Rory Gilmore had several serious love interests throughout its seven seasons Gilmore Girls but very few occasional affairs. An ongoing casual interest, albeit one-sided, was Marty. Marty was often around during Rory’s early romance with Logan Huntzberger. The differences between Logan and Marty were highlighted early on in Logan’s tenure on the show, and it almost felt like Marty was meant to look like the “better” option. But that’s not how it worked. In fact, Marty managed to endear Logan to many Gilmore Girls fans. We can think of three instances where Marty and Logan’s interactions made Logan look like the better catch.
Marty hated Logan even though he was perfectly nice to him
Marty was part of Rory’s inner circle at Yale before meeting Logan Huntzberger. Marty was the reason Rory met Logan. In the season 5 premiere, Marty and Rory found themselves back in the same dorm and decide to catch up with the coffee truck. There they met Logan and his friends.
Marty knew Logan and the rest of the brigade to death because he had served as their bartender. While Colin was rude, Logan complimented Marty’s margaritas and was pleasant and friendly. Despite being super nice to Marty, Logan told Rory he hated “those guys”. He had every right to be angry with Colin, but technically Logan didn’t do anything wrong.
Marty refused to let Logan Huntzberger pay for him
In Season 5, Marty joined the group for dinner before Logan Huntzberger and Rory Gilmore were officially a couple. Marty didn’t have enough money to pay for his portion of dinner. Logan, sensing something was wrong, offered to pay. Marty declined the offer and instead went outside to find an ATM. When Rory stepped outside to find him, Marty revealed he didn’t have enough money. She lent him the money and everything ended well enough.
While Marty had every right to be ashamed, Logan’s offer was kind. It was also low key enough that the rest of the group probably wouldn’t have thought anything of it. Sure, Marty’s pride was hurt, but Logan’s offer was still generous, and Marty should have been kinder. To be honest, it was pretty obvious that Marty only hated Logan because he was wealthy, not because of anything special he’d done.
Marty dug Logan repeatedly in a Season 7 episode
Marty came back to life in Season 7 of Rory Gilmore Girls when Rory befriended the girl Marty was dating. Marty lied to Lucy and pretended he never met Rory. Rory agreed to the lie. Later, Lucy wanted to meet Logan, and Rory asked Logan to join the lie. Logan wasn’t happy with that, but he went along with it. Well, he made it through most of the evening at least.
Logan might have been immature, overprivileged, and a little entitled, but at least he was always a gentleman. He knew how to behave in public and despite his discomfort at Marty’s deceit, he was willing to join a night out with Lucy, Marty, and Rory to keep his partner happy. While Logan behaved appropriately, Marty couldn’t help but make passive-aggressive comments throughout the evening. Nonetheless, Logan chatted pleasantly until the last moments of dinner.
Marty’s decision to shoot Logan not only made Logan look better, it was almost completely inexplicable. Marty was aware that Logan could ruin his relationship with Lucy. Instead of acting polite and making it through dinner, he pushed Logan until he finally revealed how long Marty and Rory had known each other. while a few Gilmore Girls Fans argue that Logan was wrong for exposing Marty’s lie, you could say that Marty was the one who was completely wrong. Logan did Lucy a favor by briefing her.
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