4 Episodes (2000-2002), Matthew Diamond Carol Stiles 1 Episode (2006), Christy Keefe Much of the comedy of Jackson's character comes from his outrageous reactions to seemingly mundane events. 1 Episode (2006), Ashley Cohen When she declined, he left his pancakes. 1 Episode (2005), Matt Gandolfi 7 Episodes (2003-2004), Chad Michael Murray They hid the relationship from Lorelai's parents for five months, until the night Floyd informed Richard and Jason that he was suing them because of the clients Jason took with him when he left his father's business - and revealed that he had hired a private investigator to tail Jason. Some of her favorite movies are The Way We Were, His Girl Friday, Funny Face, and Casablanca, which she claims has "no bad parts." 1 Episode (2005), Amy Perry The Rygalski character was inspired by, and named after, the real-life husband of Helen Pai — the show's co-producer, the inspiration for the character of Lane, and whose name is an anagram for the band name, Hep Alien. 1 Episode, Jason Masek Jake Huber Arlen They end up reuniting, get engaged, and are a couple through the sixth season until the season finale, when Lorelai gives him an ultimatum and they break up. The tension and chemistry between Lorelai and Christopher is apparent throughout Chris' visit and Rory begins to hope that her parents might get back together. A car accident during an illicit break from a tutoring session leaves Rory with a fractured wrist and Jess back in New York. Max Arthuro Medina, played by Scott Cohen, was a recurring character in Season 1, and made guest appearances in seasons 2 and 3. Lane Hyun-kyung Kim, later Lane Van Gerbig, played by Keiko Agena, was born and raised in Stars Hollow. After his father's death, Luke converted the family hardware store to the diner, having worked there in his youth. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. He also has his own opinions about how people should live. 1 Episode (2001), Jed Seidel 1 Episode (2006), Jamie Gannon 1 Episode (2005), Jarrett Lennon 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. I’ve saved every dollar I’ve ever made. 1 Episode (2004), Teddy Dunn Lorelai Gilmore Emily was raised by a strict social code and graduated from Smith College with a degree in history. 13, Kirk tells Jackson Belleville that he was one of thirteen children (and, it is implied, his mother's least favorite). Bob Sutton 2 Episodes (2005-2005), Yuri Lowenthal 1 Episode (2004), Stan Zimmerman Chorus After Rory tells this story to her mother he is nicknamed "naked guy". 1 Episode (2007), Eric Laneuville In the Season Six finale, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum to marry her and when he says he doesn't like ultimatums, she breaks up with him. In the revival, it was revealed that she went into reproductive medicine, running a successful surrogacy/fertility clinic in New York known as Dynasty Makers, which Lorelai and Luke visit while considering having a child of their own. (The plot development actually reflected Murray being cast as Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill, which filmed in Wilmington.). Although the reasons for his move remain vaguely defined, Luke reports that Jess had been "getting into some trouble", including "staying out late, getting rowdy", and possibly "heading for something bad", so Liz is sending Jess to Luke to "straighten him out." 5 Episodes (2001-2005), Tricia O'Kelley She and Marty end up breaking up. Miss Patty and Babette are always mentioning new gossip of East Side Tilly. Sophie Bloom Christopher does not appear in season 4. 2 Episodes (2004-2005), David DeLuise 1 Episode (2005), Scott Michael Campbell 11 Episodes (2004-2006), Michael DeLuise 1 Episode (2004), Kurt David Anderson He returns to attend the wedding of Luke and Lorelai. 1 Episode (2004), Maite Schwartz 1 Episode (2002), Amy Sherman-Palladino Doyle McMaster 1 Episode (2005), Sparks Mr. Hollister 41 Episodes (2000-2019), Bethany Rooney They eventually have two children: David "Davey" Edward and Martha Janice. Liz 44 Episodes (2000-2019), Jackson Douglas 1 Episode (2005), Susan Leslie Although the couple were having problems before Jess, their relationship is further strained after Rory spends more time with Jess. 1 Episode (2003), Wylie Small A visit from his estranged father Jimmy prompts an angry exchange between Jess and Luke, and Luke issues an ultimatum: Jess must retake senior year and graduate, or leave. Lorelai wrote a letter, and Rory agreed to give Logan another chance. However, much to her surprise, Lorelai agrees to continue going to dinner every Friday night, saying she's gotten used to it. Jackson has a tendency to be argumentative and is very protective of his wife, and his plotlines often involve chasing down various members of the Stars Hollow community who have unwittingly wronged her. The other main reason, of course, is the cozy seasonal imagery the show offers for the fall and winter months. 1. Lorelai begins to think that now is the time for them to pursue a relationship, but Chris states that his girlfriend, Sherry (Mädchen Amick), is the reason for his stability. Lorelai `Trix' Gilmore, Marilyn 1 Episode (2004), Cynthia Ettinger Trina 1 Episode (2005), Jae Woo Lee Gilmore Girls (TV Series 2000–2007) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Emily Gilmore 1 Episode (2005), Brittany Renee Finamore Zack Van Gerbig 12 Episodes (2000-2004), Tanc Sade 10 Episodes (2002-2006), Gail Mancuso 2 Episodes (2003-2003), Chauncey Leopardi Rory and Dean date for 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. Harrison Porter Jess Mariano Paris Geller In the revival, Luke and Lorelai have been in a committed relationship, living together, since 2007. Rory later reconnects to now married Dean and they ultimately sleep together. They quit or are fired in rapid succession for reasons like singing or walking too heavily. Lorelai and Luke presumably get back together at the end of the season, as she kisses him at Rory's farewell party and the next morning, wears the necklace he gave her as she and Rory eat breakfast at the diner. 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. Things go fine until Lorelai's mother, Emily, finds out that Christopher is staying with the girls and decides to throw a dinner party with Christopher's parents. Her last appearance in the series is in the series finale "Bon Voyage" (Season 7, Episode 22). Morey Dell 3 Episodes (2004-2005), Nick Holmes 1 Episode (2005), Gregory Gifford Giles 1 Episode, Lisa K. Wyatt 112 Episodes (2000-2019), Chris Long Courier Mrs. O'Malley Things remain tense for some time between Emily, Lorelai, and Rory, but they eventually reconcile. 1 Episode, Michael Ausiello In the revival, she is in a rut professionally and personally. Richard and Rory develop a very close grandfather–granddaughter relationship which serves to ease the frequent tension between Emily and Lorelai at the Friday Night Dinners. Soloist 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. Harvey Tunnell Though he tried to win her back, even showing up at the Dragonfly Inn on the night of its test run, Lorelai had already moved on to a relationship with Luke Danes. Throughout the series, Sookie is Lorelai's business partner and cheerleader. In season 4, Mrs. Kim discovers Lane's collection of CDs, hidden in the floorboards of her bedroom, as well as colorful clothing and other items of which Lane knew her mother would disapprove. 2 Episodes (2003-2003), Jill Brennan 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. Lucy Carolyn Bates Actor Matt Czuchry, who played the saucy character on Gilmore Girls, revealed he actually knows who the father of Rory's baby is. Rory soon develops a crush on Logan, and while Logan has feelings for her too, he makes it clear he is not a commitment guy, so they agree to a no strings attached relationship. 1 Episode (2004), Tawny Rene Hamilton When they met again by chance in early Season 4, Jason soon renewed his acquaintance with Lorelai and began pursuing her romantically. Iris Medlock 2 Episodes (2004-2005), Anthony Azizi Logan appears to be very well read and versed in pop culture, as he understands most of the references Rory throws his way; and even though he prefers a good time, he does have a talent in newspaper writing and has a vast knowledge of journalism. He tells Rory he thinks Lorelai was right to raise Rory alone, but maintains he always loved Rory. Jackson Belleville Scott Patterson set many, many hearts aflutter with his role as Lorelai's true love … Jason 'Digger' Stiles, Jason `Digger' Stiles, Bridgerton is staying put in the top spot, Plus: Marvel finally arrives on Disney Plus, Money can't buy you love but it can buy plenty of fun stuff in the meantime, Find great recommendations for shows like Vikings, Gossip Girl, The Mandalorian, and more, Kick off the new year by shaking up your viewing habits. The next morning Chris asks Lorelai to marry him, but she says "no," believing that he is not ready for the responsibilities of being part of a family. 3 Episodes (2002-2003), Adam Hendershott D&D Beyond Bobby After spending the week torturing Rory with veiled threats to reveal their one-time kiss to Dean, Tristan found himself forced by his father into a military school in North Carolina after the pranks went too far, thus leaving Paris to be the Romeo to Rory's Juliet. This aggravates many people in their lives including Luke and Rory's grandparents (who judge Dean unworthy of Rory) and Dean's parents (who are seen as being courteous to Rory but with much effort as they are upset over the situation). Jason "Digger" Stiles, played by Chris Eigeman, is the son of Carol (Catherine McGoohan) and Floyd Stiles (Lawrence Pressman). Tiffany Jackson successfully ran for town selectman, defeating Taylor Doose, though Jackson realized he did not want the job and resigned. This leaves Lane no other choice but to move out, resulting in much emotional turmoil for them both. Alex Mrs. Cassini The affair ends when Asher dies while the two are summering at Oxford. Aunt June Domestic Television Distribution (3) Groom He's just not telling us. But, her career really took off after the show ended. Mrs. Kim Juliet Mia Emily is mad that Christopher gets his life together for someone other than Lorelai and treats him rather coldly at dinner. 2 Episodes (2004-2004), Jay Krich He also is in charge of the frequent town meetings (held at Miss Patty's studio), which he often uses as a forum to air his personal grievances. Emily becomes very upset and even considers buying an airplane as a form of retail therapy, comparing Rory's sudden departure to Lorelai's years earlier. Jackson's father was best man, and pressured Jackson into wearing the same kilt that his father and grandfather had worn at their weddings. 13 Episodes (2004-2006), Danny Strong 1 Episode (2004), Patty Malcolm He entered into a relationship with Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) after she shows him around Stars Hollow. He keeps most of the original architecture intact as a way of honoring his father, with whom it is implied he was close. Maggie Emily and Richard have a very conventional husband-wife relationship which has often served as an example of uptightness of Lorelai's previous social circles. Kirk Lorelai “Rory” Gilmore, played by Alexis Bledel, is the only child of Lorelai Gilmore and Christopher Hayden, born on October 8, 1984, at 4:03 a.m. She says that she relishes the openness of her life and the opportunities before her: marriage now would limit that. Emily and Richard separate during season 5, and Emily tries dating another man. 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. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Lorelai and Luke split temporarily because of this. In the 2016 revival, he and Lulu are still together. The two finally find time for a date; it would be planned that Dean would pick Rory up after a party that her grandparents planned to throw for her. Ian Jack While in town, he proves that he is more capable of settling down than before, having found a steady job as a consultant for a computer company in Boston and a Volvo. Mrs. Gleason: Kirk's overbearing mother who won't let him have a key and who mothered a lot of children of whom Kirk is the youngest. 1 Episode (2006), Pip Newson She begs Mia to hire her though she has no experience of any kind. He also has an appreciation for the "finer things," and therefore has a great respect for Lorelai's mother Emily and her lifestyle. Burt In season 5, Lorelai comes to the rescue when Christopher calls, needing help with his baby daughter, Gigi, after Sherry has left him for a job in Paris. The quality of his food can be erratic, but events such as International Grab Bag Night make it the Gilmores' second favorite eating establishment (after Luke's). 1 Episode (2003), Madeleine Albright He notoriously disapproves of the mother and daughter's coffee-drinking and junk-food diet. Jason and Lorelai know each other from a camp, where Jason received the nickname "Digger," which stuck. He last saw Rory 4 years prior. The family was modeled after New York Times publisher family, the Sulzberger family. 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. He is a guitarist in the original "Hep Alien" along with Lane Kim, Zach Van Gerbig, and Brian Fuller. In season 7 episode 3, Michel escorts Lorelai to her first cotillion, and dances with her. Dean separates from Lindsay, his wife, and the pair date during Rory's sophomore year in season five. by charlottemandu. 2 Episodes (2004-2004), David Huddleston 2 Episodes (2006-2006), Devon Sorvari 1 Episode (2005), Soledad St. Hilaire Joni Nick Luke, who has been aloof around Logan, looks at him in a new light when he helps Luke with a Valentine gift for Lorelai. 3 Episodes (2002-2005), David S. Rosenthal 14 Mrs. Kim says: "I know you’re Kirk. Logan was threatened by the return of Jess in season 6, even more so when he found out that Jess and Rory had been "high school sweethearts". 1 Episode (2005), Annie LaRussa Luke and Jess have a difficult relationship fraught by Jess's resentment and Luke's unpracticed attempts at parenting, although the tension between them is often relieved by humorous mutual antagonism. Taylor Doose is played by Michael Winters. 122 Episodes (2000-2019), Edward Herrmann She also reluctantly runs for student government with Paris and wins, and writes for the Chilton paper, The Franklin. 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. Lorelai is in a happy relationship with Luke at this time. 4 Episodes (2006-2006), George Bell Manny Jackson has a very large family, including his cousin Rune, who went on a disastrous blind date with Lorelai and stayed with Jackson for a while, until he overstayed his welcome. Chief Baker Later, Lorelai and her best friend Sookie St. James find an old run-down inn called the Dragonfly Inn. 1 Episode (2006), Nicole Holofcener 1 Episode (2005), Alex Weed He takes great pride in providing a top-quality, organic and pesticide-free products to his customers. His affection for Lorelai causes friction between them, and his difficulties with Jess result in Luke making a bad impression on Nicole's parents. Phil On Karaoke Night in season seven, she sings the song "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton. 1 Episode (2005), Jeffrey Scott Kelly Louise, one of Paris' best friends, later refers to her as "Mary" but saying "Not virgin, Typhoid" when she and Paris believe that Rory is going with Tristan on a date to a concert. With this statement, Dean is never seen or heard from again. He convinced Lorelai that they both had something in common causing Lorelai to agree to help him. The couple separated and reunited various times — once leading to a kissing session during Parent's Day at the school — before Max proposes in the season-one finale ("Love, Daisies and Troubadours"). 1 Episode (2003), Mary Joy When Mitchum makes upsetting remarks about Rory’s aptitude for journalism, Rory becomes confused and decides to take a year off from Yale, which leads to a heated argument between her and Lorelai. Carl 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. Rory shares her mother's taste in junk food, coffee, movies, music, and much more. During their relationship, there are signs that both want more, and Rory eventually decides the relationship is too much for her, so she tries to end it. 1 Episode (2005), Damian Pelliccione 5 Episodes (2000-2001), Chris Eigeman 1 Episode (2005), Joel Gion (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. 1 Episode (2004), Courtney Taylor Burness 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. 1 Episode (2004), Natalie Strauss 2 Episodes (2003-2003), Ted Rooney However, the network canceled the show before it aired, citing high production costs to shoot on location in Venice Beach as the reason. 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