Question: Do you know anything about the Lorelai look-alike kid that Gilmore Girls is casting? Is the show flashing back to Lorelai's childhood?

Answer: I asked Dave Rosenthal that exact same question! Ah, great minds anyway, the answer is no. One of the girls in Emily's cotillion class reminds Lorelai of herself as a youngster. "Lorelai kind of sees herself in this girl, and is kind of reflecting on her life and her choices," Rosenthal explains. "It's kind of a moment for Lorelai to reexamine herself. I think this whole thing with Luke and the nonwedding has Lorelai thinking, 'Whoa how did I get here and what do I really want and why did this not happen? Shes definitely in a reflective mode."