Gilmore Girls Episodes

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Gilmore Girls episodes

May 15, 2007: Bon Voyage
May 08, 2007: Unto the Breach
May 01, 2007: Lorelai? Lorelai?
Apr 24, 2007: It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Apr 17, 2007: Hay Bale Maze
Mar 06, 2007: Gilmore Girls Only
Feb 27, 2007: Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?
Feb 20, 2007: I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar
Feb 13, 2007: Farewell, My Pet
Feb 06, 2007: I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia
Jan 30, 2007: To Whom It May Concern
Jan 23, 2007: Santa's Secret Stuff
Dec 05, 2006: Merry Fisticuffs
Nov 28, 2006: Knit, People, Knit!
Nov 21, 2006: Introducing Lorelai Planetarium
Nov 14, 2006: French Twist
Nov 07, 2006: Go, Bulldogs!
Oct 24, 2006: The Great Stink
Oct 17, 2006: 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous
Oct 10, 2006: Lorelai's First Cotillion
Oct 03, 2006: That's What You Get, Folks, for Makin' Whoopee
Sep 26, 2006: The Long Morrow
May 09, 2006: Partings
May 02, 2006: Driving Miss Gilmore
Apr 25, 2006: Super Cool Party People
Apr 18, 2006: I Get a Sidekick Out of You
Apr 11, 2006: The Real Paul Anka
Apr 04, 2006: I'm OK, You're OK
Feb 28, 2006: Bridesmaids Revisited
Feb 14, 2006: A Vineyard Valentine
Feb 07, 2006: You've Been Gilmored
Jan 31, 2006: Friday Night's Alright for Fighting
Jan 17, 2006: Just like Gwen and Gavin
Jan 10, 2006: The Perfect Dress
Nov 22, 2005: He's Slippin' 'Em Bread...Dig?
Nov 15, 2005: The Prodigal Daughter Returns
Nov 08, 2005: Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out
Oct 25, 2005: Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number
Oct 18, 2005: Welcome to the Dollhouse
Oct 11, 2005: We've Got Magic to Do
Oct 04, 2005: Always a Godmother, Never a God
Sep 27, 2005: The UnGraduate
Sep 20, 2005: Fight Face
Sep 13, 2005: New and Improved Lorelai
May 17, 2005: A House Is Not a Home
May 10, 2005: Blame Booze and Melville
May 03, 2005: How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?
Apr 26, 2005: But I'm a Gilmore
Apr 19, 2005: To Live and Let Diorama
Mar 08, 2005: Pulp Friction
Mar 01, 2005: So...Good Talk
Feb 22, 2005: Jews and Chinese Food
Feb 15, 2005: Say Something
Feb 08, 2005: Wedding Bell Blues
Feb 01, 2005: Come Home
Jan 25, 2005: Women of Questionable Morals
Nov 30, 2004: But Not as Cute as Pushkin
Nov 16, 2004: Emily Says 'Hello'
Nov 09, 2004: The Party's Over
Nov 02, 2004: You Jump, I Jump, Jack
Oct 26, 2004: Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant
Oct 19, 2004: We Got Us a Pippi Virgin!
Oct 12, 2004: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too
Oct 05, 2004: Written in the Stars
Sep 28, 2004: A Messenger, Nothing More
Sep 21, 2004: Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
May 18, 2004: Raincoats and Recipes
May 11, 2004: Last Week Fights, This Week Tights
May 04, 2004: Luke Can See Her Face
Apr 27, 2004: Afterboom
Apr 20, 2004: Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!
Apr 13, 2004: Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist
Mar 09, 2004: Keg! Max!; Say Goodnight, Gracie
Mar 02, 2004: The Reigning Lorelai
Feb 24, 2004: Scene in a Mall
Feb 17, 2004: The Incredible Sinking Lorelais
Feb 10, 2004: Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels
Feb 03, 2004: A Family Matter
Jan 27, 2004: In the Clamor and the Clangor
Jan 20, 2004: The Nanny and the Professor
Nov 18, 2003: Ted Koppel's Big Night Out
Nov 11, 2003: Die, Jerk
Nov 04, 2003: The Festival of Living Art
Oct 28, 2003: An Affair to Remember
Oct 21, 2003: The Fundamental Things Apply
Oct 14, 2003: Chicken or Beef?
Oct 07, 2003: The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles
Sep 30, 2003: The Lorelais' First Day at Yale
Sep 23, 2003: Ballrooms and Biscotti
May 20, 2003: Those Are Strings, Pinocchio
May 13, 2003: Here Comes the Son
May 06, 2003: Say Goodnight, Gracie
Apr 29, 2003: Keg! Max!
Apr 22, 2003: Happy Birthday, Baby
Apr 15, 2003: A Tale of Poes and Fire
Feb 25, 2003: The Big One
Feb 11, 2003: Swan Song
Feb 04, 2003: Dear Emily and Richard
Jan 28, 2003: Lorelai Out of Water
Jan 21, 2003: I Solemnly Swear
Jan 14, 2003: That'll Do, Pig
Nov 26, 2002: A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving
Nov 19, 2002: Let the Games Begin
Nov 12, 2002: They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?
Nov 05, 2002: Take the Deviled Eggs
Oct 22, 2002: Eight O'Clock at the Oasis
Oct 15, 2002: One's Got Class and the Other one Dyes
Oct 08, 2002: Application Anxiety
Oct 01, 2002: Haunted Leg
Sep 24, 2002: Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days
Jun 22, 2002: The Road Trip to Harvard
May 21, 2002: I Can't Get Started
May 14, 2002: Lorelai's Graduation Day
May 07, 2002: Help Wanted
Apr 30, 2002: Teach Me Tonight
Apr 23, 2002: Back in the Saddle Again
Apr 16, 2002: Dead Uncles and Vegetables
Apr 09, 2002: There's the Rub
Feb 26, 2002: Lost and Found
Feb 18, 2002: Face-Off
Feb 12, 2002: It Should Have Been Lorelai
Feb 05, 2002: A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Jan 29, 2002: Richard in Stars Hollow
Jan 22, 2002: Secrets and Loans
Dec 11, 2001: The Bracebridge Dinner
Nov 27, 2001: Run Away, Little Boy
Nov 20, 2001: The Ins and Outs of Inns
Nov 13, 2001: Like Mother, like Daughter
Nov 06, 2001: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore
Oct 30, 2001: Nick & Nora, Sid & Nancy
Oct 16, 2001: Red Light on the Wedding Night
Oct 09, 2001: Sadie, Sadie; Hammers and Veils
Oct 09, 2001: Hammers and Veils
Oct 09, 2001: Sadie, Sadie
Aug 08, 2001: That Damn Donna Reed; Christopher Returns
May 10, 2001: Love, Daisies and Troubadours
May 03, 2001: P.S. I Lo...
Apr 26, 2001: Emily in Wonderland
Mar 22, 2001: The Third Lorelai
Mar 15, 2001: The Breakup, Part 2
Mar 08, 2001: Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers
Mar 01, 2001: Christopher Returns
Feb 22, 2001: That Damn Donna Reed
Feb 15, 2001: Concert Interruptus
Jan 18, 2001: Double Date
Jan 12, 2001: Paris Is Burning
Dec 21, 2000: Forgiveness and Stuff
Dec 20, 2000: Rory's Dance
Dec 14, 2000: Love and War and Snow
Nov 16, 2000: Kiss and Tell
Nov 09, 2000: Rory's Birthday Parties
Nov 02, 2000: Cinnamon's Wake
Oct 26, 2000: Deer-Hunters
Oct 19, 2000: Kill Me Now
Oct 12, 2000: The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton
Oct 06, 2000: Pilot Episode
Oct 05, 2000: Pilot

Bon Voyage Season 7, Episode 22

In the series finale, Rory gets a job as a political journalist; Luke organizes the whole town of Stars Hollow to throw a graduation party for Rory, who gives a speech expressing her gratitude for their support over the years; Luke's thoughtfulness provokes an unusual reaction from Lorelai; and Luke and Lorelai have breakfast with Rory on the morning she is to leave and begin her career. Journalist Christiane Amanpour has a cameo. read more

Unto the Breach Season 7, Episode 21

Richard and Emily throw a party for Rory on the night before graduation, and they perform a song for her. At the party, Lorelai reunites with Christopher for the first time since their breakup; and Logan surprises Rory with a big question that she waits until graduation day to answer. Also, Luke is hurt by something he overhears Lorelai saying regarding him. read more

Lorelai? Lorelai? Season 7, Episode 20

When Rory stresses out over life after graduation, Lorelai takes her out for a day of shopping and eating. Then Lorelai invites Luke to join them in the evening for karaoke night at a bar, where she sings a song intended for Luke to hear. Later, Logan returns from a business trip and visits Lorelai to talk about his future with Rory. read more

It's Just Like Riding a Bike Season 7, Episode 19

Soon after stopping into the diner for the first time since the breakup, Lorelai asks Luke to go with her while she shops for a new car, but the outing ends in a big fight. Meanwhile, Paris gets accepted to several medical and law schools, and decides to end her relationship with Doyle so that he won't be a factor in her decision; and Rory receives a letter that will alter her future. read more

Hay Bale Maze Season 7, Episode 18

As Stars Hollow prepares for the annual Spring Fling Festival, Rory brings Logan home to see where she grew up, but there's tension in the air between him and Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory waits to hear news after a job interview with the Providence Journal-Bulletin; April visits Luke and he adjusts to the changes that come with having a teenage daughter; and the town is up in arms when Taylor uses the entire festival budget to build a hay-bale maze. read more

Gilmore Girls Only Season 7, Episode 17

After Rory has a fight with Logan, she decides to go to North Carolina with Lorelai for Mia's wedding, and Emily, who craves a break from needy Richard, decides to drive them so she can go to a nearby spa. Meanwhile, Zack and Lane, who's about to give birth soon, invite Luke to dinner, and Zack begins to lean on Luke for advice on being a father. Mia: Kathy Baker. read more

Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore? Season 7, Episode 16

Rory is planning a baby shower for Lane but has to pass the job on to her mom after she gets an interview with the New York Times; Lorelai plays mediator between Lane and Mrs. Kim, who are fighting about how the twins should be raised; Logan tells Rory about the failure of his investment. read more

I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar Season 7, Episode 15

Lorelai and Rory attend Friday-night dinner, where Lorelai is reluctant to tell her mom about her and Christopher's marital problems. But Emily has enough on her plate when the recuperating Richard complains about his dietary restrictions and Emily's strict no-alcohol rule. Meanwhile, Rory plans a birthday celebration for Logan, whose dad calls to invite him and Rory to dinner instead; and Liz and T.J. stay with Luke while their home is fumigated because of a moth infestation. read more

Farewell, My Pet Season 7, Episode 14

While Richard recuperates from surgery, a new professor (Cameron Bender) takes his place and steals Rory's heart with his charming ways. Meanwhile, Lorelai finds ways to avoid facing her problems with Christopher, including planning a funeral for one of Michel's departed dogs. But Christopher returns home and they discuss Lorelai's feelings for Luke. read more

I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia Season 7, Episode 13

While Lorelai, Rory and Emily wait at the hospital for news of Richard's condition, Logan borrows a helicopter so that he can be there with Rory, and Luke arrives to help out and ends up running errands for Emily. Meanwhile, Lorelai cannot reach Christopher, to whom she hasn't talked since he stormed out of the house. read more

To Whom It May Concern Season 7, Episode 12

Rory returns to Yale after winter break and leaves Lucy a note apologizing for her deception, while Paris ambushes Rory with her master plan of things they need to accomplish in their last semester. Meanwhile, Luke and Anna appear before a judge in the custody case; Sookie asks Lorelai to babysit so she and Jackson can go skiing, but Sookie's behavior is mysteriously erratic; and Christopher makes a discovery that leaves him shaken. Jim: Douglas Rowe. Barbara: Cheryl White. read more

Santa's Secret Stuff Season 7, Episode 11

Since a Christmas celebration was postponed while Rory was in London, the festivities begin when she crosses the pond, marking the first time Rory, Lorelai and Christopher celebrate as a family; Luke asks Lorelai to write a letter of recommendation on his behalf in his custody battle over April; and Rory decides to write a letter apologizing to Lucy for keeping her relationship with Marty a secret, explaining the reasons why she did. Lucy: Krysten Ritter. read more

Merry Fisticuffs Season 7, Episode 10

Lorelai dreads each day that she meets with her mom and a prominent party planner in anticipation of the upcoming wedding party. Meanwhile, Lorelai and Christopher can't seem to agree on plans for their future, and she usually gets her way; Logan is in town and Rory takes him to the Yale cafeteria, where they run into Marty, and Rory explains the whole awkward reunion she had with Marty and their subsequent deception with Lucy; and Luke decides to talk to a lawyer about April. read more

Knit, People, Knit! Season 7, Episode 9

Stars Hollow prepares for a knitathon and Lorelai, who's participating, worries that the townsfolk aren't ready to accept her and Christopher as a couple; Anna stuns Luke when she tells him that she and April are moving to New Mexico; Rory and her friends throw Lucy a 2002-themed birthday party, where Rory finally confronts Marty about his indifference toward her; and T.J. tells Luke that Liz, who's ready to give birth at any moment, wants to have the baby at home. read more

Introducing Lorelai Planetarium Season 7, Episode 8

Lorelai and Chris arrange a dinner so they can tell their big news to Rory, who puts on a happy face for her dad but tells her mom she's angry. Elsewhere, Logan surprises Rory with a visit and an announcement that he's relocating to New York to start an Internet company; and Luke calls Lorelai when April becomes sick. Bobby: Vanessa Branch. read more

French Twist Season 7, Episode 7

Lorelai and Christopher take his daughter to Paris, where they spend their time fighting jet lag and hunger, but also succumb to the romance of the city; Zack and Lane receive surprising news regarding their impending parenthood and Lane finally tells Mrs. Kim she's pregnant. Rory retires as Daily News editor and realizes she doesn't know what she wants to do after Yale; she later calls her new friends to cheer her up and discovers that Lucy's boyfriend is her old friend Marty (Wayne Wilcox). read more

Go, Bulldogs! Season 7, Episode 6

Lorelai and Christopher attend Parents' Weekend at Yale and find Emily and Richard are also there; and Christopher treats Rory's Daily News staff to an expensive lunch where the liquor flows too freely. Meanwhile, a flirtation begins between Luke and April's swimming coach (Mia Cottet), and Luke asks her out on a date. read more

The Great Stink Season 7, Episode 5

Lorelai and Christopher attend Friday-night dinner as an official couple, but have an argument when he announces he's granting Sherry's request to let G.G. (Nicolette Collier) stay with her in Paris; Logan surprises Rory when he returns home for business, but during a dinner with his colleagues, she feels threatened by his attractive coworker; and a train carrying pickles derails and makes Stars Hollows one smelly town. read more

'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous Season 7, Episode 4

Lorelai and Christopher start dating, and Christopher's romantic gestures are making it hard for Lorelai to take their relationship slowly; Rory covers an art show for the paper and makes some new friends; April arrives to stay with Luke for a few weeks while Anna is away; Richard takes a position as guest lecturer at Yale; and Lorelai is surprised by some unbelievable news regarding her mother. Joni: Rona Benson. Sheila: Amy Sloan. A.K.: Adam Hendershott. read more

Lorelai's First Cotillion Season 7, Episode 3

Lorelai expects the worst from her parents when she finally tells them that she and Luke ended their engagement, but she's more upset when they hardly react; Lane gets very little response from Zack when she shares her big news; Michel collects on an old IOU for a favor from Lorelai and forces her to take him to a cotillion that Emily organized; and Rory, missing Logan, finds an uncharacteristic way of expressing her feelings to him. Charlotte: Hannah Leigh Dworkin. Arthur: James Hornbeck. read more

That's What You Get, Folks, for Makin' Whoopee Season 7, Episode 2

Lane and Zack return from their honeymoon in Mexico, each with their own unique horror story; Lorelai has an emotionally painful encounter with Luke that's compounded by an ugly confrontation with Rory after she learns that her mom slept with Christopher; and Luke finds out that Kirk has opened an eatery that is nearly a copy of his. Fred: David Greenman. Customer: George Bell. read more

The Long Morrow Season 7, Episode 1

Lorelai wakes up in bed with Christopher the morning after her argument with Luke and faces the reality of her impulsive act and her belief that the engagement is over. She spends time with Rory, who is puzzled by a mysterious gift that Logan left her. Meanwhile, Taylor has a red-light camera installed in front of the diner, which leads to an accident that angers the already agitated Luke. Gypsy: Rose Abdoo. Lulu: Rini Bell. read more

Partings Season 6, Episode 22

Lorelai tries to avoid Luke and ends up pouring her heart out to a psychologist (Melora Hardin) who was invited to dinner at her parents' house. Elsewhere, Rory tries to avoid the Huntzbergers, particularly Mitchum, as she attends Logan's graduation and prepares for his inevitable departure; and Taylor's bothered by an influx of troubadours to Stars Hollow. Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sam Phillips, Grant Lee Phillips, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Sparks and Joe Pernice appear. read more

Driving Miss Gilmore Season 6, Episode 21

Logan comes home from the hospital and is cared for by an overprotective Rory; Liz has big news for Luke; Emily has LASIK eye surgery, so Lorelai has to serve as her chauffeur; Rory is upset by a statement Logan's dad made about her in an interview in the Wall Street Journal; Jackson discovers that former employees planted marijuana in one of his fields, and he and Sookie try to dispose of it. read more

Super Cool Party People Season 6, Episode 20

Rory goes to the hospital to see Logan, but gets little information on his condition from the staff, who'll only discuss his injuries with family. No one from Logan's family shows up, which infuriates Rory, prompting her to call Mitchum. Meanwhile, Luke throws a party for April and her friends at the diner, but panics when the bash is a bomb, and he calls Lorelai to come to the rescue. Sue: Morgan Matzke. Laura: Cassidy Lehrman. Anna: Sherilyn Fenn. read more

I Get a Sidekick Out of You Season 6, Episode 19

Zach and Lane's wedding day approaches, but plans for their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties fall through, so both groups have an impromptu bash together; Luke is out of town and Mrs. Kim tells Lorelai she can't attend the wedding without an escort, so Lorelai asks Christopher to be her date. Zach: Todd Lowe. read more

The Real Paul Anka Season 6, Episode 18

Luke travels with April and her math team for their contest in Philadelphia, where he drops in on Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), whose new bookstore is having an open house; Rory also stops by for the grand opening after she and Logan have a fight and Logan leaves for a trip with his friends; and Lorelai spots her parents house hunting in Stars Hollow and tags along, making up stories to dissuade them from moving there. Paul Anka has a cameo. read more

I'm OK, You're OK Season 6, Episode 17

Logan pleads his case to Rory and asks her to come home with him; Luke tells Lorelai that April has asked him to chaperone her math team's trip to Philadelphia for a national contest; Zack asks Mrs. Kim's permission to marry Lane, but she has a demand he must meet first; Rory shops at Anna's store to see what she's like; and Lorelai hears some disturbing news about a big step her parents are planning. Anna: Sherilyn Fenn. read more

Bridesmaids Revisited Season 6, Episode 16

Things are awkward between Rory and Paris, who's still working at the paper; Rory mingles with the bridesmaids before Honor Huntzberger's wedding and is rattled by their revelations about Logan; Lorelai baby-sits Christopher's daughter, who turns out to be spoiled and out of control; and Zack tries to get the old band back together. Honor: Devon Sorvari. Alexandra: Ryen Herrmann. read more

A Vineyard Valentine Season 6, Episode 15

Rory and Logan ask Lorelai and Luke to celebrate Valentine's Day with them on a weekend at the Huntzberger's house on Martha's Vineyard, where Lorelai's annoyed by Luke's disdain for Logan. Later, Luke realizes he forgot to get Lorelai a Valentine gift, and Logan bails him out by giving him a present intended for Rory; and Logan is humiliated by his dad for not helping in the family business. Mitchum Huntzberger: Gregg Henry. read more

You've Been Gilmored Season 6, Episode 14

Lorelai's parents insist that Luke come for Friday dinner, and she promises he'll be there without consulting him first; Paris is ousted from the paper and the staff elects a new editor, setting in motion a chain of events that alters Rory's relationships with Paris and Logan; and Rory gives her dad (David Sutcliffe) a tour of Yale. read more

Friday Night's Alright for Fighting Season 6, Episode 13

Lorelai tells her parents that Chris is paying Rory's tuition and revives the Friday-dinner tradition in order to clear the air; Luke spends more time with April (Vanessa Marano) and unintentionally neglects Lorelai; Rory agrees to go to dinner with Logan, but then discovers that half the Yale Daily News staff has quit and forgoes the date to help those who remain put out a paper. Bill: Devon Michaels. read more

Just like Gwen and Gavin Season 6, Episode 12

Luke's delay in telling Lorelai about April puts him in an awkward spot when the 12-year-old asks to spend a day at the diner. Elsewhere, Logan goes to great lengths to get back in favor with Rory; Paris's reign of terror at the paper leaves the staff planning a coup; Zack gets jealous when he sees Lane with another man; and Kirk runs the annual Stars Hollow Winter Carnival when Taylor is snowed in at his sister's. read more

The Perfect Dress Season 6, Episode 11

Rory and Lorelai return from Atlantic City bearing gifts; über wedding planner Sookie helps Lorelai, who finds the perfect dress, while Luke makes a surprise trip to see his old girlfriend (Sherilyn Fenn) and mother of his daughter; and Rory moves in with Paris and Doyle, and has an emotional confrontation with Logan. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Doyle: Danny Strong. read more

He's Slippin' 'Em Bread...Dig? Season 6, Episode 10

Lorelai meets with Christopher, whose news brings a pleasant surprise to Rory, who gets bad news elsewhere; Zack turns even more surly just before the band's major showcase; and Luke's sister Liz tries her hand at a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving. Sophie: Carole King. Liz: Kathleen Wilhoite. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. read more

The Prodigal Daughter Returns Season 6, Episode 9

A call from Christopher sparks a rift between Lorelai and Luke, who's recruited to be part of a science-fair project. In other events, Rory moves in with Lane; and Luke's grandmother's bedroom furnishings fit into Lorelai's boudoir, but not with Lorelai. read more

Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out Season 6, Episode 8

Rory's ex-boyfriend Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) pays her a visit and gets an icy reception when he's introduced to Logan. Elsewhere, Luke sponsors a middle-school girls soccer team and is shocked by their style of play. read more

Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number Season 6, Episode 7

Emily plans an elaborate 21st-birthday party for Rory, who's saddened that her rift with Lorelai will prevent them from spending the day the way they had always planned. In other events, Richard wants Lorelai to help him get Rory back to Yale. Madeleine Albright makes a cameo appearance. read more

Welcome to the Dollhouse Season 6, Episode 6

When the town changes its road names back to their original 18th-century monikers, the Dragonfly Inn employees become upset by their street's disturbing designation. Elsewhere, Richard presses Logan about his plans for him and Rory. read more

We've Got Magic to Do Season 6, Episode 5

Rory organizes a DAR event, which goes remarkably well until the Huntzbergers arrive unannounced. Meanwhile, Lorelai attends a bizarre school recital, and Luke feels slighted for not being invited. Mitchum: Gregg Henry. read more

Always a Godmother, Never a God Season 6, Episode 4

Jackson's quirky family is in town for his children's baptisms. Sookie asks Lorelai and Rory to be godmothers, and Lorelai suspects it's a ploy to get them together. Also: Lane freaks out when Brian and Zack spend all of the band's tour money. read more

The UnGraduate Season 6, Episode 3

The construction crew working on Lorelai's house drives Luke crazy; Rory starts working for Emily at the Daughters of the American Revolution; Logan returns from his trip to Europe; and Lane's band heads home after a successful tour. read more

Fight Face Season 6, Episode 2

Rory is down in the dumps about having to perform community service, and she slips even deeper when she finds out about Lorelai and Luke. Nora: Jane Carr. George: Thomas Kopache. Liza: Sarah Buehler. read more

New and Improved Lorelai Season 6, Episode 1

Luke responds to Lorelai's marriage proposal; Rory goes to court for stealing the boat; and Paris freaks out when she finds out that Rory is not going back to Yale. Charlie Davenport: Robert Foxworth. read more

A House Is Not a Home Season 5, Episode 22

Lorelai comes to the rescue after an out-of-character prank lands her daughter in a jam; Luke fears that Lorelai may sell the Dragonfly; Rory rethinks her future; Lane's fragmenting band gets an unlikely booster; and bikers descend on Stars Hollow. Town Troubadour: Grant Lee Phillips. Gil: Sebastian Bach. Zack: Todd Lowe. Prof. Bell: George Bell. read more

Blame Booze and Melville Season 5, Episode 21

Lorelai discovers her comments about Emily were not edited out of the article on the Dragonfly and braces for the fallout; Rory's newspaper career hits a snag; and Sookie goes into labor. Elsewhere, a rival buyer interferes with Luke's attempt to purchase the Twickham estate; and Emily becomes the patron of a Russian ballet dancer. Mitchum: Gregg Henry. Charlie: Gil Glasgow. Harry: Dave Shalansky. Patel: Amir Talai. Caesar: Aris Alvarado. Audrey: Deborah Cresswell. read more

How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod? Season 5, Episode 20

After learning of Rory's dinner with the Huntzbergers, Emily and Richard invite her and Logan to dine with them, prompting a suspicious Lorelai to tag along. Also, Rory receives a stressful introduction to the newspaper biz, courtesy of Logan's hard-driving dad (Gregg Henry); and Luke persuades Taylor to close the museum. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Manny: Alejandro Cardenos. Prof. Bell: George Bell. read more

But I'm a Gilmore Season 5, Episode 19

Rory forces Logan to make a decision about their relationship; Lorelai needs to find a substitute cook when a pregnant Sookie is ordered to stay in bed; and Paris uses her nanny (Soledad St. Clair) to care for a sick Doyle. Mitchum Huntzberger: Gregg Henry. Lanny: Sean Riblett. read more

To Live and Let Diorama Season 5, Episode 18

The death of Old Man Twickham inspires Taylor to turn the deceased's house into a museum---with Luke's help; Rory, Paris and Lane drown their guy troubles in Miss Patty's punch; and Lorelai has second thoughts after ranting about her mother in a magazine article on her inn. Carole King appears as a music-shop owner. read more

Pulp Friction Season 5, Episode 17

An agreement to only date casually inspires Rory to attend a party with one of Logan's friends after she spies Logan with another gal; Kirk asks a wary Luke for relationship advice; Michel's game-show prize arrives as Lorelai and Sookie prepare to guide a magazine writer around the inn. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Robert: Nick Holmes. Lulu: Rini Bell. read more

So...Good Talk Season 5, Episode 16

When Richard and Emily return from their second honeymoon, Rory attends Friday-night dinner---sans Lorelai, who refuses to speak to her mother and plans a girls' night out with Sookie instead. Meanwhile, Luke, who's miserable without Lorelai, takes his anger out on his customers. read more

Jews and Chinese Food Season 5, Episode 15

Still smarting from her split with Luke, Lorelai is further stung when she notices that Luke has moved his boat while he builds sets for a school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Meanwhile, at Yale, Rory reconnects with Marty (Wayne Wilcox) to watch Marx Brothers movies. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Andrew: Mike Gandolfi. Glenn: Ethan Cohn. Colin: Alan Loayza. Doyle: Danny Strong. read more

Say Something Season 5, Episode 14

Following her parents' vow-renewal ceremony, Lorelai tries to make amends with Luke---but first she has to find him. Elsewhere, Rory puts on a poker face to deal with watching Logan's card game. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Babette: Sally Struthers. Gypsy: Rose Abdoo. Morey: Ted Rooney. Colin: Alan Loayza. read more

Wedding Bell Blues Season 5, Episode 13

Richard and Emily renew their wedding vows in the series' 100th episode, which is highlighted by a rowdy bachelorette party and a fracas during the reception. Marilyn: Marion Ross. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Gypsy: Rose Abdoo. read more

Come Home Season 5, Episode 12

An ulterior motive spurs Rory to help Logan pen an article for the Yale Daily; a fender bender reunites Richard and Emily; Christopher realizes Lorelai is serious about Luke; Lane's mother wants her to attend a Lunar New Year bash. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Logan: Matt Czuchry. read more

Women of Questionable Morals Season 5, Episode 11

Lorelai's warm regard for snow turns frosty after several mishaps; Rory gives her visiting father the cold shoulder; and Richard and Emily find a stray dog. Elsewhere, a bizarre Revolutionary War reenactment is held. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Rev. Skinner: Jim Jansen. Sy: Steve Eastin. Lulu: Rini Bell. Burt: Dion Anderson. Andrew: Mike Gandolfi. Robert: Ed Brigadier. read more

But Not as Cute as Pushkin Season 5, Episode 10

Rory is flattered when her former headmaster (Dakin Matthews) asks her to guide one of his pupils (Sarah Foret) around Yale; Lorelai learns the story behind Luke's “dark day”; Paris tries speed dating---and finds herself paired with Doyle (Danny Strong); Logan (Matt Czuchry) embarrasses Rory; and Miss Patty celebrates her showbiz anniversary. Marty: Wayne Wilcox. Prof. Bell: George Bell. Finn: Tanc Sade. Terence: Mitch Silpa. Colin: Alan Loayza. read more

Emily Says 'Hello' Season 5, Episode 9

Emily stuns Lorelai with her plans to begin dating, while Rory is furious to see Christopher (David Sutcliffe) with her mother at the Dragonfly. Meanwhile, Jackson is overwhelmed by the twin burdens of Sookie's pregnancy and his role as town selectman; Paris tries to observe Ramadan; Marty (Wayne Wilcox) invites Rory to study. Andrew: Mike Gandolfi. read more

The Party's Over Season 5, Episode 8

Richard and Emily reunite in order to find a suitable young man for Rory after learning of her relationship with Dean; Luke's culinary oeuvre intrigues Lorelai, but their dinner is ruined by his new neighbors---T.J. and Liz (Michael DeLuise, Kathleen Wilhoite). Also, Zack is read the riot act by Mrs. Kim, whose intimidation of Kyon also irks Lane. Kyon: Susane Lee. Colin: Alan Loayza. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Finn: Tanc Sade. Robert: Ed Brigadier. Zack: Todd Lowe. read more

You Jump, I Jump, Jack Season 5, Episode 7

Lorelai is mortified at the prospect of Luke interacting with her snooty parents---and Luke soon learns why; Rory participates in a bizarre off-campus event to research a story on Logan's secret clique; Lane and Zack (Todd Lowe) have a stay-at-home first date. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Doyle: Danny Strong. Colin: Alan Loayza. Finn: Tanc Sade. Stephanie: Katherine Bailess. read more

Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant Season 5, Episode 6

Norman Mailer appears as himself, chatting with a reporter at the Dragonfly Inn---to the delight of Lorelai and the displeasure of Sookie, who can't get the author to eat her food. Also: journalist Rory has trouble finding an inspiring story idea for the Yale newspaper. Josh: Stephen Mailer. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Doyle: Danny Strong. Dean: Jared Padalecki. read more

We Got Us a Pippi Virgin! Season 5, Episode 5

Lorelai decides to thaw her frosty relations with Dean by inviting him and Rory to double-date with her and Luke; the strain of separation wears on Richard and Emily; Lane is frustrated with her inability to connect with Zack (Todd Lowe). Kyle: Chauncey Leopardi. Brian: John Cabrera. Sarah: Christy Keefe. Dean: Jared Padalecki. read more

Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too Season 5, Episode 4

Rory interrupts Lorelai's cozy breakfast with Luke; Lorelai loses her patience with Taylor when his enforcement of zoning regulations prevents her from expanding her parking lot by two spaces; Rory is irritated when Paris moves a printing press into their dorm room. Gil: Sebastian Bach. Clara: Scout Taylor-Compton. read more

Written in the Stars Season 5, Episode 3

Lorelai and Luke spend the night at his diner after a romantic dinner, but her appearance at his place wearing his shirt causes nary a ripple among the townsfolk---at first; Richard and Emily bicker about their separation protocol; Paris reveals sad news about her older lover; Rory reunites with old friends after returning to Yale. Logan: Matt Czuchry. Marty: Wayne Wilcox. Gypsy: Rose Abdoo. read more

A Messenger, Nothing More Season 5, Episode 2

Lorelai cautiously agrees to pass a letter to Dean from Rory, who is in Rome with her grandmother, while Luke becomes antsy with his role at a medieval fair. Also, Lorelai's zealous supervision of the Dragonfly irks Sookie and Michel; Zack and Brian consider altering the band's set list to highlight their original songs. Zack: Todd Lowe. Brian: John Cabrera. Caesar: Aris Alvarado. Lindsay: Arielle Kebbel. read more

Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller Season 5, Episode 1

Rory's feelings for Dean (Jared Padalecki) deepen, creating a rift between her and Lorelai, who already has her hands full with her growing attraction to Luke and Emily's unhappiness with Richard. Lindsay: Arielle Kebbel. Gil: Sebastian Bach. Lulu: Rini Bell. Zack: Todd Lowe. Brian: John Cabrera. read more

Raincoats and Recipes Season 4, Episode 22

Exes cause complications when Jason shows up at the Dragonfly to win back Lorelai, and Rory decides to alter her relationship with Dean. In other events, Lorelai tries to orchestrate a reconciliation between her parents, with disastrous results. Jason: Chris Eigeman. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Lindsay: Arielle Kebbel. Lulu: Rini Bell. read more

Last Week Fights, This Week Tights Season 4, Episode 21

Lorelai accompanies Luke to Liz and T.J.'s wedding, where she sees the grouchy diner owner in a different light; Rory calls Dean for a ride after her date abandons her, but their bonding session is cut short by the arrival of a desperate Jess. Elsewhere, Mrs. Kim finally visits Lane's apartment; and Lorelai grills Emily about an absent Richard's whereabouts. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Liz: Kathleen Wilhoite. T.J.: Michael DeLuise. Mrs. Kim: Emily Kuroda. Tanna: Olivia Hack. Janet: Katie Walder. Carla: Dayna Devon. Glenn: Ethan Cohn. read more

Luke Can See Her Face Season 4, Episode 20

Dismayed by the failure of his marriage, Luke decides to take control of his love life and has a surprising epiphany. Elsewhere, Lorelai is overwhelmed by last-minute details at the inn; Liz and T.J. announce their engagement and choose Stars Hollow as their wedding site; Paris second-guesses her relationship with Asher after a medical crisis lands him in the ER; Luke confronts Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) about his selfish behavior after he refuses to participate in Liz's wedding; and Sookie and Lorelai witness a spat between Dean and Lindsay. Liz: Kathleen Wilhoite. T.J.: Michael Deluise. Asher: Michael York. Dean: Jared Padalecki. read more

Afterboom Season 4, Episode 19

Richard's poor treatment of Jason has unanticipated consequences when Lorelai and Emily have strong reactions to the situation. Elsewhere, Luke makes his divorce final; Lane believes that Mrs. Kim has replaced her with a surrogate daughter; and Rory questions a grade from Prof. Flemming (Michael York). Gil: Sebastian Bach. read more

Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom! Season 4, Episode 18

Richard hopes to reconcile with his estranged ex-business partner---and Jason's distant father---but the man has ulterior motives for accepting the Gilmores' dinner invitation. Elsewhere, Rory and Dean argue about his plans for the future; and Jason scrambles to get back in Richard's good graces after his relationship with Lorelai is revealed. Floyd: Lawrence Pressman. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Lindsay: Arielle Kebbel. read more

Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist Season 4, Episode 17

Fed up with the cold weather in Connecticut, Rory and Paris head to Florida for spring break, where they encounter two familiar faces from Chilton. Elsewhere, Jason surprises Lorelai with a token of his affection; and Luke suspects that his relationship with Nicole is in trouble. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Janet: Katie Walder. Glenn: Ethan Cohn. Madeline: Shelly Cole. Louise: Teal Redmann. read more

Keg! Max!; Say Goodnight, Gracie

Lorelai runs into Max at a booster-club meeting; Jess gets a wake-up call from Principal Merten; Lane's band gears up for a gig at a house party that turns into a kegger; Luke has an uncomfortable encounter with an unexpected---and unwelcome---visitor (Rob Estes); Dean has surprising news for Rory. Also: Lane tries to smooth things out with her mother in order to go to the prom with Dave; Lorelai and Sookie conspire to embark on a new business venture. read more

The Reigning Lorelai Season 4, Episode 16

An unexpected death in the family devastates Richard and the discovery of a long-kept secret sends Emily off the deep end, leaving Lorelai to plan the funeral. Elsewhere, Rory settles in at the Yale Daily News; and Luke has trouble keeping his personal affairs personal. Doyle: Danny Strong. Glenn: Ethan Cohn. Nicole: Tricia O'Kelley. read more

Scene in a Mall Season 4, Episode 15

Lorelai and Rory play hooky from the inn and Yale to go to the mall, where they encounter Emily and get sucked into her frenzied shopping spree. In other developments, Luke loans Lorelai the money she needs to finish renovating the Dragonfly; Lane gets an apartment with her bandmates; and Rory gets a glimpse of Dean's new life as a newlywed. read more

The Incredible Sinking Lorelais Season 4, Episode 14

Mother and daughter play an endless game of phone tag, as Lorelai is overwhelmed by responsibilities at the inn and Rory struggles to keep up with her classes at Yale. In other developments, Gran (Marion Ross) visits and presides over an unpleasant dinner at Emily and Richard's; Lorelai gets bad news from her contractor; and Lane wears out her welcome at Yale. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Tanna: Olivia Hack. Janet: Katie Walder. read more

Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels Season 4, Episode 13

While waiting for his car to be fixed, Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) tries to keep a low profile but keeps bumping into Rory, who finally faces off with her irresponsible ex after his separate showdowns with Luke and Lorelai. In other developments, Luke gets off on the wrong foot with his sister's new beau; and Lorelai and Jason pose as a couple at a charity event, per Emily's request. Liz: Kathleen Wilhoite. T.J.: Michael DeLuise. read more

A Family Matter Season 4, Episode 12

Family affairs flummox Luke when his flighty sister Liz (Kathleen Wilhoite) returns to town to attend her high-school reunion and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) subsequently appears to reclaim his missing car. At Yale, Rory's caught in the middle when Paris tries to dodge a visiting Jamie; and Lane gets a taste of dorm life. Jamie: Brandon Barash. read more

In the Clamor and the Clangor Season 4, Episode 11

Lane risks exposing her secret social life when her band lands a 1 am gig at a New York club and she lies to her mother about her whereabouts on the night of the show. In other events, Rory confronts a campus gossip; Lorelai discovers that Luke neglected to tell her that he and Nicole are living together; and the residents of Stars Hollow are being driven batty by a restored belfry. Gil: Sebastian Bach. William: Peter Klausner. read more

The Nanny and the Professor Season 4, Episode 10

Rory returns early from winter break and is surprised by the arrival of Paris, whose clandestine personal affairs could endanger her future at the Yale Daily News. Elsewhere, Lorelai learns more about Jason when she spends an unusual evening at his place; Michel is jealous of Davey's nanny and offers to baby-sit the infant; and Lane gets a job. Asher Flemming: Michael York. Tobin: Bruce McCulloch. Jason: Chris Eigeman. read more

Ted Koppel's Big Night Out Season 4, Episode 9

Rory and Lorelai attend Richard and Emily's posh tailgating party at the Yale-Harvard football game, where an encounter with Richard's college sweetheart exposes an upsetting secret he's been keeping for more than 30 years. Elsewhere, Paris tries to score an interview with a distinguished faculty member (Michael York); Rory has reservations about Luke's new waiter; and Lorelai finally accepts Jason's dinner invitation. Jason: Chris Eigeman. Pennilyn: Linda Gehringer. read more

Die, Jerk Season 4, Episode 8

After her editor at the Yale Daily instructs her to express an opinion in her articles, Rory writes a review of a student ballet that impresses her boss and elicits retaliation from an angry reader. Elsewhere, Lane is caught off guard by a gift her mother intends to send to Dave; Lorelai is blindsided by an encounter at Luke's; and Jason (Chris Eigeman) finesses his way into attending a Friday-night dinner at Richard and Emily's. Sandra: Katherine Brunk. Nicole: Tricia O'Kelley. Doyle: Danny Strong. Bruce: Rusty Schwimmer. read more

The Festival of Living Art Season 4, Episode 7

As the town prepares to serve as last-minute host to the Festival of Living Pictures, Kirk takes Method acting a bit too far and Lorelai tries to rewrite a bad review. In other events, Lane works to convince the rest of the band that she has found their new guitarist (Sebastian Bach); an overdue Sookie opts to have her baby at home and hires a midwife (Rusty Schwimmer); and Luke is surprised by a proposition from Nicole (Tricia O'Kelley). read more

An Affair to Remember Season 4, Episode 6

Lorelai swallows her pride and accepts Emily's job offer to cater the launch party for Richard's new business venture, but it's Emily's ego that gets bruised when plans suddenly change. At Yale, Rory's suitemates interfere with her studies. Jason: Chris Eigeman. read more

The Fundamental Things Apply Season 4, Episode 5

After blowing off his initial invitation, Rory makes a date with a classmate; Lorelai considers firing her interior decorator after finding out about one of her former clients; Luke is schooled in the rules of movie night at the Gilmore house; suitemates Paris and Janet engage in a war of wills. read more

Chicken or Beef? Season 4, Episode 4

Home for the weekend, Rory bumps into Dean on the day before his wedding. The encounter proves awkward for both of them, and Dean ends up inviting his ex to the event. Elsewhere, Lorelai and Sookie pay a visit to Michel at his trendy new workplace; and Luke hears something he wishes he hadn't. read more

The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles Season 4, Episode 3

To offset expenses for their new inn, Lorelai and Sookie become caterers. Their first gig: a “Lord of the Rings” kids' party. At Yale, Rory returns from class to find that Emily has redecorated her suite; and Paris pesters Rory to throw their first party. Elsewhere, Richard mulls a business proposal from a surprising source. read more

The Lorelais' First Day at Yale Season 4, Episode 2

Lorelai helps Rory move into her Yale dorm, a mission somewhat complicated by a stubborn stick shift, countless photo ops, a shopping emergency and a troublesome mattress; Rory also meets her suitemates, one of whom needs no introduction. read more

Ballrooms and Biscotti Season 4, Episode 1

Rory and Lorelai return from their European backpacking trip full of plans for Rory's last week in Stars Hollow before she leaves for Yale. Unfortunately, a scheduling error leaves the college freshman with just two nights at home, and her final evening booked for dinner at Emily and Richard's. Elsewhere, Luke fills Lorelai in on his vacation cruise with Nicole; and Sookie reveals the sex of her unborn child. read more

Those Are Strings, Pinocchio Season 3, Episode 22

Rory readies to graduate from Chilton and circumvents Lorelai to make a deal that will ensure her future at Yale and enable her mother to bid on the Dragonfly Inn. In other developments, Emily and Richard give Rory an extravagant gift; Luke considers taking a cruise with Nicole; and Rory and Lorelai negotiate the contents of their summer-abroad backpacks. read more

Here Comes the Son Season 3, Episode 21

As Jess arrives in California hoping to spend some time getting to know Jimmy (Rob Estes), Lorelai searches for the right moment to tell a stressed-out Rory that her beau has left town. In other developments, Lorelai gets news from Yale's financial-aid office; and Emily asks for Rory's help in selecting graduation-ceremony attire. Sasha: Sherilyn Fenn. read more

Say Goodnight, Gracie Season 3, Episode 20

Already frustrated by his nephew's recent behavior, Luke has an uncomfortable encounter with an unexpected (and unwelcome) visitor (Rob Estes) who's looking for Jess. Elsewhere, Dean has shocking news for Rory; Lane tries to smooth things out with her mother in order to go to the prom with Dave; and Lorelai and Sookie conspire to embark on a new business venture. read more

Keg! Max! Season 3, Episode 19

Hoping to ensure that Rory's graduation goes smoothly, Lorelai reluctantly attends booster-club meetings, where she is surprised by Max's presence---and his attitude towards her. Meanwhile, Jess gets a wake-up call from Principal Merten; and Lane's band gears up for a gig at a house party that turns into a kegger. Max: Scott Cohen. read more

Happy Birthday, Baby Season 3, Episode 18

As Lorelai oversees repairs at the inn, Rory plans her mother's birthday bash. Also: Richard schedules a meeting with Lorelai; Luke agrees to meet Nicole's folks; Jess is caught in a lie; and Paris returns to school a changed person. Tobin: Bruce McCulloch. read more

A Tale of Poes and Fire Season 3, Episode 17

As Rory considers which college to attend, an emergency arises at the inn and displaces members of the Edgar Allan Poe Society. Also: Luke is perplexed by Jess's employee-of-the-month award; and Rory pays a house call on the hibernating Paris. read more

The Big One Season 3, Episode 16

While in Hartford, Lorelai runs into Max (Scott Cohen) and begins to wonder if she made the right decision in calling off their engagement. Meanwhile, Rory enters a speech contest at Chilton, and Sookie's strange behavior is explained. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Jackson: Jackson Douglas. Paris: Liza Weil. read more

Swan Song Season 3, Episode 14

Rory asks Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) to attend a Friday supper at her grandmother's house, but he's reluctant to go on the dinner date. Meanwhile, Lorelai heads for New York City with Alex; and Lane hatches a plan to hang out with her new beau. Alex: Billy Burke. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Lane: Keiko Agena. read more

Dear Emily and Richard Season 3, Episode 13

When the Gilmore gals are invited to attend the delivery of Sherry's baby, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) reminisces about her experiences as a teen mother-to-be, including the day she realized she was pregnant with Rory. Meanwhile, Luke gets ready for his first date with Nicole. Sherry: Madchen Amick. Nicole: Tricia O'Kelley. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

Lorelai Out of Water Season 3, Episode 12

Lorelai gears up for her fishing date with Alex (Billy Burke) by reading library books netted by Rory, but finds herself needing to hook up with someone with more technical expertise. Meanwhile, Lane tries to persuade her mother to let her go to the senior prom. Lane: Keiko Agena. Mrs. Kim: Emily Kuroda. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

I Solemnly Swear Season 3, Episode 11

Rory gets caught in the middle of Francie (Emily Bergl) and Paris's student-council feud over the senior prom. Meanwhile, Lorelai may have found a new love interest in a guy she met at a business seminar; Emily learns that she is being sued by a former maid. Alex: Michael Weaver. Paris: Liza Weil. Michel: Yanic Truesdale. read more

That'll Do, Pig Season 3, Episode 10

Emily throws a dinner party for Richard's 60th birthday, and his mother (Marion Ross), much to Emily's dismay, unexpectedly shows up to the event. Meanwhile, Rory tries to persuade a reluctant Jess to accompany her to the Stars Hollow High Winter Carnival, but Dean's possible attendance may influence Jess's decision. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving Season 3, Episode 9

Emily (Kelly Bishop) insists that Lorelai and Rory come to Thanksgiving Day dinner, which causes the girls to be even more overbooked: They have already committed to three other feasts, including celebrations being held by Lane, Luke and Sookie. While dining at the Gilmore estate, Lorelai is floored to learn that Rory applied to Yale University without telling her. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Lane: Keiko Agena. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

Let the Games Begin Season 3, Episode 8

Richard (Edward Herrmann) causes a family uproar after he persuades Rory (Alexis Bledel) to visit Yale University, his alma mater, despite the teen's lifelong dream of Harvard. Meanwhile, Luke lays down the law to Jess about his relationship with Rory. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? Season 3, Episode 7

Lorelai (Lauren Graham) begins her search for a dance partner in hopes of capturing the winner's trophy at the annual Stars Hollow 24-hour dance marathon. She ends up recruiting Rory to complete her dancing duo, and Dean goes along to cheer them on. But when Jess arrives at the event with a date, Rory can't take her eyes off him, and Dean can't help but notice. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Dean: Jared Padalecki. read more

Take the Deviled Eggs Season 3, Episode 6

When Rory (Alexis Bledel) is invited to Sherry's baby shower in Boston, Lorelai plays chauffeur and finds herself dragged into the festivities against her will. Back in Stars Hollow, Jess comes home with a car, and Luke investigates where he got the money to pay for the new set of wheels. Sherry: Madchen Amick. Luke: Scott Patterson. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. read more

Eight O'Clock at the Oasis Season 3, Episode 5

Lorelai is attracted to a man (Jon Hamm), a son of high society, she meets at an auction, but her parents fear if Lorelai dates him her behavior could jeopardize their own status. Meanwhile, Rory needs Jess's help when she has trouble turning off a neighbor's sprinkler system. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Richard: Edward Herrmann. read more

One's Got Class and the Other one Dyes Season 3, Episode 4

The Stars Hollow PTA invites Lorelai and Luke to talk about their businesses at the high school's Career Day, but the students are more interested in Lorelai's teen pregnancy. Meanwhile, Lane learns her mom wants to send her off to a conservative religious college, so she declares her independence by dyeing her hair purple (with Rory's help). Luke: Scott Patterson. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Application Anxiety Season 3, Episode 3

Rory (Alexis Bledel) takes her first steps on the road to Harvard when her long-awaited application arrives in the mail and she sets up an appointment to meet an alumnus for advice. Meanwhile, Taylor tries to persuade Luke to open a soda fountain in Stars Hollow, and Lane puts an ad in the local paper searching for a rock band to join. Taylor: Michael Winters. Lane: Keiko Agena. read more

Haunted Leg Season 3, Episode 2

Emily and Lorelai have a spat when the meddlesome Emily ignores Lorelai's request to stay out of her love life and tries to reunite Christopher and Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory discovers that Jess is upset that they didn't talk over the summer. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. read more

Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Season 3, Episode 1

Lorelai deals with the disappointment after her rekindled romance with Christopher is thrown off track by his ex's pregnancy. Rory, back from her summer trip to Washington, D.C., starts her senior year and tries to deal with her parents' failed reconciliation. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Paris: Liza Weil. read more

The Road Trip to Harvard Season 2, Episode 4

After Lorelai calls off the wedding, she decides to take a road trip with Rory that leads to Harvard University, where the gals get a firsthand look at college life. Rory glimpses her future, while Lorelai ponders her past and what could have been. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

I Can't Get Started Season 2, Episode 22

Sookie makes final plans for her upcoming nuptials; and Lorelai gets a surprise visit from Christopher, who agrees to be her date for the wedding. Meanwhile, Rory runs for class vice president and may be heading to Washington for the summer. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Lorelai's Graduation Day Season 2, Episode 21

Lorelai is graduating from community college and Rory convinces her to don the old cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. Meanwhile, Rory takes a trip to the Big Apple to visit Jess, but on her way home she runs into some traffic that could delay her arrival at the big event. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. read more

Help Wanted Season 2, Episode 20

A newcomer (Carole King) opens Stars Hollow's first music store. And Richard decides to kick off his new business by searching for a secretary. Then Lorelai starts to help out at the office, and Richard---surprisingly---wishes she would stay. Richard: Edward Herrmann. Lane: Keiko Agena. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Teach Me Tonight Season 2, Episode 19

Luke learns that Jess is flunking out of school and asks Rory to tutor him, but a break during the study session takes an unexpected turn that sends Rory to the emergency room. Luke: Scott Patterson. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Back in the Saddle Again Season 2, Episode 18

Rory needs a mentor for a group business project at school, so she asks her retired grandfather to help out. At first, Richard is hesitant but eventually gets a little too involved in the endeavor. He also begins to realize that retired life might not be for him. Richard: Edward Herrmann. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Paris: Liza Weil. read more

Dead Uncles and Vegetables Season 2, Episode 17

Luke struggles with trying to juggle plans for his uncle's funeral and his usual shifts at the diner, so Lorelai and Rory don their aprons to lend a hand at the restaurant. Meanwhile, a new farmer's market opens across the street from Doose's Market, sending Taylor into a tizzy. Taylor: Michael Winters. Miss Patty: Liz Torres. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

There's the Rub Season 2, Episode 16

Emily wins a weekend spa trip and asks Lorelai to join her for the relaxing holiday. Meanwhile, Rory receives some unexpected visitors when she decides to have a quiet night at home while her mom's away. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Paris: Liza Weil. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

Lost and Found Season 2, Episode 15

Luke and Jess start to feel cramped by all the stuff overtaking their small apartment, and Rory tries to convince Lorelai to hire Jess to clean out their rain gutters. Meanwhile, Dean notices that Rory isn't wearing the bracelet he made for her. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

Face-Off Season 3, Episode 15

Rory (Alexis Bledel) tires of waiting for Jess to call so she meets up with Lane at a hockey game, where she also runs into Dean's new love interest. At the Gilmore estate, Gran visits for a few days, and Emily learns that she may be hiding a secret. Gran: Marion Ross. Lindsay: Arielle Kebbel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

It Should Have Been Lorelai Season 2, Episode 14

Christopher is back in Stars Hollow, but he is not alone---he is accompanied by his new girlfriend, Sherry (Madchen Amick), who is intent on starting a friendship with Rory. Meanwhile, Emily is upset that Lorelai and Christopher couldn't make their relationship work. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

A-Tisket, A-Tasket Season 2, Episode 13

Lorelai and Rory prepare lunches for the Stars Hollow picnic-basket auction, and Rory's repast triggers a bidding war between Dean and Jess. Meanwhile, Sookie dines with Jackson, who makes a surprising proposal. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Jackson: Jackson Douglas. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

Richard in Stars Hollow Season 2, Episode 12

Richard is driving Emily crazy now that he is retired and roaming the house, so she asks if Lorelai and Rory will do her a favor and show him around Stars Hollow for the day. Unfortunately, Dean ends up clashing with Richard when the young man brings over a car he fixed up for Rory. Richard: Edward Herrmann. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. read more

Secrets and Loans Season 2, Episode 11

Lorelai finds that the house has termites and needs repairs, but none of the banks in the area will give her a loan. Emily tries to help by talking to some of her connections, much to Lorelai's dismay. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

The Bracebridge Dinner Season 2, Episode 10

When the holiday convention booked for the inn gets stranded in Boston by snow, Lorelai and Sookie invite their family and friends to enjoy the planned celebration instead. The festivities include a seven-course Old English dinner and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Run Away, Little Boy Season 2, Episode 9

Rory is grouped with Paris, Madeline and Louise to perform Act V of Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.” Unfortunately, Tristin is cast as her Romeo and Dean isn't thrilled with the idea. Meanwhile, Lorelai goes on her first date since calling off her engagement. Paris: Liza Weil. Madeline: Shelly Cole. Louise: Teal Redmann. read more

The Ins and Outs of Inns Season 2, Episode 8

Lorelai and Sookie decide to open their own inn, but the place they want to buy doesn't seem to be available. Also, the Independence Inn's owner pays a visit to Stars Hollow; and Emily asks Rory to pose for an oil painting to hang in Richard's study. Mia: Elizabeth Franz. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

Like Mother, like Daughter Season 2, Episode 7

Rory learns that her peers see her as a loner, so she begins to socialize and lands a spot in a popular clique. Lorelai volunteers the inn to hold a Chilton fund-raising fashion show and finds herself modeling matching outfits with her mother, Emily. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Presenting Lorelai Gilmore Season 2, Episode 6

Rory surprisingly accepts Emily's request to make her society debut at a debutante ball, but there's a snag: Her father, Christopher, is supposed to present her. Meanwhile, Lorelai decides to contact Christopher and ask him to make a visit. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Nick & Nora, Sid & Nancy Season 2, Episode 5

Luke's 17-year-old nephew, Jess, comes to live with him. Lorelai tries to give Luke advice to help rear the troubled teen, while Rory finds herself drawn to the newcomer. Jess: Milo Ventimiglia. Luke: Scott Patterson. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Red Light on the Wedding Night Season 2, Episode 3

Sookie throws a wild bachelorette party for Lorelai, who has a sudden impulse to call Rory's father, Christopher, and then comes to a startling realization about her wedding day. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Sadie, Sadie; Hammers and Veils

Rory makes a list of the pros and cons of marrying Max to help Lorelai figure out a response to his proposal. Later, Lorelai flirts with decisions about veil lengths, while Rory starts the summer session at Chilton. Max: Scott Cohen. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Hammers and Veils Season 2, Episode 2

Lorelai tries to decide what veil length she would like to wear for her wedding, while Rory starts the summer session at Chilton and volunteers to build houses for the needy. Meanwhile, Dean is feeling left out of Rory's life when she starts planning a slew of extracurricular activities. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Sadie, Sadie Season 2, Episode 1

Rory helps Lorelai decide if she wants to accept Max's proposal by composing a list of pros and cons of marriage to the teacher. The gals also decorate Stars Hollow with the leftover daisies. Meanwhile, Lane is upset because her parents are sending her to Korea for the summer. Max: Scott Cohen. Lane: Keiko Agena. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

That Damn Donna Reed; Christopher Returns

Dean tells Rory he likes the idea of a doting housewife after watching reruns of the “The Donna Reed Show” with Lorelai and Rory, who mercilessly mock the program. Meanwhile, Lorelai allows Rory's dad, Christopher (David Sutcliffe), to stay at their home during his visit. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Christopher: David Sutcliffe. Taylor: Michael Winters. Luke: Scott Patterson. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Love, Daisies and Troubadours Season 1, Episode 21

Lorelai and Max send sparks flying as they reestablish their relationship, while Luke and Rachel find their flame fizzling out. Rory has a run-in with Tristin, whose fibs trick Paris, Madeline, and Louise into being angry with Rory. Also, the younger Gilmore finally has her first conversation with Dean since their breakup. Rachel: Lisa Ann Hadley. Luke: Scott Patterson. Max: Scott Cohen. read more

P.S. I Lo... Season 1, Episode 20

Rory's emotions get the best of her after her breakup with Dean, and her grumpy disposition sparks a fight with Lorelai---and a flight to her grandparents' house for comfort. In other developments, Lorelai and Max decide to try to rekindle their relationship with a date. Max Medina: Scott Cohen. Lane: Keiko Agena. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

Emily in Wonderland Season 1, Episode 19

Rory invites Emily to Stars Hollow for some antiques shopping and a tour of the town. At first, Emily seems hesitant, but she trades in her heels for sneakers to see the sights. Meanwhile, Lorelai struggles with finding a job for Sookie's friend Roon and building her friendship with Luke's girlfriend, Rachel. Rachel: Lisa Ann Hadley. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Roon: Max Perlich. read more

The Third Lorelai Season 1, Episode 18

Richard announces that his mother (Marion Ross) is coming for a visit in a week. The news sends Emily into a panic as she tries to ready their home for the occasion by unpacking all the gifts the elderly woman had given the couple over the years. Meanwhile, Rory tries to ease the tension between her and Tristin by suggesting that the boy consider dating Paris. Tristin: Chad Michael Murray. Paris: Liza Weil. Richard: Edward Herrmann. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

The Breakup, Part 2 Season 1, Episode 17

After receiving disturbing news from Dean the night before, Rory tries to occupy her time with a list of errands and she drags Lorelai along with her---at 6 A.M. Saturday morning. Also, Luke has a physical confrontation with Dean in front of the diner. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Paris: Liza Weil. Tristin: Chad Michael Murray. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Luke: Scott Patterson. Lane: Keiko Agena. read more

Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers Season 1, Episode 16

Emily agrees to let Rory miss the weekly dinner so the teen can celebrate her three-month anniversary with Dean; Luke's former girlfriend visits the diner. Elsewhere, the townsfolk prepare for a festival that celebrates the founding of Stars Hollow. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Mayor Porter: David Huddleston. Luke: Scott Paterson. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

Christopher Returns Season 1, Episode 15

Lorelai allows Rory's dad, Christopher (David Sutcliffe), to stay at their home during his visit. The distant dad hopes to make up for lost time with his daughter, who is glad to see him. However, Lorelai wonders what effect his presence will have on the teen, especially when he decides to leave again. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Strobe: Peter Michael Goetz. Francine: Cristine Rose. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

That Damn Donna Reed Season 1, Episode 14

Dean watches reruns of the “The Donna Reed Show” with Lorelai and Rory, who mercilessly mock the program. Later, Dean tells Rory he likes the idea of a doting housewife. His remark irks feminist Rory, who sets out to change his sexist views. Elsewhere, Lorelai persuades Luke to repaint his diner. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Babette: Sally Struthers. Taylor: Michael Winters. Luke: Scott Patterson. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. read more

Concert Interruptus Season 1, Episode 13

Sookie gets concert tickets for Lorelai, Rory, Lane and herself, but Lane must negotiate with her strict mother before she can agree to attend the event. Meanwhile, Rory works with Paris, Madeline and Louise after the four girls are assigned to a debate team in their history class. Music group the Bangles performs a song. Paris: Liza Weil. Madeline: Shelly Cole Louise: Teal Redmann. Lane: Keiko Agena. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

Double Date Season 1, Episode 12

Upon Lane's request, Rory asks Dean to set up a double date that would pair Lane with Dean's friend Todd. Meanwhile, Lorelai studies for a test in her business class, and Sookie prepares to ask Jackson for a date. Jackson: Jackson Douglas. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Lane: Keiko Agena. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

Paris Is Burning Season 1, Episode 11

Lorelai reluctantly agrees to attend a Parents' Day event at Chilton, while Paris fumes over the fact that her parents' divorce has become a public spectacle. Rory spends an awkward few minutes with Mr. Medina before his date with Lorelai. Paris: Liza Weil. Max Medina: Scott Cohen. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

Forgiveness and Stuff Season 1, Episode 10

Emily suggests that Lorelai skip the annual Christmas dinner at the elder Gilmores' home after Lorelai says she can't leave work early to get there on time. Alone in her own house at dinner time, Lorelai catches Dean knocking on Rory's window, and the two endure an awkward conversation. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

Rory's Dance Season 1, Episode 9

Lorelai persuades Rory to attend her first dance at Chilton, then sets out to make her daughter a dress for the occasion. A nervous Rory asks Dean to join her for the event, and Emily invites herself to Lorelai's home to help with Rory's party preparations. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Paris: Liza Weil. Tristin: Chad Michael Murray. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

Love and War and Snow Season 1, Episode 8

Rory spends the night at her grandparents' house during a snowstorm that strands Lorelai in Stars Hollow and keeps her from attending the weekly dinner. Luke bemoans the town's annual reenactment of a Revolutionary War battle that never came to fruition. Max: Scott Cohen. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Taylor: Michael Winters. Harrison: David Huddleston. Kirk: Sean Gunn. Luke: Scott Patterson. Lane: Keiko Agena. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. read more

Kiss and Tell Season 1, Episode 7

Dean kisses Rory for the first time and the girl is hesitant about telling her mother, only to have Lane's mom spill the beans when Lorelai stops by the furniture shop to pick up a rocking chair. Elsewhere, the townsfolk pester Luke when he refuses to decorate the coffee shop for Thanksgiving. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Taylor: Michael Winters. Mrs. Kim: Emily Kuroda. Miss Patty: Liz Torres. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

Rory's Birthday Parties Season 1, Episode 6

Emily insists that Rory's birthday party takes place at the elder Gilmores' home and then asks Lorelai for help in finding a special gift for her granddaughter. But Rory is horrified to discover her grandmother sent party invitations to her classmates. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Paris: Liza Weil. Tristin: Chad Michael Murray. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Richard: Edward Herrmann. Luke: Scott Patterson. read more

Cinnamon's Wake Season 1, Episode 5

Rory has an embarrassing encounter with Dean on a bus ride to school. Lorelai is courted by Rory's English teacher, who asks her out during a bake sale at Chilton. At the inn, Michel deals with an enthusiastic group of French clients. Max: Scott Cohen. Dean: Jared Padalecki. Babette: Sally Struthers. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Michel: Yanic Truesdale. read more

Deer-Hunters Season 1, Episode 4

After receiving a bad grade on an English paper, Rory tries to prepare for a major test on Shakespeare, only to find a bored Lorelai nagging her for attention. Elsewhere, Sookie broods over a review from a magazine's food critic. Max Medina: Scott Cohen. Paris: Liza Weil. Tristin: Chad Michael Murray. Sookie: Melissa McCarthy. Luke: Scott Patterson. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

Kill Me Now Season 1, Episode 3

Emily badgers Richard into taking Rory to their country club for golf lessons after the grandparents learn Rory's required to join a school sports team. Meanwhile, Lorelai oversees the double wedding of a set of spoiled twin brides. Babette: Sally Struthers. Arlene: Meagen Fay. Jackie: Kelly Cohen. Jessica: Ashley Cohen. Richard: Edward Herrmann. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Rory: Alexis Bledel. read more

The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton Season 1, Episode 2

Lorelai oversleeps on the morning of Rory's first day at Chilton. The hurried woman dresses in casual clothes, only to find her own mother waiting in the headmaster's office. Lorelai's attire draws sharp criticism from the elder Gilmore, and dirty looks from the other students' parents. Headmaster Charleston: Dakin Matthews. Ian Jack: Nick Chinlund. Paris Geller: Liza Weil. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. read more

Pilot Episode

Debut: Lorelai, a free-spirited single mom, tries to raise her 16-year-old daughter on her own. First up: Lorelai begrudgingly turns to her parents for financial help after daughter Rory is accepted at a pricey private school. Lorelai's parents agree to help---but at a price. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Richard: Edward Herrmann. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

Lorelai begrudgingly turns to her parents for financial help after daughter Rory is accepted at a pricey private school. Lorelai's parents agree to help---but at a price. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel. Emily: Kelly Bishop. Richard: Edward Herrmann. read more

Gilmore Girls Episode: "Sadie, Sadie; Hammers and Veils"

Episode Synopsis: Rory makes a list of the pros and cons of marrying Max to help Lorelai figure out a response to his proposal. Later, Lorelai flirts with decisions about veil lengths, while Rory starts the summer session at Chilton. Max: Scott Cohen. Lorelai: Lauren Graham. Rory: Alexis Bledel.
Original Air Date: Oct 9, 2001
Guest Cast Scott Cohen: Max Medina

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