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Now to be fair, I don't think any of the canon couples in Gilmore Girls are friend praised the Lorelai/Luke (and Jess/Rory) relationships to high. Look back at Rory Gilmore's romantic past before Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life During their subsequent relationship, Jess's jealousy over Rory's continued. This was one of the more baffling relationship developments that Alexis Bledel as Rory and Milo Ventimilglia as Jess in Gilmore Girls.
However, then Luke and Nicole went on a cruise and got married.Top 15 Jess and Rory's Moments
That was one of the biggest mistakes of the series. Fortunately, they seemed to realize that and planned to get a divorce.
Then for some reason, they thought they should try to make things work and bought a townhouse together. That only lasted until Luke found out Nicole was cheating on him. It's hard to root for a couple on a television show when one party cheats on the other. Babette and Morey Babette and Morey were the most stable, solid couple of the series.
They were never the source of any drama or conflict because they were, for the most part, just the neighbors. But they were so much more. They were the ones with the most entertaining stories at dinners and events. Babette loved to talk, while Morey was her tall, silent partner at her side. Babette could be loud and over the top, and Morey balanced her out as a calm and quiet presence.
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She was exuberant, while he was more serious. They were the perfect example of opposites attracting. Other relationships could end, but if ever there was a Gilmore Girls couple everyone wanted to see stay together, it was Babette and Morey. Rory and Dean Dean was Rory's first love, and as a first love, he wasn't that bad. Their relationship wasn't a problem when they were together in high school. Sure, it wasn't one that could have lasted in the long run.
Maybe their relationship wouldn't have hurt the series. The problem came when they got back together — during and after his marriage.
Their affair and then brief rekindling turned them both into awful characters. Their affair strained Rory's relationship with her mother. The entire town knew. Yet, Rory thought she had some hold on him because he was her first love. Lorelai might not have always gotten along with her parents — and her parents might not have always been right — but they were a steady couple. At least, they were until their brief separation. One of the best moments of the series was Emily asking Richard to come home.
Sometimes their best scenes came when they weren't on the same page because they were such strong-willed people. The two of them were probably the best teams — romantic or not — on the series. They were the best example of a long-lasting relationship and the problems that arise during one.
Relationships aren't perfect, but Gilmore Girls portrayed theirs as close to perfect as it could have. Lorelai and Max Lorelai didn't always make the best choices when it came to her dating life.
Not only did she date him, but she also got engaged to him. He wasn't a bad serious relationship with Lorelai early on. He just wasn't right for her or to be part of Rory's life outside of school. His proposal was sweet — all of those daisies — but that was him at his best. It was during Rory's first year at Chilton — when she had to fit in — Lorelai met and dated Max. It was bad timing. Maybe if their relationship had happened later on, closer to Rory's graduation, that wouldn't be a mark against it.
Rory and Jess Jess was easily the best of Rory's love interests. He might not have started off that way. Their romantic relationship didn't end the best way, either. But they were two people who could have grown together and grown to be great for each other. Even after they broke up, Jess was there for Rory. He yelled at her when she dropped out of Yale. He encouraged her when she was feeling low about her career in the revival.
That was what Rory needed from someone in her life at those times, and no one else could do that. Paris and Asher Intellectually, Paris and Asher were a good match. Now, if their relationship had never gone past that and had remained strictly platonic, it would have been better. They could never have lasted, and that relationship was a bad decision on her part. Asher was a professor at Yale when Paris and Rory attended the college.
He was also Richard Gilmore's classmate — yes, he was Rory's grandfather's age. Not only was he a professor and she a student, but they had that massive age difference against them. They had too many marks against them and reasons why they had to hide their relationship.
Unsurprisingly, Asher dated other female students as well.
Christopher was not good news for Lorelai, and in the end, neither was Logan for Rory. Why she stayed with someone who exhibited such toxic behaviors is something that will continue to confuse us.
In it, Dean reveals his traditionalist views on family life and his admiration of the s-style nuclear family seen in The Donna Reed Show. Rory and Lorelei berate him for his conventional views, and Rory ends up getting upset over his fantasies of women as housewives. However, in order to please Dean, Rory invites him over for dinner, in full Donna Reed garb, and pretends to be a good little housewife cooking for him.
Dean was heartbroken, and who could blame him? The one that went away too soon. Tristan and Rory shared some pretty flirtatious moments, and of course there was their kiss. It likely had more to do with actor Chad Michael Murray getting his role on Dawson's Creek than there being any indication that his storyline on Gilmore Girls was done. It seemed like his arc with Rory had just begun.
The confusing thing is, Rory already turned down Logan when he proposed to her in season 7. Her behavior here is certainly baffling, but for anyone still firmly in the Team Logan camp, are you sure you want to back a cheater? She basically led Jess on, making him believe that her visit meant something more than just a distraction from her current relationship problems. Rory was still upset with Logan for getting with various girls during their separation, and she was essentially using Jess as a means of getting back at him.
Not only did this scene paint Rory in a negative light, it was also confusing to see her use someone she cared about in such a manipulative way. One of the most painful relationships to watch in the show was that of Rory and Marty, her friend from Yale.
From the first moment Marty was introduced, we could see that he clearly had a thing for Rory.