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6.01 - New and Improved Lorelai (110) (Tuesday 13th September 2005) Prod# 2T6301
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. Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. Amy Sherman-Palladino wrote and directed the episode

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

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6.02 - Fight Face (111) (Tuesday 20th September 2005) Prod# 2T6302
RORY PAYS HER DEBT TO SOCIETY/LORELAI ADOPTS A DOG - Rory (Alexis Bledel) begins serving her 300 hours of community service and finds that life on a road crew is not pretty. Lorelai and Luke try to decide whether they will fix up Lorelai's house or buy the Twickham house. Luke's sister Liz (guest star Kathleen Wilhoite) begs him to hire her husband T.J. (guest star Michael DeLuise) as a contractor. When Rory pays Luke a surprise visit at the diner to find out how Lorelai is, he feels obligated to tell her that he and Lorelai are engaged. Afterwards, Luke confronts Lorelai about her estrangement from Rory. Feeling lonely, Lorelai adopts a dog at the Stars Hollow pet fair. Finally, during a chance meeting, Lorelai and Rory have an angry confrontation about their mutual hurt feelings. Kelly Bishop and Edward Herrmann also star. Daniel Palladino wrote and directed the episode.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Daniel Palladino

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6.03 - The UnGraduate (112) (Tuesday 27th September 2005) Prod# 2T6303
LORELAI WON’T SET A WEDDING DATE— Excited about catering the wedding, Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) pressures Lorelai to set a date, but Lorelai won’t commit. While completing her community service hours, Rory (Alexis Bledel) takes a job at Emily’s (Kelly Bishop) DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) office. Convinced that she has a rival for the job of DAR president, Emily uses Rory as her spy. Logan (Matt Czuchry returns from Europe and returns to Yale, forcing Rory to confront her true feelings about dropping out of college. Lane (Keiko Agena) and her band return from their summer on the road. Luke (Scott Patterson) agrees to take care of Lorelai’s dog, Paul Anka, while she works late at the inn, and ends up rushing the dog to the vet. Finally, Lorelai admits to Luke her reason for putting off their wedding. Yanic Truesdale and Lisa Weil also star.

Written by: David S. Rosenthal
Director by: Michael Zinberg

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6.04 - Always a Godmother, Never a God (113) (Tuesday 4th October 2005) Prod# 2T6304
YOU NEVER WRITE, YOU NEVER CALL — Missing Rory (Alexis Bledel), Lorelai (Lauren Graham) tries to call her and is upset to find that Rory’s cell phone is no longer in service. Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) asks Lorelai and Rory to be the godparents to her two children in the hope that they will reconcile when they see each other at the ceremony. However, mother and daughter end up fighting when Lorelai realizes that Rory gave her new cell number to Sookie but not to her. Logan (Matt Czuchry) learns that his father expects him to graduate this year and enter the family business. Wanting to break free from family pressures, Logan whisks Rory off to a weekend in New York. Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner
Directed by Robert Berlinger

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6.05 - We've Got Magic To Do (114) (Tuesday 11th October 2005) Prod# 2T6305
WHAT A SWELL PARTY THIS IS —Rory (Alexis Bledel) does a fabulous job organizing a big DAR bash for Emily (Kelly Bishop). However, at the party, Richard (Edward Herrmann) confronts Logan’s (Matt Czuchry) father, Mitchum Huntzberger (guest star Gregg Henry), about his opinion of Rory’s journalistic talents, while Emily has an even uglier confrontation with Logan’s mother, Shria (guest star Leann Hunley), over the romance between Rory and Logan. Meanwhile, after a small kitchen fire at the Dragonfly Inn, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) needs Richard’s help settling the insurance claim and uses the time spent with her father to needle him about the fact that he has been unable to get Rory to return to Yale. Though he’s annoyed with Lorelai, Richard has to admit that Rory is not where she should be. Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Michael Zinberg

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6.06 - Welcome To The Dollhouse (115) (Tuesday 18th October 2005) Prod# 2T6306
WHAT'S IN A NAME? - Richard (Edward Herrmann) tries to get information from Logan (Matt Czuchry) about Rory's (Alexis Bledel) future plans, but Logan mistakenly thinks that Richard is asking when the two of them plan to marry. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is in favor of Taylor's (Michael Winters) plan to change all the Stars Hollow street names back to their original historic names, until she learns that the street where the Dragonfly Inn is located was once known by a disgusting name. Rory makes a surprising confession to Logan. Richard finally faces the fact that he should never have let Rory drop out of Yale, and shows up at Lorelai's house to talk things over. Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Liz Torres and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Keith Eisner
Directed by Jackson Douglas

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6.07 - Twenty-One Is The Loneliest Number (116) (Tuesday 25th October 2005) Prod# 2T6307
RORY'S TWENTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY/FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT APPEARS IN A CAMEO ROLE - As Rory's (Alexis Bledel) twenty-first birthday approaches, both Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory are saddened by the fact that their ongoing estrangement will keep them from spending the day the way they had always planned. Richard (Edward Herrmann) tries to convince Lorelai to help him with a plan to get Rory back to Yale, but Lorelai insists that Rory has to make the decision herself. While Richard continues to worry about Rory's future, Emily (Kelly Bishop) throws herself into planning an elaborate birthday party. Meanwhile, Emily and Richard are shocked when they realize that Rory and Logan (Matt Czuchry) have been having sex. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appears in a cameo role. Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena and Liza Weil also star.

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Bob Berlinger

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6.08 - Let me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out (117) (Tuesday 8th November 2005) Prod# 2T6308
JESS RETURNS WITH A SURPRISE FOR RORY – Rory (Alexis Bledel) is pleasantly surprised when her old flame Jess (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) appears at her grandparents’ house and reveals an amazing development in his life. Rory agrees to go to dinner with Jess, and when Logan (Matt Czuchry) unexpectedly joins them, an ugly confrontation develops, leaving both Rory and Logan to face the choices they have made. Emily (Kelly Bishop) is concerned about Rory's sudden evasiveness and tries to exert some parental discipline. Meanwhile, Luke (Scott Patterson) agrees to sponsor a local girls’ soccer team and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) channels all her concerns about Rory into caring for her dog, Paul Anka. Keiko Agena also stars.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Kenny Ortega

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6.09 - The Prodigal Daughter Returns (118) (Tuesday 15th November 2005) Prod# 2T6309
LORELAI AND RORY FINALLY TURN A CORNER / LUKE GETS THE SHOCK OF A LIFETIME – A surprise phone call from Christopher (David Sutcliffe, who does not appear in the episode) brings up issues of trust between Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson). Later, when a person from Luke's past shows up in Stars Hollow, he has no idea how to tell Lorelai about it. After months of estrangement, Lorelai and Rory (Alexis Bledel) make their first move toward reconciliation, and Rory takes major steps to change the direction of her life.

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

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6.10 - He's Slippin’ ‘Em Bread... Dig? (119) (Tuesday 22th November 2005) Prod# 2T6310
LORELAI AND RORY CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING / CHRISTOPHER REAPPEARS / CAROLE KING GUEST STARS - After a long absence, Christopher (David Sutcliffe) reappears in Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory's (Alexis Bledel)) lives with an offer to make up for lost time. Luke (Scott Patterson) struggles with what the new person in his life will mean to him and his relationship with Lorelai. Lorelai and Rory enjoy their first Thanskgiving at the Dragonfly Inn, during which Rory receives surprising news about Logan (Matt Czuchry). Meanwhile, as the band prepares for an important showcase performance, Lane (Keiko Agena) has to deal with Zach's (Todd Lowe) jealousy over a song Brian (John Cabrera) wrote about her. Singer/songwriter Carole King guest stars as Sophie, the owner of Stars Hollow's music shop. Melissa McCarthy, Yanic Truesdale and Liza Weil also star. The episode was written by Daniel Palladino and directed by Kenny Ortega.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Kenny Ortega

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6.11 - The Perfect Dress (120) (Tuesday 10th January 2006) Prod# 2T6311
SHERILYN FENN ("TWIN PEAKS") GUEST STARS AS LUKE'S OLD FLAME - Feeling that he has missed too much and wants to get to know his newly discovered daughter April (Vanessa Marano, who does not appear in the episode), Luke goes to have a talk with her mother, his former girlfriend Anna Nardini (guest star Fenn). Meanwhile, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) sets a date for the wedding after finding the perfect dress, but she is worried by the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong. Back at Yale, Rory (Alexis Bledel) happily moves into a dingy off-campus apartment with Paris (Lisa Weil) and Doyle (Danny Strong), and tries to avoid running into Logan (Matt Czuchry). However, when Logan shows up at her apartment and declares his love for her, Rory breaks down. Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Jamie Babbit

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6.12 - Just Like Gwen and Gavin (121) (Tuesday 17th January 2006) Prod# 2T6312
LORELAI FINDS OUT ABOUT APRIL — Knowing he has let too much time go by, Luke (Scott Patterson) is still unable to tell Lorelai (Lauren Graham) about the existence of his 12-year-old daughter, April (Vanessa Marano), and he is thrown into a panic when April wants to hang out with him at the diner. When April and Lorelai both show up at the diner and begin chatting, April innocently explains that Luke is her father. Lorelai tries to be supportive, even offering to postpone the wedding date, but Luke’s reaction to this idea leaves her confused and hurt. Back at Yale, Logan (Matt Czuchry) takes unusual steps to win Rory (Alexis Bledel) back, and the newspaper staff rebels against Paris’ (Liza Weil) reign of terror at the Yale Daily News. Meanwhile, Stars Hollow holds its annual Winter Carnival, and Lorelai and Rory run a booth featuring their dog, Paul Anka, as a fortune teller. Sherilyn Fenn guest stars as Anna Nardini. Keiko Agena, Liz Torres and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Stephen Clancy

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6.13 - Friday Night's Alright For Fighting (122) (Tuesday 31st January 2006) Prod# 2T6313
THE BIG CONFRONTATION . While Luke (Scott Patterson) deals with the reality of having April (Vanessa Marano) in his life, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) tries to pretend she doesn't mind the repercussions the new situation is having on their engagement. Rory's (Alexis Bledel) concern over Paris' (Liza Weil) lack of management skills at the Yale Daily News finally reaches a crisis point when most of the staff quits in protest. With Logan's (Matt Czuchry) help, Rory makes a valiant attempt to get the paper out on time. Meanwhile, Lorelai breaks the news to Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) that their money will no longer be needed for Rory's education, and the resentment starts to build. The subsequent Friday night dinner erupts into an emotional confrontation where all four Gilmores finally get their issues out on the table. Melissa McCarthy, Liz Torres and Sean Gunn also star. The episode was written by and directed by

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Kenny Ortega

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6.14 - You've Been Gilmored (123) (Tuesday 7th February 2006) Prod# 2T6314
MOVING DAY - Emily (Kelly Bishop) tells Lorelai (Lauren Graham) that she'd like to get to know her future son-in-law better and asks her to invite Luke (Scott Patterson) over for dinner. Wanting to avoid an argument, Lorelai purposely fails to mention that the wedding has been postponed. The Yale Daily News staff finally fires Paris (Liza Weil) and chooses Rory (Alexis Bledel) to be the new editor. A furious Paris kicks Rory out of the apartment, and Rory has no idea where she is going to go until Logan (Matt Czuchry) convinces her to move into his apartment. When Rory gives Christopher (David Sutcliffe) a tour of Yale, he learns of the new living arrangement and tells Lorelai. Edward Herrmann and Yanic Truesdale also star. The episode was written by Jordan Nardino and directed by

Written by Jordan Nardino
Directed by Stephen Clancy

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6.15 - A Vineyard Valentine (124) (Tuesday 14th February 2006) Prod# 2T6316
A COUPLE’S WEEKEND - As Valentine’s Day approaches, Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Logan (Matt Czuchry) invite Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson) to spend a weekend with them at Logan’s family’s house on Martha’s Vineyard. Rory and Logan have a wonderful time, but Lorelai is upset by Luke’s unfriendly attitude toward Logan. Luke’s attitude changes when he realizes he forgot to buy Lorelai a Valentine gift, and Logan saves the day by letting Luke give Lorelai one of the gifts he had bought for Rory. When Lorelai finally confesses to Luke that she is worried the wedding will never take place, he reassures her that they will get married soon. The weekend ends in an ugly scene when Logan’s father, Mitchum Huntzberger (guest star Gregg Henry), arrives and berates Logan for ignoring his responsibilities in the family business. Melissa McCarthy also stars.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Daniel Palladino

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6.16 - Bridesmaids Revisited (125) (Tuesday 28th February 2006) Prod# 2T6315
YOUR CHEATING HEART - Proud parents Lorelai and Christopher attend a journalism panel at Yale where Rory dazzles the crowd. Afterwards, Lorelai offers to help Christopher (David Sutcliffe) out by babysitting his 4-year-old daughter and is horrified by the toddler's terrible behavior. The next day, Rory and Logan attend the wedding of Logan's sister, Honor (guest star Devon Sorvari). While helping the bride and her three bridesmaids get ready, Rory is devastated to learn how Logan spent his time during their recent breakup. Logan tries to defend his actions, but a devastated Rory turns to Lorelai and Paris for comfort. Finally, Lane is still heartbroken over Zach (guest star Todd Lowe), until he turns up at the diner with a surprise. Scott Patterson and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner
Directed by Linda Mendoza

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6.17 - I'm OK, You're OK (126) (Tuesday 4th April 2006) Prod# 2T6317
LIES, SPIES AND HIT SONGS — Rory (Alexis Bledel) forgives Logan (Matt Czuchry) for his indiscretions, then needs some time for herself, so she pays a visit to Lorelai (Lauren Graham) in Stars Hollow. Although Lorelai (Lauren Graham) refuses to admit that she is upset, Rory can tell that she is bothered by the news that Luke (Scott Patterson) will be gone for a few days on a field trip with his daughter, April (Vanessa Marano, who does not appear in the episode). Against Lorelai’s wishes, Rory pays a visit to the store owned by April’s mother, Anna (guest star Sherilyn Fenn), to spy on her. Meanwhile, when Zach (Todd Lowe) finally works up the courage to ask Mrs. Kim (Emily Kuroda) for permission to marry Lane (Keiko Agena), he is surprised at the deal she makes with him. Melissa McCarthy, Edward Herrmann, Kelly Bishop, Yanci Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also stars.

Written by Keith Eisner
Directed by Lee Shallat Chemel

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6.18 - The Real Paul Anka (127) (Tuesday 11th April 2006) Prod# 2T6318
SHOWBIZ LEGEND PAUL ANKA GUEST STARS / RORY VISITS JESS IN PHILADELPHIA — Lorelai (Lauren Graham) has a bizarre dream in which singer/songwriter Paul Anka has a cameo role. Meanwhile, although Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Logan (Matt Czuchry) are back together, Logan is miserable knowing that Rory hasn’t really forgiven him, and he takes off with his friends for another stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Rory accepts Jess’ (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) invitation to attend an open house at his new book store/art gallery/publishing house in Philadelphia. While there, she is surprised to run into Luke (Scott Patterson), who is accompanying his daughter April (guest star Vanessa Marano) on an academic field trip. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified to find that Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) have been looking at real estate in her town. Keiko Agena, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Daniel Palladino

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6.19 - I Get A Sidekick Out of You (128) (Tuesday 18th April 2006) Prod# 2T6319
LANE GETS MARRIED — On the night before Lane (Keiko Agena) and Zach (guest star Todd Lowe) get married, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) plans for a bachelorette party go awry, as do the plans made by Zach’s buddies, so the two groups end up together for a makeshift party in a vacant parking lot. Mrs. Kim (Emily Kuroda) informs Lorelai that she cannot attend Lane’s wedding without an escort. Since Luke (Scott Patterson) is still out of town, Lorelai invites Christopher (David Sutcliffe) to be her date. Everyone attends two wedding ceremonies – one Buddhist and one Seventh Day Adventist – followed by a wild wedding reception in the town square. Melissa McCarthy, Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

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6.20 - Super Cool Party People (129) (Tuesday 25th April 2006) Prod# 2T6320
LORELAI BEGINS TO BOND WITH APRIL — Luke (Scott Patterson) decides to give April (Vanessa Marano) a birthday party at the diner. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) volunteers to help, and is hurt when Luke explains that he still thinks it’s too soon for April and Lorelai to meet. However, Luke changes his mind when the party is a disaster, giving Lorelai a chance to bond with April while turning the party into a huge success. Meanwhile, Rory (Alexis Bledel) rushes to be with Logan (Matt Czuchry) at the hospital after he is seriously injured during a stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Melissa McCarthy, Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. The episode was written by and directed by

Written by David Rosenthal
Directed by Ken Whittingham

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6.21 - Driving Miss Gilmore (130) (Tuesday 2nd May 2006) Prod# 2T6321
EMILY’S SURPRISE GETS AN UNEXPECTED REACTION FROM LORELAI —Temporarily unable to see after minor eye surgery, Emily (Kelly Bishop) enlists Lorelai’s (Lauren Graham) help as her driver and companion, finally revealing a huge surprise that catches Lorelai completely off-guard. Meanwhile, Rory takes charge of Logan’s recovery when he is released from the hospital. Finally, Luke (Scott Patterson) helps his sister Liz (Kathleen Whilhoite) and her husband T.J. (Michael DeLuise) deal with Liz’s pregnancy. Melissa McCarthy, Edward Herrmann, Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino
Directed by Jamie Babbit

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6.22 - Partings (131) (Tuesday 9th May 2006) Prod# 2T6322
LOVE TAKES A PAINFUL TURN FOR BOTH LORELAI AND RORY AS STARS HOLLOW IS INVADED BY TROUBADOURS — Stars Hollow is suddenly overrun with troubadours when news gets out that the town’s regular street performer (Grant-Lee Phillips) has been discovered. On the evening of Logan’s (Matt Czuchry) graduation from Yale, Rory (Alexis Bledel) throws him a wild party, but the knowledge that he is being forced to leave for London the next day makes their time together bittersweet. Meanwhile, at a Friday night dinner, Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann) attempt to set Christopher (David Sutcliffe) up with an attractive young woman (guest star Melora Hardin). Finally, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) decides she was wrong to let Luke (Scott Patterson) postpone their wedding for so long and delivers a tearful ultimatum. Musical guests include Sonic Youth, Sam Phillips, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Yo La Tengo, Sparks, Joe Pernice and Dave Gruber Allen. Melissa McCarthy and Sean Gunn also star.

Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino
Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

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