11 urgent questions we have after watching the new Gilmore Girls trailer

It is almost time to head back to Stars Hollow, but a new trailer raises more questions than it answers

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With one month to go before Gilmore Girls makes its return, Netflix have treated fans to a full trailer. We laughed, we cried – and then we dissected it. 

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Here are the questions we urgently need answered:

1. Why does Rory feel like her career never took off?

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The last time we saw Rory she was heading off to cover Barack Obama’s electoral campaign and was all set to be a successful journalist. Sure, it’s been a tough few years for journalism, but surely Rory would rise to the top like she always does? And yet, she’s pouring out her heart to Jess, saying: “I could have been a contender”. Hopefully she’s just being overdramatic. 

2. Will Jess give her the pep talk she needs?

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He was the one who motivated her to go back to Yale by reminding her what she could do if she was determined enough. “You’re still a contender,” he replies. 

3. Why is Kirk at Friday Night Dinner?

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Lorelei and Emily seem just as confused as we are. 

4. Why did Richard Gilmore die?

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Edward Herrmann died two years ago, so the Gilmore Girls will also have to say goodbye to Richard Gilmore – but we don’t yet know how he passed away. His absence will be keenly felt. 

5. Why is Emily Gilmore wearing jeans? And a T-shirt?

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Emily never wears jeans. This is a bad sign about how she is coping with her husband’s death. 

6. What has Rory been doing in London?

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Lorelei says Rory is channelling Jack Kerouac’s On The Road – but what has brought her to England? Intriguing. 

7. Why is Lorelei talking about Luke in therapy?

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“We’re happy. Luke and I are happy,” she tells her therapist uncertainly. Uh-oh. Is their relationship in trouble? 

8. Has Paris become Hillary Clinton?

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Is that a pant-suit we spy? And… is Paris back at Chilton?

9. What is Logan doing back in the picture?

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What happened between him and Rory after she turned down his proposal?

10. And how about Rory’s first sweetheart, Dean?

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11. Does the YouTube repeat button ever break?

Asking for a friend. 

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All will be revealed when Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is released on Netflix on November 25