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LukeIs this really happening?
LorelaiYes it's really happening
―They get engaged
New and Improved Lorelai is the premiere of Season 6 on WB drama Gilmore Girls.

Synopsis

THE ANSWER TO LORELAI'S DREAMS – Picking up on the same night as last season's finale, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson) begin making plans for their future, but Luke (Scott Patterson) is embarrassed when word spreads that Lorelai was the one who proposed.

Still hurt over Rory's (Alexis Bledel) decision to drop out of Yale and move in with Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann), Lorelai tells her parents that they can take care of Rory from now on.

Richard hires an old friend and respected attorney (guest star Robert Foxworth, "Falcon Crest") to help Rory get an easy sentence for stealing the yacht, but the judge gives Rory 300 hours of community service. Logan (Matt Czuchry) throws Rory a "felon" party.

Starring

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Special Guest Star

Robert Foxworth as Charlie Davenport

Recurring cast

Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Alan Loayza as Colin McCrae
Tanc Sade as Finn

Guest starring

Grant Lee Phillips as The Town Troubadour
Mary Joy as Judge
Riki Lindhome as Juliet
Elisabeth Abbott as Rosemary

Quotes

Paris, listen to me. You are a very smart, driven young lady. You can be anything you want – except a diplomat
—Lorelai
Richard – Lorelai, listen to me. I know you think some sort of con has been perpetrated on you –
Lorelai – Hey, it's only a paper moon, dad
—Late night talk

Trivia

  • Morey proposed to Babette on a brisk fall night, during a game of twister (no pun).
  • Paris has met all of Doyle's family and she and Doyle are moving in together.
  • Luke 'proposes' (has his moment) with a ring during a full moon.
  • Richard and Emily believe that they need Lorelai's help to guide Rory back to school.
  • Rory's hearing is on June 3, which becomes a pivotal date for Season 6 and the Luke and Lorelai relationship.
  • Logan tells Rory he gives her one month before she's back at Yale.

Photos

Gilmorisms

MUSIC

FILM

POP CULTURE

Lorelai – Oh, well, wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, right?
Luke – Nothing. No wine, no beer, no cooking sherry. It's like Dylan Thomas just blew through town.
Luke – But men aren't supposed to drink Zima.
Emily – You know your mother, Rory. Everything's the end of the world -- so dramatic. Ladies and gentlemen, Lorelai Barrymore!
Emily – We're just a push button away. Like Star Trek.
Charlie Davenport – Los Angeles. Just bought Ellen Degeneres's house.
Kirk – Old widow Mason. Thought she was Frida Kahlo toward the end.
Paris – I need her to be at Yale. Rory has been my only real competition since she showed up at Chilton! She's the only one who has ever challenged me. She's my pace car. She's my Björn Borg.
Rosemary – It wasn't a tragic harcut. It was apocalyptic highlights. I looked like a Tim Burton character.
Michel – I am here, and not at the Dragonfly Inn, which I theoretically run when I'm not busy answering doors like Benson.
Emily – I hope we picked out the right outfit here. It's coming off a little more Mennonite than I had hoped.
BabetteI smell toast and almonds!

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