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The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes  

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List of the best Gilmore Girls episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Gilmore Girls episodes of all time are. Your votes can help determine which episode is number one on this list, ultimately deciding which is the best and only leaving us to wonder who we would pick: Jess or Dean?

Fans of Gilmore Girls are extremely passionate about the show. You knew Melissa McCarthy back when she was Sookie. You fell in love with Dean and saw yourself in Rory. You hated Paris so, so much. Take a moment to remember your favorite Gilmore Girls episodes and the many wonderful stories that took place in Stars Hollow.

This list is made up of episodes like "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They," "Keg! Max!" and "There's the Rub." What is the best Gilmore Girls episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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The Breakup, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Mar 15 2001
Rory decides to engage in a flurry of activity to avoid thinking about Dean, despite Lorelai's advice to wallow; Lorelai runs interference as the residents of Stars Hollow reach out to console ...more
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Sadie, Sadie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Oct 09 2001
Lane freaks out when her parents buy her a one-way ticket to Korea for the summer; Luke gives Lorelai a lot to think about when she tells him about Max's proposal; Lorelai finally says ...more
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Dear Emily and Richard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Feb 04 2003
Luke and Nicole have a successful first date; Jess and Dean trade verbal blows; Sherry goes into labor with only Lorelai and Rory for company; Lorelai reminisces about her pregnancy and Rory's ...more
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Teach Me Tonight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Apr 30 2002
Lorelai's complaint about Taylor's choice for ""Movie in the Square Night"" lands her the responsibility for picking the evening's entertainment, but her enthusiasm for the ...more
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Twenty-One is the Loneliest Nu... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Oct 25 2005
Lorelai refuses to listen to Richard's plan to bribe Rory into resuming school, saying that Rory has to want to go back on her own. Both Rory and Lorelai are saddened by the fact that their ...more
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Unto The Breach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
May 08 2007
On the eve of Rory's graduation, Emily and Richard throw her a party and perform a song in her honor. At the party, Lorelai and Christopher are reunited for the first time since their ...more
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The Lorelais' First Day at... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 1 Episode 2: A T-shirt, shorts and cowboy boots clad Lorelai accompanies Rory on her first day at school, drawing disapproving stares from the other mothers and from Lorelai's own mother, Emily.
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Red Light on the Wedding Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Oct 16 2001
Lorelai, Sookie, Emily, Michel, and Rory go to a drag club for Lorelai's bachelorette party; Emily regales the group with stories about the week before her wedding, some of which give Lorelai ...more
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The Deer Hunters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 1 Episode 4: Rory has trouble getting good grades at her new school. Lorelai becomes interested in Rory's handsome teacher.
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A House Is Not a Home is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
May 17 2005
Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station and takes her home. Rory explains that the boat theft was not Logan's idea and Lorelai should not blame him. Logan finds out that his father upset ...more
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Rory's Birthday Parties is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 1 Episode 6: Rory gets upset at Emily, who plans a formal birthday party for her but feels that Rory is being ungrateful when Rory reveals that she would not like to have a formal birthday party.
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Sadie, Sadie... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 2 Episode 1: Lorelai accepts Max Medina's marriage proposal, but when Emily hears about the upcoming wedding from Sookie, the elder woman is hurt and angry that Lorelai didn't bother to tell her.
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The Bracebridge Dinner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 2 Episode 10: While Rory struggles to keep the budding rivalry between Dean and Jess under control, Lorelai invites most of the citizens of Stars Hollow to an elaborate feast...
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Lorelai's Graduation Day is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 2 Episode 21: As Lorelai frantically prepares for her final examinations in business school, Rory secretly invites townspeople--including Richard and Emily--to Lorelai's graduation ceremony.
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Eight O'Clock at the Oasis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 3 Episode 5: Lorelai pursues an attractive man, Peyton Sanders (JON HAMM), whom she met at an auction organized by her mother, Emily.
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A Family Matter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 4 Episode 12: Lorelai promises Jason that she will tell her parents about their relationship, but she reconsiders after Emily comments about how laughable it would be if Lorelai and Jason began dating.
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Scene in a Mall is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 4 Episode 15: Rory encounters Dean for the second time at the Dragonfly Inn and gets a glimpse of his new life. Later, Lorelai and Rory decide to spend a day together at the mall, but they run into Emily and are caught up in her wild shopping spree.
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We've Got Magic to Do is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Oct 11 2005
Lorelai needs Richard's help with her insurance after a small fire at the Dragonfly Inn and uses the occasion to talk to him about the fact that he didn't manage to get Rory back into Yale. ...more
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Christopher Returns is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Mar 01 2001
Wanting to play a greater role in Rory's life, Christopher settles in for his visit and lets Rory give him the grand tour of Stars Hollow. When his parents arrive in Hartford for a visit, Emily ...more
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Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Apr 20 2004
Luke makes a bigger fuss than Davey when Sookie and Jackson bring their son into the diner; all of Stars Hollow is amused when Taylor returns from his Caribbean cruise with a drastic change in ...more
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Say Goodnight, Gracie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
May 06 2003
Fran Weston dies and Lorelei and Sookie try to buy the Dragonfly Inn; Rory and Jess try approaching each other but fail to talk; Dean tells Rory that he's engaged to Lindsay; Mrs. Kim agrees to ...more
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Luke Can See Her Face is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 4 Episode 20: Depressed over the failure of his marriage, Luke resorts to a self-help tape and suddenly realizes that he already knows who his soul mate is.
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Raincoats & Recipes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 4 Episode 22: Lorelai suspects that Luke's intentions towards her have become serious, but she doesn't have time to dwell on the situation as she prepares for the opening of the Dragonfly Inn by inviting friends and family to a test run.
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But Not as Cute as Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Nov 30 2004
Miss Patty celebrates forty years in show business on the same day that Luke mourns his father's death; Terrence's urging Paris to get on with her life prompts her to try speed dating, where she ...more
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Presenting Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes
Season 2 Episode 6: Emily requests that Rory partake in a debutante ball. To everyone's surprise, Rory agrees.