Moving on from our first installment (Dean and the car he built for Rory) into the leading males in Rory’s life, we come to Jess and Logan. Now, I’m not going to be getting into the whole #teamDean #teamJess #teamLogan thing here, I’m just paying tribute to all 3 of the males that played a part in Rory’s story at all the right times.
So Dean was Rory’s first love. That was interrupted by the resident ‘bad boy’ in Stars Hollow–Jess Mariano. I understand the bad boy appeal after the do-gooder Dean, but I had a hard time trying to figure out how best to represent Jess. His love of books for sure, but I’m saving books for later. I always think of the episode ‘A-Tisket, A-Tasket’ where Jess bids on Rory’s picnic basket at a town function and outbids her current beau, Dean. This seemed to be the very beginning of their romance, even though she was already with someone.
And then I realized that the best representation of Jess and Rory’s relationship was a swan. At one point during their relationship, Jess shows up in Hartford for dinner at the Gilmore’s house very late, with a big black eye. Rory is convinced that he’s late with a black eye because Jess got into a fight with Dean, when in all actuality, he was attacked by a swan (he doesn’t tell her that). This trust issue seems to the brunt of all their troubles, and it is well represented by that swan and the black eye.
Next up in Rory’s line of suitors is Logan Huntzberger. Logan was Rory’s college love. It is with Logan and the Life & Death Brigade that Rory comes out of her shell and steps away from her comfort zone. He helped Rory open herself up to adventure at right time. Their witty banter and deep thoughts are represented by the love rocket Logan gave Rory when he went to London. The depth of thought that went into the gift and Rory’s research and revelation into what it meant for their relationship at the time, is pretty symbolic of the relationship those two had.
I made the graph without the black background because it’s just easier to see the graph if half the squares are NOT blacked out. But anyway, here’s how it generally looks without the black background:
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