Art imitates art this November on Gilmore Girls when the kooky residents of Stars Hollow decide to host their own version of the popular California-based Pageant of the Masters, in which living, breathing people re-create classic and contemporary paintings.
"It's going to be our big town thing this season," says exec producer Amy Sherman-Palladino, who jokes that she's prepared to make up for any budget overruns by holding "a big Gilmore Girls car wash. Me and the staff are going to go out and wash [überproducer] John Wells's car to raise money for Episode 7."
Details of the special installment are still being finalized, but this much we know: Lorelai will bring to life a Renoir painting, while Kirk (Sean Gunn) takes on the daunting task of playing God. "He's going to be Jesus in the 'Last Supper,'" laughs Sherman-Palladino, "and he takes it very much to heart, to the point where maybe he and Judas aren't getting along so well."
Of course, the real drama occurs behind the canvas. "Sookie is really close to giving birth in this episode, and has decided to do a home birth with a midwife," explains the exec. "It's going to be about Lorelai wanting to be there when the baby is born, and Lorelai trying to get along with the midwife." Yeah, yeah, it's always about Lorelai...