Excitement for Netflix's upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival has only continued to build since the streaming service officially announced it would produce four new 90-minute episodes. Last week, we got our first glimpse at the continued adventures of the residents of Stars Hollow, and now, Netflix has released an additional three images to whet fans' appetites.
The new photos feature the titular women -- Rory (Alexis Bledel), Lorelai (Lauren Graham), and Emily (Kelly Bishop) -- both in intimate one-on-one settings, as well as in one of our favorite recurring storylines: wacky town meetings. The image that features that latter event includes Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai (who are still together -- yay!) looking aghast, probably at some boneheaded statement Taylor (Michael Winters) has made. Babette (Sally Struthers) appears similarly annoyed.
Next up is a chat between Lorelai and Rory, in the familiar kitchen of Lorelai's Stars Hollow home. The mother and daughter appear deep in conversation, and the giant mugs sitting on the table between them suggest that they haven't kicked their coffee addiction in the eight years they've been off TV screens (the Pop Tarts and Chinese takeout cartons also reveal that the girls' junk food cravings are still intact, too). Does this mean that Rory is still living with her mother, after leaving to cover Barack Obama's burgeoning presidential campaign in the series finale? The photos released by Entertainment Weekly last week show Rory standing in front of a classroom full of Chilton students, though we're not convinced she's given up her writing passion to become an English teacher (maybe she's just visiting as a successful alumna, regaling her former school with tales from her fabulous journalism career?).
And Rory and Emily share some alone time in the final image, with Emily pouring herself a drink from her luxurious bar cart (which we lusted over for pretty much the entire duration of the original series). This moment may revolve around Emily mourning Richard, whose death was written into the show to reflect the real-life passing of actor Edward Herrmann. We know that a significant portion of Emily's storyline during these new episodes will dwell on how she handles the loss of her husband (according to Bishop: not well); perhaps Rory is there to provide comfort during this difficult time.
There's no premiere date yet for the new episodes, though Netflix has indicated they will debut sometime later this year. "Gilmore Girls" is in production -- which finally includes Melissa McCarthy! -- now.
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