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Gilmore Girls/The Lorelais' First Day at Yale

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The Lorelais' First Day at Yale
Season 4, Episode 2
Airdate September 30, 2003
Production Number 176152
Written by Daniel Palladino
Directed by Chris Long
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Gilmore GirlsSeason Four

Guest Stars: Olivia Hack (Tanna Schrick), Robert Cicchini (Russell Bynes), Alan Oppenheimer (Mr. Blodgett), Howard S. Miller (Mr. Stein #1), Allan Wasserman (Mr. Stein #2)


Plot Overview

You look familiar. One of Rory's suitemates at Yale is...Paris Geller? But that's not the only surprise college brings: Rory is stunned to discover she's not quite ready to let go of Lorelai.

Rory is off to Yale, but gets homesick as soon as she's there so Lorelai rushs back to spend the night.


1 Google before Yale (Credits).

2 Class of 2007.

3 Suite mate Doogie.

4 Matrix men and mircobe mattress.

5 Sleepover; home alone.

6 End Credits.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Lorelai: Happy birthday Doogie.

Luke: They're going to multiply like The Matrix.

  • Mr. Smith in the second Matrix movie started multiplying.

Rory: Of all the gin joints.

  • From the movie, Casablanca (1942) - Rick Blaine: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

Memorable Moments



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