Oy with the poodles already!
If you're a Gilmore Girls fan, chances are you still have many unanswered questions about the beloved Stars Hollow-centric series.
Luckily for all those diehard fans out there, (who totally know what our opening line means!) ETonline took a trip to the ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX and sat in on an intimate panel with Gilmore Girls creator and executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladinoto bring you everything you've been dying to know.
The former showrunner spilled answers to six of your most burning questions including the mysterious whereabouts of Mr. Kim, which boyfriend she thinks Rory (Alexis Bledel) should have ended up with, the real reason behind the girls' insane coffee addiction, and those Gilmore Girls reunion rumors!
1. What are those mysterious last four words you wanted Gilmore Girls to end on?
For a brief and glorious moment it looked as Palladino was finally going to reveal those highly coveted four words to the small room of fans – but then she shook her head. "At this point I'm just being a complete a—hole," she said to a loud wave of laughter. "There have been [those four words] since the very beginning."
2.What the deal with the coffee? Why was it something the girls were so obsessed with it?
"The coffee thing really came because they talk so God-damned fast," she laughed. "And it's really cold in [Stars Hollow] and you get up in the morning and there's like this delicious coffee, and it smells good. And it's like there is something that will always be warm and comforting for you and it may not be companionship, it may not be mental health, but there will be coffee. There is always going to be coffee, so enjoy."
3. Which boyfriend do you think Rory should have ended up with?
"As far as Rory's journey goes, I think every relationship she had for me was the right relationship fort hat period of life she was in so I think that it was a good sort of mix," she spilled. "I don’t think I've thought much about at this point who Rory should fictionally be with, but Alexis has chosen very well."
4. How do you now feel about not being able to be there for the finale season of Gilmore Girls?
"Sh-t happens," Palladino said with a shrug. "We left it in the hands of our writers. We had smart and strong writers who had trained with us, so we felt like if we can't be there, it's at least in the hands of people that we know are going to honor the spirit of the world that we set up."
The creator continued, "It's always a bummer when you don’t get to end it. I had hoped maybe that there would have been a call like, 'Hey! It's the last episode – do you want to come back?' And there wasn't."
5. Where is Mr. Kim?
"I don’t really know!" Palladino exclaimed. The showrunner then joked that he must have been trapped underneath a table in the back of Kim's Antiques. "He's just rotting away somewhere," she said. "They go walking by a corner and everyone's like, 'What's that smell?'"
6. If there is a Gilmore Girls reunion in the future, what form would you want it to take? (i.e. mini-series, movie, etc.)
"It would not be a musical," Palladino eliminated. "Hmm… I don’t know, human form? I don’t really know. I'll think about it and then next year when we get together for coffee I'll have an answer."
Do you have any leftover Gilmore Girls questions? Would you be on board for a Gilmore Girls reunion? Shout out your thoughts to @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!