Another one of Lorelai’s suitors comes from Season 3. Lorelai and Sookie take a business class for opening their own inn, and run into one of Sookie’s old friends, Joe, from when she worked in the Berkshires. Joe’s business partner, Alex, takes a liking to Lorelai, and the two bond while Sookie and Joe reminisce on old times. They immediately hit it off, and he seems like the perfect match for her. This is further confirmed when he calls to ask Lorelai, the coffee queen herself, on a date to hit up different coffee shops. They have a great time on the date, but Lorelai finds herself nervous when he wants to take her fishing. He schedules another great date at a lodge and spa after fishing, and another one when they go to New York to see a musical. Though everything seems great with them, Alex and Lorelai eventually break up, and it’s never explained why.
Alex is played by Billy Burke, who is most famous for his role as Charlie Swan, heroine Bella Swan’s father, in the “Twilight” saga. Burke is also a main character in the television series “Revolution,” in the miniseries “Maid,” and in the show “Zoo.” Burke also had a featured role in the Nicolas Cage film “Drive Angry.” Though it’s unfortunate that we didn’t see his relationship play out more with Lorelai, there are more shows out there to watch Burke shine.