Gilmore Girls: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 05
2000

Pilot

After Rory is accepted at Chilton, an extremely prestigious and expensive prep school, Lorelai’s difficulty in raising the tuition money forces her to ask her wealthy par…

2 Oct 12
2000

The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton

Lorelai oversleeps on Rory’s first day at Chilton, and discovers that all her good clothes are at the cleaners. She throws on a tiny tie-dyed top, Daisy Mae shorts, and c…

3 Oct 19
2000

Kill Me Now

When Rory announces at Friday night dinner that she has to pick a team sport to play at Chilton, Emily insists that Richard take Rory to the club and teach her golf. Although R…

4 Oct 26
2000

The Deer Hunters

Max Medina gives Rory the first ““D”“ of her life on an English paper. Paris taunts her non-stop about being a failure and gets Rory very stressed about…

5 Nov 02
2000

Cinnamon's Wake

During their weekly dinner at Emily’s, Lorelai learns of her cousin Claudia’s funeral, but as she didn’t know the woman, she doesn’t want to go. The nex…

6 Nov 09
2000

Rory's Birthday Parties

It’s Rory’s birthday, and her grandmother and mother each plan a party representative of their respective styles; Emily’s elegant party so discomfits Rory tha…

7 Nov 16
2000

Kiss and Tell

Dean gives Rory her first kiss; fearful of her mother’s disapproval, Rory decides not to tell Lorelai for a little while; Lorelai gets stressed when she hears about the k…

8 Dec 14
2000

Love and War and Snow

The first snow of the season falls heavily, stranding Rory at Emily and Richard’s house and their cook at home, leaving Rory to make dinner and introduce her grandparents…

9 Dec 20
2000

Rory's Dance

During dinner at her mother’s, Lorelai finds out that not only is there a formal dance at Chilton, but that Rory doesn’t want to go. On the way home, Lorelai convin…

10 Dec 21
2000

Forgiveness and Stuff

Things are still chilly between Rory and Lorelai; Lane gives Rory advice about the right Christmas gift for Dean; Emily and Lorelai have a tiff about Christmas dinner, leaving…

11 Jan 11
2001

Paris is Burning

As Lorelai and Max grow closer, Rory begins to get attached to the idea of Max in their lives, which freaks Lorelai out; Sookie and Lorelai have a frank talk about relationship…

12 Jan 18
2001

Double Date

From the WB Media Site: ““After Lorelai encourages Sookie to ask out her produce man, Jackson, she soon finds herself on the double date from hell with Jackson̵…

13 Feb 15
2001

Concert Interruptus

Lorelai organizes the Stars Hollow Charity Rummage Sale and buys a sweatshirt donated by Luke. When she wears it into the diner, he goes ballistic, much to her shock. Sookie te…

14 Feb 22
2001

That Damn Donna Reed

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…

15 Mar 01
2001

Christopher Returns

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 Hart…

16 Mar 08
2001

Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers

Luke’s ex-girlfriend Rachel arrives in Stars Hollow unexpectedly, and immediately picks up on the attraction between Luke and Lorelai, which they deny. Rachel decides to…

17 Mar 15
2001

The Breakup, Part 2

Rory decides to engage in a flurry of activity to avoid thinking about Dean, despite Lorelai’s advice to wallow; Lorelai runs interference as the residents of Stars Hollo…

18 Mar 22
2001

The Third Lorelai

Emily becomes unhinged at the prospect of a visit from Richard’s mother Trix; Paris is outraged when she discovers that Tristan asked her for a date at Rory’s urgin…

19 Apr 26
2001

Emily In Wonderland

Rachel finds an abandoned inn that Lorelai and Sookie fall in love with; Lorelai and Rachel spend the afternoon getting to know each other and Rachel asks Lorelai to put in a g…

20 May 03
2001

P.S. I Lo...

Lorelai helps Luke shop for a birthday present for Rachel and goes wild outfitting him with a new wardrobe; overwhelmed by sadness at her breakup with Dean, Rory is distressed…

21 May 10
2001

Love, Daisies and Troubadours

Paris wreaks her revenge after Tristan lies about going to a concert with Rory; Rachel leaves Stars Hollow after she becomes convinced that despite his protests, Luke is in lov…

About Gilmore Girls

Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter – and best friend in the world – Rory (Alexis Bledel), doesn’t follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes. Rory is more serious than Lorelai, but there are tendencies, especially in the love department, that clearly indicate she is her mother’s daughter. From the beginning, this unique mother-daughter team has been growing up together. Lorelai was just Rory’s age when she became pregnant and made the tough decision to raise her baby alone.

Gilmore Girls was the first series to make it to air supported by the Family Friendly Forum’s script development fund. An initiative between some of the nation’s top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a greater array of compelling family programming on network television. The strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in Gilmore Girls reflects the growing reality of this new type of American family.

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