A surprising piece of news today! Chris Eigeman has confirmed his return to Gilmore Girls! Chris played Jason Stiles (aka Digger), who began as Richard’s business partner before striking a short-lived romance with Lorelai. Probably the least favourite of all her past love interests.
No word yet on why we are seeing Jason / Digger back, but my guess is that if there is any sort of memorial for Richard, even if it’s months past his death (as it is said to be), it would make sense for his character to pay his respects.