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  • Welcome to the Doll House

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    S 6 : Ep 6 - 10/18/05

    After trying to figure out what Rory's future plans are by talking to Logan, Richard finally admits that he made a mistake by letting Rory drop out of Yale and comes to Lorelai to find a solution. However, Logan mistakenly thinks that Richard wants to know when they are planning to marry. Also, Rory makes a big declaration to Logan; Taylor gets busy in Stars Hollow when he decides to change all the street names back to their historic names. An idea which doesn't please Lorelai when she realizes what used to be the name of the street where the Dragonfly Inn is located.moreless
  • To Live and Let Diorama

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    S 5 : Ep 18 - 4/19/05

    Old man Twickum dies, declaring through his will that the house be made into a museum for two months, then disposed of by the Head of the Historical Society, aka Taylor. Much to everyone's surprise, Luke volunteers to help with the museum to remain close to the house. Lorelai is interviewed by a magazine due to the Dragonfly Inn's enormous success. Lane suspects that Zach is cheating on her, so she joins Rory and Paris--who are also sulking over the pitfalls of love--in getting intoxicated with Miss Patty's infamous leftover Founder's Day Punch. Still bitter about his breakup with Rory, Dean informs Luke that Lorelai will get bored with him and move on, just as Rory did with Dean. Lastly, a drunken Rory lies in her mother's lap on the bathroom floor at home, distraught that Logan has not contacted her.moreless
  • Jews and Chinese Food

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    S 5 : Ep 15 - 2/22/05

    Still smarting from her split with Luke, Lorelai is further stung when she notices that Luke has moved his boat. Meanwhile, Luke volunteers to build the sets for a school production of "Fiddler on the Roof," knowing that Lorelai is doing costumes, in hopes that their paths will cross. Meanwhile, at Yale, Rory plans to reconnect with Marty (Wayne Wilcox) to watch Marx Brothers movies, but Logan interrupts their day by inviting them to dinner with his group.moreless
  • Women Of Questionable Morals

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    S 5 : Ep 11 - 1/25/05

    Wanting to make peace with Rory, Christopher shows up at Yale with coffee but Rory rebuffs his efforts. At Friday night dinner, Lorelai and Rory learn that Christopher's father just died and go to comfort him. Emily & Richard unite in a common goal of finding the owner of little lost dog.moreless
  • Emily Says Hello

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    S 5 : Ep 9 - 11/16/04

    Jackson is the soul of patience as Sookie suffers from mood swings and pregnancy food cravings; Paris' decision to fast for Ramadan to bring authenticity to her writing takes its toll on Rory and Marty; against Lorelai's advice, Michel persists with his plan to foil the bathrobe bandits and nearly gets arrested; Emily decides to start dating again, and calls on a reluctant Lorelai for advice; Jackson is so overwhelmed by his duties as Selectman that Miss Patty is forced to resort to a ruse to get him to preside over the town meeting; Lorelai invites Christopher to lunch at the Inn and decides to surprise Rory by inviting her as well, but it's Lorelai who's surprised by the tension between father and daughter, which erupts into a heated argument out of Lorelai's earshot; Lorelai feels guilty for lying to Rory when her daughter asks about Luke's reaction to the lunch date with Christopher; Luke helps T.J. with some plumbing problems at the new house; Emily appears to have a wonderful time on her date, but bursts into tears when she looks around her empty home at the end of the date; Luke feigns indifference when Lorelai finally tells him about lunch with Christopher, but hints at some ambivalence during a later conversation with T.J.; Marty's timing is off by mere seconds when he attempts to ask Rory out on a date.

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  • Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too

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    S 5 : Ep 4 - 10/12/04

    Lorelai confesses that part of the charm of breakfast by Luke is breakfast at Luke's; Rory is less than thrilled to discover that the common room in her suite has been overtaken by a huge antique printing press Paris inherited from Asher; Lorelai and Sookie head up Jackson's campaign committee when he decides to run against Taylor for town selectman to put an end to the grocer's petty tyranny over Stars Hollow, but Lorelai has second thoughts when she sees how Jackson's projected landslide victory is affecting Taylor; Rory and Dean have difficulty finding a comfortable place to be alone, compounded by Dean's having to share a car with Lindsay and his reluctance to make his relationship with Rory public; Lane confesses her true feelings to Zack; after all the votes have been counted, Jackson isn't quite certain he wants the job, and Taylor vows not to go away quietly.moreless
  • Written in the Stars

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 10/5/04

    Luke and Lorelai go on their official first date at a restaurant owned by old friends of Luke's parents. Luke reminds Lorelai of how they met, shows her a horoscope she gave him for good luck that he's kept in his wallet, and assures her that he intends to go the distance with her. Lorelai spends the night at Luke's place; in the morning, she goes down to the diner to get coffee, and the breakfast crowd sees her wearing only Luke's shirt. There's surprisingly little gossip about Luke and Lorelai until the next town meeting, where Taylor uses charts to show how disastrous a breakup between them would be for Stars Hollow. Meanwhile: Rory meets a rich Yale student named Logan and chews him out for being rude to her friend Marty; Paris holds a wake for Asher that all the guests assume is a keg party with a weird theme; and Emily freaks out when she discovers that Richard has a social life she doesn't know about, so she invades Rory's dorm during the wake.moreless
  • Luke Can See Her Face

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    S 4 : Ep 20 - 5/4/04

    Jackson's devotion to his wife and her famous zucchini soup set the stage for the perfect antidote to the stress surrounding the opening of the Inn; Luke unwittingly comes to the rescue when Sookie tries to set Lorelai up with the poultry supplier; Liz returns to Stars Hollow to announce that she's getting married in the town square in a week; Paris and Asher decide to travel to England together during the summer; T.J. has a tumultuous bachelor party; at Luke's request, Jess changes his mind about attending his mother's wedding and returns to Stars Hollow for the festivities; Rory tries to hide her discomfort when Lorelai tells her about overhearing a fight between Dean and Lindsay; a self-help tape helps Luke clarify his thinking, and a talk with Jess gets him started on the path to having the relationship he's been looking for all along.moreless
  • Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels

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    S 4 : Ep 13 - 2/10/04

    Jess' attempts to keep a low profile until Gypsy completes the repairs are not always successful. Taylor puts Kirk in charge of the annual Firelight Festival. Lane follows Rory back to Stars Hollow and a place on the Gilmore couch for the weekend, but isn't quite ready to face her mother; Emily is in a dither about filling a table at a benefit and enlists the help of Lorelai and Jason. Luke is less than impressed by Liz's latest business venture and newly-arrived boyfriend. Richard is suspicious of Jason's father's friendly greeting at the benefit. Jess makes a startling declaration to Rory before he leaves town.moreless
  • The Festival of Living Art

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    S 4 : Ep 7 - 11/4/03

    Sookie and Jackson decide to have a home birth and enlist the services of a formidable midwife. When Stars Hollow mounts a festival of living pictures, Kirk goes way overboard in getting into character for his role as Jesus in "The Last Supper", while Lorelai has a bad case of stage fright. Meanwhile, Lane, Zach, and Brian finally find an awesome guitarist to replace Dave, but wonder if he isn't too old to join the band. Nicole asks Luke if they can postpone the divorce and start dating again.moreless
  • Chicken or Beef?

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 10/14/03

    Back home for the weekend, Rory has an uncomfortable encounter with Dean, her ex, and ends up getting invited to his wedding the next day. Meanwhile, Lorelai and Sookie visit Michel at his trendy new workplace, but run into problems getting the permit they need to begin construction on the inn.moreless
  • They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/12/02

    Lorelai is determined to win the Stars Hollow Dance Marathon and wrest the trophy from four-time champion Kirk, but has trouble getting a partner until she finally convinces Rory to help her dance her way to victory. Dean sits on the sidelines to cheer his girl on, and is soon joined by Jess and Shane, who spend their time making out while Jess keeps his eye on Rory. Lorelai breaks her heel, and Dean takes her place while Luke plays shoe repairman. On the dance floor, Dean realizes that Rory is attracted to Jess and breaks up with her. Rory tearfully runs off, followed closely by Jess, and Kirk is declared the winner once again.moreless
  • Take the Deviled Eggs...

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 11/5/02

    Lorelai chauffeurs Rory to Sherry's baby shower in Boston and finds herself dragged into the festivities against her will; Miss Patty gets a new beau; Jess comes home with a car and Luke tries to find out where he got the money to pay for it; one of Stars Hollow's more eccentric citizens requests a permit to mount a demonstration in the town square.moreless
  • Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 9/24/02

    While coping with her sadness about Christopher, Lorelai has an intriguing dream about Luke. Rory returns from Washington to realize that she still may have feelings for Jess. At a chance encounter at the First Annual Stars Hollow End of Summer Madness Festival Rory sees that Jess may have moved on. Relationship quarrels abound. Sookie and Jackson fight over decorating their house, Lorelai and Rory argue over Rory's treatment of Dean and Emily and Richard over Lorelai and Christopher.moreless
  • Dead Uncles and Vegetables

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    S 2 : Ep 17 - 4/16/02

    Lorelai and Rory pitch in at the diner while Luke plans his Uncle Louie's funeral; Taylor is unhinged when a farmer's market opens in the town square and puts a damper on his business; Emily goes completely overboard in helping Sookie plan her wedding; Rory prods Jess into being more of a help; Luke is upset when family and friends cite Louie's unpleasant personality as a reason for not attending his funeral, but is comforted when Stars Hollow comes through for both him and his uncle in the end.moreless
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 2/5/02

    The annual Stars Hollow charity picnic basket lunch auction sparks controversies among couples throughout town; Jess outbids Dean for Rory's basket, causing Dean and Rory to quarrel when Rory abides by tradition and shares the lunch with Jess; Jackson refuses to bid on Sookie's basket after she leads him to believe that she doesn't want to move in together; Luke comes to Lorelai's rescue, bids on her basket, and feeds them both at the diner after Miss Patty sets Lorelai up with a trio of unsuitable bidders; Henry tires of the end runs around Mrs. Kim, and calls it quits with Lane; Rory and Jess hit it off at lunch and Jess leaves with a secret souvenir -- the bracelet that Dean gave Rory, which he picks it up and holds on to after Rory drops it; Sookie and Jackson work things out so well that he proposes and she accepts; Lorelai and Rory quarrel when Rory finds out that her mother lent a sympathetic ear to Dean's concerns about Jess; after Emily agrees with her daughter's distrust of Jess, Lorelai realizes that they're both wrong, and apologizes to her daughter.moreless
  • The Ins and Outs of Inns

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/20/01

    Lorelai and Sookie gear up their plans to open an inn, but encounter a roadblock when the owner of their dream location refuses to sell the property. The unexpected arrival of Mia, the absentee owner of the Independence Inn, complicates matters even further when Lorelai begins to experience pangs of guilt at leaving Mia with the responsibility of running the Inn again. Lorelai's emotional turmoil culminates with having her first ever argument with Sookie.

    Emily decides to meet Mia, the woman who was such an important part of their lives then. Mia explains that she took them in to give them a place to feel safe, while Emily explains that she wanted Mia to send them home.

    Also, someone has planted a fake murder scene at the front of Doose's market, complete with police tape and the chalk outline of a body. Naturally, this gets Taylor in a dither; after doing some investigation, he confronts Luke about Jess.moreless
  • Christopher Returns

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 3/1/01

    Wanting to play a greater role in Rory's life, Christopher settles in for his visit and lets Rory give him the grand tour of Stars Hollow. When his parents arrive in Hartford for a visit, Emily invites everyone to Friday night dinner, which turns out to be an unqualified disaster after Richard nearly comes to blows with Christopher's father over critical comments about Lorelai. In the aftermath of the ruined dinner party, Richard retreats to his study to calm down, Emily makes a plate for Rory in the kitchen and reassures her how much she is loved and regarded, and Christopher finds Lorelai on the balcony of her old bedroom and comforts her by repeating a little romantic history. The next morning, Lorelai awakens with a start, horrified that she forgot to help Luke paint the diner after dinner on Friday night. Grabbing a jacket, she races to the diner still clad in her pajamas, and begs Luke's forgiveness. He shrugs it off at first, but appears somewhat wounded when he realizes that Lorelai was with Christopher the night before. When Lorelai returns to the house, Christopher asks her to marry him and she regretfully turns him down, claiming he's not ready for the responsibility of a family quite yet. Christopher returns to California with the promise of doing a better job of staying in touch. The next morning, Lorelai surprises Luke by having the diner completely repainted when he arrives to open up for the day.moreless
  • That Damn Donna Reed

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 2/22/01

    An evening of "The Donna Reed Show" reruns infects Dean and both Gilmore Girls -- Dean expresses a longing for the type of family represented by the show, Lorelai helps Luke spruce up the diner with a fresh paint job and new curtains, and Rory dresses up like Donna and fixes a 1950s style dinner for Dean while petsitting Babette's new kitten; when the baby chick that's the subject of Rory's midterm project gets loose in the house, Lorelai frantically calls Luke to help her search the house; both Sookie and Emily force Lorelai to confront her feelings for Luke; Christopher roars into town on his motorcycle, and agrees to stay at Lorelai's and Rory's during his visit.moreless
  • Love and War and Snow

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 12/14/00

    It's snowing, and Lorelai is giddy. She runs into Max in Stars Hollow, and invites him back to her place. But they run into someone unexpected when they get there. Lane feels left-out of Rory's life.moreless
  • Everyone Comes to Jackie's

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    S 6 : Ep 16 - 2/8/94

    Jackie's house buzzes with activity as Roseanne tries to hide David from Dan. David was supposed to go back to his mother's but Roseanne convinced Jackie to let him stay for awhile. Dan has a hard time facing the truth, that he has been lied to.moreless
  • Suck Up or Shut Up

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    S 6 : Ep 13 - 1/4/94

    Roseanne joins a women's club in hopes of establishing useful contacts, leaving DJ with a weird classmate to entertain whose mother also belongs. Meanwhile Mark drops a bombshell on Becky when Dan discovers that he has dropped out of school.moreless
  • Promises, Promises

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    S 5 : Ep 22 - 4/6/93

    It's prom night for Darlene and David, and after some coaxing, Darlene agrees to go. She has a surprise for David that she announces midway through the night, that she has rented a motel room for their "first time". Meanwhile, Roger enters the Conners' lives, offering up a huge business proposition to both Dan and Chuck, that will either make-or-break their financial standings.moreless
  • The Dark Ages

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 9/29/92

    The power company cuts off the Conners' power. Dan and Roseanne must look at Darlene in a new light after David spends the night in her room.
  • Master Ninja II

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    S 3 : Ep 24 - 1/25/92

    The second Master Ninja episode features union organizing and a hostage crisis. The 'bots make their own custom vans while trying their (inoperable) hands at improv.
  • Master Ninja I

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    S 3 : Ep 22 - 1/11/92

    The crew watch two episodes of the 70's series The Master pressed together into a bad movie. Also, the 'bots make pop-up books of famous novels and Crow uncovers the Van Patten plot.moreless