In a sequence of interviews, Matt addressed his feelings on the ending of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which we touched on in my last summary of Matt’s interviews. In those interviews, Matt talked about Logan’s feelings for Rory and how he would tell Logan to ditch Odette and choose “the love of his life,” Rory, instead.
In another series of interviews, Matt talks more about his feelings for the cliffhanger ending of the series, starting with this EW interview:
“I can understand how some people think that the last four words feel like a cliff-hanger, certainly it can feel that maybe in the beginning when you first hear those words you’re like, ‘Oh! What? That’s the end?’ … What I like about it is it’s open-ended like life is. We don’t have all the answers in life and fans don’t have all the answers to those questions, but that’s the way life works and so I like that about it.”
And as for whether the ending is truly an END? He believes it’s good that we’ve been left hanging, but that he would also consider returning for more:
“If fans do want to see more after this journey … after those last four words, it means we all did our jobs well. If they were tired of it, if they didn’t want any more and they were done with it, then we’d be having a different conversation. So if fans want to have more, that’s great. I love this character of Logan. I love this world. It’s so unique. (Series creator, executive producer Amy (Sherman-Palladino) and (executive producer) Dan (Palladino) and their writing, it’s so fast-paced, it’s so specific, the world that they’ve created in Stars Hollow with all these characters is incredible. … For me, if there is more or there’s more talks about it and I’m asked, that’s certainly something that I’m gonna look at because I love Amy and Dan, I love Logan, and I love this world that they’ve created.”
In an interview with KTLA, Matt shares his opinions on why fans love Gilmore Girls (he’s always SO insightful), on Rory being his “heart and soul,” which doesn’t seem to overcome his family plan (it never does, does it?) and whether Matt would like to see more Gilmore Girls, contrasting his love of the ending and its organic feel, but how he would “of course” return if Amy and Dan came up with a story that seemed to fit.
In a comprehensive discussion on BUILD, Matt talks about knowing FOR SURE who the father of the baby is, but that it’s not for him to say. Right now, he likes that people are left wondering who the father is, what kind of mom Rory would be, what kind of grandmother Lorelai would be… and that leaving it open lets fans play out these stories for themselves OR leave room for a further return.