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Gilmore Girls' Scott Patterson Gives His Perspective On Lorelai's Flaws

Scott Patterson, better known as Luke Danes to "Gilmore Girls" fans, decided to launch a podcast in 2021 titled "I Am All In," with the goal of having a platform for "Gilmore Girls" fans to discuss, ask questions, and learn more about what went into making the iconic series. The problem was, Patterson had never actually watched the show that he starred in for seven seasons, admitting to E! News that "I just don't like watching myself; it's a nauseating experience for me." As he began to watch all 154 episodes, he discovered his own thoughts on the characters, such as Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham).

"Major flaws, I think, are just sort of there's kind of a lack of self-knowledge," Patterson said about Lorelai on I Am All In. "I think she has several blind spots because of her very strong feelings about her upbringing and what happened and the choices that she made in having Rory, that whole experience with her mother and father, going through that, being estranged for all those years and then coming back into the tornado that is that dynamic."

Patterson has a unique perspective since he was actively involved in making the show. As a fan watching it now, he has many thoughts on the characters.

He's still protective of Rory

Scott Patterson may think that Lorelai lacks self-awareness, but as he's watched "Gilmore Girls," he's also come to recognize that she's trying — even though she may still have a long way to go. "So I think she's got to gain some insight, and she is gaining some insight into her own feelings, which I think is fascinating to watch," he told his podcast listeners. As someone with a front-row seat to Lorelai, given Luke's closeness with her and eventual romantic relationship, it's fascinating to hear what he thinks about her as a fan.

Of all the characters on the show, Patterson is most protective of Rory (Alexis Bledel), even going as far as saying she has no flaws before admitting that there are times she can be self-righteous or self-sabotaging. But when he's told that some fans on social media have called Rory toxic, he gets defensive. "Whoa, whoa! You're talking about my girl! Careful." he warns, ready to pounce on anyone who dares say anything negative about his surrogate daughter.

Patterson has admitted he has no idea if there will be more "Gilmore Girls," but he's hopeful. "I don't think they would've left the show hanging on a cliffhanger like that if there wasn't some kind plan to do some more," he told E! News. "I'm optimistic."