New Gilmore Girls Love Interest?

A month or so ago (time flies, doesn’t it?), there were rumors flying around that Netflix was going to revive the beloved Gilmore Girls like they are with Full House (titled Fuller House). I saw pictures floating around the internet of them recreating the sets, making many of us believe the revival is going forward.

I saw an article on Facebook or Twitter or somewhere that suggested that they would introduce a new love interest for a main character, but the creators wouldn’t said if it was for Lorelai, Rory, Luke, or Emily (since Edward Herrmann has passed before the revival, they’re going make Emily a widow).  I have no idea if this is true, but it would be stupid for them to revive the show and not have Luke and Lorelai together.  I mean, it literally took them seven years for them to get together (and stay together).  So, if the show is revived and Luke and Lorelai and not married or in a committed relationship, then what’s the point?

If this rumor is true, I would think the love interest is for Rory.  The show ended with her ending her relationship with her college boyfriend, and now she’d be finishing up her first major reporting job (following Obama’s career from campaigning through his administration).  Since she probably was on the road for eight years, it would make sense for the limited series to showcase Rory coming home to Stars Hollow and meeting a new guy.

The only question is, albeit random, will Melissa McCarthy return as Sookie now that she’s the mega-comedy star?  I don’t think the show could work without her.