So it had to be Logan. Rory's still-infatuated ex is the Gilmore circle of life incarnate. Not to get all Freudian, but Logan is just a blond version of Rory's father, Christopher, which is pretty much the only reason she'd hang around such a duplicitous dude for so long. Throughout "Winter," "Spring," and "Summer," Rory hooks up with her rich college ex -- who's engaged to be married to another woman -- despite the fact that she has a partner of her own and knows Logan is bad news. Lorelai spent several seasons doing a similar dance with Christopher. Plus, both Logan and Christopher share a boneheaded but good-natured charm that's amplified by family fortune. On paper, they're great protectors, but when the going gets tough, they offer up some money and go running.
Rory's climactic last meeting with her father underscored that dynamic. Upon first viewing, Rory's confrontation with Christopher plays out like a responsible journalist and still-scorned daughter trying to make sense of her absent father's regrettable decisions. But if you watch it after learning of Rory's new baggage, the scene reads like she's trying to make sense of something else: how her own reckless and entitled ex-partner will react to the news of her pregnancy, and a meditation on whether Rory will want to raise a child on her own.