Season 1 of Gilmore Girls first aired on The WB on October 5th, 2000.
Rory is accepted into Chilton prep school. Lorelai must mend ways with her parents to get a loan for Rory’s tuition. The caveat: Friday night dinners.
Lorelai and Rory find themselves late for Rory’s first day at Chilton. Lorelai has all her clothes at the cleaners, and finds herself faced with wearing cutoffs and cowboy boots to meet the headmaster.
Rory takes up golf with her grandfather, Richard Gilmore, to fulfill the ‘sports’ requirement of her school. Lorelai must deal with the growing bond between Rory and her grandfather. The Inn prepares for a double wedding for twins.
Rory hits a deer on the way to school, which makes her miss a Shakespeare exam. The excuse does not go over well, and Rory faces a dent in her GPA.
Babette and Morey lose a beloved cat, Cinnamon, and bring the town together for a memorial service. Rory gets her first crush on bag boy Dean.
Emily Gilmore hosts a posh birthday for Rory, which is awkward for her, but Lorelai’s traditional big bash is right up her alley. Rory invites her grandparents to the party and the contrast in sparks trouble between Lorelai and Emily.
Dean and Rory have their first kiss in Doose’s market in aisle three. The whole town knows about it, minus Lorelai. Lorelai must deal with being a mother as well as a best friend when she is hurt about not being in the loop.
Rory is out of town. Snow falls on Stars Hollow. Lorelai and Rory’s professor Max have their first date at Lorelai’s home. Only, Lane shows up.
Rory and Dean attend Chilton’s formal dance and discover, mutually, that they are a couple. Something unexpected happens that upsets the town, puts Lorelai into mom-frenzy mode and Emily putting gas on the fire.
The holidays don’t do much to bring Emily & Lorelai together, but an emergency room does. Luke and Lorelai become closer.
Lorelai becomes concerned about her relationship with Max at the Chilton Parents Day. Paris sort of accepts Rory’s offer.
Lorelai agrees to a double date with Sookie & Jackson and Jackson’s rude cousin Rune. Mrs. Kim gets furious when she finds out Lane & Rory had their own double date.
Lorelai takes Rory, Paris, Madeline and Louise to a concert for The Bangles. Lorelai steps up when Madeline and Louise sneak off with college guys. Lorelai’s home is the drop off point for the town rummage sale.
Dean approves of the "meatloaf-and-pearls" domestic life of The Donna Reed Show, so Rory surprises him with a 50s style Donna night. An unexpected visitor arrives.
Christopher Hayden – Rory’s father – is guest in their home. The Gilmore’s and Hayden’s attempt a reunion dinner.
The Founders Firelight Festival is on its way, and love is in the air. Lorelai is faced with Emily’s matchmaking. Dean dumps Rory.
Rory attempts to overcome her breakup by making a major to do list. Lorelai has a relapse in her feelings for Max.
The ‘original’ Lorelai visits from London and offers a trust fund for Rory’s education. Emily does not want her territory infringed upon.
Rory gives Emily a Stars Hollow tour and talks about her childhood & her mom. Rachel wants to put down roots – can Luke trust her?
Partial truths & misunderstandings about romantic lives lead to a major Gilmore fight. Rory seeks a safe haven at the Gilmore mansion.
Rachel suspects more of the Luke-Lorelai relationship. Rory tells Dean she loves him. Max has 1000 yellow daisies and a question for Lorelai.
"Gilmore Girls" Season 1 Promotional Photos