The WORST episodes of Gilmore Girls

Every episode of Gilmore Girls ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Gilmore Girls!

Lorelai Gilmore has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter Rory, who’s also her best friend in the world, doesn’t follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes.

Last Updated: 1/17/2023Network:The CW
Fight Face
998 votes

#1 - Fight Face

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/2005

Feeling a little lonely, Lorelai adopts a dog. Luke agrees to repair Lorelai's house, rather than buy the Twykham house. Rory starts her community service assignment. Feeling neglected and unhappy with how things are going, Rory visits Luke at his diner. He lets it slip that he and Lorelai are engaged, leaving Rory feeling even more alone.

Directors: Daniel Palladino
We Got Us a Pippi Virgin
983 votes

#2 - We Got Us a Pippi Virgin

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2004

Lorelai decides that a double date with Rory and Dean is the way to smooth over the bumps in her relationship with Dean, but the evening quickly goes awry.

Directors: Stephen Clancy
The UnGraduate
874 votes

#3 - The UnGraduate

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/2005

While Rory plays spy for her grandmother at her new job, Lorelai can't decide on a date for the wedding.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
I'm OK, You're OK
845 votes

#4 - I'm OK, You're OK

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/4/2006

Although Lorelai refuses to admit that she is upset, Rory can tell that she is bothered by the news that Luke will be gone for a few days on a field trip with his daughter, April. Meanwhile, when Zack finally works up the courage to ask Mrs. Kim for permission to marry Lane, he is surprised at the deal she makes with him.

Writer: Keith Eisner
Cinnamon's Wake
1175 votes

#5 - Cinnamon's Wake

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/2/2000

During their weekly dinner at Emily's, Lorelai learns of her cousin's funeral. The next day Rory reminds Lorelai of the Chilton bake sale where Lorelai accepts to meet Max Medina, Rory's teacher, for coffee. Rory's friendship with Dean takes a new turn.

Directors: Michael Katleman
Blame Booze and Melville
879 votes

#6 - Blame Booze and Melville

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/10/2005

The magazine comes out and Luke and Lorelai get a little too enthusiastic when celebrating. Rory is given a surprising review by Mitchum Huntzberger.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
Always a Godmother, Never a God
894 votes

#7 - Always a Godmother, Never a God

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/2005

After months of separation, Sookie tries to reconcile Rory and Lorelai by asking them to be the godmothers of her two children. However, they both end up fighting when Lorelai realizes that Rory didn't see fit to share her new cell phone number with her.

Directors: Robert Berlinger
He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?
843 votes

#8 - He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/2005

After a long absence, Christopher reappears in Lorelai and Rory's lives. Lorelai and Rory enjoy their first Thanskgiving at the Dragonfly Inn, and Rory receives surprising news about Logan. On the eve of an important gig for the band, Lane has to deal with Zach's jealousy over a song Brian wrote about her. Luke struggles with his life's new development.

Directors: Kenny Ortega
Just Like Gwen and Gavin
779 votes

#9 - Just Like Gwen and Gavin

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/17/2006

Lorelai discovers Luke's secret and is distraught by his reaction. Logan tries to get Rory back.

Directors: Steve Clancy
Lorelai's First Cotillion
873 votes

#10 - Lorelai's First Cotillion

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2006

Lorelai begins to wonder if all the choices she's made have been due to her trying to rebel against her mother. Christopher tells Lorelai that he loves her.

Writer: Rina Mimoun
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We've Got Magic to Do
866 votes

#11 - We've Got Magic to Do

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/2005

Rory organizes a fabulous D.A.R. party for Emily but the evening doesn't turn out so well when Richard confronts Mitchum Huntzberger, Logan's father, about his opinion on Rory's journalistic talents. Emily and Richard find out Lorelai was right about Logan's parents.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
Application Anxiety
1103 votes

#12 - Application Anxiety

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/2002

Rory's application for Harvard arrives, plunging Rory, Lorelai and Emily into a frenzy. Taylor steamrolls Luke into opening a soda shop next to the diner. Lane places an ad in the paper for a band and finds a musical soulmate. Dean has a talk with Rory about their future after she goes to Harvard.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Bridesmaids Revisited
839 votes

#13 - Bridesmaids Revisited

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/28/2006

Lorelai offers to help Christopher out by babysitting his 4-year-old daughter, G.G, and is horrified by the toddler's terrible behavior. The next day, Rory and Logan attend the wedding of Logan's sister, Honor. While helping the bride and her three bridesmaids get ready, Rory is devastated to learn how Logan spent his time during their recent breakup.

Directors: Linda Mendoza
Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too
976 votes

#14 - Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2004

Lorelai and Sookie head up Jackson's campaign committee when he decides to run against Taylor for town selectman. Rory and Dean have difficulty finding a comfortable place to be alone to clear up their relationship.

Writer: Bill Prady
French Twist
839 votes

#15 - French Twist

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2006

Lorelai and Chris fly to France to take Gigi to see her mother, Sherry. Zach and Lane find out they're having twins and break the news of their impending parenthood to Mrs. Kim, with unexpected consequences.

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Lorelai Out of Water
959 votes

#16 - Lorelai Out of Water

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/28/2003

Lane's clever scheme to get her mother's permission to attend the prom horribly backfires. Luke offers to teach Lorelai the fine art of fishing after Alex invites her to go fishing. Paris' and Rory's conflict is brought to a swift end by Headmaster Charleston, who threatens to revoke the glowing letters he wrote to Harvard for each of them.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writer: Janet Leahy
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Die, Jerk
895 votes

#17 - Die, Jerk

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/2003

Spurred on by her editor, Rory writes a strongly opinionated dance review that leads to a dining hall confrontation. When she learns that Nicole and Luke have put their divorce on hold and have resumed dating, Lorelai becomes so flustered that she has an argument with Luke.

Directors: Tom Moore
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Double Date
1178 votes

#18 - Double Date

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/18/2001

Lorelai finds herself on the double date from hell with Jackson's very odd cousin after offering to help ou Sookie. Meanwhile, Rory and Lane get into trouble when they double date with Dean and his friend Todd without telling their moms.

Directors: Lev L. Spiro
Merry Fisticuffs
804 votes

#19 - Merry Fisticuffs

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2006

Christopher begins to doubt Lorelai's feelings for him when he witnesses Luke and Lorelai sharing a moment. Logan discovers that Rory and Marty have been pretending that they just met, and he reveals the truth to Lucy. Emily gives Lorelai advice about her marriage.

Directors: Jackson Douglas
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Introducing Lorelai Planetarium
817 votes

#20 - Introducing Lorelai Planetarium

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/21/2006

Rory is angry that she could not attend Lorelai and Chris's wedding. Logan is moving from London to New York City. He and Rory fight about an article she wrote. April develops appendicitis and Luke takes her to the hospital.

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The Long Morrow
886 votes

#21 - The Long Morrow

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2006

Rory receives a strange going-away present from Logan and struggles to decode its significance. Luke tries to get Lorelai back, but a unwelcome night's event forces Lorelai to brush him off.

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Knit, People, Knit!
845 votes

#22 - Knit, People, Knit!

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2006

Chris and Lorelai tell Emily and Richard about their marriage. Anna tells Luke that she is moving across the country and taking April with her, in which Luke tells Anna he will fight for custody. Rory moves in with Paris, after moving out of Logan's apartment.

Directors: Kenny Ortega
Writer: David Grae
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Super Cool Party People
861 votes

#23 - Super Cool Party People

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/25/2006

Luke decides to give April a birthday party at the diner. Lorelai volunteers to help, and is hurt when Luke explains that he still thinks it's too soon for April and Lorelai to meet. Meanwhile, Rory rushes to be with Logan at the hospital after he is seriously injured during a stunt with the Life and Death Brigade.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
That's What You Get, Folks, For Makin' Whoopee
879 votes

#24 - That's What You Get, Folks, For Makin' Whoopee

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2006

After Rory isn't able to go on the trip to Asia with Logan, Lorelai throws her an Asian-themed party. Lane and Zach return from their less-than-perfect honeymoon in Mexico. Luke and Lorelai begin to deal with their break-up.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
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I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia
821 votes

#25 - I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/6/2007

As The Gilmore face a crisis, Lorelai tries in vain to contact Christopher, as Logan and Luke come by their side to offer support.

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