Gilmore Girls Project: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore

Season Two Episode Twenty-Seven: "Presenting Lorelai Gilmore" Original Airdate: November 6, 2001 To please Emily, Rory agrees to come out at a debutantes' ball. Lorelai gets a second surprise when Christopher agrees to fulfill his father deb duties. I'm coming out! Okay, one thing I have to say is I have never liked the dress [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Two, Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy

Season Two Episode Twenty-Six: "Nick & Nora, Sid & Nancy" Original Airdate: October 30, 2001 When Luke's rebellious 17-year-old nephew, Jess, moves in with him, Lorelai offers unwelcome parenting advice. Rory's on the school newspaper staff. But editor Paris is eager to write Rory's journalistic obituary. Ah, the arrival of Jess. Yay. Can you hear [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Two, The Road Trip to Harvard

Season Two Episode Twenty-Five: "The Road Trip to Harvard" Original Airdate: October 23, 2001 Aside from the fact that I am crushed that Max will not longer be around, and I hate it when Rory and Lorelai fight, I have to say this is one of my favorite episodes. I don't really know why other [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Two, Red Light on the Wedding Night

Season Two Episode Twenty-Four: "Red Light on the Wedding Night" Original Airdate: October 16, 2001 Red means stop. A new traffic light in front of the diner has Luke seeing red. At her bachelorette bash, a different kind of signal has Lorelai seeing clearly . . . maybe. Okay, so I love Max and I [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Two, Hammers and Veils

Season Two Episode Twenty-Three: "Hammers and Veils" Original Airdate: October 9, 2001 Top grades and SAT scores? Good . . . but not good enough for Harvard. So Rory gets extra busy with an extracurricular activity, building a house for charity. And Sookie cooks up a surprise engagement party. I have to say this is [...]

Gilmore Girl Project: Season Two, Sadie, Sadie . . .

Season Two Episode Twenty-Two: "Sadie, Sadie . . ." Original Airdate: October 9, 2001 Third finger, left hand. Lorelai says "yes" to Max. Richard says "no" to Dean when Rory invites him to dinner at her grandparent's mansion. Lane's going to Korea . . . on a one-way ticket. Poor Luke is in for the [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, Love, Daisies, & Troubadours

Season One Episode Twenty-One: "Love, Daisies, & Troubadours" Original Airdate: May 10, 2001 Love goes: Rachel suspects there's more to the Luke-Lorelai relationship than good coffee. Love returns: Rory finally says the words Dean needs to hear. Love must decide: Max has exactly 1,000 yellow daisies and one question for Lorelai. One thing that struck [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, P.S. I lo…

Season One Episode Twenty: "P.S. I lo..." Original Airdate: May 3, 2001 Love is hard. Arguing is easy. Partial truths and misunderstandings over each other's romantic life leads to a major Gilmore Girl blowup . . . and prompts Rory to seek an emotional safe-haven at Grandma Emily's. There are so many funny scenes in [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, Emily in Wonderland

Season One Episode Nineteen: "Emily in Wonderland" Original Airdate: April 26, 2001 Rory and Emily's tour of Stars Hollow provides the other woman with new insights into Lorelai's first years as a single mom. Rootless Rachel wants to put down roots. Can Luke trust her? I have to say for some reason I love this [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, The Third Lorelai

Season One Episode Eighteen: "The Third Lorelai" Original Airdate: March 22, 2001 The original Lorelai, with attitude and check-book in tow, visits from London and offers a trust fund to pay for great granddaughter Rory's education--a turf grandmother, Emily, fiercely intends to keep for herself. I have a love/hate relationship with seeing  Emily having a [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, The Breakup, Part II

Season One Episode Seventeen: "The Breakup, Part II" Original Airdate: March 15, 2001 Tales of two loves: Rory attempts to overcome her loss by creating and tackling a daunting list of things to do, and Lorelai has a one-night relapse of her feelings for Max. This episode was always one of my lease favorites. I [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers

Season One Episode Sixteen: "Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers" Original Airdate: March 8, 2001 The town's romance-themed Founders Firelight Festival is near, and it seems almost everyone is in love. But Lorelai is faced with her mom's matchmaking, and Dean calls it quits with Rory. Ain't love grand? So this episode exposes a major plot [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, Christopher Returns

Season One Episode Fifteen: "Christopher Returns" Original Airdate: March 1, 2001 Now that Christopher Hayden, Lorelai's old flame and Rory's father, is a guest in the girls' house, enough time has past for the Haydens and Gilmores to enjoy a reunion dinner at the Gilmore mansion, right? Wrong. Very Wrong. Ah, Christopher, the man who [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, That Damn Donna Reed

Season One Episode Fourteen: "That Damn Donna Reed" Original Airdate: February 22, 2001 After Dean expresses approval of the meatloaf-and-pearls domesticity portrayal in The Donna Reed Show, Rory surprises him with a 1950s-styled Donna night. An unexpected visitor shakes up Lorelai's home. Crazy cat lady, here, *waves hand*, I wish they would have shown the [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, Concert Interruptus

Season One Episode Thirteen: "Concert Interruptus" Original Airdate: February 15, 2001 Lorelai takes Rory and three girlfriends to a concert by The Bangles---and takes action when two of the girls sneak off with some college guys. Lorelai's home is the drop-off point for a town rummage sale donations. I actually have always liked this episode. [...]