Earlier this year, a teaser photo of Rory showed her teaching in some capacity at Chilton. We know from an earlier profile about Gilmore Girls that Rory comes back to Stars Hollow after feeling disillusioned about her journalism career. During the years of her absence, we know she wrote one article for The New Yorker and now lives a “vagabond” life, seeing very little of Lorelai or of Stars Hollow. With the field of journalism changing, Rory has some decisions to make:
“Because the world is changing now,” Amy Sherman-Palladino notes, “I think that’s something that a lot of 30-something, very well educated kids are going through, because they’re turning around going, wait a minute, I did it! Why am I not getting where I need to go?”
Yesterday, it was re-iterated that change would be a big theme for the Gilmore girls: Lorelai, Rory and Emily. The death of Richard Gilmore has thrown all of their lives into focus, and they’ve all had to make decisions. In the TCA panel, the journalists assembled were previewed 2 minutes from the first episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, ‘Winter,’ which features a scene with Rory & Lorelai talking animatedly, with Lorelai telling Rory “I’ve missed you, kid.” Indeed, it was revealed that Rory was back from living and working in London.
Now, in an of itself this means nothing. But combined with other facts? Guest star Alex Kingston is from London and stars in several episodes alongside Rory. Logan is living in London. Alexis Bledel says that “people’s questions are answered” in the revival about all of Rory’s ex-boyfriends, a finality which suggests a decision will be made. We’ve talked about this before! I’ll let you draw some conclusions.
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