Spoilers for the Gilmore Girls revival ahead. If you're keeping track — and you most certainly are if you're a Gilmore Girls fan — then you know that no definitive answer has been given about who Rory's baby's father is on Gilmore Girls. Many of the actors from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life have offered their two cents about the final four words (whether in jest like Scott Patterson or sincerely like Lauren Graham) where Rory told Lorelai she was pregnant, but not many have been brave enough to talk about who the father could be. Yet, the following Gilmore Girls actors have discussed who the father is and while they don't offer any conclusive clues, the actors' guesses can fill the void left behind by Gilmore Girls.
After the revival premiered, the creator of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, gave this pretty frustrating response to The Hollywood Reporter about the identity of the father, "It really wasn't about the father; it was about the event."
While I get the show wasn't about the women's love lives, if you end on a cliffhanger of Rory being pregnant with the father of the baby not revealed, you're asking for speculation — especially when Netflix then goes and posts this hilarious tweet about the identity of the father.
So while Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino are keeping a lid on the biggest mystery of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, here's what some of the actors have had to say.
You would expect that if anyone knew the identity of the father that it would be Alexis Bledel since her character is the one who's pregnant. Well, if she does know, Bledel has been playing it close to the vest to the media. Most recently, while promoting her new series The Handmaid's Tale at the TV Critics Press Association press tour on Jan. 7, Variety reported that Bledel said she had no preference on who the father is because it's really up to Sherman-Palladino. "I honestly haven't gone down that path of imagining it," she said. As fans have only been imagining who the father is since A Year in the Life came out, this seems highly unbelievable to me.
On Nov. 28, just days after A Year in the Life premiered on Nov. 25, actor Matt Czuchry, who plays frontrunner Logan, spoke to The Huffington Post about the identity of the father. Like Bledel, he referenced it being the Palladinos' story. "In terms of those last four words, it really is Amy and Dan's last four words. It is their story," Czuchry said. But then he added the major clue of, "I'm very protective over those four words. They did tell me who is the father of that baby." While he was vague and said the fun of the final four words was coming up with theories, the fact that Czuchry knows the truth just solidifies for me that Logan is the dad.
Another member of the cast to give some "insight" is the man behind Jess — Milo Ventimiglia. "I don't think it's any of the three guys at all," Ventimiglia said on the red carpet at the Golden Globes to Variety, referring to Rory's original boyfriends of Dean, Jess, and Logan. "You know what, I haven't really sat around and thought about it, wondered who it was, so I'll be as surprised as anyone else is," he added. Although even members of Team Jess have to admit that the possibility of Jess being the father is a long shot, Ventimiglia's answer provides no solace at all.
Despite the plethora of vague responses from the actors, the always reliable Luke (actor Scott Patterson) provided a logical theory that many fans can support. When talking to Entertainment Weekly, Patterson found parallels between his own character and his onscreen nephew when it comes to their relationships with the Gilmore women. He said, "I'm thinking it's Logan's kid and Jess is going to fight for her." If you like the idea that Logan is Christopher and Jess is Luke, Patterson's opinion makes a whole lot of sense.
The actor who plays Life and Death Brigader Finn provided a pretty outrageous and humorous theory of his own, courtesy of a tweet. Tanc Sade insinuated that perhaps it was his character who impregnated Rory. After all, he was there at the New Hampshire bed and breakfast the same night that most fans suppose Rory became pregnant. Maybe Finn and Rory were having a secret affair all along?! (Uh, probably not, but it's an amusing prospect.)
Paul (who?) is actually one of the candidates to be the father, yet even the actor who portrays him — Jack Carpenter — doesn't think it looks promising for Rory's boyfriend of two years. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter how likely it is that Paul is the father, Carpenter said, "I guess I would doubt it, but I have no idea." Considering that Rory regularly forgot Paul existed, I'm inclined to agree with Carpenter.
While I wish that the third biggest contender — the Wookiee — had an actor who portrayed him to speak up, I'm certain that just like the other actors of Gilmore Girls, he wouldn't provide an official answer. So, keep on theorizing, my fellow Gilmore Girls fans — even if Sherman-Palladino doesn't think that was the point of the revival.