Gilmore Girls' Keiko Agena Tackles That Other Mystery: Where Is Mr. Kim?!

1dayMove over “Last Four Words.” There’s a new Gilmore Girls mystery in town, only it’s not new at all. It’s an oldie but a goodie: Where on Earth has Mr. Kim been hiding all these years — and will we ever meet him?

The whereabouts of Lane’s dad — who was occasionally referred to over the series’ initial seven-season WB/CW run but never actually seen — isn’t keeping TV daughter Keiko Agena up at night. In fact, she’s pretty sure she knows the answer.

“I always thought — and this is not something [I’ve] ever talked about with [Amy and Dan] or even [TV mom] Emily [Kuroda] — is he’s away [doing] something purposeful,” she told me last Friday at the revival’s four-episode premiere event. “And I know that sounds vague. [He’s] traveling.”

Agena went on to reveal that she never pointedly asked Team Palladino to solve this familial mystery, nor has she discussed it with her TV mom Emily Kuroda. How is that even possible?!

Press PLAY above for an answer to that question as TVLine’s “18 Days of Gilmore” scoop countdown reaches its climax. That’s right — we’re nearing the finish line, folks. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life begins streaming on Netflix at 12:01 am PT/3:01 am ET, and you better believe Team TVLine will be burning the midnight oil to usher in its arrival.

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12 Comments
  1. I’m wondering if we’ll get an answer tomorrow now.

  2. Lysh says:

    Oh dang, I thought this video or mini-series would reveal this. I think I can imagine her dad in some sort of Dr Strange situation, learning magic in a secret temple.

  3. missy says:

    That would of been a great moment to have in the revival, the reveal (and or return) of Mr Kim.
    Mrs Kim probably sent him away after Lane was born, because of her aversion to sex and procreating. Although, if I remember correctly, it was Mr Kim that supposedly drove Lane to the airport at the end of Season 2. It’s possible Keiko is right, he just travels a lot :D

  4. I have to say I don’t really care about Mr Kim, as long as we see Mrs Kim. She was one of my favorite character. Maybe i’m odd, I don’t know.

  5. Oh my god, i’ve found out she’s 43. Really? She was 27 years old at the beginning of the series? Wow.

  6. Mary says:

    Thats so odd. how can this not be addressed? i just find it really weird because shes mentioned “my parents” and if i’m not mistaken, “dad” too? N then hes never seen or heard again?what?. I wouldnt be wondering if she never referred to him, id just think her mums a single mum, widowed or divorced

  7. Jennifer says:

    Final 4 words…
    “So, you’re Lane’s dad!?!”
    LOL!

  8. MMD says:

    I am counting down the hours. Going to be up early.


    For those of you in the States I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving and hopefully no political fighting. Just remember leftovers will go so well with Gilmore Girls. :-)

  9. Paul says:

    I thought he was deceased. Her grandmother came from Korea for the wedding, I assumed if Mr. Kim were alive he’d have been there.