‘Gilmore Girls’: Keiko Agena Has an Opinion on Who Rory Gilmore Should End up With

It has been four years since fans met up with Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. When fans connected with Rory again, she was carrying on an illicit affair with her engaged ex-boyfriend, Logan Huntzberger. While it’s pretty clear that Logan is the father of Rory’s Baby, fans are still undecided about who Rory should end up with in the end. Some fans believe Dean Forrester, Rory’s first boyfriend, was her perfect fit. Other’s strongly believe Jess Mariano, Luke Dane’s troubled nephew is Rory’s one true love. Still, other’s argue that Logan was the perfect mix of privilege and bravado for Rory. Keiko Agena, who played Lane Kim for all seven seasons of the series, has her own opinion on Rory’s perfect love.

The revival left off with Rory single and pregnant

For the majority of the revival, Rory was carrying on an affair with Logan. Logan wasn’t the only one who was in a relationship, though. Rory was also seeing someone. While Paul seemed to enjoy his time with Rory, she could barely remember the poor guy’s name. Eventually, Paul cuts Rory loose, citing their conflicting schedules as the reason for the breakup.

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When fans left Rory, sitting in the town gazebo with Lorelai, she was single, pregnant, and without a job. The only thing Rory’s had going for her career was the fact that she had a manuscript she could possibly sell. Four years later, a second revival has yet to be filmed, but fans mostly imagine Rory has figured something out regarding her career. Her love life, well, that’s entirely open for interpretation, as is the paternity of her child.

Logan is likely the father of Rory’s baby

While Amy Sherman-Palladino, the famed Gilmore Girls showrunner, never revealed the paternity of Rory’s baby, it’s pretty easy to deduce who is the most likely father. Rory and Paul rarely spent time together, and the breakup text suggests she likely hadn’t seen him in a few months. That pretty much pulls Paul out of the running.

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Fans note that the Wookie that Rory hooked up with could potentially be the father of Rory’s baby, but that seems unlikely. Rory and the Wookie had a one-night stand in the summer episode of the revival. For the Wookie to have fathered a child with Rory, she would not have found out about the pregnancy for several months. While Rory was somewhat flighty in the revival, she didn’t seem scattered enough not to notice a pregnancy for an entire trimester.

That leaves Logan as the father of Rory’s baby. Their last night together seems to coincide perfectly with the pregnancy reveal. The fact that Rory asked Christopher how he felt about Lorelai raising her alone is another clue about the baby’s paternity, argue some fans. Logan being the father of the baby doesn’t mean they’ll end up together, though.

Keiko Agena believes Rory belongs with Jess Mariano

While it seems pretty evident that Logan is the father of Rory’s baby, he isn’t precisely an available partner. Logan, when fans last left him, was engaged to the never-seen Odette, an heiress that the Huntzberger family approved of. Agena suggests his messy relationship status means he isn’t the one for Rory.

Keiko Agena attends "Dickinson" New York Premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse
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Agena told Us Magazine that she firmly believes that Rory belongs with Jess, even though he wasn’t that great of a boyfriend when he first dated Rory. She told the publication that she always thought Jess cared for Rory the most and that they had the most in common. While Jess wasn’t a great boyfriend as a teen, he certainly seemed to have grown into a good man, at least based on his cameo in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Agena also told the publication that she thinks they would end up together if Sherman-Palladino pens another revival season. That jury is still out on that one, but Agena’s thoughts are indeed music to the ears of fans who are firmly Team Jess. How Sherman-Palladino would work around the Logan issue, however, remains to be seen.