Why There Shouldn't Be Any More "Gilmore Girls" Episodes


It’s official: the "Gilmore Girls" revival is out. By now, most people know that the famous final last words of the show reveal that Rory Gilmore is pregnant, assumedly with Logan Huntzberger’s child.

Before the revival was even released, fans had been clamoring for more episodes of the beloved show, but now after the release even more fans are hoping for more. This giant fan, however, is not.

I’ll be the first to admit the revival didn’t end the way I thought it would and in that sense I’m a little disappointed. However, I’ll be more disappointed if more episodes are released, and here’s why:

1. Everyone (kinda) wins

The show didn’t end with Rory getting together with any one of her ex-boyfriends, despite the fact that they were all in the revival. Instead, the door was left open for fans to theorize what would happen next. Team Dean fans can imagine Dean leaves his family for Rory, or that she begins a “what happens in Vegas” relationship with him, or some other ending that gives these two a happy ending. Team Jess fans can take Jess gazing through Rory’s window as a sign that he’s still in love with her and that their romance is being set up to parallel Lorelai and Luke. Team Logan fans (what’s up my people!) can imagine Logan leaving Odette (his faceless fiancée) for Rory, either before or after she tells him she’s pregnant with his child. There’s no one way it ends, no one couple that’s ‘endgame’, and in a way, everyone wins.

2. Lorelai and Emily are happy

If the show had more episodes there would have to be more drama, but why would we want that for Lorelai, Luke and Emily, all characters who ended the revival with happy endings. Lorelai and Luke (finally) got married, and Emily moved to Nantucket to help find peace after her husband passed away (RIP Edward Herrmann). If there are more episodes, plotlines like Lorelai and Luke dealing with relationship strains (i.e. divorce) and Emily possibly having a new love-interest could arise and disrupt the happy ending these characters rightfully deserved.

3. There’s no real reason for more

One of the driving forces behind the revival was the fact that the creator and executive producer of the show, Amy Sherman-Palladino (ASP), did not have any role in the final season of "Gilmore Girls," season 7. Due to issues involving their contract, ASP and her husband, who was also a fellow producer, didn’t get a chance to write their ending of the show, the one that involved the famous four words. The thing is, they have now. The revival ended similarly to the way they had initially wanted it to end, just nine years later. There’s no huge, driving reason for them to go back and write more episodes.

So what’s driving the want for more "Gilmore Girls" episodes now? A resolution to Rory’s storyline? See my first point as to why that’s not necessarily a good idea. More of Stars Hollow? Sure, but if we get that we also get the drama that follows.

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I believe that instead of clamoring for more episodes, we should take what we got in stride and look at the positives.