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Rory: Mom...Lorelai: Yeah?Rory: I'm pregnant.
Gilmore Girls fans have been waiting for years to hear Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel utter the series' now-infamous Final Four Words. A little backstory: Gilmore Girls creator/writer/producer/goddess Amy Sherman-Palladino created the lore of the Final Four Words when she revealed that she had always known the dialogue that would close the series. Then, she and husband/producer Daniel Palladino parted ways with the show before it's final season and the Final Four Words were never spoken.
It probably goes without saying, but almost nothing but spoilers ahead, so if you haven't watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life yet and want to experience the Final Four Words for yourself, stop reading now.
So what were the Final Four Words?
And that's it. Fade to black, the end (unless Netflix and the Sherman-Palladinos decide to go for more, of course). Obviously, this is meant to be a full circle moment, and since Rory is 32 in A Year in the Life (the age Lorelai was at the beginning of the original series), it kind of works. But let's not forget that Amy Sherman-Palladino didn't intend for Rory for be 32 when she spoke these words; she intended for Rory to be 21 or 22 when she spoke them.
This would have, obviously, drastically altered the ending of the original series. It's unlikely Rory would have been setting off to cover the Obama campaign, for example, if she had just found out she was pregnant.
Obviously, it's going to take a while for Gilmore fans to process this ending and what it would have meant for the characters back in 2007, but now at least we finally know.
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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