Turns out Lauren Graham has also chosen to exercise selective memory when it comes to the seventh season of Gilmore Girls. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wasn’t around for the last network season of the series, and the Netflix revival is seen as a corrective to its sins. Graham told Entertainment Weekly that she straight up forgot that Lorelai married Rory’s father Christopher at one point. (It didn’t work out.) This brain fart came into play when shooting A Year In The Life. “When we came back to do [the revival], I say something about having been married or somebody says it to me, and I was like, ‘I was never married.’ I forgot,” Graham told the publication. “They had to get one of the super-fan assistants to get on the phone with me to remind me. She had to tell me the whole thing. It just seemed so out of character that I literally blocked it from my memory. That was my season 7 experience.”
While it does appear that the new episodes haven’t completely ignored the events of the first final chapter in the Gilmore saga, they don’t seem to be too relevant to the proceedings. After all, Sherman-Palladino is back in her rightful place for the four installments, and she probably doesn’t want to dwell too hard on plot she didn’t devise.