Gilmore Girls Season 2


Season 2 of Gilmore Girls aired on The WB on October 9th, 2001 following the very successful Season 1.

2.01: Sadie, Sadie
Air Date: October 9, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Lorelai accepts Max’s marriage proposal. Lane is afraid her mom will send her to Korea permanently – there is no return date on her ticket. Dean goes to the Gilmore Friday dinner – Richard does not like him.

2.02: Hammers and Veils
Air Date: October 09, 2001
[Recap & Discussion]

Rory volunteers to build a house to boost her outside activities for college applications. Lorelai tells Emily about her engagement – Emily is cold. Sookie throws and engagement party.

2.03: Red Light on the Wedding Night
Air Date: October 16, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Lorelai and Max have their bachelorette & bachelor parties. Lorelai gets cold feet and backs out of the wedding.

2.04: The Trip to Harvard
Air Date: October 23, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

The road trip takes Lorelai and Rory to a Cat-loving B&B and a visit Harvard. Luke is happy with the news of Lorelai breaking the engagement. Lorelai decides it’s time to start her Inn.

2.05: Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy
Air Date: October 30, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Paris is furious about Rory’s supposed date with Tristan. Paris uses the school paper, The Franklin, to make Rory’s year miserable. Jess comes to live with his uncle, Luke.

2.06: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore
Air Date: November 6, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Rory is presented at the DAR Debutante ball. Dean escorts her, as does her father, Christopher. Richard thinks he is being eased out of his firm. He vents his stress on the family.

2.07: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Air Date: November 13, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Rory is told by the Headmaster that she is not social enough and must make an effort at school. She inadvertently becomes ‘in’ with an elite group called The Puffs. Paris becomes jealous. Lorelai is told she’s not an involved parent, and joins the Booster Club. She ends up hosting an event at the Inn.

2.08: The Ins and Outs of Inns
Air Date: November 20, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Sookie and Lorelai pursue their dream of opening their own inn. They look at the old Dragonfly Inn in Stars Hollow and learn that Fran owns it – and will not sell. Mia, owner of the Independence Inn, comes to town. Lorelai learns Mia wants to sell her inn. She gets cold feet on her own plans. Richard has Rory sit for a painted portrait for his study.

2.09: Run Away, Little Boy
Air Date: November 27, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Rory and Tristan are cast as Romeo and Juliet at school. On the night of the performance, Tristan is ‘detained’ and cannot go on. Lorelai goes on a date with a much younger man from her business class. Luke finds it amusing – but is also hurt.

2.10: The Bracebridge Dinner
Air Date: December 11, 2001
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

A Chicago paper company is trapped by a snowstorm, and cannot attend their annual medieval dinner at the Inn, Lorelai and Sookie invite their friends to come to eat and stay. Richard surprises the whole family by announcing he quit his job.

2.11: Secrets and Loans
Air Date: January 22, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

The house has termites. Rory tells Emily, who wants to help. Lorelai and Rory have a huge fight. Lorelai accepts a co-sign on a loan. Lane becomes a cheerleader.

2.12: Richard in Stars Hollow
Air Date: January 29, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Richard drives Emily nuts at home on retirement. Lorelai agrees to entertain him. They go around Stars Hollow and Richard finds fault with everything. He feels worthless.

2.13: A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Air Date: February 5, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Bid-a-basket festival in Stars Hollow. Kirk is the only bidder for Sookie’s basket. Jess buys Rory’s basket (Dean gets mad), and Miss Patty hires three guys to bid on Lorelai’s basket. Trying to hook her up.

2.14: It should have been Lorelai
Air Date: February 12, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Christopher’s girlfriend Sherry is eager to bond with Rory. Lorelai is unhappy about it, and Emily is furious.

2.15: Lost and Found
Air Date: February 26, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Lorelai hires Jess to clean the rain gutters. She begins to suspect Jess stole Rory’s bracelet – the one Dean gave her. Luke looks for a new apartment… and ends up buying the building next door to prevent Taylor from opening up a tacky plate shop.

2.16: There’s the Rub
Air Date: April 9, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Lorelai and Emily spend a weekend at a spa and bond a bit, eventually. It’s the food that did it. Dean finds Jess at Rory’s place. Begins to mistrust her.

2.17: Dead Uncles and Vegetables
Air Date: April 16, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Luke’s uncle dies, and Luke learns how much he was disliked when nobody goes to the funeral. Emily helps Sookie plan her wedding. Jackson becomes overwhelmed.

2.18: Back in the Saddle Again
Air Date: April 23, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Richard helps Rory with a project at Chilton. He is the business advisor to a group which includes Paris and Rory. They come up with a trendy first aid kit. Richard gets angry at a judge when they do not win the prize. Michel’s mother visits.

2.19: Teach me Tonight
Air Date: April 30, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Rory intended to tutor Jess, but ends up with a fractured wrist. Jess crashed the car that Dean made for Rory. Luke gets angry and sends Jess back to New York.

2.20: Help Wanted
Air Date: May 7, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Richard starts up his own consulting business. Lorelai helps him hire a secretary. Lane decides she must pursue drums as her destiny. Carole King is a guest star.

2.21: Lorelai’s Graduation Day
Air Date: May 14, 2002
[Recap, Photos & Discussion]

Lorelai graduates from business school, but Rory misses her ceremony. Rory had skipped school to visit Jess in New York.

2.22: I Can’t Get Started
Air Date: May 21, 2002
[Recap, Photos, Video & Discussion]

Sookie and Jackson get married. Christopher breaks up with Sherry and spends a romantic night with Lorelai at the Inn. He learns something from Sherry. Rory is surprised to see Jess at the wedding and kisses him. She asks him to keep it secret. Oy with the poddles already!

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