DEAN: So…it’s a show?
RORY: It’s a lifestyle.
LORELAI: It’s a religion.
This sums up perfectly my love of all things Gilmore. It’s my favorite TV series yes, but its something else beyond that. During my darkest days my girls were always there. I’ve seen every season more times than I count (except season 7 because obviously.) and generally just watch it on a continuous loop.
When Netflix announced that they were reviving the series, it felt like Christmas had come early. I also knew I had to immediately start the series over again to gear up for the greatest day of the year. I also started reading every article, review and interview on the show. That’s when I realized that there wasn’t a definitive list of every single episode ranked. As a Gilmore Girls junkie I was outraged. Naturally, I decided to change that.
Special Shoutout to the other superfan in my life, my girl Lauren Kardos for her help and encouragement with this list. She checked my list twice, gave me some reality doses and ended up helping a lot with these. So thank you thank you. You can follow her on twitter @l_kardos.
Warning: There is no method to my madness.
Gilmore Girls Episodes Ranked:
153. That’s What You Get, Folks, for Makin’ Whoopee 7.02
Reasoning: This episode is just painful. Lorelai tries to pretend she didn’t sleep with Christopher by creating an Asian theme wonderland for Rory in their house. When the truth finally comes out, Rory and Lorelai fight, and it’s poorly written, awkward and even more terrible because they are both in kimonos. You can read Lauren Graham’s face in this scene and you can tell she’s thinking, where did my lines from Amy Sherman-Palladino go. To make matters worse, the subplot is that Lane finally lost her virginity, did not enjoy herself while doing it AND gets pregnant from the first and only time she has sex. So much yuck.
Soundbite: Lorelai: [Rory shows Lorelai her massive stack of materials for her cancelled Asia trip] Wow! Were you planning on visiting Asia, or invading it?
152. French Twist 7.07
Reasoning: This episode was genuinely sweet. Lorelai deserves to see the world and it was nice to see her that happy. And then she eloped with Christopher and ruined everything. All points in this episode were immediately lost after that because IN WHAT REALITY DOES LORELAI GET MARRIED WITHOUT RORY BEING THERE. This show was never farther away from itself, then in this bizarre moment in time.
Soundbite: Lorelai Gilmore: Oh, my god.
Christopher Hayden: What?
Lorelai Gilmore: We’re in Paris!
Christopher Hayden: You were thinking it was Phoenix?
151. The Great Stink 7.05
Reasoning: Insert witty joke about this episode stinking here. No but actually, this episode reeks, much like Stars Hollow. The audience suspends a lot of disbelief when it comes to the town, but having a train of pickles derail, causing the whole town to smell for days because Taylor refuses to clean it up, is a little much. The subplot is also stinky. Rory meets Logan’s new business partners and one of them is a gorgeous, intelligent blonde. So naturally the stunning, witty, kind, successful Rory gets intimated by her. If Rory Gilmore gets threatened by someone he works with for no other reason than the fact that she’s pretty, what expectations are the writers setting on the viewers regarding self worth? I may be reading too much into this, but I’m a firm believe in representation and this does not make me feel good.
Rory: Hey, what’s going on?
Lorelai: Well, Stars Hollow smells like pickles…
Rory: Pickles pickles?
150. Fight Face 6.02
Reasoning: This episode is just awkward on so many levels. Lorelai gets a dog, TJ puts a giant hole in Lorelai and Rory’s house, and Lorelai gets engaged to Luke and she doesn’t tell Rory. However, the weirdest worst moment is seeing Rory pick up trash on the side of the road for her community service. It’s a terrible image that doesn’t leave the mind that easily. It’s especially heartbreaking and worse to see Lorelai find her on the side of the road like that and the proceed to argue with her. It’s one of those rare moments in the show that it doesn’t feel like I’m watching Gilmore Girls, making the episode really difficult to watch.
Liz Danes: [talking about giving T.J. a carpentry job] Luke! His life depends on it.
Liz Danes: Because if he doesn’t get his ass out of the house and work more I’m going to kill him.
149. A Vineyard Valentine 6.15
Reasoning: Throughout the series, Luke is one of the very few characters that you can rely on. He’s always willing to help people out because he likes to fix things. He’s also consistently one of the most selfless characters on the show. This episode he is none of those things and it’s just embarrassing. In the episode, Logan and Rory invite Luke and Lorelai to vacation with them on Martha’s Vineyard around Valentine’s Day. Luke and Lorelai have been having problems, and while Lorelai can check them at the door in order to have a nice weekend, Luke cannot and he ends up being a complete jerk. Despite how low the writers make him, it’s still really hard to believe that he would just forget Valentine’s Day, knowing how much Lorelai means to him. It’s an out of character moment in an overall weak episode.
Soundbite: Lorelai Gilmore: Now, what else, what else, what else? The first people on the island of Martha’s Vineyard were Indians. Of the Wampanoag tribe. This tribe still makes up a large part of the town originally called Gayhead. Hmm. Figures. The Indians survived poverty and disease, then get stuck living in a place called Gayhead.
148. Always a Godmother, Never a God 6.04
Reasoning: This episode is a disaster. Sookie is one of the sweetest, best most wonderful characters written on the show. She is always there for both of the girls in every situation and rarely asks for anything in return. In this episode, she bestows one of the highest honors on the girls that you can give. She asks them both to be the godmothers to her two children. But because the girls are fighting, they bring their drama with them to the ceremony and almost ruin everything. It’s so utterly disrespectful to pull this on Sookie after everything she’s done for them. The only redeeming quality about this episode is that Nick Offerman guest stars, and he’s hilarious.
Soundbite: Jackson – What about the time we had to see your stuttering Cousin Odell in the worst production of Nicholas Nickleby known to man? That was like nine hours of pure hell…
147. I’m OK, You’re OK 6.17
Reasoning: This is another difficult episode to watch. Both of the Gilmore Girls claim they are okay, though it’s so clear to everyone on the show and the audience that they are not. Now sometimes this works, like in the episode “The Incredible Sinking Lorelais” (much further down this list). This episode though, this concept just fails. I’m not sure if it’s because season 6 is no where near as good as season 4, or if it’s just harder to see the girls pocket their emotions over these particular circumstances. Either way, it just doesn’t work. And the terrible cherry on top is when Rory goes to April’s store to essentially spy on her. This was something that was clearly not wanted by both Lorelai and Luke and it just feels icky.
Soundbite: Paris: You, Logan Huntzburger, are nothing but a two-bit, spoiled waste of a trust fund! You offer nothing to women or the world in general! If you were to disappear from the face of the earth tomorrow, the only person that would miss you is your Porsche dealer!
146. Go, Bulldogs! 7.06
Reasoning: Although we all know that Lorelai and Luke belong together and Christopher is the worst, it’s still nice to sometimes see the whole family together acting like a family. I appreciated Lorelai and Christopher attending Parent’s Weekend at Yale for Rory as a married couple. What I did not appreciate was Christopher trying to make everyone instantly like him by taking out all of Rory’s friends on the paper for a big expensive boozy lunch. It’s just Christopher trying to fast track things that take time, a problem he’s had for seven years on the show. It’s just infuriating to watch him still make the same mistakes and not have any growth as a character. Also Luke bizarrely takes an adult swim class and there’s really just no coming back from that.
Sample Soundbite: Lorelai – Hey, let’s be Laverne and Shirley.
Christopher – What? No.
Lorelai – Antony and Cleopatra? F. Scott and Zelda? Zinf… an… del?
145. Introducing Lorelai Planetarium 7.08
Reasoning: Lorelai Gilmore has made many mistakes in her life, yet the one I will never forgive her for is getting married without Rory being there. I felt like I was robbed and cheated, so I can only imagine how Rory felt. She not only missed her parents getting married, but her best friend’s marriage as well. This episode deals with those consequences. It’s a real betrayal to Rory, but also to the fans that have been there for seven years. It’s hard to look at Lorelai the same way again after this episode. The only positive about this episode is the hilarious side plot of the Grandparents donating money to Yale so they can name a building after Rory.
Lorelai – It’s so “Meet George Jetson! His boy, Elroy.”
144. To Live and Let Diorama 5.18
Reasoning: These three beautiful, intelligent fabulous ladies are demoted to blubbering insecure messes because of boys and alcohol. It’s a really sad sight to see. Lorelai also bashes her mother and her upbringing in a magazine interview, and at this point it’s just old. Many times throughout the series, Lorelai has insulted her mother in public forums and it hurts and embarrasses Emily. I understand that those two have a complicated history, but at this point Lorelai should really be more thoughtful and careful regarding her mother’s feelings. This episode also features the last appearance by Dean. While he has never been a favorite of mine, he was a main character that appeared in over 60 episodes in the series. His final send off is a bitter exchange with Luke, telling him that he will never be good enough for the Gilmore world. It’s a really sad, awkward exchange, and Dean’s character deserved much better.
Soundbite: Luke -Rory was a kid, Dean. She grew up, she moved on – accept it
143. He’s Slippin’ ‘Em Bread… Dig? 6.10
Reasoning: First off, Luke realizes he has a daughter and makes the conscious decision not to tell Lorelai. This is really the beginning of the end of their relationship. Speaking of relationships ending, Lane and Zack break up. Zack was an overgrown man child when he first guest starred in Season 3. But slowly over time we watch him evolve into a fully functioning, non selfish adult. Except he completely regresses into an even worse form of his self when he gets jealous that Brian wrote a song called ‘Lane.’ So instead of talking his issues out, he lashes out at everyone and ruins the band’s big gig. To add to the complete ridiculousness of the episode, Christopher magically inherits a ton of money and offers to give the girls anything their heart desires and it’s just lame.
Soundbite: Lorelai – Are you sure there’s nothing you want? A brewery, a Fabergé egg, or let’s see, what else did he mention? Um, paying for Yale through a Ph.D., uh, vacations, a cannon from the Civil War – functioning, by the way, so it’s not just show. It seemed like the sky was the limit, although he didn’t mention the Hoover Dam, so maybe there is a cap of some sort.
142. Secrets and Loans 2.11
Reasoning: This is a rare misstep from an otherwise really solid season. When Lorelai’s house gets termites, and she gets denied various bank loans, she refuses to go to her parents for help. They could lose their house, and yet still she won’t to go to them. And when Rory finally brings it up to her grandmother so they can get the help she needs, Lorelai yells at her for going against her wishes. It’s absurd and insulting at how childish she acts here. Besides Lorelai’s bad behavior and a lot of termites, this episode also features Lane randomly becoming a cheerleader…for one episode. Overall, this one is just weird.
Soundbite: Lorelai – Aw honey, it’s not the amount of places that turns you down that matters, it’s the quality of the place that turns you down that matters. And when you’ve got Jacko’s Loans and Stuff not wanting your business, you know it’s time to hang out with the Coreys.
141. Knit, People, Knit! 7.09
The common theme of season 7 is, oh look this could be a nice episode. Oh. No, wait. Christopher ruins it. Featuring an adorable Stars Hollow knitting event, this episode had the potential to be really fun. The series is always stronger when its supporting members are wandering about. Yet right when the event gets going, Christopher donates all the money needed in a bid to get people to like and accept him. Instead it just ends the event early and leaves everyone else feeling empty. While this obviously wasn’t his intention, it’s all just really silly. The one redeeming quality is that Liz and TJ become parents and Luke is the cutest.
Soundbite: Richard – Lorelai couldn’t have been more than, what, 8 or 10 years old? But she was very definite about the whole thing. She looked me directly in the eye, and she said, “When I grow up, I’m going to marry Tip O’Neill!”
140. Die, Jerk 4.08
Reasoning: Rory gets threatened by a mad ballerina after she writes her a negative review in the Yale Daily News. That’s pretty much the entire episode so. Also, lets all take a moment to be thankful that we are not on Paris’ enemies list.
Soundbite: Lorelai Gilmore: I wouldn’t dismiss it so fast Mom, the internet is more than just good porn now.
139. Santa’s Secret Stuff 7.11
Reasoning: Luke comes to Lorelai and asks her to write a character letter and she takes her time writing it. It’s only after she sees Luke interacting with April does she remember how great he was to Rory growing up, and then magically gets inspired to write the world’s greatest letter for him. Everyone knows how great Luke is and the fact that Lorelai needs to be reminded of that fact is just bizarre.
Soundbite: Lorelai: Because my brain is a wild jungle full of scary gibberish. “I’m writing a letter, I can’t write a letter, why can’t I write a letter? I’m wearing a green dress, I wish I was wearing my blue dress, my blue dress is at the cleaners. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue, ‘Casablanca’ is such a good movie. Casablanca, the White House, Bush. Why don’t I drive a hybrid car? I should really drive a hybrid car. I should really take my bicycle to work. Bicycle, unicycle, unitard. Hockey puck, rattlesnake, monkey, monkey, underpants!”
138. How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod 5.20
Reasoning: Logan makes it difficult to love him. This episode is a particularly trying time. Now that the two are officially together, we have to reevaluate their relationship with fresh eyes, like Lorelai does. She decides to go back to Friday Night Dinners in an attempt to get to know him better. And what we get is an immature thief who had no problem stealing Emily’s antique sewing kit just for kicks and giggles. What’s worse is that Rory lets him. Lorelai watches in disbelief as Emily immediately notices and Logan and Rory do nothing. It’s a weird, awful moment and so far from who these characters are.
Soundbite: Paris Geller: Sick people freak me out.
Doyle: You’re pre-med!
137. Gilmore Girls Only 7.17
Reasoning: This is an episode that centers around a character’s wedding that had only appeared in one prior episode, five seasons ago. Essentially this episode can be summed up in word, ‘meh.’
Soundbite: Lorelai – Hi, dad. Nice threads. Having lunch with Tony Soprano?
136. Cinnamon’s Wake 1.05
Reasoning: Usually episodes that focus on the eccentricities of the town folk are my favorite. But this episode is all a little too much, too early in the series. I don’t know and love everyone yet. Also the major story arc of the episode, doesn’t belong to either of the Gilmore Girls. We watch Babette mourn the loss of her cat, and the girls are just along for the ride. It’s such an odd choice for the show, only five episodes in its first season.
Soundbite: Lorelai: Well, I’m attracted to pie, doesn’t mean I feel the need to date pie
135. Bridesmaids Revisited 6.16
Reasoning: Logan slept with an entire Bridal party and then left Rory alone with them and gave her no warning. Rory feels like Logan cheated on her because she thought they were just on a break. Logan thought they were broken up and rebounded, a lot. No matter where you fall on this issue, you cannot deny how crappy this situation is and how uncomfortable it is to watch.
Soundbite: Lorelai: I managed to find Uno and checkers, and also parts of Battleship and most of the pieces of Candyland. Which I figure, we can mix together to create a fabulous new game, Candyship Battleland. War never tasted so good!
134. Double Date 1.12
Reasoning: This episode has two double dates. Lane asks Rory to set her up on a date with Deans’ best friend Tod. Meanwhile, Sookie asks Lorelai to go on a blind date with Jackson’s cousin Rune. This episode loses some points because of how rude Rune is to Lorelai. He constantly talks all night about how tall she is and it gets a bit much. Rory and Lane lie to Lorelai about the fact that Lane is going out on a date with a boy. Lane’s date was also terrible, after she insisted that Tod was her soulmate. The redeeming qualities in this episode are that by the end of the night Sookie and Jackson have a great first date, and there is a sweet moment between Luke and Lorelai when they are playing cards.
Soundbite: Lorelai: I have to know where you are at all times, especially when you have my shoes on.
133. Merry Fisticuffs 7.10
Reasoning: This episode is not very merry. Although there is a sweet moment between Lorelai and Luke, it’s otherwise pretty much a dud. Luke and Christopher get into a massive fight in the middle of Stars Hollow and Logan reveals to Lucy that Rory and Marty actually knew each other before they were introduced a few days ago. Both of these acts were kind of justified, but overall have an ickiness to them.
Soundbite: Lorelai – What about, instead of La bohème, we took our inspiration from Rent – East Village, 1985, rickety tables, chipped glassware?
132. Concert Interuptus 1.13
Reasoning: A rare weak episode from season one, where the main plot centers around Lorelai, Sookie, Rory and her school friends going to a Bangles concert. With way too many improbable things happening, and no significant sub plot either, this episode is almost boring. The ending also feels to, ‘after school programing/lesson of the week’ which is soooo not Gilmore Girls.The only positive is a first glimmer at the Rory/ Paris friendship.
Soundbite: Paris – So unless you want to sit on no furniture while watching three Harvey Fierstein impersonators rip up the carpet and paint everything a ridiculous shade of white and call it ‘angel’s kiss’ then we’re going to have to find somebody else’s house to go to.
131. Lorelai Out of Water 3.12
Reasoning: So many things are just wrong in this episode. Rory and Paris have an embarrassing fight that’s really uncalled for at this point in their friendship. There really should have been more trust and understanding. Meanwhile, Lorelai has Luke teach her how to fish so she can impress a boy. Luke then in turn asks out a random lawyer that is so not his type. And Mrs. Kim tells Lane that she can’t go to Prom with Dave.
Soundbite: Paris: Sure, we’re girls, so we could only be arguing about a boy, right? Sexist, white-haired –
130. Chicken or Beef? 4.04
Reasoning: Rory is back home in Stars Hollow on the weekend of Dean’s wedding. Rory runs into Dean and he invites Rory and Lorelai to his wedding. Rory and Lorelai decide they will go to the wedding, even though it is extremely awkward. Later on in the episode Dean and his bachelor party wind up at Luke’s, where an extremely drunk Dean professes his love for Rory and talks about how she is the one. Dean is marrying Lindsay even though he still has feelings for Rory, a recipe for disater. Michel also thinks that Lorelai and Sookie don’t want him to work at the Dragon Fly with them, which is sad after all these years they have been working together. Sookie and Lorelai have to convince him otherwise.
Soundbite: Lorelai – It’s a 23-year-old porch. Unless you think Kate Hudson is historical, it’s not historical.
129. Farewell, My Pet 7.14
Reasoning: Although Michel was a series regular for seven seasons on the show, he was rarely utilized and had very little plot lines that were exclusively his. This episode however he gets his own story line and it’s heartbreaking. One of the few basic facts we get about Michel is that he has two dogs that he loves more than anything in this world. For reasons unbeknownst to me, they decided to kill off one of his dogs. It was sad and felt really unnecessary. To top it off, Rory develops a weird crush on her Grandpa’s TA and then feels guilty about it because she’s dating Logan. On a positive note, Lorelai finally realizes Christopher is not the one.
Soundbite: Lorelai: I need you to know that you’re the man that I want to want.
128. That Damn Donna Reed 1.14
Reasoning: Dean and Rory get into a big fight about the Donna Reed Show. Dean likes the idea of having a 50s housewife. Rory who is against this idea, winds up dressing up and cooking a big dinner for Dean. This is extremely unlike Rory’s character who is a very smart, and strong woman who doesn’t let men define her actions. This turnaround is just very problematic. However, this episode does have Luke coming to the rescue when Lorelai needs help finding Rory’s baby chick who has gone missing in the house.
Soundbite:Rory – Well said, Sister Suffragette.
127. The Long Morrow 7.01
Reasoning: Where to begin? Though she gave Luke an ultimatum that he did not follow though on, it’s still unfair and stupid of her to end up in Christopher’s bed. While the episode itself is well written, and the end scene between Luke and Lorelai when he finally finds out that she slept with Christopher is powerful and well acted, the whole story line in general is just ridiculous. How many times must Lorelai destroy a relationship because of Christopher? Logan also leaves Rory a bizarre present that she must decode in order to better understand his intentions. It’s the first episode to air that did not have creator and writer Amy Sherman Palladino, and it was quite apparent by the end of the episode that she was gone and the series was not the same.
Soundbite: Paris: She’s got a C average which means she’s either lazy or stupid. I can work with either. Frankly sometimes stupid is easier. I can scare the stupid out of you, but the lazy runs deep.
126. The Lorelai’s First Day at Chilton 1.02
Reasoning: Though Rory is ready for her first big day at Chilton, Lorelai is not. After oversleeping and with no clean clothes, Lorelai is not ready for her equally as important day. While Rory has to adjust to her new classes, mean girls and boys, Lorelai must navigate the Headmaster, Chilton parents, and her own mother. This episode deserves to be much higher, except I will never be able to forgive or accept Lorelai having ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in her house except an outfit out of Daisy Duke’s closet. Surely there must have been something better in her or Rory’s closet? This episode is mirrored to Season 4’s “The Lorelai’s First Day at Yale” and that episode is everything a first day should be. When watching this episode it becomes clear how bad it is.
Soundbite: Lorelai: That’s the last time I buy something just because its furry.
125. I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia 7.13
Reasoning: Richard falls ill and his girls drop everything they are doing to be by his side. Overall this would have been a really good episode. Except they had already done it, back in season one. Literally the exact same plot, down to Lorelai being stressed and Luke coming in on his white horse and saving her and her family. It’s like the writers got bored and asked themselves which plot line they could recycle from season one. Totally lame.
Soundbite: Babette: He’s like Warren Beatty, your dad – or Sean Connery or – who’s that one I always found so sexy? The evil politician with the glasses – Henry Kissinger!
124. I Solemnly Swear 3.11
Reasoning: Francie, even though she’s transparently evil, somehow gets two intelligent friends to completely turn on each other. The Paris/Rory friendship is one of my favorite stories and it’s such a pity that they destroyed it in this episode. Besides that it’s a pretty lackluster episode. Sookie meets an old acquaintance and doesn’t realize he wants to take her on a date. Sookie then feels guilty because she thinks she accidentally cheated on Jackson which is absolutely ridiculous. Lorelai also meets Alex this episode who is a solid filler boyfriend, except he’s only around for three episodes. If they needed space to fill I would have preferred her by herself for a little bit. I don’t know why they felt the need to give her a short lived boyfriend. Also Lorelai gets deposed when one of her mother’s maids sues her and she says some pretty nasty things about Emily. Those two definitely have their issues, but Emily is not as bad as Lorelai thinks.
Soundbite: Emily – (about her German maid, Gertha) Every time she went to the pantry, I thought she was marching on Poland.
123. An Affair to Remember 4.06
Reasoning: I have lived in a suite with other girls during college, and I understand the study struggle. But Rory traveling all across her campus, and her hometown in search of the perfect spot to do her homework is a bit much. Especially when she pays a guy to give up the tree stump he’s sitting at so she can study there. The series also never shows Rory at her all important giving tree again to study, making this a pretty forgettable episode.
Soundbite: Lorelai – Is that Condoleezza Rice?
Kirk – Yes, it is. I’m a fan, and her big mouth is perfect for shoving mail in
122. The Fundamental Things Apply 4.05
Reasoning: Two words. URINE. MINTS.
Soundbite: Lorelai: Ok, just one more warning: When they showed the first motion picture over 100 years ago, it featured a train rushing toward the camera, and people were so sure the train was going to burst off the screen and crush them that they ran away in terror. Now Luke, the train is not going to leave the screen…
121. Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too 5.04
Reasoning: Jackson runs for Town Selectman against Taylor. Jackson wins by a landslide, which leaves Taylor heartbroken because this is all Taylor has in his life. It’s really heartbreaking, and what’s even worse is that Jackson doesn’t even really want to be selectman. Dean and Rory are also officially back together and are having a hard time finding a place to be alone and it’s uncomfortable.
Soundbite: Rory: “I’m late for class and you put a printing press on my book bag”
120. The Real Paul Anka 6.18
Reasoning: This is a nice episode, but it loses all of its points because it’s the one where Jess is a fully functioning adult and Rory turns him down because she prefers her melodramatic blonde man child Logan instead. WHY RORY WHY.
Soundbite: Robert – Oh, my God. I’m not wearing my glasses.
Colin – They flew off when you did that impression of the old guy getting shot by Dick Cheney.
119. The Third Lorelai 1.18
Reasoning: When Lorelai’s grandmother, Lorelai the first or Trix, comes to town she causes major problems for both Lorelai and Emily. She offers to enact Rory’s trust fund so she wouldn’t have to use her grandparents or Lorelai for financial support. Both women freak out, worried that they could lose Rory. While the episode has its amusing moments, and introduces the great reoccurring character of Trix, ultimately it falls short. It adds nothing to the overall arc of season 1 and both Emily and Lorelai overact. Rory would never cut either one of them out of her life and its surprising and a little insulting to see them both react like that.
Soundbite: Louise Grant: Those who simply wait for information to find them spend a lot of time sitting by the phone. Those who find it themselves have something to say when it rings.
Louise Grant: Dawson.
Rory: My next guess.
118. Hey Bale Maze 7.18
Reasoning: Logan comes to visit Stars Hollow for the first time, the same weekend as a big Hay Bale Maze that takes up the whole town. Lorelai feels as though Logan is irresponsible, and isn’t taking anything seriously especially after he just lost millions of dollars in his bad business venture. Things are just extremely awkward between Lorelai and Logan the whole trip. Eventually they wind up have a conversation over pie in the middle of the night, and Lorelai starts to understand Logan more. We see that Logan has a lot of growing up to do still, and a long way until Lorelai fully trusts him. The best thing about this episode is the moment in the maze where Luke and Lorelai talk and apologize to each other for everything that happened, and decide they are okay again.
Soundbite: Logan – It’s like Colonial Williamsburg with fewer knickers and tricorne hats.
117. Women of Questionable Morals 5.11
Reasoning: The main plot of this episode bothers me. When Christopher’s dad dies, both girls go over separately to comfort him. Lorelai brings over alcohol and the two get drunk together. The worst part? Lorelai doesn’t tell Luke and flat out lies to him when he asks why she isn’t feeling well. The two are in a fully functioning adult relationship, and Lorelai screwed them both over when she decided to hide Christopher. Luke is her lobster, and you don’t act like that to your lobster. However, during the town reenactment, Kirk has to dress like a woman in order to seduce Taylor Doose to save America from the British and it’s genius.
Soundbite: Lorelai: The only bright side of my day is being asked to be a prostitute.
116. Paris Is Burning 1.11
Reasoning: It’s another bizarre episode. The main plot centers around Lorelai and Max trying to make their relationship work. Max wants to get serious, and Lorelai gets scared and wants out. Now she is entitled to her ridiculous feelings, but not when it comes to involving Rory. All we’ve heard about Lorelai’s love life is that she refuses to involve Rory and that she’s protected her from getting hurt. Yet she throws everything out the window when she asks Rory to basically break up with Max for her, which is even worse because he is Rory’s teacher. Then when they sort of reconcile in the same episode, Lorelai has Max up on the chalk board and of course Paris sees. It’s totally irresponsible, stupid and out of character and it’s awful to watch. When Rory freaks out at her mom, it’s completely justified.
Soundbite: Lorelai Gilmore: Hey, you will not stand there singing Ricky Martin songs to me. This is not a pattern ok? I’m not doing what I always do. This is not the same.
115. It’s Just Like Riding a Bike 7.19
Reasoning: After almost a full season of Lorelai avoiding Luke’s, she finally re enters it for the first time. Regardless of how awkward it is, it is still a milestone. Of course the rest of the episode is pretty silly because Lorelai’s Jeep breaks down and she refuses to get a new one which leads to a blow up fight with Luke in a car dealership. But hey, it’s season 7, so we take the small victories when we get them.
Soundbite: Lorelai – Yeah, you know how Jack Bauer should torture terrorists? Make them go car shopping with their exes.
114. I’m a Kayak, Hear Me Roar 7.15
Reasoning: Lorelai finally tells Emily that her marriage to Christopher is over, and she acts quite coldly. It’s understandable, but also extremely disappointing. Lorelai and Emily have a complicated and constantly evolving relationship, and while it’s always interesting to watch these two talented ladies act, it just feels like this chapter in their relationship has already played out.
Soundbite: Rory: I’ve been Huntzbergered
113. To Whom It May Concern 7.12
Reasoning: THIS IS THE EPISODE WHERE LORELAI AND CHRISTOPHER REALIZE THAT SHE IS STILL IN LOVE WITH LUKE. HOORAY HOORAH. Just try to ignore that Richard collapses while teaching. And Jackson didn’t get his vasectomy so Sookie got pregnant again. And And Rory inadvertently broke up Lucy and Marty. But Lorelai can see his face so…
Soundbite: Paris: Oh, so now she’s decided to just ignore you? How very Heathers of her.
112. The Perfect Dress 6.11
Reasoning: This episode really marks the downfall of the Lorelai/Luke relationship. Lorelai happily shops and plans for her wedding with Sookie, as Luke meets up with April and learns about his daughter. I have no doubt in my mind that Lorelai would have accepted April. It would have been a serious adjustment in the relationship, but she loves Luke and she’s great with kids. But Luke never gave her that opportunity, and he consciously made that decision in this episode.
Soundbite: Paris Geller: It’s going to be a great term, people. An important term. A term to change the history of the Yale Daily News. The work will be hard. It has to be hard. Nothing less than perfect will be tolerated. Please remember that I am your editor. I am not your mother, or your hugger. If you need some love, get a hooker. If you’re having a bad day, find a ledge or way to deal. My door is not open to you, ever. You have five minutes to enjoy your cookies. Welcome to the Yale Daily News.
111. The Ins and Outs of Inns 2.8
Reasoning: Since the beginning of the series, Lorelai and Sookie have dreamed of opening their own inn. Yet at the first hint of opportunity, Lorelai panics and backtracks on all of her promises to her best friend. Sookie is hurt and confused and rightfully so and the two enter their first really bad fight. It’s just Lorelai being painfully selfish and it’s sad to see her do it to the one person that doesn’t have a selfish bone in her body.
Soundbite: Lorelai: Oh my God!
Lorelai: It’s the title search for the Rachel property. And guess who owns it!
Sookie: Tell me it’s not that bastard Donald Trump.
110. The UnGraduate 6.03
Reasoning: This is a pretty bland episode during the dark period of Lorelai and Rory’s separation. Rory joins the DAR and begins her downward spiral of becoming Emily’s clone. The episode does have some merits. Luke watches Paul Anka and adorably takes care of him when he eats chocolate, and TJ believes he is the contractor on Lorelai’s house which leads to some pretty funny moments.
Michel Gerard: She’s back! She’s coming back!
Michel Gerard: I don’t know why. Maybe she left her phone. Or spell book.
109. Happy Birthday, Baby 3.18
Reasoning: I confess, I’m not entirely sure why I placed this episode here because no matter how many times I watch this episode, I usually forget it almost immediately. Besides the opening scene where Rory tells her grandparents she is going to Yale, nothing else major happens in this episode. I’m sure it’s a solid episode, but until I remember those facts, I’m just going to leave this episode here.
Soundbite: Jackson Belleville: I have got a sobbing pregnant woman at home, which is not unusual except this time I didn’t cause it!
108. The Nanny and the Professor 4.10
Reasoning: Paris begins dating Rory’s professor at Yale who is at least forty years older than Paris. Granted, he’s Michael York, so it’s kind of okay, but also no. I’m Team Rory on this conflict. It’s weird, especially since Paris was dating a really good guy up until this point. This episode does have some merits. This marks the first episode where Lane begins working at Luke’s Diner and Michel shares a cute funny scene with Lorelai while watching Sookie’s son Davey. We also get to meet Jason’s bizarre dog, Cyrus and the hilarious members of the historical society getting a tour of the Gilmore’s house.
Soundbite: Lorelai – I’m sorry, it’s just…now I know who Woody Allen’s next leading lady’s gonna be.
107. Welcome to the Dollhouse 6.06
Reasoning: I have a lot of mixed feelings about this episode. On the one hand, while a lot of season 6 blends together and is indistinguishable from each other, this episode clearly stands out with memorable story lines. However the main plot of this episode kills me. Taylor changes the street names back to their original names to represent historic Stars Hollow. It’s a cute idea, until Loreali gets stuck with ‘Sores and Boils Alley.’ She throws many tantrums when she doesn’t get her way, but this one is completely justified. Taylor was being ridiculous. The huge redeeming quality of this episode is Richard finally realizing that Rory is in trouble. He sweetly returns Lorelai’s dollhouse to her after Emily threatens to throw it out and asks her what to do about Rory. These two have very few sweet moments and him returning her dollhouse is one of their best moments.
Soundbite: Logan – No. This is cool. I got a tree stump I can use as a boost out here. Or you can let down your hair.
106. Eight O’Clock at the Oasis 3.05
Reasoning: This is another bad episode, but it’s hilariously bad and definitely a classic Gilmore Girls moment. Lorelai’s new neighbor is really weird and overbearing and upon meeting her immediately asks her to water his lawn. Lorelai and Rory both get stuck doing this job with really funny consequences. Bonus points to this episode for having Jon Hamm guest star as the world’s most attractive yet boring date. Ultimately though, this episode falls short. Season three is arguably its best most consistent season, and this episode is definitely at the bottom of it. It does nothing to move the plot forward and our bizarre neighbor never makes another appearance again. Maybe his ex wife killed him?
Soundbite: Lorelai Gilmore: [on telephone] Hi, yes. I was at your auction yesterday, I was wondering if you could help me? I met a man there, and I would like to contact him, but I didn’t get his name and I wondered if you could look it up for me. He was paddle number 17, and – Oh, right. – Confidential. Got it. Well you know actually I misspoke earlier because this isn’t a complete stranger I’m trying to contact here, he’s an old friend from school – Good question. Well I don’t know his name because I only knew him by his nickname, uh, Shamu, we called him Shamu, kind of a big guy in high school; he’s slimmed down quite a bit. No, see, I don’t have time to contact the high school alumni committee because time is of the essence! See, Shamu and I went into a liquor store after the auction and we bought a lottery ticket together, and we tore it, and I took half and he took half, and I’ll be damned if the thing didn’t win! Fourteen million dollars! Really. But see, we have to claim it by 4 p.m. today or we forfeit – Ah, yes. Oh. Well. But there’s one more thing that I forgot to tell you, see, um, my blood type is O negative and he’s O negative and I have a medical condition that – All right then. Well thank you, anyway. Bye.
105. Lost And Found 2.15
Reasoning: It’s kind of a bland episode. Rory finally realizes her bracelet is missing and when Jess realizes how frantic and upset she is without it, and returns it. The real gem of the episode is Luke realizing his apartment is too small for both he and Jess. Though he originally looks at some nice reasonable apartments, he ends up just buying the whole building the diner is in because he’s Luke.
Soundbite: Luke: I just spent a hundred thousand dollars and it’s all your fault!
Lorelai: Oh. Good.
104. Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore? 7.16
Reasoning: This is another weird episode with a lot of negatives, and one huge positive. While it has many short comings, the episode ultimately wins with one perfect scene. Lane is put on bed-rest right before her baby shower. Mrs. Kim refuses to let her daughter miss her big day, so she transports her there on her bed. She, along with Lorelai, Rory and Zack hilariously and wonderfully push the bed through Stars Hollow and it’s magical and perfect.
Soundbite: Rory: Oh my God! The New York Times is calling me! And not the subscriptions department!
103. Here Comes the Son 3.21
Reasoning: This is the episode where Jess leaves and doesn’t say goodbye to Rory or Luke. After watching him take so many steps forward it’s aggravating to watch him walk all of those back. But I love Jess and I love episodes about him so I guess we break even. The best part is at the end of the episode we discover that all of Rory’s hard-work has paid off and is the Valedictorian of her class.
102. Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom! 4.18
Reasoning: A lot of bad things happen in this happen episode, which originally had it farther down in the list. But upon re watching, I realized this is a strong episode for acting, and I’m a sucker for Friday Night Dinners falling apart. The scene when Floyd reveals to the Gilmores that he is going to sue them AND that their children have been dating for months, is pretty fabulous. It deserves to have a better first half of an episode, but what can you do?
Soundbite: Kirk Gleason: We won’t let you down, Taylor, because not only are we going to find 20 eggs within the hour but we’re going on to find 25 and then 30 and then 35 and then 40 and then 45 and then 50 until we find all 59 and take back the square!
101. We Got Us a Pippi Virgin 5.05
Reasoning: This is probably the most awkward episode of the entire series. Lorelai and Luke go out on a double date with Rory and Dean and Luke is just not having it. He thinks Rory is wasting time with Dean and makes everyone’s time on the date miserable. Though it’s not a great episode, it’s lower down on the list because of how iconic it’s become. ‘We got us a Pippi Virgin’ is one of the most memorable lines of the series, and the four of them playing Bop It is nothing short of hilarious.
Soundbite: Emily: Our days never included Richard dressing up like that gay fellow whose tiger tried to eat him.
100. Say Goodnight, Gracie 3.20
Reasoning: Positives of this episode, Fran dies. As terrible as that sentence is, it brings Lorelai and Sookie one step closer to making their dream of opening their own inn a reality. This pushes the plot further and faster than anything else this season. Negatives of the episode, Jess decides to leave and Dean gets engaged. It’s disappointing to see Jess just run away from his problems, and Dean was too young to get engaged.
Soundbite: Lorelai: So, not only did you GO to a cop raided party, but you were the cause of the fight that caused the raid!
Lorelai: [singing] Did you ever know that you’re my heeero. You’re everything I wish I could be!
99. Afterboom 4.19
Reasoning: Although this episode is filled with drama, it’s just not the fun kind. Luke and Nicole get a divorce which is great! But Jason ends up suing Richard, putting Lor in a tough position. Emily and Richard also have a huge fight which leads into their separation.
Soundbite: Emily Gilmore: It’s new.
Lorelai Gilmore: The purse?
Emily Gilmore: Yes, it’s new, I’m trying to break it in.
Lorelai Gilmore: Sure, otherwise you’d get blisters.
98. Just Like Gwen and Gavin 6.12
Reasoning: This episode has a lot of negatives. Lore finally finds out about Lukes daughter, it’s just several episodes too late. The Yale Daily News staff revolt against Paris and Taylor spies on the town to see how they fare without him running an event. But Paul Anka wears the most perfect doggie swami costume while predicting the future, which ends up redeeming the entire episode.
Soundbite: Zack: Welcome to the SH, bitch!
97. Lorelai’s First Cotillion 7.03
Reasoning: Though Lore and Michele were series regulars for seven years, we saw very little interactions from them besides the regular work fights we call came to love. This episode is one of the only times, we see these two thriving outside of their work relation, and with Michele getting his own plotline. It’s adorable, and one of the best highlights of the otherwise pretty terrible season 7.
Emily Gilmore: Lorelai never actually attended a cotillion.
Lorelai Gilmore: You don’t have to jump off the Empire State Building to know it’s gonna hurt.
96. Dead Uncles And Vegetables 2.17
95. Richard in Stars Hollow 2.12
94. New and Improved Lorelai 6.01
Reasoning: In this episode Luke and Lorelai celebrate the fact that they are engaged, but Luke becomes embarrassed when words begins to spread that Lorelai is the one to propose. Lorelai tells Richard and Emily that Rory is not their responsibility and she won’t help them out, and Rory gets up to 300 hours of community service. It’s great that Luke and Lorelai are finally engaged, we have been rooting for them since they had their first kiss during the season 4 finale. It’s just strange to see Rory, a smart and successful girl, picking up trash on the side of the road. It’s even weirder that the mother-daughter duo not even speaking.
93. ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous 7.04
92. Come Home 5.12
91. In the Clamor and the Clangor 4.11
90. Emily Says Hello 5.09
89. Back in the Saddle 2.18
88. Help Wanted 2.20
87. Blame Booze and Melville 5.21
Reasoning: In this episode Lorelai’s article about the Dragonfly comes out, and Luke and Lorelai celebrate with a trip to New York in which they get very drunk and end up having sex. Sookie has her baby and tells Jackson she wants him to get a vasectomy. ad while Lorelai is at the hospital she thinks she might be pregnant. Lorelai has to finally tell Emily that the article about the Dragonfly has come out, and have her read all the nasty things she said about her mom in the article. Lastly, Mitchum gives Rory a performance review and tell her that she doesn’t have it, which Leads Rory to want to steal a boat with Logan. First of all, it’s really childish that Lorelai is writing an article about her Inn and can’t even control her own thoughts when it comes to her mother. i also understand Rory being upset and needing to do something to make herself feel better, but stealing a boat really? It’s not only illegal but it’s just hard to believe that Rory, who always thinks through, would do something like this.
86. Norman Mailer, I’m Pregnant! 5.06
85. Unto the Breach 7.21
84. Kiss and Tell 1.07
Reasoning: In this episode Rory and Dean kiss for the very first time. They kiss in Doose’s market while he is working. He kisses her, she says thank you,and then she runs out of the market with a box of cornstarch which she shoplifts. The whole town is talking about it, but Rory is scared to talk to her mom about it. While this makes for a very cute first kiss story, it just seems extremely cliche. Plus Rory not telling her mom about the kiss is not how their relationship works. Rory and Lorelai tell each other everything and for Lorelai to have to find out her daughter has been kissed for the first time from people in Stars Hollow must have felt horrible and like she made it so her daughter can’t talk to her about things that happen with guys.
83. The Road Trip to Harvard 2.4
Reasoning: The Gilmore girls set out on a New England road trip, after Lorelai calls off her wedding at the last minute. The episode is a bit of a letdown because we just watch Lorelai run away from her problems instead of dealing with them. The episode doesn’t move any major season plots along for any of the characters, and though Lorelai and Rory are constantly on the move, they just really seem to be standing still. The episode does have some funny moments though and it’s the first time Rory sees Harvard.
82. Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number 6.07
81. The Deer Hunters 1.04
80. Hammers and Veils 2.2
79. Jews and Chinese Food 5.15
78. Kill Me Now 1.03
77. A Messenger, Nothing More 5.02
76. The Breakup Part II 1.17
75. Driving Miss Gilmore 6.21
74. Face-Off 3.15
73. One’s Got Class and the Other One Dyes 3.04
72. The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles 4.03
71. Super Cool Party People 6.20
70. Like Mother, Like Daughter 2.07
Reasoning: When the Gilmore girls are scolded by Chilton for their lack of involvement in the school, Rory tries making new friends by sitting down at a random table, and Lorelai joins Booster Club. Nothing goes as planned though when Rory accidentally joins a sorority and Lorelai hosts a Chilton even at the Inn with her mother. Though there isn’t a lot going on plot-wise in this episode, it’s super breezy and lots of fun. Watching Lorelai and Emily model mother-daughter outfits in front of an audience is nothing short of delightful. Points are lost though because this episode introduces us to Francie, and she’s just the worst.
69. Pulp Friction 5.17
68. Application Anxiety 3.03
67. Emily in Wonderland 1.19
66. The Party’s Over 5.08
65. Swan Song 3.14
64. A Family Matter 4.12
63. Keg! Max! 3.19
Reasoning: In this episode we see the return of Max when Lorelai helps with the Chilton booster club. Max tells Lorelai that he wants some space from her, and we finally get some sort of closure for their love story. Jess learns that he can’t get tickets for the prom for him and Rory because he has missed too much school and has to repeat his senior year over and won’t be graduating. Also in this episode Lane’s band plays at a house party, and things get out of hand. Lane drunkenly calls her mom. Jess and Dean get into a horrible fight after Jess tries to pressure Rory into having sex and Dean see’s her upset and crying. The fight leads to the party being broken up by the police. Jess’ inability to talk to Rory about what he has been going on leads him to treat Rory horribly,and she doesn’t deserve that. Luke also tells Jess that if he isn’t going to finish high school then he needs to leave Stars Hollow. Jess had come such a long way from the bad boy he was when we first met him, and to see him go back to that is just heartbreaking.
62. Say Goodbye To Daisy Miller 5.01
61. The Reigning Lorelai 4.16
60. You’ve Been Gilmored 6.14
59. Take the Deviled Eggs…3.06
58. Run Away, Little Boy 2.09
Reasoning: Rory is put into an awkward situation when she is paired with Tristan in a scene from Romeo and Juliet for school. Dean becomes jealous and Tristan encourages in forcing Rory in the middle. Meanwhile Lorelai goes on her first date since Max with a much younger guy, much to the general laughter of the town. A solid, funny episode that provides a great Luke/Lorelai moment and brings about a great close to Tristan’s character. Actor Chad Michael Murray left the show to go star in his own tv series. The writers and actors do a great job at sending his character off. While I am still disappointed that Rory and Tristan did not kiss for the scene, I can almost forgive the writers because it allowed Paris to act and direct Romeo and Juliet.
57. A Tale of Poes and Fire 3.17
56. Ballrooms and Biscotti 4.01
55. Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin’ the Twist 4.17
54. Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out 4.09
53. Scene in a Mall 4.15
52. Lorelai? Lorelai? 7.20
51. There’s The Rub 2.16
Reasoning: Two words: Vicious Trollop.
50. Red Light on the Wedding Night 2.3
Reasoning: With Lorelai and Max’s wedding drawing closer, the two finally understand for the first time what married life will really look like for them. With little fights getting bigger and bigger it becomes painfully clear to Lorelai and the audience that Max is not the man for her. Though the two both act a little immature and ultimately the writers treat Max’s character a little worse than Lorelai, the writers do a great job at showing us why the two aren’t going to work, rather than just telling us. The highlight of the episode is Lorelai’s Bachelorette party complete with Emily Gilmore, Michel dancing with drag queens, and a drunken phone call to Christopher to put everything into perspective.
49. Star Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers 1.16
Reasoning: To commemorate the founding of Stars Hollow, every year the town hosts the Firelight Festival to honor the star crossed lovers believed to have founded the town. The festival happens to coincide with Rory and Dean’s three month anniversary, though things get complicated for them when Rory can’t say ‘I Love You.’ Lorelai realizes she misses Max and goes to see him, though she’s dismayed when Luke’s ex girlfriend Rachel shows up, and Luke’s not sure what to do. This is one of the first episode’s that really highlights Stars Hollow and the episode shines because of it. With love in the air, the episode is really sweet for Lorelai, Max and Luke and bittersweet for Rory and Dean.
48. P.S. I Lo… 1.20
47. Love & War & Snow 1.08
46. It Should Have Been Lorelai 2.14
45. Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy 2.05
Reasoning: Everything changes for the Gilmore girls and Stars Hollow when Luke decides to take in his troubled 17 year old nephew Jess. He causes problems wherever he goes, resulting in Luke and Lorelai having their first major fight of the series. Though he seems like a rotten egg, Jess has an interesting conversation with Rory that proves there is more to him than his hair gel and cigarettes. Incredibly funny this episode is important because it marks the first appearance of fan favorite Jess, brings about a satisfying conclusion to the Max storyline, and offers the iconic Gilmore Girls moment of Luke pushing Jess into the lake.
44. Sadie Sadie… 2.01
43. But I’m a Gilmore! 5.19
42. The Big One 3.16
41. But Not As Cute as Pushkin 5.10
40. So…Good Talk 5.16
39. Nag Hammadi is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospel 4.13
38. I Get a Sidekick Out of You 6.19
37. Say Something 5.14
36. The Prodigal Daughter Returns 6.09
35. Teach Me Tonight 2.19
34. We’ve Got Magic to Do 6.05
33. Partings 6.22
31. Christopher Returns 1.15
Reasoning: For the entire half of the first season all fans could wonder about was who was the man that got Lorelai pregnant at 16. He had to be Lorelai’s equal in every single way, funny, smart, gorgeous, and charming. It seemed like an impossible feat, until David Sutcliff removed his motorcycle helmet, and everyone just instantly understood. Even Lorelai/Luke shippers couldn’t deny the natural ease and chemistry the two actors had. This episode marks the first time Christopher comes to Stars Hollow, and while Rory is excited to show off her dad, Lorelai is anxious and worried. The episode brings about so many issues that had been buried away for so long, when it all comes to head at a Friday Night Dinner to remember when Rory, Lorelai and Christopher and their respective parents are all in the same room for the first time.
30. Haunted Leg 3.02
29. Rory’s Birthday Parties 1.06
Reasoning: When Rory turns 16, both Emily and Lorelai throw her a party. Though it looks like both of Rory’s worlds (Chilton/Grandparents and Stars Hollow) will remain separate, a last minute decision by the Grandparents finally sends them to Stars Hollow. It’s an episode that combines comedy, the Gilmores trying to interact with friends and neighbors and drama, Emily finally realizing just how much she missed in both of her girls lives, perfectly. The best scene of the episode though is when Lorelai and Emily have a terrible fight. The two are consistently the best actors on the show and they really shine here.
28. Presenting Lorelei Gilmore 2.06
27. Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days 3.01
26. That’ll Do Pig 3.10
25. Let the Games Begin 3.08
24. Written in the Stars 5.03
23. The Incredible Sinking Lorelais 4.14
22. Lorelai’s Graduation Day 2.21
21. The Festival of Living Art 4.07
20. A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving 3.09
19. Rory’s Dance 1.09
18. Forgiveness and Stuff 1.10
17. A-Tisket, A-Tasket 2.13
16. You Jump, I Jump, Jack 5.07
15. Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out 6.08
14. A House Is Not a Home 5.22
13. Dear Emily and Richard 3.13
12. Love, Daisies and Troubadours 1.21
11. The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale 4.02
10. Last Week Fights, This Week Tights 4.21
9. The Bracebridge Dinner 2.10
Reasoning: Lorelai invites the entire town to the Inn where she throws an elaborate medieval dinner party and hilarity and drama ensues. Rory tries to keep Dean and Jess in check, while Richard reveals to Emily that he actually retired. This episode is pure perfection. It features all the supporting characters we love, and will always be remembered as a classic Gilmore Girls episode.
8. Pilot 1.01
7. Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting 6.13
6. They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They? 3.07
5. Those Are Strings, Pinocchio 3.22
4. I Can’t Get Started 2.22
3. Wedding Bell Blues 5.13
2. Bon Voyage 7.22
1. Raincoats and Recipes 4.22
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