, which begs the question: What is Jess' job in the Netflix revival?
There are a few options, and the most glaringly obvious one is that he works at a newspaper. He and Rory appear to be sitting in a newsroom partaking in office cocktails together while Rory tells Jess that she has no direction or credit or underwear... But, Jess reassures her that underwear or not, Rory's gonna be just fine.
So, is Jess working at this paper? Are they working at the paper together? While Jess is a good writer, the structure of a newsroom doesn't seem to be totally up his alley, so maybe this is just Rory's workspace and he's visiting her. (The #TeamJess nature of this trailer is really too much for my 'shipper heart.)
So, if reporter isn't his job, what else could be? Bustle TV Editor Samantha Rullo posited that Rory could be the one working at the paper interviewing Jess — maybe ahead of his next book release. He seemed to really find himself when he wrote The Subsect back in the original series. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he was a well-established author now and Rory was assigned to cover his book launch. Perhaps that's how they rediscover they're in love.
Since so much of the trailer focused on how Rory's a bit directionless in her career right now, it would be weird to also have Jess not have a stable job. When she's had her most aimless moments (dropping out of Yale, dating Logan), Jess has been the one to show her that she can find her purpose just like he did. I have no doubt that whatever his job is in the revival, he'll once more be Rory's rock as she tries to figure out what she wants... and realizes it was Jess all along.
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