Gilmore Girls fans seem to fall into one of two camps. They either loved the entire series, or they hated the show’s final season. Season 7 of Gilmore Girls, admittedly, had a different feel. Amy Sherman-Palladino, the mastermind behind the show, was no longer involved, and writers took a lot of creative licenses. Some moves were incredibly controversial, like Lorelai Gilmore’s marriage to Christopher Hayden. Other decisions were a lot more well-received. While the final season of the show didn’t exactly contain Lorelai and Rory Gilmore’s finest moments, it was brilliant for one character. Logan Huntzberger seemed to really shine during the show’s last 22 episodes.
Season 7 proved that Logan really was in love with Rory
During the fifth and sixth seasons, Rory and Logan’s relationship developed, but many fans were still skeptical of his intentions. He certainly didn’t endear himself to fans when he slept with the majority of a bridal party during a brief relationship break. By season 7, though, Logan was clearly invested in his relationship.
He showed up when Richard Gilmore had a heart attack, and he was ready to make sacrifices to stay with Rory regardless of where her career took her. Finally, he proposed. While Rory turned down his proposal in the end, it was clear that he was ready to commit.
Season 7 proved that Logan Huntzberger was far more introspective than people gave him credit for
Somewhere between season 6 and season 7, Logan matured a great deal. His hard-partying antics were, mostly, put to bed, and he seemed to focus more heavily on his deepening relationship with Rory. Sure, he had moments where he got a bit out of hand, but, overall, Logan proved he was a pretty self-aware guy. Season 7 was also the moment it became painfully clear that Logan had a far better grasp on reality than his girlfriend.
Logan may have loved Rory, but he wasn’t immune to getting irritated by her, especially when she acted morally superior. Season 7, and the eventual revival, made it pretty clear that Rory was out of touch. One of her most significant flaws was the fact that she couldn’t seem to wrap her head around the notion that she was part of the upper echelon of society. In season 7, episode 8, Rory penned a scathing article on the people she encountered at a launch party she attended with Logan. After reading the piece, Logan delivered one of the most accurate, logical rants ever given on the show.
After making it clear that he neither felt bad about his upbringing, or shameful about using his connections to get ahead, he reminded Rory that she, too, had greatly benefited from being a part of the upper crust. He said, “Wake up Rory whether you like it or not, you’re one of us. You went to prep school. You go to Yale. Your grandparents are building a whole damn astronomy building in your name.”
That moment proved one crucial thing; Logan was mature enough to realize what he had been born into. He seemed to finally respect his family’s legacy. It seemed to be a turning point for him. Rory, on the other hand, was still stuck pretending that she was from a poverty-stricken background, which was, obviously, never the case.
Season 7 proved Logan was interested in Rory’s life
Logan’s life was filled with the finer things in life. He could have had his pick of any girl from his social circle. He brought Rory into that circle during the fifth and sixth seasons, but the final season finally proved that Logan was interested in Rory and her backstory.
Not only did he visit Stars Hollow and take an active interest in the world she came from, but he recognized just how important Lorelai was to Rory. He even asked for her permission to propose, which, even the most ardent Logan critic can admit, was a good move.