A key staff member from Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival claims to know who the father of Rory’s revival baby is — and she’s dishing and telling.
In a series of TikTok videos, Valerie Campbell — the costume supervisor on 2016’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life — unequivocally maintained that Rory’s baby daddy is Logan.
Insisting that it’s really just a case of basic mathematics, Campbell ruled out all three non-Logan options, beginning with her fleeting “Winter” boyfriend, Paul. “If it was Paul, she would have had the baby in “Fall,” she noted, before adding that if the positive pregnancy test was a result of Rory’s Wookiee tryst in “Spring,” Alexis Bledel’s alter ego “she would’ve been about to burst” when she dropped the bombshell on Lorelai in the climactic “Fall.”
Meanwhile, since Campbell insists that “immaculate conception” does not exist in Stars Hollow, Jess is not a viable option, either.
“The only obvious choice is — you guessed it — Logan,” she concluded.
Campbell then went on to allege that series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino — “herself said, ‘Why are people even questioning who the father is?’ It’s because it was supposed to be very, very, very, very obvious.”
For her part, Sherman-Palladino is neither confirming nor denying Campbell’s claims, issuing to TVLine a simple “no comment.”
Back in 2020, Sherman-Palladino weighed in on the possibility of pursuing a follow-up to A Year in the Life.
“There’s no [obstacle] except for lives and people doing [other] things,” she told TVLine at the time. ““[A Year in the Life] was one of those kismet moments where we were kind of all looking at each other and going, ‘Well, let’s take a couple of months and hang out together and remind each other why we drove each other crazy.’ And it was a wonderful experience. I really do believe that if the time is right and the girls are where they need to be in their lives [it could happen].
“The great thing about families is there is always story to tell,” she continued. “[Gilmore] is not like a monster [franchise] or ‘Aliens came to town!’ or ‘We finally found out who killed Laura Palmer and it’s over’-[type situation]. There’s never going to be closure between Lorelai and Emily. Ever. And the older that Rory gets and the more she finds her own footing and has her own life — and she’s potentially going to have a baby — she’s going to be in conflict with Lorelai. Conflict and story and journey are not an issue.”
No one wants the baby to be Logan’s. We all hate Logan and much prefer Jess.
Sorry, you don’t speak for everyone. Logan fan here and while I loved Jess’ progression, you cannot say everyone hates Logan.
Seriously, love Logan and love this development
I was also a huge Logan fan
I agree 1000%
I know it would mirror her mother with having a father who comes from a very rich family but please for the love of Paul Anka… no
I’m sorry, I would have much preferred she end up with Logan over anyone else, if she had to end up with anyone.
Yup. I don’t understand people who like that smarmy rich jerk. Let’s not forget he was seeing Rory in that special while married.
He was not married during year in the life. He was engaged
My mistake, I guess that makes it OK then
She was a willing participant. She knew she was the other woman. Logan always wants her and willing to have her in his life on her terms.
Rory in the revival is just mess. It’s like the Palladino determined to have the original ending of Rory pregnant and don’t care that she is now 30 and it has a completely different impact to her life.
Yes, not married. And probably an arranged marriage. JS
Jess was borderline abusive and extremely toxic, so no, “we” don’t prefer him.
The preferable option for ME is neither of them. Rory, imo, never had a good love interest. It was always completely obvious the baby was Logan’s though, there was never any doubt.
Jess still feels towards Rory as“the one that got away”, he’s not the father.
16 year old Jess with a ton of emotional baggage sucked. BUT Jess worked on himself and became a better person. I wouldn’t want to be labeled for who I was at 16.
Logan was a cheater. Rory was absolutely okay with him cheating on his fiancee and cheating on her boyfriend. They were both trash in the revival in my opinion. Revival Jess is way too good for Rory.
Well I want the baby to be Logan’s I love him!
I always found it strange that Sherman-Palladino wanted this to be how the original run of GG ended, with Rory graduated from college and knocked up. Basically repeating her mother’s life, including her relationship with Logan who’s just a shorter, prettier version of her father, Christopher.
Nope, definitely want it to be Logan
Also jumping in here as a Logan fan.
I can’t believe that people actually didn’t know this. Like she mentioned: it was pretty obvious. The whole Rory situation was like a parallel with Lorelai. Logan is Christopher. Rory is Lorelai (only difference is is that Rory has her mum and grandmother), and Jess is Luke. A crush without her knowing. He’ll be there for her kid and Amy wanted to hint towards a future for Jess and Rory down the line. It’s how I saw it anyway, same for everyone I know.
Two big differences.
Christopher and Lorelai were teens, dating each other.
Logan and Rory are seeing each other on the side, when Logan isn’t seeing his fiancé.
Like when Lorelei and Christopher slept together at Sookie’s wedding.
I assumed when I watched at the time that she & Logan got pregnant, thus repeating the exact same cycle as Lorelei/Christopher. Logan was always her Christopher, anyways. I just hope that implies she ultimate would end up with Jess. ;-)
If any more revisits to Stars Hallow include Rory’s character development in any way like she was in the “seasons” miniseries, then I’m good with leaving well enough alone.
I thought it was Logan’s and that makes me really happy. They belong together. Make another movie miniseries, soon!
We don’t all hate Logan, but we do all hate Dean, he is the great equalizer.
And all Gilmore Girls fans said “AMEN.”
While I agree…Revival Dean had his crap together.
Dean could have been a better character — they started writing him as sulky and sexist so Rory could move on to the slightly more interesting bad boys.
No, sorry, you’re wrong. Not everyone hates Dean.
Yap +1 here. Loved Dean. He did have his missteps but seemed like he turned out great in the end.
Team Dean always here.
#TeamDean here too
Nope, sorry, I loved Dean.
I don’t even remember Dean! Who was he?
I already knew Logan was the father, the minute Rory announced she was pregnant.
Of course it’s Logan. (Also, Logan is the only one who’s been such a jerk in the past that he deserves to be stuck with Rory’s overprivileged whining — which got a hundred times worse in the Netflix sequel — for the rest of his life.)
I couldn’t agree more. I never understood the viewers rooting for Logan. He was such an a$$ on numerous occasions. It was fitting that he’d be cheating on his fiance with Rory. They could’ve at least given her some dignity in those Netflix episodes.
I didn’t think she had sex with Jess? I guess she did and I didn’t notice?
I did not like this revival…she was sleeping with Logan (who I like ) except he is a cheater and Rory is just as bad!
I always believed it was Logan’s. I would love to see one more GOOD movie where the characters live up to there potential..
I am indifferent on Jess. I think we all just love Milo and he’s intensely likable. I’ve always been Team Logan and love Matt. Logan is a better baby daddy. I think they resolved the mini series pretty easily and there shouldn’t have been any real question on who the dad is.
Rory and Logan deserve each other. With his growth, Jess deserves better than her.
IMO Seasons6&7 and a year in the life just showed how insufferable Rory is.
It was Marty. Surprise, suckers!
Only if Marty was Wookie Guy, and I still maintain that Wookie Guy is Paul and the father of Rory’s baby.
Why is this a question? It’s always been obviously Logan’s. Rory forgot about Paul the entire time they were dating, so no way it was him, and people only wanted it to be Jess, despite it not making sense.
I always assumed it was Logan’s because it would have been Logan’s during GG’s original run- since ASP had the final words (Mom, I’m pregnant) written long before the series finale that she wasn’t part of.
But I’m Team Jess so my mental conclusion to the storyline is that Logan is a deadbeat dead (like Christopher) while the true love of her life is someone else (Jess).
I gather the show didn’t stay w me enuf to even recall that Logan was engaged not married. I truly thought he was married. But never ever believe that a guy who is perfectly willing to sleep around w you won’t do t exact same thing w somebody else. I.e., no matter what one thinks of Rory, get far away from Logan, regardless of whether he’s t father. Both of them “cheated” but Rory made no real promises.
I’ve always loved Jess so that’s not going to just go away. I mean, it’s a tv show & weird decisions are made constantly but I’d prefer Rory/Jess to any other couple. And he understood her.
I’d never defend Logan because he was awful. But he kept telling Rory that he’d end things with his fiancée if she said yes. She was flaky and she wouldn’t commit to anyone. I don’t think she will with Jess either.
In true homewrecker fashion.
Or all of these guys deserve better than Rory’s whiney spoiled butt? Just like Luke deserves SO MUCH better than Lorelai.
I do agree that it was supposed to be very obvious and I agree it’s Logan. However I have met people that don’t agree. Do I want her to be with Logan? No. Does it make sense in the story Amy Sherman – Palladino is telling? 100%
Right, I love Logan and how their relationship developed. I hate that they made Logan out to be that kind of guy who she was sneaking around with. I wanted them to have what Christoper and Lorelai couldn’t have. I think Jess should have just been a great friend to Rory. I don’t like that fact that he’s Luke nephew. I just feels like they are family in some way. Creepy to me.
It should be Logan’s. And Rory better be honest with him. And if they make his character leave her or not be around for the baby they are abandoning all character growth for Logan.
If patterns repeat, then it’s got to be either Logan or Paul, because they’re both feckless Christophers.
If ASP thinks that it’s glaringly obvious, then that would point to Logan due to his almost literally being a Christopher down to his parents’ income levels.
In favor of Paul: he’d be the funniest choice. Convention season, while it kicks off with Wonder-Con in late-March, really doesn’t get going until late April. And Spring goes ’til mid-June. When Fall can be as early as mid-September, that’s as little as three months. Rory could have agonized over a positive pregnancy test for several weeks before telling Lorelai if, say, Lor and Luke’s wedding hit around Rory’s birthday in early October. And there are women who do. not. show. even as late as six months.
So, since Paul is definitely possible, it should be glaringly obvious that it’s him. Because he’s the funniest choice.
As a Jess fan it was obvious that it’s Logan’s baby. Logan is her Christopher. And the Revival was terrible and has ASP’s attempt to pretend season 7 never existed and it ended up not making sense since they gave it the same ending they would have if Rory was 10 years younger
I don’t understand why nobody seems to be considering the possibility that seemed obvious to me- Rory finally taking a step FORWARD and making an actual decision to be the surrogate for Paris, rather than an accidental pregnancy.
Duh. Logan equals Christopher. Jess equals Luke.
It’s Rory repeating history and Logan is the Christopher to her Lorelei. Here’s hoping Jess is the Luke to her Lorelei too.
i took the ending to mirror Lorelai’s story with Rory. She gets pregnant from a rich yet immature man loved by Emily (Christopher/ Logan), decides to have baby alone but is helped raising the baby by a less rich but more stable neighbor and friend (Luke/Jess). Jess was now living in town helping his uncle. I still liked Dean better…