‘Gilmore Girls’: Some Fans Think Amy Sherman-Palladino Sabotaged the Show’s Ending

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In the Gilmore Girls fandom, it appears followers nearly unanimously agree that the seventh and last season of the present was the worst. For the final season, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino didn’t return as showrunners or writers. Since then, some followers of Gilmore Girls have suspected that Sherman-Palladino purposely sabotaged the present within the sixth season.

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Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore, Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore | Mitchell Haddad/CBS Photo Archive through Getty Images

The backstory behind Season 7

The seventh season of Gilmore Girls aired on The CW from Sept. 26, 2006 to May 15, 2007, and it featured 22 episodes. Leading as much as the season, there was behind-the-scenes drama between Sherman-Palladino, Palladino, and the community.

“While we are disappointed that Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino have decided not to stay with the show next season…we want to thank Amy for creating and nurturing this wonderful series for the past six years and giving us one of the most memorable mother/daughter relationships in television history,” The CW stated in an announcement after the creators determined to half methods with the present.

Later in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Palladino revealed the main points behind their resolution to go away the present, saying:

“… we’ve been working for the final two years with one-year contracts, working seven days per week for the previous six years, and we wished not a two-year pick-up for the present, however a two-year contract for us, so we might chill out a bit bit and never simply suppose 300 days at a time, all the time questioning whether or not we’d be right here. And we hit a brick wall with that, and likewise with our request for extra personnel, extra writers, a workers director for the [stage set] in order that we didn’t personally need to go down on the set and oversee the administrators and make certain the knickknacks had been on the appropriate shelf at Lorelai’s inn. So final Thursday, after we noticed none of that was coming collectively, we made our resolution [to leave].”

Fans suppose Amy Sherman-Palladino sabotaged Season 6 of ‘Gilmore Girls’

Some followers began having hassle with the present’s storylines in Season 6 of Gilmore Girls. While the seventh season acquired combined evaluations, the build-up for that season was current in Season 6. Essentially, followers suppose Sherman-Palladino purposely ended Season 6 with storylines that may not have the ability to be wrapped up within the seventh season.

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“Look, I love ASP and just about everything that she does, but the show went off the rails in season 6, while she was still in control. The whole second half of season 6 is a mess. Knowing now (and even a little at the time) what was going on behind the scenes in regards to contract negotiation, it feels like she threw a wrench in to the story figuring they would have to keep her around to fix it all. Considering what she left them, I think they did a decent job of wrapping it all up,” one Reddit consumer speculated.

Another Reddit consumer wrote, “I find season 6 to be worse to be honest. I didn’t find out that ASP had left until after I finished the series and I’ve gotta admit that it never really occurred to me that she was gone during season 7. It seems to me that those who are overly critical of season 7 went into it knowing ASP was gone.”

Fans additionally suppose because of this the revival didn’t work

In 2016, Netflix launched a revival of the present known as Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life. The miniseries general acquired optimistic evaluations, however some nonetheless discovered the character growth to be off. Some followers suppose it is because Sherman-Palladino wished to make the ending she by no means bought to have in Season 7, disregarding what really occurred in that season.

“It was a mess because ASP was stuck in 2006. Other than Emily who she had to bring forward, everyone else was stuck in place to achieve the “dream” she had of the present. A dream that would not translate the way in which she wished years later. Something no person was capable of inform her and Dan apparently,” wrote a Reddit consumer.

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