Scott Patterson spent seven years playing Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls. Now he’s reviewing the show on his podcast, I’m going all the way. While the podcast initially dealt with some growing pains, fans of the famous series cannot deny that Patterson offered some interesting commentary and facts about the series. During a recent episode, Patterson revealed that exactly one scene during his tenure when Luke made him cry. This scene happened in the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and included Milo Ventimiglia.
Scott Patterson said a scene from “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” made him cry
Patterson finally got a chance to sit down and talk about Gilmore Girls starring Milo Ventimiglia, the actor who spent a few seasons playing Jess Mariano, the troubled nephew of Luke Danes and one of Rory Gilmore’s main love interests. Patterson said he cried in a scene between Luke and Jess in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
On his podcast, I’m going all the way, Patterson explained that the scene where Jess shows up to help Luke figure things out after Lorelai Gilmore travels to California to find herself makes him emotional. He revealed that the scene is proof that Jess went well and that they had come full circle. Fans of the show for the most part agree that Jess’s transformation was the most profound on the show. He went from a struggling teenager to a complete, rational adult who could blunt advice.
Scott Patterson has always been the Jess team
Patterson did not hesitate to stay close to Ventimiglia. Their bond could influence some of his feelings about the show. Patterson and Ventimiglia worked closely on Gilmore Girls, and the podcast host insists he thinks Rory has always belonged to Jess. This is not the case for other castmates, however.
Sally Struthers, the actor who played Babette Dell, agrees that Rory belonged to Jess, but not Rose Abdoo and Sean Gunn. Abdoo, who played Stars Hollow’s mechanic Gypsie, is a fan of Rory’s first boyfriend, Dean Forrester. Sean Gunn, who played the lovable but weird Kirk Gleason, shocked Patterson by admitting that he believed Logan Huntzberger was Rory’s lifelong love.
Fans of the show think a different scene in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was super emotional
Scott Patterson has his reasons for his favorite scene, but fans of the show have found a different scene in the revival far more compelling. The four-part cover had a few emotional moments. Still, Reddit fans admit they cry when Lorelai calls her mother, Emily Gilmore, to tell her about her favorite memory of her father. The story itself is sweet, but the delivery draws fans in every time.
The scene also shows the development of Lorelai. Lorelai was fun and whimsical but emotionally closed off for the seven seasons of Gilmore Girls and much of the revival. The level of vulnerability she needed to tell her mother, with whom she had a difficult relationship, the story shows how much she had grown up.