It’s not the identity of Rory’s baby daddy, but we finally have an answer to a burning Gilmore Girls revival question — and it may be of interest to the statisticians at Guinness World Records.
During an interview with yours truly back in November, Lauren Graham cryptically teased that “Fall” — the closing installment of Netflix’s four-part miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life — gave her and series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino the opportunity to do something they “always talked about.” Graham promised she would divulge to me what that something was “at some point.”
Well, “at some point” arrived this past Sunday at the Emmy-themed Contenders event thrown by TVLine’s sister site Deadline. Immediately following our on-stage Q&A (which also included Alexis Bledel), I lightly pressed Graham to finally resolve this particular cliffhanger. And she obliged.
“Given the theatrical nature of Amy’s language, I wanted to do the longest monologue that had ever been done on television,” she explained to me. “I wanted to test the boundaries of that and I wanted to see if that was something of interest to her.”
Turns out, it was.
As shooting was about to commence on the revival, Graham recalls, “Amy kept saying to me, ‘Remember? Remember when you asked me for a real monologue? Well, you’re getting one [in ‘Fall]’. And that was the speech I delivered [on the phone] to Emily about [Richard]. That’s what I was referring to.”
OK, now I’m going to concentrate on finding out who fathered Rory’s unborn baby. Give me a couple weeks.
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