Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, The Fundamental Things Apply

Season Four Episode Seventy: "The Fundamental Things Apply" Original Airdate: October 21, 2003 What do you say when there's nothing to talk about? Rory's first college date is a dud. Meanwhile, Lorelai asks Luke to take Rory's place in a Gilmore tradition: movie night. I love the fall episodes and how they decorate the set with pumpkins [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Chicken or Beef

Season Four Episode Sixty-Nine: "Chicken or Beef" Original Airdate: October 14, 2003 After jumping through Taylor Doose's hoops, Lorelai begins renovating the Dragonfly. Another new start: Dean gets married, despite his boozy, post-bachelor-party confessions to Luke that he still cares for Rory. Ooff! The awkwardness of this episode. Between Rory an Dean's conversation to Dean's [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles

Season Four Episode Sixty-Eight: "The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles" Original Airdate: October 7, 2003 The goodship partnership. Lorelai and Sookie team up to cater a children's Lord the Rings birthday party. Twins trap Rory at her first Yale party. And Richard goes into business with the son of his former associate. Ugh. The dreaded [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale

Season Four Episode Sixty-Seven: "The Lorelais' First Day at Yale" Original Airdate: September 30, 2003  You look familiar. One of Rory's suite mates at Yale is . . . Paris Gellar? But that's not the only surprise college brings. Rory is stunned to discover she's not quite ready to let for of Lorelai. I've always [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Four, Ballrooms & Biscotti

Season Four Episode Sixty-Six: "Ballrooms & Biscotti" Original Airdate: September 23, 2003  Warp speed. The Gilmore girls cram one-and-a-half weeks of activities into three days so Rory can attend Yale orientation. But Luke wins the Road Runner contest. He got married during the summer cruise---and now he's getting divorced. Sookie is having a boy!!! Yay!! [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Those Are Strings, Pinocchio

Season Three Episode Sixty-Five: "Those Are Strings, Pinocchio" Original Airdate: May 20, 2003 Rory graduates from Chilton and the Independence Inn closes. But there's much to look forward too: Yale, the summer backpack trek through Europe, and Lorelai and Sookie's dream of opening their own inn. Ah, we have finally made it to Rory's graduation [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Here Comes the Son

Season Three Episode Sixty-Four: "Here Comes the Son" Original Airdate: May 13, 2003 Sand in the gears, Jess heads for Venice Beach to crash at his father's place. But Jimmy doesn't make him welcome---and neither does Jimmy's girlfriend. Rory stresses our as graduation nears. I have always kind of liked this episode just because it [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Say Goodnight, Gracie

Season Three Episode Sixty-Three: "Say Goodnight, Gracie" Original Airdate: May 6, 2003 The great brawl of 2003 is over, but so much else is just beginning: Jess's loser father shows up, Dean and Lindsey get engaged, and Fran the bakery lady dies, which means the Dragonfly may be for sale. I get to share lots [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Keg! Max!

Season Three Episode Sixty-Two: "Keg! Max!" Original Airdate: April 29, 2003 It looks like Lane's band is on the stairway to stardom: They get a gig playing at a party that attracts every teen in town---and one 21 year-old, who brings a beer keg. Soon everybody's tapping into trouble. Luke's butt. Enough said. And no, [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Happy Birthday, Baby

Season Three Episode Sixty-One: "Happy Birthday, Baby" Original Airdate: April 22, 2003 Mama Mia! Rory plans to honor her birthday-girl mother with a big party and an even bigger pizza. Richard has a greater surprise: and investment he made for Lorelai at her birth just paid off. So even though we know Jess is lying [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, A Tale of Poes and Fire

Season Three Episode Sixty: "A Tale of Poes and Fire" Original Airdate: April 15, 2003 During a meeting of the Poe Society, a fire empties the inn, guests move into Lorelai's house . . . and Lorelai ends up bunking with Luke and Jess. Rory juggles acceptances from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. This episode always [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, The Big One

Season Three Episode Fifty-Nine: "The Big One" Original Airdate: February 25, 2003 Surprise, surprise! Rory and Paris finally hear from Harvard . . . with surprising results. Lorelai and Max meet again . . . with surprising consequences. And Sookie's tastebuds misfire . . . for a surprising reason. In the beginning of this episode, [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Three, Face-Off

Season Three Episode Fifty-Eight: "Face-Off" Original Airdate: February 18, 2003 What do you do when your guy doesn't call? Go to a hockey game. And if you're Rory, that's where you'll see your old boyfriend with his new girlfriend. Emily catches Gran kissing a strange man. Ah, the reality that Jess is a jerk and [...]

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 [...]