When the haters are getting you down, you can always count on the ‘rents to come to your rescue. That’s exactly what Rory Gilmore’s fictional family did when asked about the youngest Gilmore’s tumultuous love life in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
In a Facebook Live panel last night, the cast discussed the online backlash Rory’s character in particular has been receiving as a result of her actions in the revival. Lauren Graham, who plays Rory’s mom Lorelai, was quick to defend her TV daughter and specifically, her oft-forgotten “relationship” with Paul.
“None of us are on the internet, almost at all. So I know what you mean, but the show has a sense of humor, and that’s its sense of humor. And I think maybe it feels a little different: Rory’s not in high school anymore, so yes, as grown women constantly forgetting…I just thought it was a funny runner.”
Rory’s now-stepfather then stepped in to second Lauren’s notion that Paul was meant to be a long-running joke and nothing more. Luke’s portrayer Scott Patterson added, “Paul was a sacrificial lamb, and he knew it. And the audience knew it.”
While the pair didn’t share their opinions on Rory’s other romantic entanglements in the revival, it’s clear Luke and Lorelai have her back.