J. K. Rowling’s confession that she’d come to believe Ron/Hermione was a mistake from the beginning set in motion an unprecedented deluge of author regrets. As a professor, I of course enjoy a privileged position as conduit to the intentions of author-oracles, but in this case they spoke to many others as well.
Louisa May Alcott regrets marrying Jo March off to that dull old man. “I had a temper tantrum. I disappointed everyone. Sorry, Laurie.”
Empress Maud (1114 – 1125) Eleanor of Provence (1236 - 1272) Philippa of Hainault (1328 – 1369) Margaret of Anjou (1445 – 1461) Elizabeth Woodville (1464 - 1483) Elizabeth of York (1486 - 1503) Catherine of Aragon (1509 - 1533) Anne Boleyn (1533 - 1536) Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) Anne of Great Britain (1702 -1714) Victoria I (1837 - 1901)
Luke and Lorelai already married, maybe with a kid (though I can’t decide if this might seem weird…but they really did want kids.) Luke being supportive and loving to Lorelai throughout the emotional tumult of losing her father.
Richard’s death & its emotional impact on the other characters being appropriately addressed. I think his funeral would be a really interesting starting point for the first episode.
Lots of Lorelai/Emily/Rory time - as a threesome, but also as pairs. I want to laugh and cry along with them.
JESS. ALL THE JESS. Jess with Rory, Jess with Lorelai, Jess with Luke, Jess with everyone. And yeah, Jess ending up with Rory.
Adult Logan. Maybe it’s just my obsession with Matt Czuchry’s character on The Good Wife, but I really do want to see where this dude is at now. I also hope he gets some sort of closure with Rory.
I oscillate between hoping Dean grew up and moved on and is happy and being convinced that he basically turns into the guy in the bridge of Taylor Swift’s ‘Mean’.
Paris and Doyle, being…Paris and Doyle. Possibly with mini-Parises and Doyles running around. Let’s be real…they probably have a monopoly on the entire world at this point.
Lane having accomplished something really awesome. Her character was given such a raw deal towards the end that I really need to see her living her dream in some way.
Mrs. Kim. Being Mrs. Kim.
Sookie and Michel. I need lots of Sookie and Michel. This show is not complete without Sookie and Michel.
Kirk and Lulu with a son named Kirk, who is basically a miniature clone of adult Kirk.
I’d really like to see April make an appearance, though yeah, this may be mostly because it would make me excited to see Bay Kennish turn up in Stars Hollow.
But for the love of all things holy, please no Anna.