Well, the biggest shocker of the revival, for me at least, was the introduction of Mr. Kim! I kind of expected that Mr. Kim would remain one of those elusive mysteries, forever toying with us Gilmore Girls fans! After speaking with Keiko earlier this year on her Mr. Kim theories, I had assumed Mr. Kim would continue to remain absent. Well, wrong!
Right dab in the middle of the Stars Hollow International Food Festival, Lane tells Rory, “Oh hey, my Dad’s here!” All casual. And there he is, waving! Like nothing’s the matter!
So, I guess the question is, where was Mr. Kim hiding all of these years?! Keiko shared with me that she always felt like Mrs. Kim was married (actively, not divorced or widowed) and that she felt like Mr. Kim was often simply traveling. And that religion “played a part in it somehow.”
There were a lot of unexpected casting moments. This was a big one for me. The surprise guest stars (Peter Krause!) were another. And the swapping of Chad Michael Murray for some other Tristan was also quite the shocker.