Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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Lorelai's First Cotillion 

When Richard and Emily have no real reaction to the news of her break up, Lorelai suddenly realizes that most of her emotional life has been based on doing and feeling the opposite of ... See full summary »


Lee Shallat Chemel


Amy Sherman-Palladino (created by), Rina Mimoun


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Graham ... Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel ... Rory Gilmore
Scott Patterson ... Luke Danes
Melissa McCarthy ... Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena ... Lane Van Gerbig
Yanic Truesdale ... Michel Gerard
Liza Weil ... Paris Geller
Sean Gunn ... Kirk Gleason (credit only)
Matt Czuchry ... Logan Huntzberger
Kelly Bishop ... Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Gilmore
Liz Torres ... Miss Patty
Sally Struthers ... Babette Dell
Todd Lowe ... Zack Van Gerbig
John Cabrera John Cabrera ... Brian Fuller




When Richard and Emily have no real reaction to the news of her break up, Lorelai suddenly realizes that most of her emotional life has been based on doing and feeling the opposite of whatever her parents want. Later, when Michel forces Lorelai to attend Emily's cotillion dance, Lorelai discovers that some things her parents wanted for her weren't really that terrible. Meanwhile, Rory has a tough time making her long-distance relationship work. Written by Alex

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Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


Luke's "new hat" is one of the Connecticut Defenders, a minor league baseball team from Norwich. The Defenders were the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and played in the Eastern League from 2003-2009 before moving to Richmond, Virginia. See more »


Rory says she's never been to a cotillion, but that she had a coming out party. Debutant balls are considered a cotillion, and many of them have the word in their name. See more »


Emily Gilmore: [to Lorelai, after she badmouths the cotillion] And how would you know?
[to Beverly]
Emily Gilmore: Lorelai never actually attended a cotillion.
Lorelai Gilmore: You don't have to jump off the Empire State Building to know it's gonna hurt.
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Featured in Privileged: All About Friends and Family (2008) See more »


Where You Lead
Performed by Carole King and Louise Goffin
Words and Music by Carole King and Toni Stern
Produced by Greg Wells and Carole King
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20 October 2006 | by tinak_81See all my reviews

Some of us hard core Gilmore Girl fans have been expecting Luke and Loreli to end up together for six seasons now. So the turn of events with Christopher back in Lore's life has made some of us a little sad. BUT! Remember Loreli's past with Max, she needs closure from Christopher. Enjoy the ride. As much as I want Luke and Loreli together its fun watching the chemistry between Loreli and Christopher. Luke and Loreli will come to their senses, but remember the season has just started. While they figure things out we also get to see Luke get close to his daughter April. Remember season one where Luke always looked at Loreli with that "look". He still does! As the characters get older so do we, so we have to accept change in their story lines. I'm a dedicated fan and look forward to Tuesday nights, with my bowl of popcorn and at the minimum laughing out loud about three times.Don't loose faith in the Gilmore Girl writers. They will not disappoint their fans!

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10 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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