Gilmore Girls, one of the greatest television masterpieces gifted to . He was so pretty and angry and misunderstood, and when he and Rory first meet he this episode—in which Jess outbids Ol' Boringface Dean for Rory's. Dean, Jess, or Logan: We Know who Rory doesn't end up with in Netflix's ( Rory's dad and Lorelai's ex) on the Gilmore Girls revival coming to providing plenty of time for Rory to meet and fall in love with a new person. With the Gilmore Girls revival right around the corner, it's the perfect moment meal for Jess, and it's here that Jess meets Rory for the first time.
Despite his love of books, and his amazing intellect, Jess always seems to get the wrong end of the deal. When Jess seems to make good on his life later, he becomes a favorite among many fans.
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Logan talks with Rory at a Yale party. Screen capture from Gilmore Girls by Warner Bros. Logan, on the other hand, represents everything Lorelai took Rory away from, and then some. His family is not just rich: He can get away with anything, and often does.
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Few people feel empathy for Logan as he is pushed down the single path his father has for him, with most thinking they would love to be in his spot or resenting him for what he gets away with. Yet, when I watch and re-watch the show, it strikes me that these trappings are just that, trappings, there to give Rory what she needs to explore her world. In a show that is known for its fast dialogue and unique speaking style that can make everyone seem the same, each of these boys has a unique personality that has nothing to do with these trappings or the unique style of the show, and everything to do with their relationships with other people, and, specifically, Rory.
Each boyfriend loves Rory, likely loves Rory more than she loves him. And each displays this in a unique way to him and consistent manner. Only one of them shows her love in a way that sets her free, always asking for her consent and never expecting her to be more to him than she is to herself. This can be seen in the first six seasons, with the seventh, after creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show, allowing all the characters to be more defined by their trappings than their inner compass.
In short, which boyfriend understands consent? Then come back here, and finish reading this article, and you can let me know if you disagree with me.
Why does consent matter so much to me, even when I was otherwise caught up in the trappings? I was in fifth grade when I kicked a boy in the balls when he would not leave me alone.
No one else was around at the time, and I never got in trouble for it, so I am guessing he never told anyone. Regardless, to me, consent matters, and it seems like consent should matter to everyone. Okay, back to the boys of Gilmore Girls. Dean tells Rory he loves her. Rory and Dean get into a fight over the role model the Donna Reed Show. To fix things between them, Rory steps into the role of Donna Reed for one day.
Dean loved Rory and recognized that to have her would mean treating her well. Yet, he is a product of the American dream and the nuclear family. He had expectations for his life which Rory, a daughter of an independent single mother, was never going to meet. This resulted in a series of attempts to make her fit into his fantasy, then often public rejections of her when she failed to do so, all while shifting the blame for the failure on her.
Jess, on the other hand, wants Rory totally and completely. He has no fantasy on what this would be like, instead he goes with brute force. He simply wanted her, as one would want an object.
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When he sees her do something he thinks is out of character for her, he will call her on it, not because he wants her to be true to herself, but because he wants her to stay who he wants to have. When she refuses to be his object and to go where he wants to go, he simply vanishes, time and again. After Logan and Rory break up, Logan works to win her back, but waits until she kisses him to try to kiss her.
Logan is drawn to Rory because she is a strong independent woman, and is willing to support what she needs when she needs it. Similarly, he wants to make his own choices and lives his life even as he does everything he can to give Rory what she wants.
He asks her if she is sure several times in the process of getting together. After they break up, and he is working to get her back, he does many things to win her back, but never something she has asked him not to. Further, he waits for her to be ready to go out with her, or even to hug her.
Luke and Lorelai reconcile after not speaking to each other for two episodes! Christopher and Lorelai get back together!
Christopher's girlfriend announces she's pregnant! And Rory and Jess finally lock lips, eliciting loud squeals from sassy youths nationwide. Season 2 finale FTW.
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Season 3, Episode 7: Season 3, Episode More importantly, though, frenemy Paris gets rejected from Harvard, announces onstage at a Chilton that she lost her virginity to Princeton boyfriend Jamie and blames her sexcapade for the college rejection. The real joy here, though, is the oft-overlooked Paris's ability to converge all these growing pains into one hilarious, though somewhat heartbreaking outburst.
Season 4, Episode Dean Boringface finally do the deed, right before Lorelai walks in on them. Also, Lorelai opens her new inn. Life changes all around for everyone. Season 5, Episode 3: