Others, like Paul Anka and Sparks, have had cameos or guest spots.(King also provided the theme tune, "Where You Lead," re-recording it with—of course—her own daughter Louise Goffin.)The show, like many popular properties, suffered its share of Executive Meddling.
The result is a mother-daughter drama, contrasting the Different as Night and Day relationship between Lorelai and Emily with the Heterosexual Life Partnership of Lorelai and Rory.Rory, meanwhile, shuffles between Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki), Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia) and Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry), each with their issues and instabilities.What really sets apart from other shows of its type is the heavy use of clever, fast-paced wordplay. Think Aaron Sorkin on crystal meth and Seinfeldian Conversations.Basically every actor who was or had ever been important to the show expressed an interest in returning, though many (particularly Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padalecki, Liza Weil, Melissa Mc Carthy and Vanessa Marano) had very limited screentime due to the compressed narrative and their own commitments to other projects. All episodes were written and directed by the Palladinos, and included the specific four words which Amy had intended to close the original show with.