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Gilmore Girls/The Big One

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The Big One
Season 3, Episode 16
Airdate February 25, 2003
Production Number 175016
Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Directed by Jamie Babbit
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Gilmore GirlsSeason Three

Guest Stars: Teal Redmann (Louise Grant), Scott Cohen (Max Medina), Jackson Douglas (Jackson Melville), Dakin Matthews (Hanlin Charleston), Shelly Cole (Madeline Lynn), Adam Wylie (Brad Langford), Jill Matson (Teacher)


Plot Overview

Surprise, surprise! Rory and Paris finally hear from Harvard...with surprising results. Lorelai and Max meet again...with surprising consquences. And Sookie's taste buds misfire...for a surprising reason.


1 Mail call (Credits).

2 Menu-whipped; Broadway Brad.

3 Max redux.

4 Paris redux.

5 Tiny envelope from Harvard.

6 End Credits.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • in the opening scene, as Rory and Loralai are waiting for the mail, Loralai is reading the book, I'm With the Band, memoir of Pamela Des Barres a band groupie. In Lorelai Out of Water when Zak is hitting on Loralai, Rory calls her Pamela Des Barres.

Memorable Moments



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