Any faithful “Gilmore Girls” fan knows the legend of the Final Four Words — the last line that series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted to end the show with during the drama’s original run on The WB in the early aughts.
Sherman-Palladino exited the series before its seventh and final season over a contract dispute, and left those words unsaid — until now. Cast member Yanic Truesdale (who plays concierge Michel Gerard) recently confirmed to Us Weekly that the upcoming Netflix revival of the series will end with Sherman-Palladino’s intended denouement, and he reassured fans that the four words will provide a logical ending for the show.
“I know them because I read the script!” Truesdale said. “I always felt it was intriguing, like everyone else. I was like, ‘How does she know the last four words?’ But when I read it, I was like, ‘Oh, OK. That makes sense.’ I can see now why she knew that that would be said.”
During a “Gilmore Girls” reunion panel at last year’s ATX Television Festival, Sherman-Palladino declined to reveal the words — just on the off chance that the cast and producers might succeed in getting the team back together one last time.
“For a while I thought, ‘I’ll just hold on to it in case’ — now I’m just being an a–hole,” she joked. “I’m holding on to it still because in my mind… who knows? But on my deathbed I’ll be like ‘rosebud.'”
During the ATX panel, star Lauren Graham also admitted that she hadn’t pressed to find out those four little words either. “I don’t wanna know unless I’m saying them or I’m listening to someone say them on the show the way it was intended, otherwise I’d feel sad to know what I wasn’t a part of,” she said.
Luckily for “Gilmore Girls” fans, their patience appears to have paid off.
Other cast members returning for the four-episode Netflix revival include Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Jared Padalecki (Dean), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), Matt Czuchry (Logan), Liza Weil (Paris), Sean Gunn (Kirk), Keiko Agena (Lane), David Sutcliffe (Christopher), and Vanessa Marano (April). New cast additions include Sutton Foster, who starred on Sherman-Palladino’s shortlived “Bunheads”, and Mae Whitman, who played Graham’s other beloved TV daughter, Amber, on “Parenthood.” Melissa McCarthy will not return to reprise her role of Sookie St. James.
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