I don't want to count my Luke's Diner mugs before they're hatched, but there is a case to be made that Scott Patterson hinted that there will be more Gilmore Girls episodes. I'm simultaneously at the edge of my seat and holding my breath. Now, you might be thinking to yourself, "y'know, the revival was just released on Nov. 25, so why are you already looking for more?" And I get that. But if Emily Gilmore can walk around with jeans on like it's no big deal, then the whole world is topsy turvy. So, basically, I can turn right around days after being gifted with four new episodes and demand even more. It's anybody's game right now.
Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has said that the new episodes "fulfilled the journey" of these characters, suggesting that we might have seen the last of them. I don't know about you, but, for me, that's a bummer. On the other hand, she also left it open, saying that "whatever happens, happens." That's the sentiment that I'm hearing echoed a recent interview that the show's star Patterson gave to Entertainment Tonight.
I'm hoping you wouldn't have clicked on a post talking about more episodes if you hadn't seen the ones currently out, but just in case, there will be spoilers, here. So, if you aren't caught up on the Gilmore Girls revival, I'd suggest clicking away unless you're fine with me revealing details of the ending.
Obviously, things were wrapped up really nicely at the end of Episode 4. Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore got married, and I ended up in a pile of tears, satisfied with the ending. Or, rather, I was satisfied until I read that Patterson told ET, "I think being married to that girl is going to be a really good thing. We’re going to have a lot of babies!" Um, hi, hello. You can't just drop a bomb like that, teasing the next step in Luke and Lorelai's relationship, without actually showing me that next step.
Plus, there's the way that Patterson phrased it. He doesn't say "they are going to have a lot of babies" or "our characters are going to have a lot of babies." He says "we" and he also says "going to" have a lot of babies, instead of "might" or "I think they will." That suggests to me that he's still in the Luke Danes mindset, and he sees this story moving forward, even though he wrapped filming months ago.
In short, Patterson is still so committed to the role that looking ahead is still perfectly natural. So, please, oh god please, let's take advantage of this opportunity and bang out some more Gilmore Girls episodes. I don't want that feeling to fade for him, leaving me to grasp at even more tenuous straws in order to keep hope alive. Despite the closure I was promised from this revival, I still feel like there are a lot of tales left to be told in Stars Hollow. And I don't think I'm alone on this one.