You can tell a lot about a person by which Rory Gilmore boyfriend they prefer. I’m absolutely going to have issues with someone if they like the wrong dude; it’s like a litmus test for taste. Behold:
Rory’s first boyfriend, Dean, was tall, dark, and handsome—and a controlling, jealous, and insecure asshole. People who like Dean do not have good taste in men. Ban Dean and all who endorse him.
Rory’s last boyfriend, Logan, was a poor little rich boy who looked like he was on the fast track to being a dissipated playboy. People who like Logan are very irresponsible and quite possibly out of touch with reality. We should not trust Rory’s fate to them.
Rory’s boyfriend between the worse and the worst was one Jess Mariano, who was, for lack of a better descriptor, the one. One part dark horse and one part rebel without a cause, he was her intellectual equal and effectively prevented Rory from becoming manic pixie dream girl or arm candy. Plus, their chemistry was so hot, it sparked a real-life long-term romance for actors Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia.
People who like Jess are the best and that is the absolute truth—and I promise I’m not biased at all.
Anyways, the reason any of this information is pertinent is that “Gilmore Girls” is slated to make its return to TV screens (and hearts everywhere) via Netflix, and now all three ex-boyfriends are confirmed to return (“Supernatural”’s Jared Padalecki as Dean, “The Good Wife”’s Matt Czuchry as Logan, and of course, Milo as Jess).
What does this mean for Rory? When we last saw her, she was hitting the campaign trail for Barack Obama. Now, nearly eight years later, what will it mean when all the men from her young-adult years reunite? Who will she choose, if any? Logan, Dean, or Jess? Although, really, if Rory had any common sense at all, she would be Team Jess all the way.
One thing’s for certain—drama will abound, coffee will be needed, and Lorelai will no doubt have a million pithy one-liners ready for any and all situations.