In ‘Jews and Chinese Food‘, Rory continues her “casual dating” of Logan, much to the distaste of Marty. Oh, Marty! How many of us wish that you had spoken up to Rory about your feelings. I’m not sure if Rory was capable as seeing Marty as more than a friend, but I feel so sad for him.
Rory notices that Marty has been avoiding her a little, and even ran away from her once. So when she spots him outside the Daily News, Rory goes up to tell Marty she misses him a lot (poor guy) and suggests they have a Marx Brothers weekend. Marty can’t resist the offer, despite how obviously frustrated it makes him.
Rory goes all out on her Harpo Marx theme, dressing up and theming their snacks. Marty is awkward until Paris throws a fit, then he feels more at home. Later that night, Rory has her legs draped over Marty and they’re talking and enjoying their night. Until Logan shows up and wants to hang out with Rory – to take her for Chinese. Logan pointedly invites Marty to get to know him “without a waiter’s uniform on” – putting him in his place. Marty knows that Rory wants to go, so he tags along. It’s a disaster and Marty hates it. Not only that, Logan makes it clear that Marty should pay his ‘part’ of the expensive meal, which he can’t afford.
After all the frustration of the night, Marty blurts out that he wants to be more than friends with Rory. But Rory says she likes Logan, though she doesn’t know why.
So, I ask this – do you think Rory would have gone out with Marty if Logan wasn’t around? Was Marty a good fit for Rory? Or would he have been too much like Dean, someone who didn’t challenge her enough? Here’s a fan video about Rory & Marty:
And on top of all that, why the heck didn’t Rory notice that Marty liked her?
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