SPOILER WARNING: For those who haven’t watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, plot details will be revealed below.
Ventimiglia, 39, played Rory Gilmore’s (Alexis Bledel) high school beau Jess Mariano on the original CW series and made a return to the four-part Netflix revival as a mature and grown up version of his teenage bad boy self.
In A Year in the Life, it’s revealed in the final four words that Rory is pregnant with presumably Logan Huntzberger’s (Matt Czuchry) baby.
So, if Gilmore fans are lucky to get another Year in the Life, what does Ventimiglia — whose Jess clearly still has feelings for Rory — think will happen between Rory and her two past love interests?
“Let’s think of it in terms of who is Amy going to set up to fight for Rory’s affection,” Ventimiglia told Entertainment Weekly of Rory’s love triangle. “Will it be she’s carrying Logan’s child and Jess is going to fight for her because Logan’s going to be schmucky, or is Logan, the rich guy, going to fight for her and Jess is going to be schmucky? I don’t know. I’m thinking it’s Logan’s kid and Jess is going to fight for her.”
Gilmore fans also noticed similarities between Jess and his uncle Luke Danes — he ends up with Rory’s mom, Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) —and Logan and Rory’s father Christopher (David Sutcliffe) in the four-part revival. So what does Ventimiglia think of the comparisons?
“Oh God, I don’t know. I think it would be good for Jess to be like Luke because Luke is a good guy,” Ventimiglia said. “He’s a little stubborn with the diner, with the way that he likes things, but who he is as a man is a very good man, and Scott Patterson [who plays Luke], same thing. That was the most fun to be back on set with him.”
The final four words, and numerous other unanswered questions, have us begging creator Amy Sherman-Palladino to return to Stars Hollow again to bring clarity and closure to our beloved characters once more.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is now streaming on Netflix.