RachelKM September 13, 2016 Share September 13, 2016 (edited) On 9/12/2016 at 8:13 PM, CheeseBurgh said: Richard, Christopher then Luke in that order. I lean this way, but On 9/12/2016 at 9:21 PM, Taryn74 said: Richard is the only one who really seemed a "father figure" to me. (With the caveat of age 16 and up, of course.) Christopher was her pal. Luke was more like an older brother than a father figure IMO. I can see this too. I think some of it was that Lorelai didn't voluntarily allow, much less encourage, anyone else to be a parental figure in her daughter's life. I mean, obviously if Christopher had been determined, Lorelai couldn't really have prevented it. But she encouraged him to remain outside their lives and he allowed it. Luke seemed like a good friend of the family, but I never really saw him as a father figure. I don't recall any instances that seemed like Rory saw him or he saw himself in that role. By the time he and Lorelai were dating, Rory was in college anyway. But Lorelai never acted like any of the men in her life would be put in that position, even Chris. Richard was the only person Rory really seemed to view that way (Chris a little bit, but that was more as a result of actually being her father than anything he did). I think Rory and Richard developed their relationship partly because as her grandfather, he was more natural surrogate and partly Lorelai wasn't in a position to direct that anyway. Rory and Richard developed a significant relationship apart from Lorelai. Edited September 14, 2016 by RachelKM 10 Link to comment
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