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7.12 - To Whom It May Concern (143) (January 30, 2007)

Title: To Whom It May Concern
Air Date: January 30, 2007
Written by: David Babcock
Directed by: Jamie Babbit

The CW
“GILMORE GIRLS” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“To Whom It May Concern” (TV-PG) (HDTV)
GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS — Noticing Sookie’s (Melissa McCarthy) recent odd behavior, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) forces Jackson (Jackson Douglas) to tell her the reason. Luke (Scott Patterson) and Anna (Sherilyn Fenn) attend a hearing to decide their custody battle over April (Vanessa Marano). With help from Paris (Liza Weil), Rory (Alexis Bledel) finally makes amends with Lucy (Krysten Ritter), who tells her that she and Marty (Wayne Wilcox) have broken up. While attending Richard’s (Edward Herrmann) economics class at Yale, Rory witnesses a frightening scene. Finally, Christopher (David Sutcliffe) finds the letter Lorelai wrote for Luke’s character reference and confronts Lorelai about whether he was her second choice. Jamie Babbit directed the episode written by David Babcock (#2T7762).

CW Dallas
"To Whom It May Concern" Jan. 30, 8/7c
GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS --Noticing Sookie's recent odd behavior, Lorelai forces Jackson to tell her the reason. Luke and Anna attend a hearing to decide their custody battle over April. With help from Paris, Rory finally makes amends with Lucy, who tells her that she and Marty have broken up. While attending Richard's economics class at Yale, Rory witnesses a frightening scene. Finally, Christopher finds the letter Lorelai wrote for Luke's character reference and confronts Lorelai about whether he was her second choice. - little_earthquake@FanForum and CW Dallas

TV Guide
Rory returns to Yale after winter break and leaves Lucy a note apologizing for her deception, while Paris ambushes Rory with her master plan of things they need to accomplish in their last semester. Meanwhile, Luke and Anna appear before a judge in the custody case; Sookie asks Lorelai to babysit so she and Jackson can go skiing, but Sookie's behavior is mysteriously erratic; and Christopher makes a discovery that leaves him shaken. Jim: Douglas Rowe. Barbara: Cheryl White. - FuzzyCerts@FanForum

Print TV Guide
Letters written by Rory and Lorelai pack and emotional punch in this tale. Rory returns to Yale with a note apologizing to Lucy for the deception about Marty, while Christopher finds Lorelai's recommendation letter for Luke most unsettling. - River Run@TWoP


  • Ratings - thefutoncritic.com - (households: 2.8/4, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8)

  • Ratings - pifeedback.com - "Final Numbers are: Total Viewers: 4,268,000 viewers Households - 2.9/4 Adults 18-34 - 2.5/7 Adults 18-49 - 2.1/5" gossipcom@TWoP

  • Ratings - Variety.com - "Of note at the CW was "Gilmore Girls" (2.1/5 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall), which, despite facing "Idol," logged its best score among women 18-34 (4.0/10) since last January." - The Hollywoodreporter - The CW's "Gilmore Girls" (4.2 million, 2.1/5) tied "Dateline" and beat ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.7 million, 1.7 /4) in adults 18-49. - Mag13@FanForum

  • Review - tv.com - "Congrats to Lauren Graham on her newly obtained status as credited "producer" on Gilmore Girls, a title she received for the first time before Tuesday (Jan. 30) night's episode. Graham has been so routinely under-valued by awards groups over the years that it's nice to see her get her due in other ways, even if the common conspiracy theory (very likely correct) is that the "producer" nod was meant as not-so-subtle encouragement to sign back up for another season." - 2ggObsessed@FanForum

  • Review - TVGuide Podcast - Feb 02, 2007 - They didn't like it and it felt forced, the producer credit is a way to get Lauren to talk about season 8 - Recap thanks to caf123@FanForum - transcript thanks to 2ggObsessed@FanForum

  • Review - Ew.com - "It doesn't quite seem fair that the unraveling of Christopher and Lorelai began with a cutely bland opener in which Rory and her two parents bonded outside the big house, concocting schemes to ditch their napkins of unchewed quail. Doesn't quite seem fair that Kelly Bishop only showed up for that one little scene either, but them's the breaks." - Mots15@FanForum

  • Review - Robin Honig TV Guide - "So wouldn’t ya know it, Chris found The Letter. The one Lorelai slaved over, the one she wrote and rewrote, the one she finally banged out on a typewriter, the one she hid, the one she keeps calling a "character reference." Big diff, right?" - Captain Hawkeye@FanForum

  • Recap - "For some reason, despite everything that has happened to make this show start circling the drain, four Gilmore characters can be relied upon to entertain, no matter who is writing the episode: Emily, Richard, Sookie and Paris. All four of them are in tonight's episode (Emily is just in the cold open, but it counts), and, I've got to tell you, their presence made it pretty decent as a result. Otherwise? Um... well... Let's just say this crawl towards the inevitable Lorelai - Luke reunion is driving me nuts." - tvsquad.com

  • Recap - Episode recap thanks to wej5541@FanForum - teaser - part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5

  • Recap - Lorelai's letter for Luke 2ggObsessed@FanForum


  • Yahoo! Clips - peachypeep@FanForum - recap thanks to - pimbolina@FanForum

  • Is Chatty Cathy torn between two lovers? Coffee-fueled maternal flapjaw and flibbertigibbet Lorelai (Lauren Graham) might regret her decision to write a character reference for old flame Luke (Scott Patterson) after hubby Christopher (David Sutcliffe) gloms onto the letter. Bye-bye, happiness? - freep.com - Mots15@FanForum

  • TV Guide Hot List - Since the new season began, the stars have seemed a bit dimmer and the stories have rung somewhat hollow on this series. But, tonight, Gilmore Girls gets back a glimmer of its former glory with a finely crafted and dramatic episode that I only hope is the start of a return to its charming self. Rory leaves her letter of apology for Lucy and the content of Lorelai's letter of recommendation for Luke is revealed, with the latter having far-reaching consequences. If that wasn't enough, the hour also delivers two very different, but momentous, surprises. - Bill Ecklund - FuzzyCerts@FanForum

  • Ausiello Report - Lauren Graham to get Production credit for this episode (and the rest of the season) Scott Paterson maybe be a wild card - caf123@FanForum

  • "Jackson did not have his vasectomy in season five. He did not go through with it and failed to tell Sookie." - TV Guide - owtpalready@FanForum

  • Global 7:12 Promo - aired Sunday, January 28, 2007 - youtube - Transcript thanks to 2ggObsessed@FanForum

  • Director's Cut clip - cwtv.com/video - clip one - clip two - yousendit copies thanks to Cappuccino - transcripts thanks to lancer1993@FanForum

  • A longer promo on cwtv.com/video - "I can’t handle being your second choice, I though I could but I can’t" clip here - Transcript thanks to squidsmum@FanForum

  • promo recap - Ciaobella@FanForum - and Katiegg108@FanForum

  • "The letter will hit Luke. He will realize that he was always good enough for Lorelai." - Cappuccino@FanForum

  • Cast update - Douglas Rowe "Jim" Luke's lawyer and Cheryl White as "Barbara" (Might be Anna's Lawyer) - FuzzyCerts@FanForum

  • TVGuide Podcast - Jan 11, 2007 - "MA does not know what Christopher's reaction to Sookie bringing Luke's coffee is." - massimin@TWoP - transcript thanks to lorelaisgirl@FanForum

  • "Sookie brings muffins and Luke's coffee over to Lorelai's house in order to get her to agree to babysit. Chris is there as well." AudiRox@FanForum

  • Mrs Kim is listed for this episode - tv.com - elle26@FanForum - Clarification

  • "Lorelai writes an amazing letter for Luke, which is read aloud in court as Chris simultaneously reads it at home. It's fairly certain by the end of the episode Luke finds out he wins partial custody." - elle26@FanForum - Clarification

  • Sookie bribes Lorelai to babysit so she can go 'skiing'. - Nicolalala@FanForum

  • Okay now unless this changed somewhere along the line (ie: post-production process) David Babcock wrote "To Whom It May Concern". - gossipcom@FanForum

  • Ask Ausiello - Dec 20, 2006 - "Lorelai and Christopher are going to have a huge falling-out in early '07 over a letter." - caf123@FanBolt

  • "Richard collapses during a lecture in 7.12, so this probably is the TA taking over his class." Nicolalala@FanForum

  • "Luke continues the custody procedures but needs Lorelai to write a letter as character reference." - spoilerfix.com

  • Pictures - Studio tour - Pictures "The first is the tree next to the Church, the trucks in one are the "Snow Business" people who are cleaning up the snow. I think the rest are self-explanatory. Enjoy." - copperboom@FanForum

  • Studio tour - Snow is being cleaned up now and there might just be piles next week - Mail box is still "Gilmore" more snow at the CS - copperboom@FanForum

  • Pictures - Studio tour - Snow in Stars Hollow, there is a Flat screen TV at the CS still to be put up and PA's bed can be seen. - picutres - WalkSoftly@FanForum - “crew said it was episode 12 being filmed “, “guide showed us where Logan's apartment used to be. It's gone now, and he said they were building a courtroom where the apartment was”, I'd guess 36 or 40 inches maybe. The old tv was still there too”WalkSoftly@FanForum

  • Title: To Whom It May Concern - also "Lorelai writes a letter as character reference for Luke. Christopher reads it while she's out of the house, and he gets angry." - Nicolalala@FanBolt

  • sides - Sides "Campbell" and "Judge" but we have no access - vrd@FanBolt

  • Director: Jamie Babbit

  • casting notice - DAVEY - Co-Star / MALE / 4 TO 6 / Caucasian 4-6. Davey is the son of Jackson (Jackson Douglas) and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy). Lorelai comes over to baby sit and Davey gets really excited because she brings him a gift. Possible Recurring, still no access to the sides - Nicolalala@FanForum

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Speculation (Below is spec based on the spoilers and what I think might happen)
Added Dec 25, 2006 - Lorelai visits Sookie to ask about the letter she has to write for Luke, she baby sits Davey. Chris finds the letter for Luke and is not pleased, they have a falling out as a sorry Lorelai compromises and they get a LCD TV for the house. While teaching Rory at Yale Richard collapses. Luke has a court date for the custody hearing. The snow is going by the end of the episode. Chris and Lorelai could be broken up or separate by the end of the episode and doesn't know about Richard. Lorelai finds out late in the episode while at Luke's finding out how the hearing went.