Spoilers: Alexis Bledel on the State of Rory's Relationships in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t yet binged your way through Gilmore Girls’ four-part Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, please read no further. This post contains top-secret intel on the state of Rory Gilmore’s love life.
After a nine-year hiatus from the life and times of prodigal daughter Rory Gilmore, things are not quite what we had expected. At 32, the youngest Gilmore Girl is playing fast and loose with her romantic entanglements. She’s dating non-descript Paul, whom no one can seem to remember (the GG equivalent of Arrested Development’s Anne), yet sleeping with her soon-to-be-married ex, Logan Huntzberger. Plus, she still has some undeniable chemistry with Luke’s nephew, Jess (Team Jess 4evr). (Also, there’s this thing with a Wookie, but that’s secondary.)
Anyway, this field-playing Rory is far from the serial-dater we once knew and loved. Her romantic transition has been a shock to fans worldwide, but no one could be more surprised than the woman behind Rory herself, Alexis Bledel.
When discussing the Rory-Logan affair with Entertainment Tonight, Bledel said, “I think it’s a little uncomfortable for her, even though she’s kind of putting on a brave face… I don’t think she’s actually that emotionally connected to it. I think she’s kind of going through the motions at this point, when we pick up with them.”
Girls’ Logan (Matt Czuchry) had some opinions of his own on the exes’ indiscretion: “Rory and Logan have always had a love for each other that has gone back and forth,” Czuchry shared, “They never really wanted to say goodbye and they’re both in the same place at the same time in this particular story.”
Considering the series’ final four words (MAJOR SPOILER!): Rory: “Mom?” Lorelai: “Yeah?” Rory: “I’m pregnant,” it’s easy to see Logan as Rory’s Christopher in terms of both character and circumstance. However, Czuchry never saw it that way. “I always looked at Logan as someone who was pushing Rory to be the best she could possibly be in her personal and professional life,” he said, noting that he never approached the character as though he were a reflection of Rory’s largely absent father (showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino had a very different take).
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There you have it. The series’ stars are just as conflicted as we are. Here’s hoping for a second revival to clear things up!