Sorry, #TeamDean fans! As we’ve suspected for some time now, Dean will only be a minor character in the return of Gilmore Girls! Though we were all aware that Jared Padalecki only filmed scenes for one day, there were many that hoped he managed to appear in multiple scenes.
We previously shared that Jared Padalecki revealed the location of his scene at the recent Jus In Bello (JIB) conference, saying he would return to Doose’s for a scene. We now have a video of his appearance, giving us even more insight into his invitation to be back on the show and his role in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life:
[Amy Sherman-Palladino] basically said, ‘Listen, we’re going to write you a really cool scene and if you get a day off let us know we will just put your scene on the schedule for that day. It’s a set that we already run and own [and] it’s an actress that already is working every day, so let us know.
Despite only the single scene, Jared previously let us know that he hoped to be “a better Dean,” so hopefully #TeamDean fans are getting more than just a glance at their favourite leading man. It would be nice to really have a solid look at where Dean is now, since I personally felt like his character was not as filled out in his last appearances on the show, not doing true justice to the part. His final episode on Gilmore Girls, ‘To Live and let Diorama,’ Dean is angry and bitter and particularly angry with being compared to Luke. And that’s it. No resolution.
Now, despite the fact that this happened as Jared Padalecki was cast in Supernatural, as an actor, he also felt that his character had no resolution:
When I stopped doing Gilmore Girls, it was abrupt…One day I was an actor on Gilmore Girls and the next day I had a TV show and would never again be on Gilmore Girls.
Jared shares that his single scene allowed him to be Dean again and help tie up Dean’s arc “in a really cool way,” which has us very excited.