Sookie scores a plum spot as White House executive chef… and her slate of state dinners simply makes it too difficult to get back to Stars Hollow on the regular.
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!
Sookie landes her own Food Network cooking show — and now lives in L.A., where she hangs with Bobby, Giada and TBC (her nickname for The Barefoot Contessa, obvi).
THE BIG FALLING OUT
Tensions arose between Sookie and Lorelai when a big hotel chain wanted to buy the Dragonfly — Sookie voted to sell, Lorelai didn’t. Sookie wound up leaving over it, and it’s still a sore subject.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: TV-MA EDITION!
Sookie reunites with Alcide (not dead!) and they’re so wrapped up in their otherworldly romance, the telepathic fairy and her hirsute wolf just can’t find the time to return… oh wait. That’s Sookie Stackhouse. Nevermind.
THE SPY GAME
Sookie was secretly an undercover CIA operative the whole time she was stationed in Stars Hollow — and now, is saving the world on assignment in Europe.
A TRAGIC END
Oh no! Turns out, accident-prone Sookie went out in a blaze of glory involving a kitchen gas leak and an ill-advised match. (We will not make a joke about her explosive talent. Nope.)
Actually, scratch the kitchen fire idea. (Too grim!) Sookie’s a handsomely paid cruise-ship chef… who spends her off hours chillaxin’ on the Lido Deck.
WHOOPS! WRONG NETFLIX REVIVAL?
Maybe Sookie never makes it to Connecticut to reunite with Rory and Lorelai because she accidentally winds up trapped in a different nostalgia-inducing project on Netflix… Fuller House!
GOING BACK TO THE START
Hardcore fans know Getting On‘s Alex Borstein played Ms. St. James in the pilot. So if Melissa McCarthy’s movie schedule precludes a return to the Netflix revival, perhaps creator Amy Sherman-Palladino can serve up the ultimate Easter egg recast for true Gilmore devotees.