‘Gilmore Girls: 3 Characters Fans Think Deserved More Airtime


Gilmore Girls Every year continues to collect new fans. Interest in the show continued to grow in part because of how well the main and secondary characters were developed. While the showrunner, Amy Sherman-Palladino, did a great job giving depth to the main characters and many of the show’s side characters, there are a few guest stars that fans think really deserve some extra screen time.

Giving Lindsay Lister More Airtime Would Have Helped Gilmore Girls Fans understand the matter better

Rory and Dean Forrester’s Season 4 affair still doesn’t make sense to many Gilmore Girls fan. Whether you loved or hated Dean and Rory, the story of cheating had potential. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out very well as Sherman-Palladino spent very little time developing the arc.

Dean Forrester and Rory Gilmore in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

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Fans argue that Dean’s wife, Lindsay Lister, deserved more airtime. In the end, fans learned almost nothing about him, his marriage or his divorce. Giving Lindsay and Dean more airtime in the lead-up to the affair could have increased the drama and helped fans understand what was going on in their union and eventual relationship. As she wrote it, the affair felt one-dimensional, and the marriage felt forced.

Trixie Gilmore and Emily Gilmore’s bitter fight definitely deserved more airtime

Richard Gilmore’s mother, Trixie Gilmore, was terrible for her daughter-in-law, Emily Gilmore. Every time she appeared on the screen, she swiped at Emily. In many ways, Trixie was the only person who really seemed able to get over Emily. Each time she visited, Emily became progressively more volatile. The dynamic was interesting and unique, yet it was rarely shown.

Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'

Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Saeed Adani/Netflix

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In Season 4, Trixie suddenly died at their home. Her death eventually revealed that she never wanted Richard to marry Emily. The revelation was partly responsible for Richard and Emily’s separation. Gilmore Girls Fans would have loved to have got a little bit of backstory on that dynamic, and they would have liked to see more of Trixie in general.

‘Gilmore Girls’ fans think Sophie Bloom’s role in Stars Hallows could have been more elaborate

Gilmore Girls Introduced Sophie Bloom in Season 2 as the owner of Stars Hollow’s first music store. Sophie’s life was incredibly interesting. She was a songwriter who lived and worked in New York before settling in Connecticut. She could have been the perfect mentor to city-dweller rock rebel Lane Kim. Unfortunately, her scenes were limited.

Carole King as seen in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'

Carole King in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

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Fans of the series would have liked to see more of Sophie. More specifically, they want a friendship to develop between Sophie and Lane. The scenes they appeared in together were great, but the character definitely deserved more development.



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