Matt Czuchry Reveals Why He Loved The Ending Of Gilmore Girls

Regardless of whoever "Gilmore Girls" fans ship Rory with romantically, each of her love interests drew controversy. Dean, her first boyfriend, had some issues with anger and infidelity in his marriage. City boy Jess skipped town on Rory to find his father in a never-to-be "Gilmore Girls" spin-off series. And Logan, the rich heir to a journalism empire, resented his controlling father, even if it meant taking the wealth of career opportunities at his fingertips for granted.

After "Gilmore Girls" was canceled in 2007, its ending came with Rory's graduation from Yale University, Logan's proposal that they get engaged and move to California, and, of course, plenty of Stars Hollow-isms to make the devoted fan feel teary. Though series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Dan Palladino, both executive producers, were not involved in the series' seventh and final season, the characters they created found themselves standing on a precipice with the rest of their lives ahead of them. 

The real Logan Huntzberger had a lot to say about the original series ending in a Reddit AMA, which came out just before the cast's 15-year reunion at ATX in 2015. Though the revival may have changed things up a bit in Stars Hollow and beyond, Matt Czuchry's opinion may give fans an insight into Rory and Logan's ultimate fate and whether rejecting his Season 7 proposal was the right call.

Logan Huntzberger had thoughts on that Season 7 breakup

Matt Czuchry's Reddit AMA was populated by long-time fans who have followed his work on "Friday Night Lights," "Gilmore Girls," "The Resident," and his notable run on "The Good Wife." They asked the actor about his reaction to the original "Gilmore Girls" ending for his character, and he surprisingly took little issue with Logan Huntzberger's ultimate rejection. He wrote to fans, "I actually liked how Rory refused Logan's proposal. I feel that the show is about two strong independent women, and that refusal captures the heart of the show." 

Recognizing the integrity of the show's core premise — the relationships between Rory, her mother Lorelai, and Lorelai's once-estranged parents Richard and Emily — Czuchry's answer also demonstrates his deep respect for Rory's character arc and ambitions. He even concedes that her decision may have little to do with Logan himself. He shared, "I just think it was the right decision for Rory regardless of who her boyfriend was."

Of course, those who watched the revival, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" — released nine years after the original series ended — know that Rory's journalism career eventually hits a rough patch, and she's presented as an unmotivated, lackluster reporter (per Marie Claire). Though Logan's connections may have made a difference in her career trajectory, Rory's fierce independence would most definitely have played a role in their continued relationship, especially if the couple relocated to California for Logan's work.

Gilmore Girls will always have a special place in Matt Czuchry's heart

Matt Czuchry's role as Logan Huntzberger came early in his acting career, teaching him some of the basics that would establish him in the industry (via his 2015 Reddit AMA). In his Reddit AMA, Czuchry reminisced on the challenges of the show. He admitted, "To be able to maintain that speed, tone, and at the same time, try to make layered choices was a great experience to have early in my career. It really challenged me." However, playing Logan ultimately served Czuchry's future acting career.

He also told Redditors which "Gilmore Girls" episodes were especially significant for him. "I came into the series in Season 5, and the 100th episode (called 'Wedding Bell Blues') happened just a couple episodes into my 3-year arc," he shared. "And to feel so welcomed by the cast that early on was very meaningful for me."

He also mentioned the episode "You Jump, I Jump, Jack," in which Yale's Life and Death Brigade leaped off of scaffolding equipped with only formal wear and an umbrella. Creating a metaphor for Rory's life journey beyond Yale, he wrote, "In the final episode of 'Gilmore Girls,' I wanted to capture that Logan loved Rory, and although they both might not be quite ready to get married, just like in ['You Jump, I Jump, Jack'] there was that feeling of let's take a leap and see if the net appears."

What might be next for Matt Czhuchry and Gilmore Girls?

In "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," characters dealt with loss, the challenges of adulthood, and their aspirations for their love lives. Rory and Logan rekindle their college romance, though he was engaged and she had a boyfriend (per Refinery29's recap).

The revival ends with a poignant statement: Rory tells Lorelai, "Mom, I'm pregnant." The baby's paternity isn't revealed, but context clues lead viewers to see a future little Huntzberger in the cards. Matt Czuchry also revealed that he knows who the father is, and that he will always be team Logan. He told US Weekly in 2021, "If I was writing it, he would be with Rory ... He would do anything for her, including giving up the whole family business." Does this mean there will be another chapter of the revival where Rory and Logan get back together? Or will Rory live out her mother Lorelai's story, raising her child alone? 

The show's still-active Instagram account has given fans some hope for the future. And series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino even told US Weekly in 2018 that a second revival would depend on the cast's busy lives today. "I think [we would do more] if the time is right and everybody is in the mood — because that's how it happened before. We all sort of saw each other at a festival and kind of went, 'Hey! No one hates each other.' And decided to do it."