Milo Ventimiglia
Actor Milo Ventimiglia poses at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, California U.S., October 21, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

“Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” was meant to tie down any loose ends from the original series, but it has instead fueled more questions from audiences who have followed the series since it first came out. Actor Milo Ventimiglia has, however, turned the tables on the one pressing debate regarding whom Rory Gilmore should have ended up with.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Ventimiglia was a guest on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He was meant to talk about his current series, “This Is Us.” But Fallon, being a big fan of Ventimiglia’s earlier show, was able to slip in a quick conversation about “Gilmore Girls.”

Ventimiglia handed the talk show host with a “Team Jess” pin, which Fallon excitedly accepted. “I am Team Jess all the way! You’re the best!” he said. “You’re, of course, the only one for Rory. Give me a break.”

A lot of viewers would agree with Fallon on this and could argue why Jess was a better match for Alexis Bledel’s Rory. In contrast, other members of Team Jess would point out exactly why Dean (Jared Padalecki) and Logan (Mark Czuchry) were wrong for her. Ventimiglia, however, was not as sure and voiced his one concern.

“I felt like it was maybe a little arrogant to be Team Jess,” he said. “Were those guys Team Rory?” Ventimiglia spun the classic debate about who would be best for the protagonist and made it about if any of them were right for her at all. On the other hand, his statement could also be taken as maybe Dean, Jess or Logan were weighing Rory against other women as well.

This would exceptionally be true for Logan, who had a fiancé during the entire timeframe of “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The life.” Fans have since argued that Jess could be considered Team Rory all the way. But if the Ventimiglia asked that question, then there might be some weight to the statement.

“Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” was released on Netflix International in November 2016 and is available for streaming until now. There has been no official announcement regarding another season, but fans have been clamoring for the same. The cast and writers, however, have generally not been as positive.


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