by Chris Harnick | Thu., Dec. 1, 2016 11:12 AM
Stars, they're just like you. Take Matt Czuchry for example. Czuchry, who played Logan Huntzberger in seasons five-seven of Gilmore Girls, returned to the Stars Hollow fold for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life where his character played quite a pivotal role in Rory Gilmore's (Alexis Bledel) life and if he could, he'd tell his character to snap out of it. Spoilers, y'all.
Rory and Logan were friends with secret benefits during A Year in the Life. Rory had a boyfriend during their trysts and Logan was (is) engaged to Odette, an unseen fiancée during the four-part revival. Logan and Rory's time officially ended when Logan and the Life and Death Brigade came to Stars Hollow for one last hurrah in "Fall."
"I love the Life and Death Brigade," Czuchry said in Facebook Live interview. "For me that whole ‘Fall' experience was the best of Logan, the best of Rory and the best of them together."
For Czuchry, it was the best way the character could go out, however, he said, "I think the ending between Logan and Rory is incredibly bittersweet."
The two parted ways and Logan went off to marry Odette. If he could give his character any advice, Czuchry said it would involve Odette and Rory.
"Don't marry Odette. Chase down Rory, make that work. She is the love of your life," he said. "Odette, I always kind of looked at as part of his family obligations."
We all know how things end up, but at the end of the day, he'd tell Logan to "follow his heart."
As for those final four words—the series ended with Rory telling mom Lorelai (Lauren Graham) that she was pregnant—Czuchry said he'd leave Logan's reaction up to creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, executive producer Daniel Palladino. "Those four words obviously impact someone and it was left open," Czuchry said. "I'll leave that to Amy and Dan to say who was the father of that child."
The Palladinos said they for sure know who the father is.
"I think a lot of clues are out there. I know with the time passage it wasn't 100 percent clear, but we also didn't have her engage with who she thought was the father," Palladino told E! News in a phone interview earlier this week. "She felt like she was going ahead on this, deciding what to do and how to do it solo, that's why we had her go to her father. At that point you didn't know she was pregnant, but in hindsight, I think that was—
"In hindsight, she was searching for what is her path going to be. Look, I thought I had told Lauren the last four words 10 years ago and she informed me that I didn't, so I don't know what I've told anybody and what I've said to anybody," Sherman-Palladino said. "We just sort of felt like we wanted to leave it in that way because it was really less about who the father was and more about Rory repeating her mother's history."
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is now streaming on Netflix.