Gilmore Girls Season 6

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Season 6 of Gilmore Girls aired on the WB starting on September 13, 2005 and aired 22 episodes. This page summarizes where you can find more information about each episode. In many cases, you’ll find the publicity stills in each recap, so if you’re looking for Gilmore Girls photos, follow the links to the recaps!

6.01 "The New and Improved Lorelai Gilmore"
Air Date: September 13, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Did Lorelai steal Luke’s thunder?]

Luke says yes to Lorelai’s proposal, they are engaged! They celebrate, and news leaks to Stars Hollow. Miss Patty & Babette are disappointed that Lorelai proposed, instead of Luke. Richard and his lawyer friend defend Rory, but her family ends up getting her a more harsh sentence than otherwise expected.

6.02 "Fight Face"
Air Date: September 20, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Is Lorelai immature?]

Rory begins her community service. Emily suggests Rory begin work for the DAR. Rather than work on the Twickham house, Luke agrees to meet Lorelai half way and instead expand her house, since she loves it. Lorelai gets a dog she names Paul Anka. TJ does unwanted construction on the house. Rory visits Luke and learns of the engagement, making her feel even more lonely.

6.03 "The UnGraduate"
Air Date: September 27, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Rory morphs into Emily]

Sookie creates a S’mores wedding cake, so what more does Lorelai need to set a date? Logan comes home, Lane and the band come home and Paul Anka eats three pounds of chocolate while under Luke’s care.

6.04 "Always a Godmother, Never a God"
Air Date: October 4, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Is Lorelai rude?]

Church ladies. Lorelai and Rory don their proper summer dresses and show up at the baptismal font to godmothers to Sookie’s children – a clever ploy on Sookie’s part to get the Gilmore girls back together.

6.05 "We’ve Got Magic to Do"
Air Date: October 11, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Are the Gilmores blinded by wealth?]

Rory’s World War II-themed DAR bash is a piperoo (even when suddenly impoverished Paris joins the proletariat as a server). But the bash goes smash when Richard confronts Mitchum Huntzberger.

6.06 "Welcome to the Dollhouse"
Air Date: October 18, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Reconciliation is close]

What’s in a name? To boost tourism, Taylor suggests reviving Stars Hollow’s original street names. Lorelai thinks that’s a charming idea – until she learns what the new Dragonfly Inn address will be.

6.07 "Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number"
Air Date: October 25, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Why does Rory dream of Madeleine Albright?]

Since Rory was a little girl, the Gilmore girls have planned her 21st birthday: in Atlantic City, sipping martinis, playing 21. But with the estrangement, Emily plans the birthday party – and it’s soooo not Atlantic City.

6.08 "Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out"
Air Date: November 8, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Is Jess Rory’s wake-up call?]

Who can finally get Rory thinking she made a BIG mistake dropping out of Yale? If you guess Jess, you’re right. her old flame returns with exciting news about his life… and some blunt advice about hers.

6.09 "The Prodigal Daughter Returns"
Air Date: November 15, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Be honest with yourself]

Like meat and potatoes, like salt and tomatoes, the Gilmore girls belong together. Rory comes home. And a super-smart middle schooler shows up at Luke’s Diner with a startling idea for a science fair project.

6.10 "He’s Slippin’ ‘Em Bread… Dig?"
Air Date: November 22, 2005
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Back to perfection]

Thanksgiving arrives and, after months of emotional turmoil, all is well on Planet Gilmore. Except for one teeny issue: Luke doesn’t know how to tell Lorelai about his daughter. Lane’s band plays a showcase.

6.11 "The Perfect Dress"
Air Date: January 10, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Was the dress bad luck?][Fun artist rendition]

The perfect dress: elegant blush-silk tulle, in Lorelai’s size and on sale -ideal for a wedding. The perfect mess: Lane, short tempered, belligerent and miserable since she broke up with Zack and moved back home.

6.12 "Just Like Gwen and Gavin"
Air Date: January 17, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: The Amazing Doggy Swami]

Taylor Doose learns the Winter Carnival can be success without him. Paris learns the Yale Daily News staff loathes and fears her. And Lorelai learns Luke has a daughter.

6.13 "Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting"
Air Date: January 31, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Did the fight help?]

Lorelai and Rory go to the Gilmore mansion for Friday night dinner, and there is a fight. Luke is still getting to know April.

6.14 "You’ve Been Gilmored"
Air Date: February 7, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: From broken up to living together]

Lorelai’s parents insist that Luke come to Friday night dinner, and she says yes without asking him. Paris is ousted as the editor of the Yale Daily News, and staff elects Rory as the new editor. Needless to say, Paris is not pleased. In other events, Michel confides in Lorelai, and Rory gives her father a tour of Yale.

6.15 "A Vineyard Valentine"
Air Date: February 14, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Why is Luke so mad?]

Rory and Logan ask Lorelai and Luke to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them on a weekend at the Huntzberger’s house on Martha’s Vineyard, where Lorelai is annoyed by Luke’s disdain for Logan. Meanwhile, Logan and his father have a confrontation.

6.16 "Bridesmaids Revisited"
Air Date: February 28, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Did Logan cheat?]

Lorelai and Christopher attend a journalism panel at Yale where Rory dazzles the crowd. Afterwards, Lorelai offers to help Christopher out by babysitting his daughter and is horrified by the toddler’s terrible behavior. The next day, Rory and Logan attend the wedding of Logan’s sister, Honor. While helping the bridesmaids get ready, Rory is devastated to learn how Logan spent his time during their recent breakup. Finally, Lane is still heartbroken over Zach, until he turns up at the diner with a surprise.

6.17 "I’m OK, You’re OK"
Air Date: April 4, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: About moving on]

Rory forgives Logan for his indiscretions, then needs some time for herself, so she pays a visit to Lorelai in Stars Hollow. Although Lorelai refuses to admit that she is upset, Rory can tell that she is bothered by the news that Luke will be gone for a few days on a field trip with his daughter, April. Against Lorelai’s wishes, Rory pays a visit to the store owned by April’s mother, to spy on her. Meanwhile, when Zack finally works up the courage to ask Mrs. Kim for permission to marry Lane, he is surprised at the deal she makes with him.

6.18 "The Real Paul Anka"
Air Date: April 11, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Jess helps again]

Although Rory and Logan 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’s 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, who is accompanying his daughter April on an academic field trip. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified to find that Richard and Emily have been looking at real estate in her town.

6.19 "I Get a Sidekick Out of You"
Air Date: April 18, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Why does Rory invite Chris?]

Lane is getting married and the entire episode consists of a Korean Wedding and then the American Wedding.

6.20 "Super Cool Party People"
Air Date: April 25, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Contrasting parties]

Luke decides to give April a birthday party at the diner. Lorelai volunteers to help, and is hurt when Luke explains that he still thinks it’s too soon for them to meet. However, Luke changes his mind when the party is a disaster, giving Lorelai a chance to bond with April. Meanwhile, Rory rushes to be with Logan at the hospital after he is seriously injured during a stunt with the Life and Death Brigade.

6.21 "Driving Miss Gilmore"
Air Date: May 2, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: What happened to Rory’s building?]

Temporarily unable to see after minor eye surgery, Emily enlists Lorelai’s 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 helps his sister Liz and her husband T.J. deal with Liz’s pregnancy.

6.22 "Partings"
Air Date: May 9, 2006
[Recap & Discussion][Discussion: Did Lorelai get good advice?]

The town troubadour departs Stars Hallow for his Neil Young gig (creating a stampede of would-be troubadours to town). Logan graduates and leaves for London. And the Lorelai-Luke love affair may be ciao, adiĆ³s, game over.

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