If you've ever dreamed of spending a few hours in the shoes of Rory and Lorelai Gilmore, Oct. 5 may be your lucky day. It's unofficially been dubbed "Gilmorversary," a day to celebrate the premiere of the hit TV show in 2000, and to celebrate Netflix is bringing Stars Hollow's most famous hangout to Toronto and Vancouver.
For one day only, the below cafés will be transformed into mini Luke's Diners, complete with décor from the show, such as Luke's signs, Luke's aprons, Luke's backwards caps and Luke's coffee cups covered in Gilmore Girlsquotes. Each of the shops will also be giving away one free cup of coffee to each Gilmore fan (rumour has it there's a special surprise under each sleeve).
·The Rolling Pin: 3429 Yonge St., Toronto
·Infuse Cafe: 354 Yonge St., Toronto
·Infuse Cafe: Gerrard Square Mall, 1000 Gerrard St. E, Toronto
·Milano Espresso Bar: 266 Adelaide St. W., Unit 2, Toronto
·Trafiq Cafe & Bakery: 4216 Main St., Vancouver
The whole event is supposed to be a mini-celebration of the show before Netflix premieres the latest instalment of the series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, on Nov. 25. The highly anticipated four-part miniseries will give us an update on our favourite characters from the program.
The entire cast is expected to make a triumphant return to the small yet fast-talking Connecticut town, including Melissa McCarthy who many feared wouldn't reappear as Sookie because of her busy A-list schedule.
Based on a trailer recently released by Netflix, not much may have changed in Stars Hollow since we last left it.
Other secrets that have been revealed over the past couple months is that Rory now calls London home, and she's single and looking to mingle (potentially with her past boyfriends).
"Well, we're not supposed to disclose where we pick up with her romantic life, but all of her ex-boyfriends make an appearance in these chapters in one way or the other. I think people's questions are answered by the end of it," Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory, confessed at the 2016 Television Critics Association summer press tour.
As for Lorelai, "She does have a love life," Lauren Graham teased at the same event. "I think not all the questions have been answered. To me, one of the aspects of the show that felt the same but different, in the wake of losing Ed [Herrmann], which was and still is a great loss for us, it was also part of our story we were telling, which was the journey of how everyone is recovering. That gave the show a depth and an emotional complexity that felt like to me here's the show grown up even more…through dealing with that, she makes some decisions."