I’ve addressed some rumours before, particularly with reference to the apple image that Netflix released, although at the time people thought the rumours pointed to Lorelai being pregnant. The latest rumour has Rory pregnant. Initially I wasn’t going to address it. As I noted on my Facebook page, several of the Gilmore Girls actors I’ve interviewed have mentioned the wild theories about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life being incorrect; Jackson Douglas even mentioned intentional ‘red herring’ scenes shot to throw off fans. For this reason, I do not believe that Netflix would intentionally blow a major plot line, like Rory being pregnant. But the comments on my page exploded, so I guess we need to talk about it!
So, let’s run through it.
The latest Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life theory has Rory pregnant with Logan as the father. They are basing this on two images that are below, one which includes an apple (which Lorelai ate when she was pregnant) and one which may or may not have a stroller blurred in the little pocket mirror reflection.
I tend to disagree with the apple theory, as I’ve talked about before. I personally thing the whole thing harks back to the first season when Lorelai prepares a plate of Pop Tarts with an apple “garnish” for Rory and her friends before taking them to the Bangles concert. It even looks like the image used by Netflix.
If you look in the reflection of the pocket mirror, you could interpret the circles as wheels and the upper part as a stroller with a blanket on top. Or you could interpret it as clothes hanging in a closet with some shoe boxes below, distorted by distance to look like circular wheels.
Could Logan Be the Father?
As for Logan being the father, there is ample evidence that Matt Czuchry was more involved in the revival than any of Rory’s other past suitors, and if we are going to see Rory pregnant, I think it would make sense for us to have resolved the dating part long before this appears. Alexis Bledel has stated that we will “get closer” for all the love interests within the span of the revival. We also know that Rory begins her story arc “dating” casually and early casting notices penned one role as a possible love interest (in my opinion): a “30-something Paul” described as “a good boyfriend” who only appears in the first episode.
So, if there is a Rory pregnancy, I would suggest it likely to appear in the very last episode and that Logan would, for sure, be the most likely father. It could be a nice way to tie into a future revival of Gilmore Girls, if it ever does return again.
My Final Thoughts
Although part of me likes the Rory-is-pregnant story idea, I am not optimistic that it will happen. I think that we’re pushing it, in the timeline of the revival, to include such a major plot point and that it may be contrary to the “feminist” angle that has always been a part of the show. I don’t feel like it would be the way Amy would “tie up” loose ends. But, I could be wrong!
Am I ruling it out? No.
Do I think it’s possible? Yes
Do I think it likely that Netflix leaked this information? No. Absolutely not.
I don’t think Netflix would go to the trouble to clamp down on spoilers during filming, to enforce strict policies on who saw the scripts and how long they were kept, or that they would film red herring scenes if they were going to “accidentally” drop a major plot point in their very carefully crafted social media promotions.