We're not still the only ones reeling over the final four words of the "Gilmore Girls" revival.
"A Year in the Life" dropped a big bombshell in the final seconds of the four-part Netflix installment, and it blindsided even the show's stars. Both Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory) were candid about their reactions during Deadline's The Contenders Emmys panel on Sunday.
"It was a complete surprise to me -- and that's not an ending, that's a cliffhanger!" Graham said of -- spoilers ahead if you haven't finished "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" -- Rory's surprise pregnancy.
Bledel hadn't seen it going that direction, either. She told the audience that she had been hoping to see her character "end on a high note." Apparently, the life she envisioned for the youngest Gilmore girl didn't include so many setbacks or a pregnancy with one of three less-than-ideal options: an engaged ex, the world's most boring boyfriend, or a one-night-stand Wookiee.
"It certainly wasn't the ending I was expecting," she said, adding that it was "a hard thing ... to digest."
Yet, while both women imagined the revival wrapping up differently, they don't necessarily feel like more "Gilmore Girls" is in order. They've explained as much in the past and they expounded on their thoughts during the panel. Ultimately, they seem to respect creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's story and voice.
"I don't know if there is a need to do more," Graham said. "I would never want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome."
To return for more "Gilmore Girls," she'd want it to be "the best thing" for the characters -- a sentiment Bledel echoed.
"I think for me it comes down to what story we're telling," Bledel said. "I'm just interested in telling a story that is dynamic and that I sort of relate to and can hook into."
So far, the actors haven't been approached about continuing the Netflix revival, according to Graham. That doesn't mean there hasn't been plenty of speculation, though. We'll have to wait to see what the future holds, but at least neither Graham nor Bledel has ruled out the possibility of another return to Stars Hollow entirely.