Everything We Know About the Final Four Words of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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If you’re not planning to hunker down and binge-watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life in one sitting the minute it hits Netflix, then consider yourself warned to avoid the Internet for a few days. There’s been a ton of buzz about the show’s final four words, with which series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino planned to end the original Gilmore Girls. But because she exited the show before its final season, fans never had the chance to learn how the series was truly meant to end. Until now. With the four-episode revival, Sherman-Palladino is finally able to finish what she started—and if you’re considering jumping ahead to the end of the fourth episode just to find out, you might want to think again.

“It really is a journey leading up to the last four words,” Sherman-Palladino recently said during Netflix’s Television Critics Association press day. “And 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.” True Gilmore fans who are looking to make every new magical moment last will find themselves rewarded in the end. “I would hope that people would want to take the whole trip—it’s a fun trip,” said Sherman-Palladino. “It’s worth it.”

While many fans wouldn’t dare entertain the thought of skipping over the season-focused stories being told, Sherman-Palladino is a realist when it comes to living in our spoiler-filled age of information. “It’s such a build to the last four words, and we live in an age where I knew people were going to go right to the last four words and then put it on the Internet and possibly spoil it for people who are going to take the journey,” she said. “However, you don’t always get what you want.”

Of course, a Gilmore Girls revival is exactly what we’ve been wanting for years—and as for those final four words? Well, we’re just excited to find out exactly what they are. We do know that they’re every bit representative of Sherman-Palladino’s vision for the show, as the program's star Yanic Truesdale—who plays The Dragonfly Inn’s grumpy French concierge Michel Gerard—revealed during a recent visit to InStyle’s New York City offices. “I didn't spend that much time thinking what those four words were, and when I read them, I didn't know how to feel about them,” said Truesdale. “I didn't expect what I read, but I thought it was typical Amy, I'll say that. Typical Amy—but it made sense to me.” And there you have it.

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