Unless you somehow only just discovered the internet, you will have heard about Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival series, A Year In The Life. The four-parter will take fans back to Stars Hollow where every whacky character remains, and dive right back into the lives of the titular Gilmore Girls, Lorelei (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel).
While we’re all desperate to see where Lorelei and Luke are at in their journey, one question is still at the forefront of every fan’s mind: who will Rory end up with?
The younger, beautiful and impossibly smart Gilmore had a string of significant relationships throughout the show’s seven season run, notably with the labrador-like Dean (Jared Padalecki), bad boy Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and the spontaneous Logan (Matt Czuchry).
With all three characters set to appear in the revival series, I thought it fitting to lay out the evidence as fairly as possible, weighing the pros and cons of Dean, Jess and Logan.
- Soooo cute
- Soooo tall
- Loyal af
- Built Rory a fricken car
- Supportive of Rory’s dreams
- Kinda a dud?
- Nothing in common with Rory (like nothing)
- Not ‘in the know’ with pop culture references
- Cheated on his wife with Rory so some shady judgement there
- Also cute af
- Super smart and LOTS in common with Rory
- Totally ‘in the know’ with pop culture references
- Gave Rory the push she needed to sort her shit out after dropping out of Yale
- Is the only one of Rory’s exes who shows true growth and maturity over time (he got his book published!)
- Bad attitude and super snarky to all important adults in Rory’s life
- Skipped town on her without so much as a goodbye or explanation
- Crashed her damn car
- Perpetually angry and stubborn
- Was a big dick to poor Dean and 100% made moves on Rory in front of him
- Handsome as hell (he has that husband look)
- Committed to Rory when it mattered
- Pushed Rory to try new things and step WAY out of her comfort zone
- Introduced her to new friends that she wouldn’t have otherwise made
- Has that special ‘something’ that Rory needed in her life
- His family are THE WORST (not really his fault but partners generally come with families)
- Values didn’t completely align with the hardworking Rory
- Complete lack of self awareness of his privilege
- Was a total douche to Marty
So there you have it. Some very good reason to pick either one…but plenty of reasons not too as well.
Of course, we could consider the two other options: Rory finds herself in a happy place where she doesn’t feel the need to be romantically involved with anyone OR, someone even better than Dean, Jess and Logan combined walks into her life. Either way, you do you boo.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is set to premiere on Netflix tomorrow.