Avid “Gilmore Girls” fan Melanie Blood yelled out in shock and disappointment after parting ways with main characters Rory and Lorelai in 2007.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” said Blood, a BYU psychology major. “I hated the last season. I was so mad when it ended.”
Blood wasn’t the only one dissatisfied with the last season. Fans everywhere were persistent in letting the writers hear their cries for more “Gilmore Girls.”
In October 2015, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino announced the return of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix.
“Gilmore Girls” followed the lives of single mother Lorelai, played by Lauren Graham, and her daughter Rory, played by Alexis Bledel, in a fictional town called Stars Hollow. The season ran for seven seasons on The WB and later aired on The CW.
“I had hoped that they would do it,” Blood said of the revival. “But it was one of those where you hope that they will — but you don’t think they actually ever will kind of thing. So when they announced it I was (so excited).”
There will be four episodes in the revival, according to an article by Kaitlin Thomas from TV.com. Each episode will be 90 minutes long and will follow the four seasons of the year.
Since the announcement, fans have been anxiously waiting to see who will be returning for the series revival.
Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie, responded to a fan asking her to return to Stars Hollow, the fictional setting of the show.
“Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!” McCarthy tweeted.
Edward Herrmann died in December 2014 from brain cancer and will be missed in the revival. Herrmann played the role of Richard Gilmore, the Gilmore girls’ father and grandfather.
BYU junior Jane White, a more recent fan of the show, said she is excited to see how people in the show have gotten older since the last season.
“I got into ‘Gilmore Girls’ two months ago because (my roommate) is obsessed with the show,” White said. “She had just re-watched the whole thing and I had finished watching ‘The Office’ or something and I needed a new show … I think it’s funny and I like funny things, but I also think it’s relatable.”
Blood and White have some concerns and hopes about Rory’s and Lorelai’s love interests, because the last episode of the series left the topic of relationships wide open.
“If Luke and Lorelai are not together I’ll be really mad,” Blood said. “I’ll be like, ‘What’s happening?’ So that better be a thing.”
All three of Rory’s past boyfriends, Logan, Dean and Jess, have said they will return for the new season.
“I want Rory to end up with Logan,” White said. “I was really ticked off that she turned him down for the proposal. Logan was my favorite of her boyfriends.”
Many avid fans are anxious to see who Rory will end up with.
Netflix hasn’t yet named an air date for the “Gilmore Girls” revival but filming began last month.