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Sure, sure… we’re all excited to return to Stars Hallow when the Gilmore Girls revival finally comes back to television, but until then we’ve had tons of fun speculating about what some of our favourite characters have been up to since we last saw them.

And yes, that includes wondering which of Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) beaus she ended up with — if any of them at all. That’s not to say we aren’t interested in her thriving journalism career or how her relationship with her mum stands. But we invested so many years in these relationships too, darn it, and we want to know if any of them panned out.

Well, according to Rory’s onscreen father Christopher (Canadian actor David Sutcliffe), one dude she won’t be with when the series returns is Dean (Jared Padalecki). That’s right, the guy Rory lost her virginity to, a.k.a. her first love, won’t be the man in her life when we pick back up.

And to think he once built her a car.

“I know they’re not going to end up together, but Rory and Dean seem like a good couple,” Sutcliffe said in an interview with USA Today, admitting that he’s always been a personal Team Dean supporter.

For those keeping count, that leaves Team Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Team Logan (Matt Czuchry). Or it could be somebody else entirely.

Because we’ve always been a fan of the way Jess pushed Rory out of her comfort zone (but also once gave her crap for dropping out of school), our odds are on her picking things up with him. He has always popped in and out of her life, after all.

We just hope that he’s matured since his wild Walmart stock boy days, and that he’s reconciled with his mom and uncle. A little wild back in the day was fun, but this is a grown up Rory Gilmore whose future we’re talking about here.

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Whatever Jess’s personality is like when we return, we know for sure that his look has changed — at least a little. That’s because Ventimiglia had to grow out his hair for his upcoming role as Jack on the much anticipated fall series This Is Us, and there was some overlap between the two characters.

“I definitely separated the two, but I can’t really get away from how my nose is placed in relation to my chin on my face. But we tried to switch it up just a little bit so that there is a difference and a separation in the characters,” Ventimiglia tells us. “But it’s also just how Jess carries himself, it’s incredibly different from how Jack carries himself, they’re two completely different people. If you were to put them side-by-side they’d be completely different. Even though they resemble each other, they’d be cousins.”

 

The four-part Gilmore Girls revival premieres November 25, 2016 . This is Us premieres in the fall on CTV.