Those who are out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, need not fear: The full Gilmore Girls reunion panel from ATX is now available online exclusively through Entertainment Weekly. The almost two-hour long event features creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore), Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore), and Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), who spend the panel in appropriately kitschy armchairs.
The conversation actually kicks off five minutes into the video and moderator Jessica Shaw chats with Sherman-Palladino, Graham, Bledel, and Bishop for a bit before inviting the rest of the show’s surprisingly large cast onstage at the 44 minute mark. The full panel includes the likes of executive producer Dan Palladino, Scott Patterson (Luke Danes), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano), Keiko Agena (Lane Kim), Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard), Liza Weil (Paris Geller), Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger), Jared Padalecki (Dead Forester), and many more. In fact, pretty much the only major cast members not present are Melissa McCarthy (Sookie St. James) and Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason), who were presumably tied up elsewhere, and Edward Hermann (Richard Gilmore), who died last year.
There’s plenty to enjoy about the whole panel as the cast discusses everything from their auditions to working with Hermann to where their characters would have ended up. But arguably the best moment is when the actors who played Rory’s boyfriends debate which one was actually best for her (around the 46 minute mark). Ventimiglia pushes for Dean and notes “Logan was a dick,” while Padalecki and Czuchry cast their vote for Jess. Then Patterson jumps in to interject, “None of you are good enough for Rory.”