Gilmore Girls will always hold a special place in my heart. The spiffy dialog…The mother/daughter bonding moments…The impossibly too-expensive-for-that-paycheck wardrobe…And of course it will be the show that gave me Mr. Backwards Baseball Cap, Luke Danes to crush-on well into my college years [heave sigh].
Christopher Hayden was the perfect foil for lovestruck Luke. As Rory’s dad, his foot was permanently wedged in the door of Lorelai’s life. And he always barged in at the worst possible moments – usually when Luke and Lorelai were making any sort of romantic progress. Annoying characteristic, or annoyingly forced plot device…you can debate that one at your leisure. Either way, Christopher was the ex Lorelai couldn’t keep ex’d. He kept popping up in Star Hollow, and every time his character became a little more annoying. Even the ex-fiance, Max Medina, had the decency to slip away into Gilmore-verse obscurity. Chris’ characer arc was was a seven season descent into becoming the ultimate heel.
But still, he loved Lorelai, so at least he had good taste.
I Heart to Hate Christopher Hayden.