Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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Rory is accepted into the elite Chilton prep school. Bad news for Lorelai: she must make amends with her parents to borrow the money for Rory's tuition. The money is available--with strings attached.




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Graham ... Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel ... Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy ... Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena ... Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale ... Michel Gerard
Scott Patterson ... Luke Danes
Kelly Bishop ... Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Gilmore
Liz Torres ... Miss Patty
Jared Padalecki ... Dean Forester
Alex Borstein ... Drella
Emily Kuroda ... Mrs. Kim
Jill Brennan Jill Brennan ... Mrs. Traister
Cesar Lopapa Cesar Lopapa ... Salvador
Marcy Goldman ... Woman


Lorelai Gilmore has worked her way up from maid at an inn to running the place, all while being a smart and funny single mom to a smart and funny teenage girl, also named Lorelai, or Rory, for short. Times are happy when 16-year-old Rory gets accepted at Chilton, a private school. They become less happy when Lorelai gets the bill, which means she must borrow money from her rich parents. Worse, her mother resorts to blackmail: in exchange for the loan, Lorelai and Rory must come to dinner once a week. Meanwhile, Rory meets a gorgeous boy at school. He's from Chicago, and he actually got her reference to "Rosemary's Baby". He's also impressed that she loves to read. Now Rory suddenly wants to stay where she is. Will she let a perfectly good plaid skirt go to waste? Written by J. Spurlin

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

5 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Hart of Dixie' were filmed in the same location. Liza Weil (Paris Gellar) has appeared in the TV show 'How to Get Away with Murder' with Wilson Bethel, playing Bonnie Winterbottom and Charles Mahoney respectively. Wilson played the character of Wade Kinsella in 'Hart of Dixie'. See more »


When watching this episode, viewers can see an exterior shot of Rory and Lorelai inside of Luke's diner at the 27:07 mark. This moment is out of sequence. It shows Rory in a blue sweater and Lorelai in black meanwhile, in the very next shot - of the ladies inside of Luke's eating dinner - their outfits are different, with Lorelai wearing purple and Rory wearing black. The exterior shot, and Lorelai and Rory's outfits in said shot, are the same in the episode's ending. This exterior shot was meant to be placed at the end yet for some reason, can be seen here, out of place. See more »


[first lines]
Lorelai: Please, Luke. Please, please, please!
Luke Danes: How many cups have you had this morning?
Lorelai: None.
Luke Danes: Plus?
Lorelai: Five, but yours is better.
Luke Danes: You have a problem.
Lorelai: Yes, I do.
[Luke fills her cup]
Luke Danes: Junkie.
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »


Concerto in E-flat for Horn K. 417, I: Allegro Maestoso
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played when Lorelai and Rory arrive at Lorelai's parents for dinner
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