Gilmore Girls

Season 2 Episode 20

Help Wanted

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 07, 2002 on The WB

Episode Recap

"Help Wanted"
Original airdate: May 7, 2002
Directed by Chris Long
Written by Allen Heinberg Stars Hollow discovers that Luke's taken off ("Gone fishing") when everyone shows up for breakfast at the diner and finds it closed for the first time. The futile search for equivalent burgers and coffee is on. The whole town also agrees that Jess is the bad seed to blame for Rory's accident and resulting hairline fracture, angering Rory, who sees herself as an equal partner in the so-called crime, not merely a mindless victim of Jess' charms. After putting up with the comments from most of the town, she finally blows up when Emily tells her the same thing. The only person who agrees that it wasn't Jess' fault is Luke when he returns from his fishing hole. Richard has been busy at work in his new business endeavor, the Gilmore Group consultancy in international insurance. He almost gives up the whole idea when his secretary Margie won't leave the firm for his new startup, but Lorelai convinces him that another Margie is out there just waiting for the chance to prove herself. and he finds her -- Lorelai. Lorelai plays office manager for a while, helping her dad set up the office and get things in order. He gets so used to having her help, he isn't all that interested in interviewing possible replacements. But Lorelai reminds him in no uncertain terms that she has her own job and can't continue to help him in his. At the grand opening cocktail party that Emily throws for the business, Lorelai discovers that Richard did indeed take her advice and hire Karen, who turns out to do an excellent job, although she's no Margie.