Page one of the script for the long-awaited new Gilmore Girls reboot is here and SPOILER ALERT: It's perfect.
It's been a nerve-wracking year for GG fans ever since we heard the Stars Hollow crew would return to the small screen. Will it be as good as the original? Will Melissa McCarthy return? (Yes!) Will Rory and Dean end up together (probably not, thank god)??
Apparently Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai Gilmore, was trepidatious, too. “I didn’t read the last episode for the longest time because I was scared,” she says. “I loved how everything was teed up in the first three and I, carrying the burden of everybody in my mind, was like, ‘Oh God, what’s going to happen?’"
Well, we still don't know everything that will happen. But here's a few lines from Page 1, courtesy of original GG creator Amy Sherman-Palladino via Entertainment Weekly (you can read the whole first page here):
Not bad, right??
Graham was not disappointed either. "To me, it was deeply satisfying," she said. "And also it answered questions I didn’t even think of. I thought, ‘Oh how perfect, wow. I wouldn’t even have wondered that.'"
And Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory, was happy with the script too. “I read the first three in one sitting,” she said. “I was on page 7 or 8 when I remembered: Of course, this is that inviting town where everything is so familiar. And I felt like I was enveloped back into that time and place; wherever it exists in people’s imaginations, I was reminded of where it was in mine. It was so easy to just jump back in and get to work. Which is lucky — because I had to the next day.”
That's soooooo Rory.
Apparently Graham was especially on board for the jab at Gwyneth Paltrow's "Goop" line. “I just felt like that’s so quintessentially Amy and Lorelai,” she says. “It was then that I was like, ‘We’re going to be okay.’” (That's sooooo Lorelai.)
We're going to be okay.