In ‘Face-Off‘, Rory leaves a very long ranting message on Jess’ machine saying that she’s “spoiled” and wants to stay that way. Presumably she means that Dean treated her with certain standards and, despite now being with Jess, she wants those same standards. This is her full message:
“I just wanted to let you know that this is the last weekend I spend sitting around like an idiot hoping you’ll call. Okay? I’m not going to be that girl. From now on, I want a plan. I mean a real plan with a time and a place. And I’m tired of hearing “Let’s hook up later.” What does that mean, anyway? What’s later? How do I set my watch to later? Later doesn’t cut it any more, got it? And, yeah, you know, maybe I am spoiled; but guess what, I like being spoiled! I plan to go on being spoiled. And if that doesn’t sound like something that you can or want to do, then, fine! I’m sure you’ll find another girl who doesn’t mind sitting around cleaning her keyboard on a Friday night hoping you’ll call. But it’s not going to be me!”
Is Rory unrealistic in her expectations of relationships because of Dean? Is she spoiled? Or is she just a normal girl asking for normal things in a relationship? And, given that she’s probably justified in her rant, why would Rory ask Jess to delete the message after she finds he’s surprised her with concert tickets? And why, after all that, does she look sad?
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