Somehow I’ve become much more attached to Jess’s journey than Rory’s. Maybe because Jess’s character feels more identifiable to me, as does Luke’s when his family is involved. I love Gilmore Girls and all of the characters. But I’m invested in that storyline because of the way it hits home. No rich parents or upscale small town surface. We get to see what life is like outside the town square business owners. We get a sibling that that garbage guy sold pot to in 1984. An older brother always trying to do right by his flighty younger sister. A mother who can’t hold down a job or have a healthy relationship and the kid who suffered for it. You know for years Luke tried not to think about that. That half the reason he always bailed Liz out was that she had Jess. And he knew Liz wasn’t a good mother. But what was he going to do? Wouldn’t the alternatives be worse? How many times did that go through his head and how many times did he push it to the back of his mind?
We only ever get hints about the way Lorelai struggled to pay bills on her own or what life was like for her and Rory in the early years. By the time we meet them, they’ve got a huge house(somehow), enough money for clothes and take out, and Lorelai worries about big bills but she apparently has some saving somewhere because she wants to buy an Inn… And Lorelai for all her wackiness grew up incredibly upper class and still has those manners and code switches when she wants to like a pro and manages to shelter Rory from a lot of things.
I like Rory’s character. But she feels so naive and fragile sometimes. She goes these stretches where she’s tough and smart and perceptive and then does or says things that make me go o.O . And I get it, I so do. But it makes me want to shake her until reality kicks in(tv show I know). The parts where the world is gritty in this show have started to become my favorite to look for.
"You know for years Luke tried not to think about that. That half the reason he always bailed Liz out was that she had Jess. And he knew Liz wasn’t a good mother. But what was he going to do? Wouldn’t the alternatives be worse? How many times did that go through his head and how many times did he push it to the back of his mind?"
things that plague me, haunt me, and break my heart.
My absolute ingrained headcanon is that Jess didn’t tell Luke a fraction of how bad things really got, because he knew it would kill him…and that Luke spent years swallowing down the worst of his suspicions, thinking that trying to take Jess away from his mom would wind up making things even worse than they were.
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