The 'Gilmore Girls' Trailer Proves Why Rory & Jess Shouldn't Actually End Up Together In The Revival
The latest Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life trailer has fans incredibly excited for what feels like a million reasons. But one of the most talked about aspects of the new footage has to be the appearance of Milo Ventimiglia's Jess, who is seen both having a drink and outrageously flirting with his ex-girlfriend Rory Gilmore. While Team Jess fans are rejoicing about the amount of screen time he has in the trailer, I'm less than enthused about him being featured quite so much. Why? I can think of several reasons why Rory shouldn't end up with Jess, like ever.
While it's obviously OK if Rory ends up alone or with someone other than one of her previous three exes, it's important to revisit the reasons why Jess wasn't actually a great partner. It's also worth noting that Rory seems pretty vulnerable in the new Gilmore Girls trailer, especially when discussing her life over a friendly drink with Jess. While I'm sure Jess isn't a bad guy (and Ventimiglia is always fun to look at), I really hope that Rory doesn't end up with him. Which is not to say that Logan or Dean would be a better option, but the clips of Jess in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life have me worried, because Rory seems ready to make a mistake.
Out of all of Rory's ex-boyfriends, Jess has the most screen time in the trailer by far. Logan and Dean are featured, though in extremely short snippets where they don't even speak. Sure, it's possible that Rory doesn't end up with Jess, given the fact that Logan's role in the Gilmore Girls revival remains a mystery, and it seems likely that Matt Czuchry is being kept under wraps for a reason. However, Jess and Rory's interaction in the trailer is extremely flirty, especially since Rory mentions her underwear. While I know she's joking, it's an incredibly forward move to discuss your undergarments with an ex, and since the pair are having a drink together, it certainly points toward the idea that they might be getting back together.
If Rory is as vulnerable as she seems in the trailer, then getting back together with Jess would be a huge mistake. Rory has always been drawn to Jess during times of upheaval — like when she dropped out of Yale. As Rory describes herself as having no job or credit in the revival, perhaps this is one of those times, and Jess is swooping in at an opportune moment. While he is undeniably talented in various areas of his life, being a good boyfriend was never his strong suit.
From abandoning her when he goes to California (without even telling her he's leaving), to trying to coerce her into sleeping with him before she's ready, Jess is far from the perfect boyfriend material that his shippers would have you believe. And if Rory is in a bad place in the revival — and it sounds like she is — then getting back together with her flaky ex is the last thing that she needs right now.
While lots of Gilmore Girls fans hope Jess and Rory get back together, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that Rory deserves better. And if the revival trailer is anything to go by, Rory needs career advice and life guidance — not an unreliable man who's going to mess her around. Sorry, Ventimiglia. I love you, but Rory and Jess should not end up together. Period.
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