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Gilmore Girls Fans Agree This Is The Worst Thing Luke Ever Did To Lorelai

Whether sitcoms or dramas, many shows across television history have earned tension from the "will they or won't they" TV couple. Famous examples include Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) on "Friends," Sam (Ted Danson) and Diane (Shelley Long) on "Cheers," and the relationship between Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) and David Addison (Bruce Willis) on "Moonlighting." However, the key to the story is that the pair's chemistry is palpable. Still, their attraction is often rooted in how different they are from each other, which can often result in mutual disappointment.

Another TV couple with an "on-again, off-again" dynamic is Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) and independent single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) on "Gilmore Girls." Lorelai tends to tease the gruff diner owner, but the two become good friends, even as it's increasingly clear to the viewer that Luke has romantic feelings for her.

Luke finally admits his love for Lorelai in Season 4, but their relationship goes through many twists, turns, and breakups. However, out of all the issues the couple faced, this is the worst thing Luke ever did to Lorelai on the "Gilmore Girls."

299 Redditors agree: Luke keeping his daughter a secret was awful

In one of the best "Gilmore Girls" episodes ever written, Luke and Lorelai finally get together. The couple eventually becomes engaged, despite the reservations of Lorelai's parents, Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann). However, Luke's life is thrown off balance when he discovers he has a daughter, April (Vanessa Marano), from an earlier relationship.

Luke is understandably unsure how to react to this unexpected situation. But his decision to keep April's existence a secret from Lorelai for as long as possible, according to a poll of "Gilmore Girls" Redditors, was chosen by 299 voters as the worst thing the character did. One user noted that Luke's other errors in judgment paled in comparison: "Keeping April from Lorelai is one of [the] very few things he did on the show that I have any issues with."

Other users agreed, with one writing, "I personally wouldn't have been able to regain trust in a partner that does such a thing." It seems worse that Luke doesn't even come close to telling Lorelai the truth, with April inadvertently revealing her parentage instead. Still, some commenters dissented, believing kicking out Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) was a truly bad move. One commenter wrote, "Luke took [on] a duty of care [for] that kid, and it's only because it's TV that Jess managed to turn it all around. In real life, there's a pretty good chance he ends up homeless, addicted, or dead."

Lorelai's night with Christopher devastates Luke

Some of Luke's biggest blunders with Lorelai are debatable, but the worst thing Lorelai ever does to him is pretty obvious. First, after Luke postpones the wedding so he can get to know April better, Lorelai gives him an ultimatum: elope that night, or they break up. Luke tries to discuss the situation, but Lorelai angrily leaves and later sleeps with Christopher (David Sutcliffe), Rory's father. The next morning, Luke is willing to compromise on the wedding, but Lorelai reveals the truth. Luke is stunned, and the couple ends their engagement.

Luke's earlier behavior had made her feel left out of the relationship. However, making conditions for her fiance felt pretty harsh, and sleeping with Christopher was a poor choice that left Luke heartbroken.

However, by Season 7, the two of them reconcile. The Netflix revival series ties up some unresolved plotlines and implies that Luke and Lorelai have stayed together since 2007, eventually tying the knot, after many years, in November 2016.