Some Gilmore Girls fans theorize that Rory Gilmore’s college boyfriend, Logan Huntzberger, is supposed to mimic someone else in Rory’s life. Some fans argue that Logan is to Rory what Christopher Hayden was to Lorelai Gilmore. Other fans believe Rory and Logan’s relationship mimicked Richard Gilmore and Emily Gilmore’s love story. While both are valid theories, Logan’s personality might be closer to Lorelai Gilmore’s than anyone else.
Logan and Lorelai were both born into money and had difficulty living up to their family’s expectations
Logan and Lorelai had similar upbringings. Logan’s parents ran in the same circles as Lorelai’s parents and both made their way through the prep school circuits. While Logan rarely spoke about his early life, he did give hints that his childhood was a bit cold. Lorelai had no issue revealing how her early upbringing was more than a bit frosty.
Lorelai and Logan Huntzberger both appeared to feel stifled by their early lives and their family’s expectations. Lorelai ran away when she didn’t fulfill her parents’ expectations. Logan, instead, utilized his privilege to act out. Their strategies were different, but their reasoning was the same.
Logan Huntzberger and Lorelai Gilmore were both bold, self-assured, and willing to push the limit
Logan did have some similarities to Richard Gilmore and even Christopher Hayden, but his bold, self-assured personality traits were the most similar to Lorelai. Like Lorelai, Logan wasn’t afraid to take chances, despite the consequences. He was fearless, self-assured, and happily pushed limits, both while in school and when he went into business.
Lorelai was bold, too. She left her comfortable life behind as a teen because she was self-assured. While she had help from Mia and the residents of Stars Hollow along the way, leaving Hartford in the first place was risky.
Logan Huntzberger risked his trust fund and his family connections to strike out on his own. While he didn’t respond perfectly when things didn’t go as planned, he eventually did figure it all out. That is how the show’s writers ended the original series, at least. It was a bold move that required a lot of courage.
What does it mean for Logan and Rory’s love story, though?
While there is plenty of evidence that Logan and Lorelai shared some personality traits, Gilmore Girls fans are still curious about what it could mean for Logan and Rory’s love story. The other theories about Logan lead to established conclusions about what it all means.
Fans who think Logan and Rory were a younger version of Richard and Emily theorize that the couple is the show’s real endgame couple. After all, Richard and Emily’s relationship was the most stable Gilmore Girls love story. Fans who believe Logan is Rory’s version of Christopher argue that the couple was doomed, despite seeming right for each other.
So, if Logan Huntzberger is Lorelai, what does it mean for his relationship with Rory? In theory, it could mean nothing. It could also mean Logan and Rory are forever bonded, regardless of where life takes them. We would need a second revival to answer the question. Unfortunately, that seems less likely to happen with each passing day.
Netflix premiered the revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, in 2016. While the cast seems interested in returning, Netflix has not announced any plans for a second season.