Gilmore Girls: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Aug 25
2003

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

Amidst 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, but a chanc…

2 Aug 26
2003

Haunted Leg

To Lorelai’s horror, Kirk asks her out on a date after being encouraged by Luke; Emily’s lunch with Lorelai at Luke’s ends badly; Christopher shows up uninvit…

3 Aug 23
2003

Application Anxiety

Rory’s application for Harvard arrives, plunging Rory, Lorelai and Emily into a frenzy; a Chilton seminar on college applications only adds to Rory’s anxiety and se…

4 Aug 28
2003

One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes

Lorelai’s stint in the Stars Hollow High School local business success speakers forum gets derailed by some controversial personal questions, much to the delight of Luke…

5 Aug 29
2003

Eight O'Clock at the Oasis

Lorelai attends Emily’s society auction where she meets a very handsome man but neglects to get his number, forcing her to ask her mother for it; after a disastrous first…

6 Aug 30
2003

Take the Deviled Eggs...

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 wit…

7 Sep 01
2003

They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?

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 Ro…

8 Sep 02
2003

Let the Games Begin

In the aftermath of the Dance Marathon, Kirk parades around Stars Hollow with the trophy until someone steals it, while Lorelai and Rory painfully inch their way towards Luke&#…

9 Sep 03
2003

A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving, and Lorelai and Rory have dinner at four different places: the Kim’s, where Lane has managed to get Dave invited and Lorelai is forced to eat tof…

10 Sep 04
2003

That'll Do, Pig

Lorelai’s grandmother arrives in Hartford unexpectedly on Richard’s birthday and announces that she’s moving back, throwing Emily into a tizzy until she follo…

11 Sep 05
2003

I Solemnly Swear

Offers of dates ensue when Lorelai and Sookie attend a seminar on operating an inn and run into two handsome men — an old friend of Sookie’s and his business partne…

12 Sep 08
2003

Lorelai Out of Water

Luke is opposed to having Taylor’s attorney Nicole oversee the paperwork for the construction of the new soda shop until he meets the attractive redhead, who takes as imm…

13 Sep 09
2003

Dear Emily and Richard

Luke and Nicole have a successful first date; Jess and Dean trade verbal blows; Sherry goes into labor with only Lorelai and Rory for company; Lorelai reminisces about her preg…

14 Sep 10
2003

Swan Song

Emily guilts Rory into bringing Jess to a Friday night dinner which turns out to be an unqualified disaster; Lorelai, Alex, Sookie and Jackson go to New York for the weekend; J…

15 Sep 11
2003

Face-Off

The Doose clan invades the Inn for their family reunion; Trix comes for a short visit and drives Emily crazy until Emily finally finds something scandalous to hold over Trix…

16 Sep 12
2003

The Big One

Rory and Paris compete for the honor of speaking at Chilton’s Bicentennial; Sookie and Jackson get some very good life (and diaper) changing news; Paris and Rory reconcil…

17 Sep 15
2003

A Tale of Poes and Fire

A fire at the Independence Inn forces Lorelai to relocate its guests to her own house and those of her friends, and leaves her spending the night at Luke’s, where she rev…

18 Sep 16
2003

Happy Birthday, Baby

Emily and Richard rejoice when Rory announces her decision to attend Yale; Kirk sustains baking-related injuries when Rory secretly enlists the help of her fellow Stars Hollows…

19 Sep 17
2003

Keg! Max!

On their first free Friday night, Lorelai and Rory are at a loss over how to spend the evening, while Emily and Richard cavort at the party they’re hosting; Lorelai is ap…

20 Sep 18
2003

Say Goodnight, Gracie

Fran Weston dies and Lorelei and Sookie try to buy the Dragonfly Inn; Rory and Jess try approaching each other but fail to talk; Dean tells Rory that he’s engaged to Lind…

21 Sep 19
2003

Here Comes the Son

Jess heads out to Venice California only to learn that his father’s community is just as quirky as Stars Hollow; the rift widens between Lorelai and Emily; Luke tells Lor…

22 Sep 20
2003

Those Are Strings, Pinocchio

Rory finally learns her mother can’t afford to buy the Dragonfly Inn since financial aid for Yale didn’t come through. She decides to take matters into her own han…

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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