‘Gilmore Girls’: Why Did Rory and Logan Have an Affair in ‘A Year in the Life’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger on

When Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life dropped on Netflix in November 2016, followers had been shocked when Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) and Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry) obtained again collectively — type of. 

At the tip of Gilmore Girls Season 7, Rory and Logan went their separate methods. But because the crimson string of destiny would have it, the 2 beloved characters discovered their approach again to 1 one other. They additionally weren’t in an official relationship and selected to cheat on their respective companions. So why did Rory and Logan have an affair on the Gilmore Girls reboot? Here’s what we all know if the query has been haunting you for the previous 4 years.

Rory and Logan obtained collectively and had an affair in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

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In Gilmore Girls Season 7, Rory turned down Logan’s proposal and the couple broke up. Then 9 years after the unique collection, Netflix revived Gilmore Girls for A Year within the Life, the place Rory and Logan had been in the course of an affair, confirmed in “Winter.” 

At the time, Logan was engaged to some heiress named Odette. Meanwhile, Rory was nonetheless relationship Paul (Jack Carpenter) and he or she constantly forgot his existence regardless of seeing him for 2 years. Nevertheless, Rory and Logan appeared unbothered they had been dishonest on their companions.

As Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life went on, it was clear Logan would solely play a small position in Rory’s revival story. He got here again for the Across the Universe-inspired Life and Death Brigade scene. It additionally appeared to function a goodbye for the couple.

Even so, within the closing moments of A Year within the Life, Rory informed Lorelai (Lauren Graham) she was pregnant. Of course, Gilmore Girls followers had been left questioning whether or not Logan was the daddy and if he ended up with Rory after the revival. 

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino focus on why Rory cheated on her boyfriend in ‘Gilmore Girls: a Year within the Life”

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger on 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger on ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

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Whether or not Logan is the daddy of Rory’s child on Gilmore Girls, the affair and total relationship served its function. When talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino opened up about Rory’s relationship with Logan and the rationale why she cheated on Paul. The govt producers shared they needed to indicate Rory’s life was “a mess” on the time.

“She had no foundation,” Palladino mentioned.

Then Sherman-Palladino defined how Rory was feeling on the time. “We were playing Rory in a bit of denial about everything in her life,” the collection creator mentioned. “She was in denial about what her career was. In denial that her living situation was less than delightful. And in denial about what her romantic life was.”

Sherman-Palladino continued, “Some people go through times in their lives when they don’t make the best choices. It doesn’t mean they’re bad people. It just means that’s a particularly weird time that they’re going through. And later on, when they’re old, they can sit there and go, ‘Wow, I was kind of a dick for those six months.’”

Alexis Bledel and Matt Czuchry on Rory and Logan’s affair in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bledel touched on Rory’s affair with Logan. And in the end, her remarks appeared to go hand-in-hand with what the Palladinos needed to convey to the Gilmore Girls viewers. Bledel admitted she was initially shocked by the connection in A Year within the Life. However, she felt her character was simply “going through the motions” whereas sleeping together with her ex.

“It’s a little uncomfortable for [Rory] even though she’s kind of putting on a brave face that she’s fine with it,” Bledel mentioned. “I think she’s actually not that emotionally connected to it. I think she’s kind of just going through the motions at this point when we pick up with them.”

Meanwhile, Czuchry speculated Rory and Logan had been each within the “same place” forward of the revival. So it was no shock they rekindled the flame.

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore on 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore on 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore on ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

“I think they were both in the same place at the same time,” he mentioned. “Rory and Logan have always had a love for each other that has gone back and forth. And they’ve never really wanted to say goodbye. They’re both in the same place at the same time in this particular story. So it’s a mutual relationship that they’re carrying on.”

Then when talking with Time Magazine, Czuchry revealed he doesn’t know what occurred between Rory and Logan between the unique collection and Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life. But the actor urged the affair blossomed to push Rory ahead to the subsequent chapter. He mentioned:

Amy despatched me simply the fabric for Logan by means of all 4 of the chapters. What I cherished about “Fall” was that complete journey of the Life and Death Brigade and goodbye that Logan and Rory have. For me, that complete sequence is the most effective of Logan, the most effective of Rory and the most effective of Logan and Rory collectively. Taking dangers, having adventures. Logan is aware of that Rory is having a tough time in her life and is attempting to push her ahead to the subsequent second. It was a good way to wrap up their story.

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