Gilmore Girls' Jess Mariano is older, wiser, and apparently far less inclined to deck any of Rory's old suitors.
The troubled teen will return to Star Hollow for three of the revival's 90-minute episodes, and, despite no longer getting into scrapes at keggers, Luke's (Scott Patterson) nephew will be up to his old tricks.
"He matured into a very decent guy," Milo Ventimiglia told Vulture. "A very, very decent guy, but he never lost his angle of disdain for things that pissed him off. But he chose to help others along in a more positive way as opposed to the angle of being an angsty teen. He grew up."
When Jess rolls back into the Connecticut suburb, it will be to "push the ball forward for some folks in Stars Hollow." Ventimiglia was scanty with the details while speaking at Wizards World in February, but it sounds like the rebel rouser will ruffle a few feathers.
Now the big question - will Jess and Rory (Alexis Bledel) fall back into each other's arms all these years later? Stars Hollow's pride and joy won't have a ring on her finger when she appears in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and with all three of her former love interests set to appear in the revival, it's anyone's game.
Ventimiglia, however, thinks viewers should enter the Netflix revival with an open mind.
"I think people should kind of couch all their expectations and hide their wants and just let the stories unfold," the actor cautioned, according to People. "And from there they can write the angry letters or the love letters."
Are you ready to reunite with Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory, Luke, Dean (Jared Padalecki), Logan (Matt Czuchry), and Jess? Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will hit Netflix later this year. Click the video below to see Jess and Rory during their heyday.