Gilmore Girls: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Dec 27
2004

Ballrooms and Biscotti

Lorelai and Rory return from their whirlwind tour of Europe; Taylor and Luke have it out over the new soda shop; a very pregnant Sookie updates Lorelai on the latest baby news;…

2 Dec 28
2004

The Lorelais' First Day at Yale

While Luke is willing to lend Lorelai his truck to help Rory move into her dorm, he’s not too thrilled when the project turns out to take all day to accommodate Lorelai&#…

3 Dec 29
2004

The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles

To help meet the expenses of opening the inn, Lorelai and Sookie decide to become caterers on the side, with their first assignment being a ““Lord of the Rings̶…

4 Dec 30
2004

Chicken or Beef?

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…

5 Dec 31
2004

The Fundamental Things Apply

Rory accepts a classmate’s invitation to go out on her first date since breaking up with Jess, while her roomates engage in a war of wills. Meanwhile, Lorelai invites Lu…

6 Jan 01
2005

An Affair to Remember

Emily offers Lorelai and Sookie the job of catering the party to launch Richard’s new business venture, then runs them ragged with demands. Meanwhile, at school, Rory fin…

7 Jan 03
2005

The Festival of Living Art

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…

8 Jan 04
2005

Die, Jerk

Richard and Emily hold widely differing points of view on the success of their business trip to Atlantic City; spurred on by her editor, Rory writes a strongly opinionated danc…

9 Jan 05
2005

Ted Koppel's Big Night Out

Rory and Paris have lunch at Yale with Richard, who introduces them to his friend, Professor Asher Fleming; during Friday night dinner at the Gilmore residence, Lorelai asks f…

10 Jan 06
2005

The Nanny and the Professor

Luke becomes overwhelmed by Lane’s work ethic when he hires her to work at the diner; Michel exhibits a profound jealousy of Tobin; Emily and Richard find the treats they…

11 Jan 07
2005

In the Clamor and the Clangor

Lane sneaks out of the house when Gil gets the band a 1:00 a.m. gig at CBGB’s; Luke and Lorelai take matters into their own hands when newly res…

12 Jan 08
2005

A Family Matter

Luke has his hands full as family members return to Stars Hollow: Liz for her high school reunion, and Jess for his car; Lane busies herself at Yale by being the suite’s…

13 May 16
2005

Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels

Jess’s attempts to keep a low profile until Gypsy completes the repairs on his car are put to the test as he keeps bumping into Rory all over town; Taylor puts Kirk in ch…

14 May 17
2005

The Incredible Shrinking Lorelais

When Trix returns to town and berates Lorelai and Richard for being financial failures, Richard angrily sets his mother straight, to Emily’s delight; Lorelai and Sookie e…

15 May 18
2005

Scene in a Mall

Kirk branches out from dog sitting for Lulu into a new canine-centered career; Paris goes into germ-phobic overdrive when Rory gets a cold; Lane gets an apartment with Zach and…

16 May 19
2005

The Reigning Lorelai

The rift between Emily and Richard widens when he goes on a golf date with clients instead of accompanying his wife to the funeral of her best friend; Doyle goes on a theft and…

17 May 20
2005

Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist

Rory, Paris, Janet and Glenn escape a Dickensianly cold winter in Connecticut and head to Florida, where they run into Madeline and Louise, who show them the spring break ropes…

18 May 23
2005

Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!

Luke makes a bigger fuss than Davey when Sookie and Jackson bring their son into the diner; all of Stars Hollow is amused when Taylor returns from his Caribbean cruise with a d…

19 May 24
2005

Afterboom

Luke finalizes his divorce; the band’s latest gig is a big hit, but leaves Lane feeling lonely; as the Dragonfly Inn nears its opening date, Michel gives travel agents th…

20 May 25
2005

Luke Can See Her Face

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 come…

21 May 26
2005

Last Week Fights, This Week Tights

As Stars Hollow prepares for the Renaissance-themed wedding of Liz and T.J., Kirk feels slighted when Miss Patty chooses someone else as the maypole dance captain; Lorelai disc…

22 May 27
2005

Raincoats and Recipes

Momentous changes are in the air as: the Dragonfly Inn approaches opening day by having a shakedown weekend; Rory and Dean take a major step forward in their relationship, to L…

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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