Where are they now? Gilmore Girls edition!

TNT's Mob City premiered this week, with a sumptuous noir aesthetic but not much in the way of rich characters. For some, though, the most notable part of the series is that it co-stars Milo Ventimiglia — a.k.a. Jess from Gilmore Girls. What better occasion, then, to revisit the residents of Stars Hollow? Where are these actors now? And more important, what shows should they be on?




Lauren Graham: One thing you notice upon repeat (and repeat and repeat) viewings of Gilmore Girls is that Lorelai is almost psychotically selfish and self-absorbed. But you like her anyway, and that is because Lauren Graham is great.

Where is she now? She's Lorelai 2.0 on Parenthood, where she plays the single mom Sarah Braverman.
And where should she be? That seems right.


Alexis Bledel: Oh, Rory Gilmore, so uptight and kiss-ass-y and constantly stressed out. For a girl so smart, she sure had lousy taste in dudes.

Where is she now? She's engaged to Pete from Mad Men, and she's the star of the upcoming Fox comedy Us & Them, an American version of Gavin and Stacy. The show has only filmed seven episodes, so the future is not looking bright.
And where should she be? Her three episodes of Mad Men indicated that she looks right in period garb and plays a good mid-century sad person. Get this woman on Masters of Sex already!


Melissa McCarthy: Did it sometimes feel like Lorelai was taking advantage of her BFF Sookie St. James's talent and good nature? Yeah, once in a while.

Where is she now? Trapped on the terrible Mike and Molly, though she has earned an Emmy for the role. She became a household name after Bridesmaids (which earned her an Oscar nomination), and she anchored two of this year's three highest-grossing comedies — The Heat and Identity Thief.
And where should she be? Her star's still rising! As it should be!


Jared Padalecki: Why do so many 19-year-olds get married in Stars Hollow? For some reason, Rory's first love Dean got married as a teenager, though he did manage to squeeze in enough adultery to be Rory's first sexual partner.

Where is he now? Supernatural.
And where should he be? On Supernatural, which will be on TV forever.


Milo Ventimiglia: At some point, Rory's romance with the doofy but devoted Dean had to run its course. And Jess Mariano was just the guy to make it happen, all broody and moody and literate.

Where is he now? He did Heroes for four years, and now he's in the Frank Darabont miniseries Mob City. Plus, he's in a bunch of movies.
And where should he be? On The Good Wife, butting heads with Cary Agos.


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RORY AND JESS FOREVER