Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Swan Song

Season Three Episode Fifty-Seven: "Swan Song" Original Airdate: February 11, 2003 Lorelai takes Manhattan with Alex, Sookie, and Jackson. But she's concerned about leaving Rory and Jess alone. Not to worry. After the young lovers have a major blowout at Emily's Jess walks out. Okay, so all I can say is when Emily started talking [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Dear Richard and Emily

Season Three Episode Fifty-Six: "Dear Richard and Emily" Original Airdate: February 4, 2003 Sherry goes into labor, and that sets Lorelai reminiscing about Rory's birth. Did you know that Lorela went to the hospital alone? Or about the coming-out dress? Here's your change to find out. I've always absolutely LOVED this episode. I don't know [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Lorelai Out of Water

Season Three Episode Fifty-Five: "Lorelai Out of Water" Original Airdate: January 28, 2003 Alex invites Lorelai on a fishing trip. Sounds like fun . . . except Lorelai doesn't know which end of the pole to hold. Enter Luke, the Izaak Walton of Stars Hollow. Paris tries to impeach Rory. Anyone else think it's creepy [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, I Solemnly Swear . . .

Season Three Episode Fifty-Four: "I Solemnly Swear . . ." Original Airdate: January 21, 2003 Rory Gilmore, snake in the grass. Machiavellian politics have broken out at school, and Paris believes (unjustly, of course") that Rory is Chilton's Chief dirty trickster. The whole mess results in a dual . . . literally. Well, it's happened. [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, That’ll Do, Pig

Season Three Episode Fifty-Three: "That'll Do, Pig" Original Airdate: January 14, 2003 Has the world turned upside down? Paris zones out in class, daydreaming about her new boyfriend. And Emily takes Lorelai's advice about how to coexist with a difficult woman---Richard's imperious mother. The winter carnival, Trixie (Lorelai's grandmother, Richard's mother) returning and dinner at [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving

Season Three Episode Fifty-Two: "A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving" Original Airdate: November 26, 2002 Lorelai's parents expect the grils for Thanksgiving dinner . . . any so do Lane, Luke, and Sookie. How to handle four enormous dinners? Skip the rolls. Kirk adopts a cat with an attitude. I can't imagine eating four Thanksgiving dinners. Of [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Let the Games Begin

Season Three Episode Fifty-One: "Let the Games Begin" Original Airdate: November 19, 2002 Richard has the bulldog spirit when he, Emily, Lorelai, and Rory tour Yale. He even arranges an admissions interview for Rory, although he knows she has her heart set on Harvard. Rory and Jess renew their romance. Super. The start of Jess [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, They Shoot Gilmore, Don’t they?

Season Three Episode Fifty: "The Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?" Original Airdate: November 12, 2002 Lorelai and Rory partner for a 24-hour dance marathon. Couples couples, everywhere: dancing, arguing, holding each other up, shooting each other down . . . and changing partners. Best thing about this episode, Taylor drunk and him and Miss Patty fighting [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Take the Deviled Eggs

Season Three Episode Forty-Nine: "Take the Deviled Eggs" Original Airdate: November 5, 2002 The most uncomfortable person at the baby shower for Christopher's girlfriend Sherry isn't the very pregnant guest of honor. It's Lorelai, pressured to attend . . . with a big, fat, fake smile on her face. Want to know one of the [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Eight O’Clock at the Oasis

Season Three Episode Forty-Eight: "Eight O'Clock at the Oasis" Original Airdate: October 22, 2002 Lorelai sees something she likes at an auction: a man. Only Emily knows his identity. Should Lorelai break her stay-out-of-my-love-life rule, just once? A broken sprinkler brings Rory and Jess together. This episode always kind of annoys me. Only because of [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, One’s Got Class and the Other One Dyes

Season Three Episode Forty-Seven: "One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes" Original Airdate: October 15, 2002 Bring your briefcase, your notes, and your scarlet "A" plans an inspiring business talk at Stars Hollow High School's career day, but all the kids want to discuss is her teen pregnancy. And we finally meet the members of [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Application Anxiety

Season Three Episode Forty-Six: "Application Anxiety" Original Airdate: October 8, 2002 Hackneyed, perfunctory, run-of-the-mill---that's Rory. When her Harvard application arrives, her confidence disappears. And soon three generations of Gilmore girls share one giant anxiety attack. I would think that Rory writing an essay on her mother and their life would be something far more real [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Haunted Leg

Season Three Episode Forty-Five: "Haunted Leg" Original Airdate: October 1, 2002 A night at the fights. Rory has it out with Jess, and Lorelai goes a rhetorical round or two with Christopher. But Lorelai has another chance at swept-off-her-feet romance: Kirk asks her out on a date. I've always liked this episode. Or at least [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

Season Three Episode Forty-Four: "Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days" Original Airdate: September 24, 2002 Back from a summer internship in DC, Rory finds Dean waiting for her---and Jess giving a blonde some serious mouth-to-mouth, Lorelai tells her parents that Christopher's girlfriend is pregnant. Every time I watch this episode, I have the lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer song stuck [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Two, I Can’t Get Started

Season Two Episode Forty-Three: "I Can't Get Started" Original Airdate: May 21, 2002 The happiest day of Sookie's life (even if her groom is wearing a kilt) brings romantic turmoil for Lorelai and Rory. Also, Paris runs for student body president, but she can't win without a VP who adds likability to the ticket. It's [...]