In Laughter, In Strife: The Gilmore Girls Revival Might Break Us, But It Will Also Help Us Heal

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We all know dealing with Richard’s death will reduce us to blubbering masses of snot and tears; for so many viewers, the Gilmores feel like family and Richard Gilmore, like our own grandfather or dad. Out of loss can come togetherness and Lauren Graham confirms that in Gilmore Girls:  A Year in the Life, we’ll finally see some real healing between Lorelai and Emily.

The healing that happens between Lorelai and Emily is such a long time coming. And because Ed’s absence — Richard’s absence — is such a big part of our story, it really meant a lot to me to grow their relationship a little bit … Not too much. But a little bit. I think Emily also gets Lorelai in a new way that just feels like … you know, everything in this just feels like our show, but grown up; these characters, but further along. ”

You guys, this shot alone (from the trailer) kills me.

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There aren’t going to be enough tissues, are there?

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Cheer up! Here’s Kirk with a pig!

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During our family rewatch, we recently saw the episode where Kirk asks Lorelai out on a date and holy awkwardness, I’m glad he found a friend.

Outside of the expected great scenes between our favorite television mother and daughter, Graham promises “wonderful moments between Luke and Lorelai. Speaking of Luke, Scott Patterson’s over-a-year-ago prediction that Danes would have closed the diner, moved away and opened a bait and tackle shop were “way off” the mark (thank the gods). We know — confirmed by Graham — that never would have worked out (“she told me she’d never come out there”) , but it’s good to hear Amy Sherman-Palladino didn’t take things in that wacky direction. As for Graham’s guess that Luke and Lorelai would be married and “100% together”, the actress would only confirm that her guess was “warm”; Alexis Bledel’s vision of Rory as a single journalist was a “decent” prediction.

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In other news, lucky Californians can experience a version of Stars Hollow brought to life. This weekend (November 19 – 20), UCLA will transform its Dickson Court with twinkly lights, the iconic town gazebo and Luke, himself will be serving coffee. If you can make it, you must RSVP.

Finally, EW has a video clip with Graham and Bledel,

and here are a couple more photos from Gilmore Girls:  A Year in the Life, streaming on Netflix so very soon (November 25th).

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Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Guys, i am going to the Stars Hollow thing at UCLA. i’m going to send you all the pictures and come back with a full report. ALSO OMG LOOK AT LANE STILL PLAYING MUSIC LIKE THE ROCK GOD SHE IS.

    I’m going to cry so many tears and have so many laughs because kirk. I really cannot wait

    • Aaaaaah!

    • Valhallaback Girl

      First Hawaii NOW THIS?! You might be having the best 2016 of anyone I know.

    • Kala

      You are living your best life.

      I’m so glad I have you guys to cry with.