Any chance of a Gilmore Girls reunion? I want to know how Amy Sherman-Palladino would have ended it! What was the final line?
I got to ask that very question of Lauren Graham herself, who tells me: "People keep asking me about it, and I haven’t spoken to anyone who could actually make it happen. I do wish [Amy S.-P.] had gotten to be a part of the end, because the show was so much Amy’s vision from the beginning, but there were a number of reasons that wasn’t the way it was. But would those four final words have made a difference? I’m not sure. I think we were at a good place to end, and I think it was a natural ending." Lauren also sent out a message to you fans (including you who are still flooding my inbox with "Save Gilmore Girls" messages): "I have been very moved by the response from people in just their kindness about the show and sadness about it ending. I really have appreciated that." Sniffle.
It was a natural ending. I won’t say it was a "good" ending, and definitely can say that it was not the ending that Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted for Gilmore Girls. And I think that’s the point. It ended, but it does not jive. It’s not the right way. I hope that everyone in time realizes this.
I am sure that right now, things are very tumultuous. Lauren and Alexis both feel some freedom. I think it will take time before they can really reflect without any biased emotions.