You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Gilmore Girls’: Fans React to Those Final Four Words (SPOILERS)

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched all four episodes of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” on Netflix.

Now we know.

When creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the original series “Gilmore Girls” on WB in 2006 in its sixth season, she revealed that she had a plan in mind for the final four words for the show. Fans have been left speculating ever since what those mysterious words might be.

And when the much anticipated revival of the series was announced on Netflix, Sherman-Palladino urged fans not to fast forward through the four 90-minute episodes to solve the mystery.

“It would be great if people who wanted to see the last four words first got some therapy before it actually aired and got rid of that inclination, because it really is a journey leading up to the last four words,” she told reporters at the TV critics press tour in July. “I do think that it’s going to mean a lot more if you’ve taken the journey, and it’s going to mean a lot less if you just flip to the last page. That being said, what can I do? So I would hope that people would want to take the whole trip. It’s a fun trip. It’s worth it. There’s peanuts.”

There was so much secrecy around the words, they weren’t even in the script. It simply said: “And then the last four words are said.”

So what are those final four words?

As Lorelai and Rory sit side-by-side quietly contemplating their future in the aftermath of Lorelai’s long-awaited wedding to Luke, Rory turns to her mother.

“Mom?” she says. “Yeah?” responds Lorelai. “I’m pregnant,” says Rory.

It’s a perfect circle, and does set a potential return to Stars Hollow, should Netflix and Warner Bros be able to get the cast back on board.

By early Friday morning, hours after the revival was released, fans had already responded on Twitter with mixed reactions.

Some were smug. “I was right about two of the final four words,” @harlequimsy wrote.


Others already want more. “Omfg those final four words how can you just cut it like that??? There has to be more #GilmoreGirlsRevival,” wrote @alasdair.

@_cesia chimed in, “I refuse to accept that was the ending to Gilmore Girls. Those can’t be the final four words.”

Still others were in complete shock. “I know the final four words and I CANNOT BREATHE OMG,” @katesandsuch tweeted.

“I just turned the tv off and I’m still crying thinking I may go lay in the tub and think about the final four words,” @taypicou wrote.

“i just found out the final four words and i have chills and i’m tearing up in public i cannot believe,” @felinegarbage tweeted.


Of course, fans who haven’t finished want to stay spoiler-free. “I JUST WOKE UP WHY DOES EVERYONE WANNA SPOIL THE FINAL FOUR WORDS FOR ME STOPPPPPPPPPPP,” @xan_voorhees tweeted.


@samfonggg wrote, “No one on my feed has tweeted about the final four words and that’s how I know I follow the right people.”

What do you think of the final four words? Share your reaction with us in the comments below.

More TV

  • Jason Sudeikis Apple

    Jason Sudeikis Sets Ted Lasso Comedy Series at Apple

    Jason Sudeikis is bringing his Ted Lasso character to Apple’s upcoming streaming service. Variety has learned that Apple TV Plus has given a series order to “Ted Lasso,” on which Sudeikis will star in addition to writing and executive producing. In the series, Sudeikis plays Lasso, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an [...]


    Netflix and Ava DuVernay Sued by Police Interrogation Firm

    The company behind a controversial police interrogation technique filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay, claiming that it was defamed in DuVernay’s miniseries on the Central Park jogger case. John E. Reid and Associates developed the Reid Technique in the late 1940s, and it has continued to offer training materials [...]

  • Noah Oppenheim

    NBCU Has Likely Succession Plan Set at NBC News

    NBC News President Noah Oppenheim has been battling Ronan Farrow in recent and disturbing headlines, but the executive remains the most likely candidate to succeed NBC News and MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack, according to people familiar with the matter. Lack, who has seen NBC News through one of its most tumultuous eras, has a contract [...]

  • Succession Season 2 Roman Gerri

    How 'Succession' Turned Rich-People Problems Into TV's Most Satisfying Drama (Column)

    It was only as the credits rolled on the Season 2 finale of “Succession” that I realized I was standing. At some point during the exhilarating final scene, I’d apparently leapt to my feet, radiating with the thrill of watching the last meticulously placed domino fall. It was startling to understand just how invested I’d [...]

  • '100% Wolf - Legend of the

    '100% Wolf - Legend of the Moonstone' Leads Most Viewed Show at MipJunior

    Animated series “100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone” from Germany’s Studio100 Media topped the poll of most-watched shows at MipJunior, the children’s content market in Cannes, which wrapped Sunday. The series follows the adventures of Freddy Lupin, a young werewolf who has been accidentally turned into a poodle, but is determined to prove he’s [...]

  • jay-wallace-fox-news

    'News Stars' Will Fill Shepard Smith's Slot, Says Fox News President (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shepard Smith has left the Fox News building, but his hour will remain staffed by employees from the network’ news division. Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Shannon Bream, Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer and John Roberts are among the Fox News Channel news anchors who will do a stint in the 3 p.m. hour vacated [...]

  • craig-ferguson-join-or-die

    Craig Ferguson Game Show 'The Hustler' Gets Picked Up by ABC

    Comedian and host Craig Ferguson is returning to the airwaves with a new trivia game show series at ABC, “The Hustler,” in which one player will already secretly know all the answers. The format involves five contestants working together on a series of trivia questions, with the aim of growing and winning a collective prize [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content