The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Has A Specific Order

by Alaina Urquhart-White

Guys, it is almost time. The Netflix premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is almost upon us. Raise your hand if you are already planning an all-nighter, complete with leftover turkey sandwiches and copious amounts of coffee when the series debuts on Nov. 25. After all, this is the revival that fans have been wishing on a star about for almost a decade. Luckily, we have a marathon experience ahead of us because clocking in at 90 minutes each, the four season-themed episodes are akin to watching a couple of full-length movies. But what order do the Gilmore Girls episodes go in? What season will welcome us back to Stars Hollow?

As the full title suggests, the four episodes will add up to show a full year in Rory and Lorelai's life, starting with winter. From there, the order will go spring, summer, and finally, fall. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham speculated on why the series begins with winter. Bledel guessed that it might've been because that's when holidays come. "The holidays are a good time to pick up with this family story because families usually come together around that time," she said. Graham, on the other hand, thought it was because in "You've Got a Friend" by Carole King (who also sings the Gilmore Girls theme song,) she sings the seasons in that order. Whatever the reason, we know that each episode centering on a season means one thing: all of the festivals. We'll get the full joy of being transported back to the Stars Hollow of yore by experiencing the town and all of the traditions it holds for each season.

We don't know exactly what each season holds yet, but each episode has its own poster that shows the Gilmores enjoying the season, and each will surely be filled with the series signature blend of wit and emotion.

Episode 1: "Winter"

Fans know that winter is Lorelai's favorite season. Not only can she smell incoming snow, but she tends to drag whoever is next to her out into it to freeze with her. Below is a shot from the revival that is perfectly in sync with Lorelai's snow obsession, complete with coffee cups.

She looks blissfully happy here — perhaps she finally won a certain snowman-building contest. Personally, I'm hoping to see another Stars Hollow Firelight Festival in "Winter." I want to see if Mrs. Kim still has her carnival game that tells you that you're going to hell, even if you win.

Episode 2: "Spring"

As a diehard member of Team Logan (no shame) I think one of the best spring episodes was "Hay Bale Maze" in Season 7. Fingers crossed that Stars Hollow is still holding its annual Spring Fling Festival, complete with a hay bale maze. One thing that apparently does happen in "Spring" is a traditional Stars Hollow movie night, as the below image appears to be from the second episode, based on the file name.

Luke and Lorelai both look shocked in this photo and a lot of fans have speculated that it could mean a pregnancy announcement or some similarly surprising news. Could this phone call mean new beginnings? Spring is full of them.

Episode 3: "Summer"

If I don't hear "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" on an obnoxious, seemingly infinite loop once again in the revival, I will be extremely disappointed. Based on the below photo from "Summer," it seems that some sort of festival is happening in this episode.

I can't wait to see what festival inspired these outfits and parasols.

Episode 4: "Fall"

Of course the last episode had to take place in fall. Stars Hollow seems to be in a perpetual state of fall, always filled with beautiful foliage and people in cozy sweaters. Objectively, one of the best fall episodes of Gilmore Girls was "You Jump, I Jump, Jack" in Season 5. Who could forget Rory's first foray into The Life & Death Brigade, and first real introduction to Logan's life? However, a different one of Rory's exes may play a role in the revival's fall, as the below photo is listed as being from that episode.

Yep, that's Jess Mariano. We'll have to see what he's doing in Stars Hollow in "Fall," but I'm hoping it's just a quick visit to see Luke.

So there you have it. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will take us through winter, spring, summer and fall, in that order. Of course, for viewers, this will all happen on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 25, so clear your calendar. I'll bring the Pop-Tarts.

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