I think Mitchum knew all along that Logan was never over Rory, and that she was always going to be his weakness, his kryptonite. So as soon as he sees them together at that restaurant in London, he knows that his ‘dynastic plan’ and the engagement to Odette is doomed to fail.
(Plus I think there’s something to be said for the fact that Logan took Rory to a Huntzberger owned restaurant (“Eh, this is one of the family holdings”) where he probably knew his father was going to be. It’s almost like Logan wanted to send a message/show Mitchum that he didn’t quite have the hold on him that he thought he did)
Can I just say I don’t think Mitchum Huntzburger was that rude when he told Rory he didn’t think she ‘had it’? He proved himself an ass later on, but up until that point we only had Logan’s opinion of hum, and I didn’t think Mitchum did told Rory what he did in a rude or obnoxious way. Rory just didn’t take the criticism well, and the boat + dropping out thing way way too dramatic. It made Rory seem more immature to me. :/ anyone agree?
can i just say how much the revival has made me grateful for season 7. like, asp was going to have rory get pregnant at 22, which would have honestly been the most heartbreaking ending i could think of for rory- a major part of her characterization is that she didn’t want to end up like lorelai, yes she loves lorelai, yes she respects lorelai and appreciated all the sacrifices lorelai made for her, but she didn’t want the life lorelai had. lorelai is exactly where she’s supposed to be- in stars hollow, with the inn, with luke- but rory wanted more. rory wanted to be christiane amanpour, she wanted to travel, see the world, do things, which was a major part of her turning down logan’s proposal because she wanted a ‘wide open future’. how the hell would she have gotten that with a baby? that’s the worst thing- like, you will become your parents whether you like it or not. and logan, too- he becomes mitchum, lives out his huntzberger preordained life, the life he desperately didn’t want, without even being told he has a child. at least in the revival rory is 32, she’s done stuff, she’s lived, but geez, that’s still a crappy ending for the girl who wanted to be christiane amanpour.
what she means:
lorelai leigh gilmore wanted to be a big time journalist, a foreign correspondent like christiane amanpour. it is her biggest aspiration and she spends all her high school career and college years working towards this goal. she goes to chilton then yale. she studies and works hard. she faces Mitchum huntzberger telling her she can't do it but she works through the pain of that. she becomes editor of the yale daily news. she gets a job covering the obama campaign trail. but eight/nine years later she's only had a handful of successful articles? which is normal and fine except at the end of the ayitl she barely has a career in journalism at all. she is the editor of the small, very-little-paying stars hollow gazette and writing a book and pregnant and the farthest thing away from her initial goal. but the worst part is ASP planned the last four words almost right at the beginning so did rory really ever have a chance?
Do you feel like Rory has entitlement issues and if so at what times has she shown that in the series?
I mean there’s her sense of entitlement when it comes to her boyfriends, and how they seem to always belong to her regardless of circumstances or who else may be dating them (or hell, married to them for that matter).
There’s her dropping out of Yale and then refusing to speak to her mother about it, who was understandably upset, and then living in her grandparents furnished guest house and having the audacity to bitch about them on a regular basis.
The entire “NY Times Fellowship debacle”
Crying over the fact Mitchum Huntzberger told her she would never have what it takes, which ultimately sent her into such a tailspin she left college over it.
Feeling like she is owed a career because she went to Yale and was editor of the paper
Rolling her eyes at Luke for putting her New Yorker piece on the menus instead of being grateful
Showing up to a job interview without any pitches because she thought they should feel lucky to have her
Taking on a piece then blowing it by sleeping with one of her interviewees and deciding it was “beneath her” even though she couldn’t get any other work.
Gawking at the idea of going back to get her Masters and becoming a teacher at Chilton even though she’s unemployed and so broke she can’t afford underwear
Wanting to pass up going to Chilton as a teenager because a cute boy wanted to date her
Getting mad at her grandmother for throwing her a beautiful party because she “didn’t ask for it”
There’s probably more that I’m forgetting but there are just a few examples…
Rory: You wanted to talk, so talk. Logan: All I wanted to do was say I’m sorry, so.. .I’m sorry. You were right. I was being immature. When the whole deal fell apart… I knew I was in so much trouble, I just – I totally lost it. I couldn’t face anything. I had so much invested in it in every way that, when it all collapsed, it was like I fell into this hole I couldn’t pull myself out of. And I also realized that my dad was right. He had every reason to be pissed at me. I mean, I would have fired me for what I did. So, I decided the only way to fix this is to not be my dad’s employee anymore. I went to him, and I just – I said – I was calm, apologetic, no shouting, no threats. I just said I didn’t want to be a pawn in whatever game he had in mind for me. I am officially not working for the Huntzberger group anymore. I mean, it felt great finally standing up to my dad. He tried to put up this cool, detached front, you know but I think I actually saw steam coming out of his ears. Basically, he told me to hit the road. Rory: And you took him literally. Logan: I just needed to see you. The thing is, even though he was mad, I swear I saw the slightest glimmer of pride in his eyes, you know just for a second. I mean, no one walks out on Mitchum Huntzberger.