Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Where In The World Are They Now? {Gilmore Girls}

Hello All,

Today I'm doing the second installment in my "Where in the World Are They Now?" series. (You can read the Friends edition by clicking here)

Today I'm going to take you back to May 15, 2007 when Gilmore Girls aired its final episode. Gilmore Girls ran for 7 seasons on the WB which became the CW in 2006. Gilmore Girls followed the lives of Lorelai Gilmore a young mom of sixteen year old Rory as she raises her in the small Connecticut town of Stars Hollow. The show is sprinkled with many funny and interesting characters that make the show unique and one of a kind.

So, without further ado here is where I think my favorite Gilmore Girls character are today. Before I start just want to state a disclaimer, this where I think the characters are, I have no idea where creator Amy Sherman-Palladino imagines these characters now. Although we will see when the revival is released on Netflix.

Let me set the stage, it has been 8 years since the show ended. The series ended with Rory going off to follow then presidential candidate, Barrak Obama, on the road, Lorelai and Luke kissed leading fans to believe they were getting back together and Rory ended the series single after turning down Logan's marriage proposal. 

Lorelai Gilmore:
At the end of season seven Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is sending her daughter off to start her new life, going through a divorce from Christopher and just kissed Luke. I think since the series ended Lorelai has had continued success in her career as inn owner. I think the kiss from Luke lead them back into a relationship where they are happily married. She is still best friends with Sookie. After Rory left she continued going to Friday night dinners with her parents and their relationship continued to improve. The death of her father, Richard Gilmore, hit Lorelai harder than she expected it to but it showed her how grateful she was for being able to spend the last few years of his life in good standing with him.
Rory Gilmore:
After completing in her life on the road following Obama's campaign, Rory remained in Washington DC working for the blog as a political correspondent. ABC News took notice of her work and hired her on to be one of their political correspondent. Rory has worked her way up through their company and now have all the major news networks trying to get her on board. In her personal life she has a dated a couple of different men but none of them has really stuck. She goes home to Stars Hollow as often as possible. Richard's death hit Rory really hard but she was able to take a few weeks off from work and finally get to Fez, in honor of all of her and Richard's discussion about the trip of her dreams.
Emily Gilmore:
After the death of Richard, Emily (Kelly Bishop) went through a depression.  After a couple of months of depression Emily got herself back on track. She threw herself into her work at DAR. The death of her husband made her relationship with Lorelai and Rory stronger, as well as causing her to full embrace Luke into their family.
Richard Gilmore:
Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann) passed away in 2014 (Editor's note: The dates above are the years of actor, Edward Herrmann's life). After having many heart problems, Richard passed away of heart disease. Before passing he spent as much of his time with the 3 women of his life. As well as never missing any piece of writing with the byline of Rory Gilmore. One of the highlights of his last years of life was walking his daughter down the aisle and giving her away. 
Luke Danes:
Luke was always a big supporter in the lives of the Gilmore Girls. And nothing has changed. Rory loves coming home to see her mom and step-dad. He also is super involved in April's life. Luke's Diner is still the #1 place to eat in Stars Hollow. Luke started renting out the apartment above Luke's because he no longer feels the need to have the apartment above the diner.
Sookie St. James:
Sookie's food at the Dragonfly Inn has become famous all over the country. People come all over the country to eat her food. She has been feature in both Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray's magazines. Her and Jackson are still happily married and she loves being a mom. They finished after baby number 3. She is very active in the school, especially baking for the the bake sales. Her and Lorelai are still best friend. Sookie and Rory were co-maids of Honor at Lorelai and Luke's wedding. 
Lane Kim:
Lane became a mom young and fully embraced it. Her twins are now eight and both super into music. Lane became the manager of the music store in Stars Hollow and is currently teaching a young version of herself how to play the drums. Now that the twins are in school full time Hep Alien is working on recording their demo. Zach has gone on a couple of different tours throughout the years but has never missed a major event (i.e. birthdays, kindergarten graduations) of the twins. 
Dean Forester:
The last time we saw Dean (Jared Padelecki) he and Rory had just broken up and he wasn't taking it well. I believe that Dean eventually did graduate college with a degree in business management. Dean had a hard time seeing Rory, Lorelai and anyone who who reminded him of Rory. Soon after graduating college Dean moved back to Chicago. He recently met a girl who he has gotten him to forget Rory. He hasn't returned to Stars Hollow since moving out. Although he is pretty sure he saw Rory once as he was walking into work one day, but he can't be 100% sure.
Jess Mariano:
After seeing Rory in 2006, Jess (Milo Ventimigilia) started working on his next novel. During that time he has his one serious girlfriend who wasn't Rory. He was getting ready to propose when he ran into Rory. After talking to her for a many hours he realized that he didn't love the girl he was seeing as much as he had always loved Rory. Although they aren't dating Jess has kept in touch with Rory. He also published another novel with great success. 
Logan Huntzberger:
After Rory turned down Logan's (Matt Czuchry) proposal, Logan returned to California where he threw himself into his work. For a couple of years Logan reverted to his old way when it came to women. But eventually he met a girl who gave him a run for his money and he fell head over heels for her. They are now planning their wedding. A few years after the break up Logan reached out to Rory and they became friends again. 
Paris Geller:
Paris (Liza Weil) went to medical school before realizing that her heart wasn't really in it. After taking a year off to find herself Paris started back at Yale at their law school. She is now defense attorney at a high power law firm where she is on the fast track to becoming partner. Her and Doyle are happily married and living in the city. They have talked about having children and agree that having two in the near future makes sense for them. Paris is already working on getting her childhood nanny to move to the city to take care of her children.
Michel Gerard:
Michel (Yanic Trusdale) was the every sassy but completely lovable (once you got to know him) concierge at both the Independence Inn and the Dragonfly Inn. I think that to this day he is still working at the Dragonfly Inn and as much as he gives Lorelai and Sookie a hard time he loves them so much. After the death of of his other dog, Michel decided to adopt two more because he couldn't bare to go home an empty house. Michel also feel in love with the person of his dreams (Editor Note: Michel's sexual orientation was always slightly a question mark and I don't want to imply a preference either way). He also finally was able to meet Celine Dion. 
Kirk (Sean Gunn) eventually married Lulu and they had twin girls. One who much like Kirk marches to the beat of her own drum and one who is a drama queen. After Taylor Doose got sick the town decided to make Kirk Vice Selectman of Stars Hollow. Kirk also published a self help book "How to Hold a Job at Every Business in a Small Town". 
When we last saw April she was living in New Mexico with her mom where she eventually started to thrive. During her four years of high school she continued to thrive but her favorite parts of the year was when she got to visit her Dad in Connecticut. She recently graduated from Columbia University as Pre-Med and now is studying at Harvard Medical School to become a researcher. She has continued to remain close to her father, Luke. She also became very close with Rory after Rory visited her when she was on the road for Obama's campaign.

And that is where I believe the character's from Gilmore Girls are today. If you were a fan of the show where do you think they are now? Let me know in the comments below.

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