For most people, the biggest disappointment in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was Rory. She repeated the same mistakes over and over. She was spoiled and lacked ambition. She simply stopped trying. It wasn’t the Rory we had come to know, respect or aim to be. She was no longer driven and powerful.
It turns out, Alexis Bledel was also disappointed in Rory.
“It certainly wasn’t the ending I expected…”
“I had told [creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] that I hoped Rory would end on a high note after all of her hard work,” she explained. “I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest.”
Of course, the ending was its own twist, one that doesn’t spell out success or lack thereof, but Alexis says that Amy Sherman-Palladino was “delighted” to throw a “curveball” at the audience with that twist.