It’s been over six years since the finale of Gilmore Girls, when we left Luke (Scott Patterson) serving Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) in his diner, before the younger Girl set off on the campaign trail with then-Senator Obama. And even though Luke and Lorelai do get their happy ending – it still bothers me that at the end of the sixth season, she slept with Christopher (David Sutcliffe) and then married him in season 7. Seriously, it has kept me up at night. And here’s why.
1. Christopher was a crappy father to Rory: Seriously, he sucked, Until he offered to pay her Yale tuition, he was barely around.
2. Remember when he promised to be with Lorelai, then ran back to his ex-girlfriend Sherry? Yes, he accidentally got Sherry pregnant, but still. (And since that was his second unplanned insemination, he probably should have learned to use a condom.)
3. He let Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) use him as a pawn in her own, twisted game: Emily didn’t want her daughter ending up with a diner-owner, so she invited Christopher to her vow-renewal ceremony. At the party, Christopher drank too much and came between Luke and Lorelai, leaving a broken-hearted Lorelai to chase after her boyfriend.
4. Lorelai waited all of five seconds to run to Christopher’s arm after her second breakup with Luke: I mean, really, lady? You couldn’t have let the dust settle on your split before sleeping with your ex, leading to this awful moment that I don’t want to talk about.
What about you PopWatchers? Are you still as mad as me about how Lorelai ended up in bed with Chris after walking away from Luke? Or should I get a life and stop caring?