Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Gilmore Girls: Would Rory and Tristan Have Dated?

Hey, I'm B.

This post won't be for everyone because of the subject matter. That's okay. I hope everyone has a good day, bye.

Now, for those of you understand the title of this post, and are actually interested in my theory and rhetoric (I think it's bad), please read on because I'm on to something, I swear. 

Gilmore Girls and I have a loooooong history together, starting in elementary school. During those days, my grandparents would pick me up and then take me back to their house. This was in the early 2000s and they didn't have cable like they do today; only the best of the basic channels you can get. Remember when it was ABC Family and Disney Channel was actually Zoog Disney and we had shows like The Famous Jett Jackson and Lizzie McGuire was still killing it on tv? Ugh, those were the days, man.

School would end at 2:30 PM, giving us enough time to either get food, pick up other family members and so on.

This post isn't supposed to be about my life... but what I'm basically trying to say is that Gilmore Girls would play on ABC Family every day at 3 or 4 PM and I would sit and watch it. This was also the time that Smallville was on ABC Family (shook, I know). That's when Gilmore Girls started for me. 

And now, years later, I am on my 12th viewing of the entire series. There are seven seasons, by the way, not including the series revival.

Now that B's Personal History lesson is over, it's time to get into the topic at hand.

If Tristain Dugray (Chad Michael Murray) was not shipped off to military school for being such a brat, would he and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) have ever got together?

In other words, if C.M.M. didn't get the role of Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill, he would have definitely stayed on Gilmore Girls.

If you've read up to this point, and you're confused, you clearly haven't seen Gilmore Girls and I am so very sorry for that because it's just going to get even more confusing.

In season 5, Rory meets Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry, watch him on The Resident in September on Fox), the heir to his very rich family's business and a contender for daddy issues. This is important because Tristan also came from a very rich family with daddy issues. If both of these characters were on the show at the same time, they would have been in the same social circle (or close enough), for sure.

Unfortunately, Murray left the show so we never saw this interaction. But, if Murray continued the show, would Czuchry even have a part? These two characters are extremely similar, from their family history and background to their cocky personality, the fact that they both gave Rory nicknames and their unfortunate broken relationships with their fathers. It was a common theme throughout the series that Rory needed to fix these so-called 'broken boys' (Jess was also one of them). And in season 2, Rory and Tristan did get close but by the time she had finally warmed up to him, Tristan was shipped off to military school. Because of this series of events, Rory did not have a romantic connection to what I call her 'grandparent's world', where the rich and snobby and privileged lived.

Rory did want to experience her grandparent's world, so enter Logan, a rich and snarky personality that hauntingly resembled Tristan Dugray.

If Tristan would have stayed, he would have been part of Rory's high school life. He would have grown from insensitive jerk to being friends with her. There would have been tutoring lessons and, with much persuasion from his father's money, would have probably gone to Yale University. There, they would have dated because Rory was always destined to walk with the 'privileged'. It was Logan who pushed her out of her comfort zone and wholeheartedly supported Rory's career and choices. He made her question life and continuously showed her a life that she had never experienced before.

This would have also happened if Tristan was in the show. Therefore, Logan wouldn't be needed for Rory's character growth at all. Tristan would have been her boo, and you know what, I would have been all over that.

And that is my (jumbled up) theory about Gilmore Girls and how Logan wouldn't have been needed for Rory whatsoever if Tristan had stayed on the show... but I still love you, Logan.


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