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In the fall of 2000, the Gilmore Girls aired for the first time on the WB network, which is now the CW. The show features a single mother named Lorelai Gilmore, who is singlehandedly raising her daughter Rory. The girls live in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, which is about a 30-minute drive to Hartford. Lorelai efficiently runs the charming Independence Inn where she began her career as a maid. During the first episode, Rory receives admittance to the exclusive Chilton private school. Upon hearing the news of her daughter

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7 Seasons, 153 Episodes - Canceled
October 5, 2000
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  • As Rory rejoices after landing her dream job, Luke gets the residents of Stars Hollow together to throw Rory a grand graduation party. Emily and Richard are in attendance and listen teary-eyed with the rest of the guests as Rory gives a speech thanking Lorelai and everyone else for their support. Luke's thoughtfulness and kind gestures for Rory result in an unexpected reaction from Lorelai. Later, the morning that Rory leaves Stars Hollow, Luke opens the diner early for one last Gilmore girls diner breakfast before Rory heads out into the world as a political journalist.

  • Lorelai takes a road trip to North Carolina to attend Mia's wedding, and after Rory has a fight with Logan over his immaturity, she agrees to go with. Emily invites herself on the road trip to get away from Richard, who is driving her crazy as he continues to recover from his heart attack. At the wedding, Emily becomes upset by how close Mia is with Lorelai and Rory. Later, Lorelai learns that Emily came to the inn several years ago to ask Mia for pictures of Lorelai and Rory from the years they weren't speaking. Logan makes a surprise visit to the wedding to get Rory to forgive him. Meanwhile, Lane and Zach ask Luke to be the godfather to their twins. Finally, when Lane goes into labor, Luke helps get everyone to the hospital.

  • While planning a baby shower for Lane, Rory gets an unexpected call from the The New York Times offering her an interview. Rory scrambles to prepare for the interview leaving Lorelai to take over baby shower preparations. As Lorelai plans, she finds her self running interference between Lane and Mrs. Kim as they bicker over how Lane will raise the twins. Logan admits to Rory that his business venture went bad, and Rory offers him full support until Logan begins to revert back to his old ways by traveling to Las Vegas with Colin and Finn to blow off steam. Meanwhile, when Luke finds that Liz and T.J. are trying to sell his boat, he decides to make big changes in his life by taking April on a boat trip for the summer. Lastly, Lane is placed on bed rest and has to be wheeled in her bed across town to her party at Miss Patty's.

  • At Friday night dinner, Lorelai finally decides to tell her parents that her marriage to Christopher has fallen apart, but doesn't get a chance to when an argument breaks out over Emily's new healthy, no-alcohol meals to help Richard recover from his heart attack. Lorelai gets Sookie to cook healthy and tasteful meals for Richard and Lorelai helps Emily with Richard's various business affairs. While helping her mother, Lorelai finally admits to Emily that her marriage to Christopher is over. Meanwhile, Rory attends Logan's birthday dinner and has an awkward encounter with Mitchum who asks Rory to keep Logan on track. Logan later receives disturbing news about an online company he recently purchased. Elsewhere, T.J., Liz, and the baby stay with Luke while their house is fumigated.

  • Days after his bypass, Richard begins the slow road to recovery and the Gilmores attempt to return to normalcy. Rory goes back to Yale and finds that her grandfather's class is now being taught by a young, attractive professor who catches Rory off-guard with his charm. In Stars Hollow, Lorelai tries to forget about her marital problems by helping Sookie plan a funeral for one of Michel's beloved dogs. Later, Christopher returns home and confronts Lorelai about the main issue hurting their marriage -- Lorelai's feelings for Luke.

  • After spending her holiday break in London, Rory returns to the states. Lorelai, disappointed that she didn't get to spend Christmas with Rory, decides to throw a Christmas after Christmas" celebration as a family with the works -- a big, decorated tree, decorations, and shopping. Meanwhile, Luke asks Lorelai to write him a letter of recommendation to aid him in his custody battle with Anna over April.

  • Lorelai and Luke share a touching moment together when Luke brings by Liz's new baby for Lorelai to meet. When Christopher witnesses their moment, he begins to think that Lorelai isn't whole-heartedly in their marriage. Later, Christopher and Luke have an angry confrontation after Lorelai and Christopher argue over exchanging vows at a party Emily is throwing and Luke is forced to hire a lawyer due to custody issues with Anna. Meanwhile, Logan reveals to Lucy that Marty and Rory are acting like they've met recently and Emily warns Lorelai about her marriage.

  • Lorelai starts to avoid Christopher during her daily life in Stars Hollow, leading her to admit to him that she's worried her friends and neighbors won't accept him. Upon hearing this, Christopher tries to bond with the people of Stars Hollow, but his efforts end up bringing the town knit-a-thon to an early end. Meanwhile, Olivia throws a 2002-themed party for Lucy, providing the perfect opportunity for Rory to confront Marty. Elsewhere, Luke learns that Anna is moving to New Mexico with April and demands equal rights to April from her.

  • Lorelai has Rory over for dinner to tell her that she and her father got married while they were in Paris. While Christopher is in the room, Rory pretends that she's thrilled about the marriage, but later confesses to Lorelai how angry she actually is. With Logan back in town for the launch of his Internet company, he invites Rory to the launch party where a magazine editor encourages her to write about the event. However, Rory writes the article about the elite lives of the guests, hurting Logan and causing him to call her a hypocrite for living for free in his apartment, leading Rory to move out. Meanwhile, when April needs medical attention, Luke is forced to turn to Lorelai for help.

  • Christopher and Lorelai travel to Paris to take Gigi to visit Sherry and have a romantic and wonderful time together enjoying the sights of Paris as well as each other. Meanwhile back in Connecticut, Rory nears the end of her time as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News and begins to stress out when the reality of her uncertain future catches up to her. To cheer Rory up, Olivia and Lucy suggest that they travel to Stars Hollow for a girls' night while Lorelai is out of town. However, Rory gets a shock when she discovers that Lucy's boyfriend is Marty, who pretends that he doesn't know Rory. Later, Lorelai and Christopher return home with a surprise for everyone.

  • Christopher convinces Lorelai to accompany him to Parents' Day at Yale to visit Rory, and Lorelai is surprised to find that Emily and Richard are there as well. At Yale, Christopher tries prove himself as a "cool dad" by inviting the Yale Daily News staff to an expensive lunch. However, all of Rory's co-workers drink too much, resulting in a bad situation when Rory gets wind of a breaking story and the staff has to leave. Meanwhile, Luke takes April to her swim team practice where the coach insists that Luke takes adult swim classes. During the lesson, the coach flirts with Luke and the two end up going on a date.

  • As Lorelai and Christopher begin to date, Lorelai finds it difficult to commit to the relationship wholeheartedly. Seeing this, Christopher plans romantic dates for Lorelai in order to win her heart. At Yale, Rory becomes friends with eccentric girls she meets at an art museum and Richard is a guest lecturer at his Alma mater. Meanwhile, April comes to Stars Hollow to stay with Luke for a few weeks while her mother is out of town and Lorelai has to bail Emily out of jail when she is arrested.

  • Lorelai breaks the news of her break-up with Luke to Emily and Richard and has a startling realization about her emotional life when her parents have no reaction whatsoever. Later, Michel convinces Lorelai to attend a cotillion dance that Emily has planned and while there, Lorelai has a chance to reflect on her childhood, seeing that some things her parents made her do weren't all that bad. Meanwhile, Rory struggles to make her long-distance relationship with Logan work, and Christopher makes a confession to Lorelai after he has a dinner with Rory.

  • When Logan has to cancel his trip to Asia with Rory, Lorelai tries to cheer up Rory by transforming her house into an Asia-themed get-away. Lane returns from her honeymoon with Zach, which didn't go as well as planned. Meanwhile, Luke tells T.J. about his breakup with Lorelai, leading T.J. and Liz to invite him over for dinner. Later, Lorelai and an obviously upset Luke run into each other in town and Rory is furious when she learns that Lorelai slept with Christopher.

  • Lorelai wakes up the morning after her night with Christopher. Though Christopher begs her to stay, Lorelai makes a quick exit and heads home. There, Lorelai starts to get rid of everything that reminds her of Luke and nearly empties her home of everything. Meanwhile, Rory gets a toy rocket ship as a gift from Logan and is confused by its meaning. She soon decides to go to London for the summer with him and soon learns that he already bought her a ticket so she can visit him for Christmas. Elsewhere, Kirk and Taylor cause an accident that seriously damages Luke's and Luke arrives a Lorelai's with a startling proposal.

  • Stars Hollow becomes overrun with troubadours when Stars Hollow's own troubadour is discovered by a record label. Rory, the night before Logan leaves for London, throws a huge party for him, but the wild party is overshadowed by the fact that he'll be leaving the next day. Meanwhile, Emily and Richard attempt to set Christopher up with a beautiful woman during Friday night dinner. Later, Lorelai confronts Luke about their wedding postponement and issues him a tear-filled ultimatum.

  • Rory meets with Kimberly Wells, a Wall Street Journal reporter, concerning an interview that Wells had with Mitchum Huntzberger. Rory wants the reporter to publish a correction to the article that would correct what Mitchum said about her. Emily, after having LASIK eye surgery, asks Lorelai to go with her to a meeting at a real estate office, and Lorelai reluctantly agrees. There, they look at pictures and layouts of several extravagant homes and Emily reveals a surprise she has in store for Luke and Lorelai. Also, Liz and T.J. arrive at the diner after a fight hoping Luke can help them patch things up. Meanwhile, Jackson and Sookie have to get rid of a yard full of marijuana when they discover it was planted in Jackson's fields.

  • Lorelai has a strange dream featuring singer/songwriter Paul Anka. Rory and Logan are back together but Logan knows that Rory still hasn't forgiven him. To cheer himself up, Logan decides to go on a stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Meanwhile, Rory travels to Philadelphia to attend Jess' open house for his new store/art gallery/publishing house. There, Rory runs into Luke while on a field trip with April. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified when she finds out that Richard and Emily have been real estate shopping near her town and tries her hardest to get them to dislike Stars Hollow.

  • After forgiving Logan, Rory decides that she needs time to herself and travels to Stars Hollow for some peace and quiet. However, when she arrives, Rory can tell that Lorelai is upset, but Lorelai refuses to admit that Luke going away with April for a field trip is bothering her. Meanwhile, Zach asks Mrs. Kim for Lane's hand in marriage and is surprised by the deal she proposes and Rory goes to Anna's store to spy on her.

  • Rory and Logan attend his sister, Honor's wedding. Rory offers to help the bridesmaids get ready for the ceremony, and is hurt when she learns about Logan's behavior while they were apart. Meanwhile, Lorelai babysits Gigi to help Christopher out, but is appalled by the 4 year-old's terrible behavior and Zach comes to the diner with a surprise for Lane.

  • For Valentine's Day, Lorelai and Luke are invited to go to Martha's Vineyard with Rory and Logan. The trip is disrupted by Luke's constant bad attitude towards Logan, but his attitude soon changes when Logan helps him find a Valentine's Day gift for Lorelai. Once things begin to go better, Mitchum Huntzberger arrives, resulting in an ugly confrontation. Meanwhile, Luke has to put Lorelai's worries that they will never get married to rest.

  • Emily, wanting to get to know her future son-in-law better, asks Lorelai to invite Luke over for dinner. However, Lorelai doesn't tell Emily about the postponement. Meanwhile, The Yale Daily News staff fires Paris and Rory takes over as editor. This angers Paris and she kicks Rory out of her apartment, leaving Rory to have to move in with Logan.

  • With April now being a part his life, Luke has to cope with the significant changes her being there has caused. Lorelai also must deal with the changes that April has brought to her engagement to Luke and tries to convince herself, and everyone else, that she doesn't mind. At the Yale Daily News, Rory has to deal with the impact of the staff quitting in protest of Paris' management and enlists Logan's help to get the paper out on time. Meanwhile, Lorelai lets Richard and Emily know that they no longer will have to pay for Yale, resulting in a poignant Friday night dinner.

  • Feeling that he has missed too much and wants to get to know his newly discovered daughter April, Luke goes to have a talk with her mother, his former girlfriend Anna Nardini. Meanwhile, Lorelai sets a date for the wedding after finding the perfect dress, but she is worried by the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong. Back at Yale, Rory happily moves into a dingy off-campus apartment with Paris and Doyle, and tries to avoid running into Logan. However, when Logan shows up at her apartment and declares his love for her, Rory breaks down.

  • After a long absence, Christopher reappears in Lorelai and Rory's lives with an offer to make up for lost time. Luke struggles with what the new person in his life will mean to him and his relationship with Lorelai. Lorelai and Rory enjoy their first Thanksgiving at the Dragonfly Inn, during which Rory receives surprising news about Logan. Meanwhile, as the band prepares for an important showcase performance, Lane has to deal with Zach's jealousy over a song Brian wrote about her.

  • A surprise phone call from Christopher brings up issues of trust between Lorelai and Luke. Later, when a person from Luke's past shows up in Stars Hollow, he has no idea how to tell Lorelai about it. After months of estrangement, Lorelai and Rory make their first move toward reconciliation and Rory takes major steps to change the direction of her life.

  • Rory is pleasantly surprised when her old flame Jess appears at her grandparents' house and reveals an amazing development in his life. Rory agrees to go to dinner with Jess, and when Logan unexpectedly joins them, an ugly confrontation develops, leaving both Rory and Logan to face the choices they have made. Emily is concerned about Rory's sudden evasiveness and tries to exert some parental discipline. Meanwhile, Luke agrees to sponsor a local girls' soccer team and Lorelai channels all her concerns about Rory into caring for her dog, Paul Anka.

  • As Rory's twenty-first birthday approaches, both Lorelai and Rory are saddened by the fact that their ongoing estrangement will keep them from spending the day the way they had always planned. Richard tries to convince Lorelai to help him with a plan to get Rory back to Yale, but Lorelai insists that Rory has to make the decision herself. While Richard continues to worry about Rory's future, Emily throws herself into planning an elaborate birthday party. Meanwhile, Emily and Richard are shocked when they realize that Rory and Logan have been having sex.

  • Richard tries to get information from Logan about Rory's future plans, but Logan mistakenly thinks that Richard is asking when the two of them plan to marry. Lorelai is in favor of Taylor's plan to change all the Stars Hollow street names back to their original historic names, until she learns that the street where the Dragonfly Inn is located was once known by a disgusting name. Rory makes a surprising confession to Logan. Richard finally faces the fact that he should never have let Rory drop out of Yale, and shows up at Lorelai's house to talk things over.

  • Excited about catering the wedding, Sookie pressures Lorelai to set a date, but Lorelai won't commit. While completing her community service hours, Rory takes a job at Emily's DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) office. Convinced that she has a rival for the job of DAR president, Emily uses Rory as her spy. Logan returns from Europe and returns to Yale, forcing Rory to confront her true feelings about dropping out of college. Lane and her band return from their summer on the road. Luke agrees to take care of Lorelai's dog, Paul Anka, while she works late at the inn, and ends up rushing the dog to the vet. Finally, Lorelai admits to Luke her reason for putting off their wedding.

  • Picking up on the same night as last season's finale, Lorelai and Luke begin making plans for their future, but Luke is embarrassed when word spreads that Lorelai was the one who proposed. Still hurt over Rory's decision to drop out of Yale and move in with Emily and Richard, Lorelai tells her parents that they can take care of Rory from now on. Richard hires an old friend and respected attorney to help Rory get an easy sentence for stealing the yacht, but the judge gives Rory 300 hours of community service. Logan throws Rory a "felon" party.

Most Popular Gilmore Girls Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot 10/05/2000
  • Season 7 Episode 22 Bon Voyage 5/15/2007
  • Season 2 Episode 22 I Can't Get Started 5/21/2002
  • Season 6 Episode 22 Partings 5/09/2006
  • Season 1 Episode 14 That Damn Donna Reed 2/22/2001

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