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jess and rory first meet

Not only does this episode include Jess' first appearance, but it's also the first episode that Rory and him meet. He steals her copy of Allen. Early on, Luke states that in order for Jess to live with him, he must attend Jess quickly develops a romantic interest in Rory Gilmore after he meets her at a. Not only does this episode include Jess' first appearance, but it's also the first episode that Rory and him meet. He steals her copy of Allen.

David "Davey" Edward and Martha Janice. At the end of the series, Sookie is again pregnant. In the revival, she left the Dragonfly Inn for a planned 6.

After an absence of two years, she returns to prepare Luke and Lorelai's wedding cake. Alex Borsteinthe real-life wife of actor Jackson Douglaswho plays Jackson Belleville, was originally cast in the role of Sookie St.

James, but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts, mostly voicing Lois Griffin on the animated Fox series Family Guy. Instead, she has taken miscellaneous supporting roles throughout the show, including Drella, the harpist from season 1, and Miss Celine in seasons 3 and 5. She told the Huffington Post, "Things were different back then. The networks were very different in how permissive they would allow you to be. So, Sookie was originally supposed to be gay, but that was a non-starter at that time.

Lane's father, known only as Mr. Kim, is never seen on camera, nor are his whereabouts ever mentioned; but Lane refers to her father in season 1, episode 1, and to her "parents" on many other occasions, and specifically refers to "my mother and father" in season 2. On one occasion, a faceless man drives Lane to the airport to visit Korean relatives for the summer. At a very young age, Lane was forced to start hiding her interests and hobbies from her family, and she uses loose floorboards and the back of her closet to hide her enormous collection of non-Christian music, books and cosmetics against her mother's strong disapproval.

Lane and her best friend Rory Gilmore use hollowed-out books and a variety of other pretexts and subterfuge in an attempt to help Lane live a more mainstream life. She constantly complains of her mother's over-protectiveness and strictness, which she views as trying to control her life. Lane is a cheerleader, member of the marching band, and describes herself as a "dedicated audiophile," although this is a bit of a misnomer, since audiophiles, by definition, are most interested in the technical details associated with high fidelity recording and playback, whereas Lane is actually interested in the history of modern music, its production, and its influences on pop culture, which make her more of a music fanatic.

Lane and Dave begin a romantic relationship that largely involves intricate strategies for hiding their relationship from her mother and their bandmates until, in season 3, they are forced by circumstances to make their relationship public and Dave is allowed to take Lane to Prom only because her mother believes Dave to be a devout Christian.

The following year, Dave moves to California to attend college. During the period of Rory and Lorelai's estrangement from each other in season 6, Lane's relationship with her mother and with her band are featured more prominently than in prior years. In season 6, the band splits up but later reunites when Zack proposes marriage to Lane while she is working at Luke's Diner, and they are married shortly thereafter.

In season 7, Lane becomes pregnant with twins. At the end of the show, Lane's husband Zack gets an offer to go on tour with another band and she is left home with the twins. Her last appearance in the series is in the series finale "Bon Voyage" Season 7, Episode In the revival, she's taken over her parents' store, Kim's Antiques and lives with Zach and the twins in the former home of Sookie and Jackson. He eats a very strict diet and is very style conscious. He has a history of having little patience for rude guests and can himself be rude when conducting business, throwing tantrums that Lorelai has to talk him down from.

However, it is understood that he is highly skilled at his job and that Lorelai and Sookie consider him a valuable member of their team. During the time that Lorelai and Sookie are switching over to the Dragonfly Inn, Michel is worried that they aren't going to bring him along. They reassure Michel that they really do care about him. While Michel is typically indifferent or uncaring towards children and babies, he dotes on his Chow Chow dogs, brothers named Paw-paw and Chin-chin.

Before the test run for the Dragonfly Inn he even asserted that he cared for his dogs as much as Lorelai cared for Rory. Though Chin Chin died later in the series, Michel continued to be devoted to the surviving dog, Paw-Paw.

Michel is also obsessed with Destiny's Childparticularly shown when Sookie wouldn't let him take his blueberry pancakes unless he had sworn an 'oath' — " may Destiny's Child break up if he count ed these blueberries" — after which he responded that she should pick another group.

The counting would be because Michel was only 'allowed' 12 blueberries per day, as his strict diet would prescribe him. When she declined, he left his pancakes.

Michel shows an even greater fondness towards Celine Dion, as he has attended many of her concerts. Once he leaves Lorelai hanging without a male date to bring to Lane's wedding to Zach, even though she needed a date to go, so that he could attend a Celine Dion concert.

He also has an appreciation for the "finer things," and therefore has a great respect for Lorelai's mother Emily and her lifestyle.

In season 7 episode 3, Michel escorts Lorelai to her first cotillion, and dances with her.

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He has a giggly girlfriends-like relationship with his mother, which he insists is maintained by only discussing superficial topics and never divulging the details of his personal life.

While he often expresses to the other citizens of Stars Hollow his contempt for them, this is an exaggeration, as he does occasionally let down his guard and enjoy their company. Throughout the series, he appears to have grown in affection for Lorelai, Sookie, Rory, and the other people of Stars Hollow, and has generally become more laid-back and friendly. In the revival, it is revealed has been recently married; Michel now has plans to have children with his husband.

He considers leaving the Dragonfly Inn before Lorelai expands it.

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His mother died when he was young, leaving his father to raise Luke and his sister, Liz. In season two, Luke reveals Liz left the town at the earliest opportunity and is a constant source of trouble to him, not least with her numerous ill-fated relationships and failed careers. By contrast, Luke is dependable, hard-working and somewhat of a traditionalist. After his father's death, Luke converted the family hardware store to the diner, having worked there in his youth.

He keeps most of the original architecture intact as a way of honoring his father, with whom it is implied he was close. Luke has a gruff, world-weary personality, but his image softens as the series progresses, and his willingness to help friends and family becomes apparent.

He is close to both Rory and Lorelai, who are very frequent customers in his diner. He has grown very fond of them over the years and is shown offering them practical assistance in their home, at Lorelai's Inn and in moments of crisis. He notoriously disapproves of the mother and daughter's coffee-drinking and junk-food diet. Early in the show, he expresses concern for the environmental impact of golf courses and complains that the American Revolution was a war fought to hold stolen land, indicating that he has deeply considered opinions about history and the world in general.

In season one, Luke and Lorelai's relationship begins to grow from playful antagonism to true friendship, and it is evident that Luke has romantic feelings for Lorelai. However, his attempts to express his feelings are continuously thwarted, often by other people, such as Lorelai's on-again, off-again boyfriend Max Medina and Luke's similarly intermittent girlfriend, Rachel played by Lisa Ann Hadley. Rachel is a photographer who travels the world for months at a time, and in the past she has returned to Luke and abruptly left him numerous times, causing him much heartbreak.

She returns in season one, promising that she will remain permanently, but she leaves at the end of the season when it becomes clear that Luke has developed feelings for Lorelai. When Lorelai announces her engagement to Max, Luke pretends to be happy for her but also draws attention to how little she knows Max. He later apologizes and presents her with a wedding gift: He is very happy when the engagement is called off in season two.

Later in season two, Liz sends her son, Jess, to live with Luke. Jess has been in trouble in New York Citythough the details remain vague, and Liz is unable or unwilling to deal with the issue. According to both Luke and Jess, Liz is unreliable and unstable. Luke and Jess's relationship is difficult.

They are in some ways very similar, sharing anti-social, sarcastic, and pessimistic traits. But Jess's problems with authority and Luke's inexperience at parenting cause communication problems and arguments between them.

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Luke sends an unresisting Jess back to New York after a car accident in which Jess is driving and Rory fractures her wrist. Lorelai blames Luke in an angry confrontation and they are estranged for some months. Jess returns in the season two finale and promises to obey Luke's rules but their communication problems remain and Jess fails to graduate from high school — one of Luke's conditions for staying in Stars Hollow — missing too many days of school in order to work full-time hours at Walmart.

Luke angrily issues the ultimatum that Jess retakes senior year and graduates, or leaves. Jess leaves to find his father in Venice Beach, California, and Luke feels he failed his nephew. Jess returns in season 4 and Luke and he argue about Liz's newest boyfriend; when Luke pressures Jess to intervene in his mother's life, Jess accuses Luke of attempting to change people for their own good but pressuring them too hard: Luke is upset and it is one of the rare occasions when he gets drunk.

Later in season four, he confronts Jess in New York for wasting his life and declining the invitation to his mother's wedding. Out of feeling for his uncle, Jess returns to Stars Hollow for the event, although the two come to blows during the bachelor party when Luke breaks up a fight between Jess and his new stepfather.

Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew.

In season two, Luke buys the building next door to him in order to renovate his apartment and make it large enough for both him and Jess to live in. In season three, Taylor Doose, the town selectman and frequent antagonist to Luke, rents the store beside the diner. However, while on a cruise, they impulsively get married but decide to divorce when they return. Despite trying again with the relationship, it ends when Nicole has an affair.

The relationship with Nicole brings a degree of distance between Luke and Lorelai, who is hurt by the suddenness of his decisions and his neglecting to confide in her. However, she bails him out of jail and repair their friendship. In season four, after denying his feelings for Lorelai for years, Luke realizes that he is in love with her with the assistance of a self-help course. They date for much of season 5, to the displeasure of Lorelai's parents, who dislike Luke's blue collar status.

Emily encourages Christopher, Rory's father, to pursue Lorelai and oust Luke. Luke lists that he took care of her when she was sick with chickenpox, attended her high school graduation and helped her move into Yale. Saddened and angered, Luke distances himself from Lorelai because of her lie of omission and because Christopher and her disapproving parents will always be in her life.

He ends their relationship but after Emily reassures him that Lorelai loves him and they face no more opposition from Emily herself, he reunites with Lorelai. At the end of season 5, Lorelai proposes marriage to him when she sees how much he cares for Rory, who has stolen a yacht and dropped out of Yale. He accepts, although they delay marriage plans until Rory and Lorelai reconcile. In season six, April Nardini Vanessa Maranoage 12, appears at the diner and unexpectedly takes a sample of Luke's hair to determine who her father is for a science fair project.

After some awkwardness, they become close. Unsure how to integrate April into his life with Lorelai, Luke deliberately hides April's existence from Lorelai until April herself unwittingly reveals the truth over two months later.

Feeling betrayed and hurt that Luke broke his own injunction against secrets, Lorelai questions their future marriage. Luke asks to postpone the wedding to get to know April and excludes Lorelai from interacting with April until some undefined point in future. Lorelai is upset and resentful of waiting in a relationship which has already taken so long to develop, although she feigns complacency.

In the finale of season 6, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum: Luke attempts to talk her out of it, and Lorelai leaves.

Their relationship is over and they are distant for some time. Luke's relationship with April is threatened when Anna announces she is moving to New Mexico to be with her ailing mother and taking April with her. Luke fights for partial custody and wins with the help of a letter by Lorelai about his merits as a friend and father. In the final episode of the series, Luke throws a surprise going-away party for Rory and stays up the entire night sewing tarpaulins together to protect it from the expected rain.

Sookie informs Lorelai about Luke's efforts and Lorelai thanks him. The couple kiss when Luke confesses he wanted to make Lorelai happy. In the revival, Luke and Lorelai have been in a committed relationship, living together, since Neither of them has brought up marriage nor children in all their years together. They decide to get married in Novemberafter Lorelai spends a year mourning the death of her father.

Emily had very limited contact with her daughter for most of her adult life, and though they have gotten to know each other better as adults, they still have a somewhat strained relationship. One constant source of discord between them involves the matter of Christopher Hayden, Rory's father.

Despite Chris's shortcomings, Emily always pushed Lorelai to pursue a relationship with him in their adulthood, so that their family can finally be together, only to be frustrated as either Lorelai or Christopher failed to take the necessary steps to make it happen. Emily always dotes on Rory she being their only grandchildhowever, and she and Richard made it financially possible for Rory to attend the exclusive Chilton Preparatory School as well as Yale University.

Lorelai and Emily enter therapy sessions together, but Emily ultimately abandons the sessions, claiming that Lorelai has neglected to change her hurtful behavior. Frustrated with her life and desiring self-discovery, Lorelai leaves Stars Hollow to engage in a trek across the California wilderness inspired by the Cheryl Strayed book Wild: She begins the journey, but has an epiphany and calls her mother to share a warm recollection of her father; she and Emily reconcile.

Abandoning her plan for the hike, Lorelai returns to Stars Hollow and proposes marriage to Luke, and the two marry in November It is evident in the show that Rory and Lorelai share a special bond, and may be even considered best friends. Rory shares her mother's taste in junk food, coffee, movies, music, and much more.

They both exhibit a talent for witty, fast-paced, pop-culture-laden dialogue. Rory spent her childhood in the Independence Inn in Stars Hollow where her mother originally worked as a maid. Lorelai was later able to buy a house in town when Rory was 11, and they remain there throughout the end of the show. The series pilot indicates that Rory harbours a long-held dream to study at Harvard Universityand it is for this reason she transfers from Stars Hollow public high school to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory.

She attends Chilton for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. Lorelai is forced to ask her parents for help to pay Chilton's tuition fees, ending their relative-estrangement since Lorelai moved out when Rory was a baby.

Rory grows close to her wealthy grandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically. The developing relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family.

Rory and Dean date during two and a half seasons before Dean ends the relationship, alleging she has been attracted to Jess Mariano, the nephew of Luke Danes, since he first arrived in Stars Hollow. As it turns out, he is absolutely correct, as Rory and Jess have a magnetic connection to each other.

Rory and Jess date in season three, but trust and communication issues plague the relationship, and it ends when Jess departs for California shortly before Rory graduates from Chilton. During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterised by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory achieves much academic success and applies to Ivy League universities, PrincetonHarvardand Yale.

She also reluctantly runs for student government with Paris and wins, and writes for the Chilton paper, The Franklin. After graduating from Chilton as valedictorian, Rory attends Yale University in season four, having decided that the benefits of Yale outweighed her dream of studying at Harvard in season three.

Rory majors in English and pursues her interest in journalism; she wants to be a foreign correspondent and her role-model is Christiane Amanpour. She writes for the Yale Daily News and is its editor towards the end of her studies. Rory later reconnects to now married Dean and they ultimately sleep together. When Lorelai discovers it, Rory leaves for Europe with her grandmother for the summer.

Dean separates from Lindsay and the pair date during Rory's sophomore year in season five. While at Yale, Rory makes the acquaintance of Logan Huntzberger and the two embark on a relationship later on. When he makes upsetting remarks, Rory becomes confused and decides to take a year off, which leads to a heated argument between her and Lorelai. Rory and Logan cement their relationship despite his post-graduation spell working in LondonEngland, and a failed business.

She ultimately declines, suggesting they try to maintain a long-distance relationship. She says that she relishes the openness of her life and the opportunities before her: Rory wordlessly returns his engagement ring and Logan walks away.

In the series finale, Rory is offered the opportunity to become a reporter for that magazine and to travel with other journalists covering Barack Obama 's presidential campaign and his bid for the Democratic Party nomination, when another reporter drops out at the last moment. She accepts and faces the challenge of entering the world of work and leaving her mother behind in Stars Hollow. In the revival, she is in a rut professionally and personally.

She is unhappily dating a young man named Paul and, in a recurring joke, continually forgets to break up with him; at the same time, she is maintaining a covert casual relationship with Logan and has a one-night stand with an unnamed man in a Wookiee costume.

After a series of professional rejections, she gives up journalism to instead write a Gilmore family history, an idea suggested by Jess. This initially causes tension between her and Lorelai, who does not want her personal history and family conflicts retold for a public audience; Lorelai eventually accepts Rory's decision to write the book. The series ends with Rory telling Lorelai that she is pregnant. While being a bit on the klutzy side, Sookie maintains her position as the executive chef at the Independence Inn and later, the co-owner and head chef at the Dragonfly Inn.

Throughout the series, Sookie is Lorelai's business partner and cheerleader. Sookie shares a somewhat antagonistic relationship with Michel, the hotel's front desk clerk. She is also the one person who consistently champions Lorelai and Luke's romantic relationship, even long before the two were actually involved. She dates and later marries Jackson Bellevillea sweet but whiny vegetable farmer with an extremely odd family. They eventually have two children: David "Davey" Edward and Martha Janice.

At the end of the series, Sookie is again pregnant. In the revival, she left the Dragonfly Inn for a planned 6. After an absence of two years, she returns to prepare Luke and Lorelai's wedding cake.

Alex Borsteinthe real-life wife of actor Jackson Douglaswho plays Jackson Belleville, was originally cast in the role of Sookie St. James, but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts, mostly voicing Lois Griffin on the animated Fox series Family Guy.

Instead, she has taken miscellaneous supporting roles throughout the show, including Drella, the harpist from season 1, and Miss Celine in seasons 3 and 5. She told the Huffington Post, "Things were different back then. The networks were very different in how permissive they would allow you to be.

So, Sookie was originally supposed to be gay, but that was a non-starter at that time. Lane's father, known only as Mr. Kim, is never seen on camera, nor are his whereabouts ever mentioned; but Lane refers to her father in season 1, episode 1, and to her "parents" on many other occasions, and specifically refers to "my mother and father" in season 2.

On one occasion, a faceless man drives Lane to the airport to visit Korean relatives for the summer. At a very young age, Lane was forced to start hiding her interests and hobbies from her family, and she uses loose floorboards and the back of her closet to hide her enormous collection of non-Christian music, books and cosmetics against her mother's strong disapproval. Lane and her best friend Rory Gilmore use hollowed-out books and a variety of other pretexts and subterfuge in an attempt to help Lane live a more mainstream life.

She constantly complains of her mother's over-protectiveness and strictness, which she views as trying to control her life. Lane is a cheerleader, member of the marching band, and describes herself as a "dedicated audiophile," although this is a bit of a misnomer, since audiophiles, by definition, are most interested in the technical details associated with high fidelity recording and playback, whereas Lane is actually interested in the history of modern music, its production, and its influences on pop culture, which make her more of a music fanatic.

Lane and Dave begin a romantic relationship that largely involves intricate strategies for hiding their relationship from her mother and their bandmates until, in season 3, they are forced by circumstances to make their relationship public and Dave is allowed to take Lane to Prom only because her mother believes Dave to be a devout Christian.

The following year, Dave moves to California to attend college. During the period of Rory and Lorelai's estrangement from each other in season 6, Lane's relationship with her mother and with her band are featured more prominently than in prior years. In season 6, the band splits up but later reunites when Zack proposes marriage to Lane while she is working at Luke's Diner, and they are married shortly thereafter. In season 7, Lane becomes pregnant with twins. At the end of the show, Lane's husband Zack gets an offer to go on tour with another band and she is left home with the twins.

Her last appearance in the series is in the series finale "Bon Voyage" Season 7, Episode In the revival, she's taken over her parents' store, Kim's Antiques and lives with Zach and the twins in the former home of Sookie and Jackson.

He eats a very strict diet and is very style conscious. He has a history of having little patience for rude guests and can himself be rude when conducting business, throwing tantrums that Lorelai has to talk him down from.

However, it is understood that he is highly skilled at his job and that Lorelai and Sookie consider him a valuable member of their team. During the time that Lorelai and Sookie are switching over to the Dragonfly Inn, Michel is worried that they aren't going to bring him along.

They reassure Michel that they really do care about him. While Michel is typically indifferent or uncaring towards children and babies, he dotes on his Chow Chow dogs, brothers named Paw-paw and Chin-chin.

Before the test run for the Dragonfly Inn he even asserted that he cared for his dogs as much as Lorelai cared for Rory. Though Chin Chin died later in the series, Michel continued to be devoted to the surviving dog, Paw-Paw.

Michel is also obsessed with Destiny's Childparticularly shown when Sookie wouldn't let him take his blueberry pancakes unless he had sworn an 'oath' — " may Destiny's Child break up if he count ed these blueberries" — after which he responded that she should pick another group.

The counting would be because Michel was only 'allowed' 12 blueberries per day, as his strict diet would prescribe him. When she declined, he left his pancakes. Michel shows an even greater fondness towards Celine Dion, as he has attended many of her concerts.

Once he leaves Lorelai hanging without a male date to bring to Lane's wedding to Zach, even though she needed a date to go, so that he could attend a Celine Dion concert. He also has an appreciation for the "finer things," and therefore has a great respect for Lorelai's mother Emily and her lifestyle.

In season 7 episode 3, Michel escorts Lorelai to her first cotillion, and dances with her. He has a giggly girlfriends-like relationship with his mother, which he insists is maintained by only discussing superficial topics and never divulging the details of his personal life. While he often expresses to the other citizens of Stars Hollow his contempt for them, this is an exaggeration, as he does occasionally let down his guard and enjoy their company. Throughout the series, he appears to have grown in affection for Lorelai, Sookie, Rory, and the other people of Stars Hollow, and has generally become more laid-back and friendly.

In the revival, it is revealed has been recently married; Michel now has plans to have children with his husband. He considers leaving the Dragonfly Inn before Lorelai expands it.

His mother died when he was young, leaving his father to raise Luke and his sister, Liz. In season two, Luke reveals Liz left the town at the earliest opportunity and is a constant source of trouble to him, not least with her numerous ill-fated relationships and failed careers.

By contrast, Luke is dependable, hard-working and somewhat of a traditionalist. After his father's death, Luke converted the family hardware store to the diner, having worked there in his youth. He keeps most of the original architecture intact as a way of honoring his father, with whom it is implied he was close.

Luke has a gruff, world-weary personality, but his image softens as the series progresses, and his willingness to help friends and family becomes apparent. He is close to both Rory and Lorelai, who are very frequent customers in his diner.

He has grown very fond of them over the years and is shown offering them practical assistance in their home, at Lorelai's Inn and in moments of crisis.

He notoriously disapproves of the mother and daughter's coffee-drinking and junk-food diet. Early in the show, he expresses concern for the environmental impact of golf courses and complains that the American Revolution was a war fought to hold stolen land, indicating that he has deeply considered opinions about history and the world in general.

In season one, Luke and Lorelai's relationship begins to grow from playful antagonism to true friendship, and it is evident that Luke has romantic feelings for Lorelai. However, his attempts to express his feelings are continuously thwarted, often by other people, such as Lorelai's on-again, off-again boyfriend Max Medina and Luke's similarly intermittent girlfriend, Rachel played by Lisa Ann Hadley. Rachel is a photographer who travels the world for months at a time, and in the past she has returned to Luke and abruptly left him numerous times, causing him much heartbreak.

She returns in season one, promising that she will remain permanently, but she leaves at the end of the season when it becomes clear that Luke has developed feelings for Lorelai. When Lorelai announces her engagement to Max, Luke pretends to be happy for her but also draws attention to how little she knows Max.

He later apologizes and presents her with a wedding gift: He is very happy when the engagement is called off in season two. Later in season two, Liz sends her son, Jess, to live with Luke. Jess has been in trouble in New York Citythough the details remain vague, and Liz is unable or unwilling to deal with the issue. According to both Luke and Jess, Liz is unreliable and unstable. Luke and Jess's relationship is difficult. They are in some ways very similar, sharing anti-social, sarcastic, and pessimistic traits.