‘Gilmore Girls’: 3 Ways Logan Huntzberger Was Just Like Richard Gilmore

Gilmore Girls alum Alexis Bledel once argued that she could see a lot of her on-screen father, Christopher Hayden, in her college beau, Logan Huntzberger. Fans have run with that statement and largely agree that Logan was a lot like Christopher. Still, there were moments that the ultra-wealthy Logan was a lot more like another important man in Rory’s life. You can argue that Logan had several moments where he seemed to channel Richard Gilmore.

Logan Huntzberger respected what was important to Rory, even if he didn’t understand it.

Logan may have been a party boy, and he may have been a playboy, but once he committed to Rory, he made it his business to ensure she was happy. He even managed to sympathize with Rory when he truly had no idea where she was coming from. For example, when Rory was bummed about being separated from her mother as she turned 21, Logan sympathized with her. He even promised to celebrate the event in whatever way would make her happiest. Logan didn’t have a good relationship with his own mother, meaning the sense of loss felt foreign to him. Still, he respected it.

Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger sits on the couch in a scene from 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger | Netflix

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Logan’s natural inclination to respect Rory’s feelings and needs, regardless of whether it made sense to him, was a prime example of him channeling Richard. Richard focused on making his love happy, even if what made her happy was foreign to him. In one famous season 3 scene, Richard told Lorelai Gilmore, “Now, you may not understand her world, I may not understand her world, but it is her world, and in her world, it is very, very important that she have the first cup of tea. And I don’t care about your independence or what you told your mother or anything else you have to say – if my wife wants the first cup of tea, she’s going to have the first cup of tea, that’s it!”

Two Gilmore Girls men bought their loves expensive gifts to show how much they cared 

Gilmore Girls wasn’t a show that was big on the word “love.” There were only a few instances when the main characters uttered the words “I love you.” Logan wasn’t quick with the words, but he gave gifts that proved he was in love with Rory. In season 5, Logan gave Rory a Birkin Bag to show her how he felt. The bag came before he was ready to tell Rory he loved her. At the end of season 6, Logan bought Rory a rocket meant to symbolize their love. 

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore stands next to a portrait of Ed Herman as Richard Gilmore in 'Gilmore GIrls: A Year in the LIfe'
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore stands next to a portrait of Ed Herman as Richard Gilmore in ‘Gilmore GIrls: A Year in the LIfe’ | Netflix

Richard wasn’t quick with the words, either. Still, he showered his wife with gifts to show his feelings. Emily Gilmore mentioned gifts given to her by Richard on multiple occasions. She implied that Richard gave her the gifts as love tokens.

Logan Huntzberger was willing to leave his family behind to be with Rory

Richard might have enjoyed a close relationship with his mother, Trix Gilmore, until her death in season 4. Their close-knit relationship wasn’t always a given, though. The night before Richard and Emily wed, Trix begged Richard to leave her at the altar and get back together with his ex. Richard went through with the wedding and enjoyed a loving marriage. Trix was still bothered by the fact that Richard didn’t consider her opinion, though. 

Rory Gilmore stands in front of Logan Huntzberger as he fixes his tie in 'Gilmore Girls: A Yeariin the Life'
Rory Gilmore and Logan Huntzberger | Netflix

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Logan was similarly willing to walk away from his family if it meant he got Rory. When his mother, Shira Huntzberger, explained that Rory wasn’t “fit” to be in their family, Logan was aghast. He stayed with Rory and fought to be close to her even when his family responsibilities pulled him away. While fans weren’t crazy about the way Logan and Rory rekindled their relationship in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, their affair could mimic Emily and Richard’s love, too. When Emily and Richard got together, he was engaged to another woman.