Yes, she could have slept with her oft-forgotten boyfriend Paul and probably not remembered it, but him being the father is an unlikely outcome. Right before she tells Lorelai about the pregnancy, Rory receives a breakup text from Paul and is mostly unfazed by the news. Logan, on the other hand, shares a night with Rory at the tail end of “Summer,” which makes sense considering the timeline of the pregnancy.
Here’s where things get really interesting. By the end of the series, Logan essentially becomes a proxy for Rory’s own father, Christopher, a rebellious son of a hugely wealthy family who eventually learns to fall in line with his family’s wishes. The comparison is driven home when Rory goes to her father’s office in the series’ final chapter to ask how he felt about Lorelai raising his daughter as a single mother. Much like Logan, Rory surmises that Christopher will never be there for her in the ways that she’s always deserved.
But just as Christopher was never meant to be with Lorelai, the revival offers up the possibility that Rory’s fan favorite former boyfriend, Jess, still has feelings for Stars Hollow’s prodigal daughter. The last time we see Jess in the revival, he gazes at Rory with eyes that betray the chill exes status they’ve both agreed upon. There’s love there and it’s not going away anytime soon.
If we’re following this logic, then Jess, the nephew of Lorelai’s now-husband, Luke, is Rory’s soulmate. Lorelai spent seven seasons deciding between Luke and Christopher, but, as she admits in the revival, it was Luke all along.
So brace for impact, everybody. If the series is trying to drive home how Rory will always follow in Lorelai’s path, we can deduce that Logan is the father, but it’s Jess who will ultimately become her partner in life.
I mean, wouldn’t you?