Rory likes Logan. Season 1, Episode 7: "Kiss and Tell" When Dean first said "I love you" to Rory after, you know, building her a car, the grand gestures lead to Because Luke is awesome and someone needed to do it. Logan and Rory's first hookup goes anything but smoothly—it's probably every girl's worst nightmare. Why does consent matter so much to me, even when I was otherwise caught up Unlike the first two, Logan is willing to love Rory on her terms. . The hissy fit Logan had after meeting Jess and then took Rory standing up for.
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.
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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. 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.
Like Dean and Jess, Logan is madly in love with Rory. Unlike the first two, Logan is willing to love Rory on her terms. Logan enjoys a beer while his best friend describe the benefits of sleeping with a woman who has had one too many drinks.
This is not to say Logan is perfect, by any stretch of the imagination. Additionally, he did not call others on behavior that did not include consent. And that is something we still rarely see in a show.
What team am I? I am Team Rory, believing she does not need to be defined by a boy.
She is, after all, a person in her own right. Dean tells Rory he has left his wife right before they have sex. Logan asks Rory twice if she wants him to leave and waits for her answer before he has sex with her for the first time.
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Screenshot from Gilmore Girls by Warner Bros. Did you watch seasons one through six with consent in mind? Do you agree with me, or think I am missing something? Or is this just a case where different people come at a story from different places? Let me know in the comments below.
Season seven went on without the creator, and a close watch will show subtle deviations from the core of each character, even characters that are there primarily to support Rory in her growth. Upon my second viewing, I recognized the differences in the characters across the board, including Rory and Logan. Because of this, season seven is not taken into consideration for the purposes of this article. Overview[ edit ] The season picks up at the exact point the previous season ended, with Lorelai embarking on a relationship with Luke and Rory beginning an affair with married Dean.
Having finally admitted they are separated, Richard and Emily formalise things by having Richard move into the pool house, with the girls splitting Friday nights between the two of them. Dean's marriage to Lindsay comes to an abrupt end when she finds a letter Rory wrote to him about their night together.
He and Rory try dating again but have difficulty spending time together and quickly split for good. Christopher reveals that Sherry has left him to look after Georgia alone and asks Lorelai for help. Rory asks him to keep his distance but relents when his father dies suddenly. Both Richard and Emily are uncomfortable with Lorelai and Luke's relationship, with Richard trying to get Luke to franchise his diner.
They reconcile and renew their vows with Rory as best man and Lorelai as maid of honour. Emily invites Christopher and encourages him to pursue Lorelai, resulting in Luke and Lorelai splitting for a time and both Lorelai and Rory falling out with Emily, although Rory continues to attend Friday night dinners alone as part of their deal.
Lane is shocked to realise she has feelings for Zach and they start dating, but she surprises them both by revealing she wants to wait for marriage before having sex.
Paris returns from Oxford and reveals Asher has died of a heart attack, but is soon dating Doyle. Sookie becomes pregnant again and has a daughter, before ordering Jackson to have a vasectomy.