When we left Paris at the end of Season 7 in Gilmore Girls, she was off to medical school. With the confirmation that Liza Weil is returning to Gilmore Girls for the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: Seasons, as is her co-star Danny Strong, portraying Paris’ love interest Doyle McMaster, we know that Paris & Doyle are still together.
One of the earliest casting notices for the series involved a Portuguese Nanny named Clementina, who would appear in the second episode of the revival, “Spring.” Paired with the casting notice for the Nanny are two children, Tim (7) and Gabriela (5), both caucasian and appearing in the same episode. Actress Claudia de Vasco recently tweeted her involvement in the Gilmore Girls revival, and by looking at her booking info, we know that she will be playing the role of Clementina, the new Nanny. Claudia is best known for her work on the series Starving in Hollywood.
So, let’s connect the dots here. Paris is back. Doyle is back. They are together. There is a Portuguese Nanny. Paris grew up with a Portuguese Nanny. Through inference, the Nanny is for Paris & Doyle’s children. Based on casting notices, we then assume they have 2 children! Squee!!
Now, the question is, if Paris is a Doctor, why was she at Chilton?!
To Paris, her Nanny (known to us only as “Nanny”) was the most solid and important figure of her childhood. With parents often away, it was Nanny who took care of her. Who loved her. When Paris graduated from Chilton, it was her Nanny and her children who were there for her ceremony, not her own parents. We learned from Paris that Nanny only speaks Portuguese, so Paris herself grew up fluent in Portuguese.
In Season 5, we meet Paris’ Nanny (played by actress Soledad St. Hilaire) as she takes care of Doyle when he was sick. As Paris put it so tactfully, “I am taking care of you. I brought you Nanny.” because “sick people make me freak out,” so Paris turned to the person who was always there for her when she was sick: her Nanny. Of course, given that Paris was pre-med, perhaps taking care of people she cared about was the scary part!
We welcome the ‘new’ Nanny to Gilmore Girls, it speaks to an exciting chapter of change for Paris & Doyle!