Lorelai and Rory Gilmore didn’t keep many secrets from viewers. Fans watched the relationship between Lorelai and Rory evolve, they watched Lorelai struggle to figure out her feelings for Christopher Hayden, and they watched the power struggle between Emily Gilmore and her fiercely-independent daughter. What fans rarely got to see was the raw emotion of their romantic endeavors. Lorelai’s breakup with Max Medina was never shown, and viewers were never let in on the contents of Lorelai’s note to Rory about Logan Huntzberger. Well, not until the series was officially in the books, at least.
Logan knew his best chance to get Rory back was to get Lorelai on his side
Logan may have embodied some characteristics that Lorelai didn’t particularly care for, but even Lorelai had to admit that he was incredibly smart. Logan knew Rory well enough to know that his best chance at getting her back was to have Lorelai on his side, so when he couldn’t get Rory to give him the time of day, he went looking for Lorelai.
Logan considered the move a “suicide mission,” but it worked out in his favor. Lorelai sent Logan away with a note and instructed him not to open it. The penned letter is what, ultimately, got Logan a second chance with Rory. The contents of that note were never revealed in the show, but apparently, the envelope wasn’t a prop, someone penned a letter, and now fans finally get a chance to see what it said.
Viewers never saw the letter, but it’s contents are on display at Warner Bros.
While Rory never revealed the contents of the letter, the note is actually on display at Warner Bros. Studios. The message was shared online by the hosts of Gilmore Guys, a podcast dedicated to dissecting every one of the show’s 153 episodes. Fans on Reddit have also transcribed the note.
The correspondence, which is printed on Dragonfly Inn stationary, begins by saying, “So, right now, you are reading my sealed words of wisdom as the tormented, foolish (but persistent) cad hangs off every nuance of your reactions, his heart and mind in a dizzying flurry of questions as to how the outcome with play out…as you read this, delight in the knowledge that this love-sick pup before you does not have a clue.” The second paragraph of the note gets a bit deeper, suggesting that love is fleeting and that Rory may want to consider giving Logan another chance. A reference to Great Expectations is also made in the second paragraph. Even with the signature cultural references associated with the show thrown in, fans were left feeling a little cold about the entire note.
Fans don’t think the letter sounds like something Lorelai would have written
Fans who finally spied the note after years of imaging what could have left Rory giggling in front of Logan were a touch let down. Several fans note that the letter simply didn’t seem like something Lorelai would write. It was too deep and too emotional for the typically breezy inn owner.
Perhaps Lorelai had softened once she was with Luke Danes, but the letter feels a bit too optimistic about love for Lorelai. Lorelai, much like her daughter, wasn’t particularly well-versed in the world of romance and had a difficult time dealing with emotions. The fact that she suggested love may concur all in Rory and Logan’s scenario felt a touch out of character.