Gilmore Girls: Season 2 (2001 - 2002)


Season 2
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Air date: Oct 9, 2001

Lorelai accepts Max Medina's (recurring guest star SCOTT COHEN) 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. Soon, the whole town is busy making wedding arrangements, but her mother's attitude dampens the bridal bliss for Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory brings Dean to dinner at her grandparents' house, and Richard's obvious disapproval of Dean leads to the first fight between Rory and her grandfather. "Sadie, Sadie..." is the first part of a two-hour episode that concludes with "Hammers and Veils."

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Air date: Oct 9, 2001

Lorelai accepts Max Medina's (recurring guest star SCOTT COHEN) 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. Soon, the whole town is busy making wedding arrangements, but her mother's attitude dampens the bridal bliss for Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory brings Dean to dinner at her grandparents' house, and Richard's obvious disapproval of Dean leads to the first fight between Rory and her grandfather. "Hammers and Veils" is the second part of a two-hour episode that begins with "Sadie, Sadie..."

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Air date: Oct 16, 2001

During a wild bachelorette party hosted by Sookie, Lorelai makes an impulsive telephone call to Rory's father, Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE), and sadly realizes that Max is not the man for her. SALLY STRUTHERS ("All in the Family") guest stars.

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Air date: Jun 22, 2002

With the wedding canceled, Lorelai is eager to escape the sympathies of everyone in Stars Hollow, so she and Rory take off on a road trip that ultimately leads to Harvard University. While Rory confronts her dreams of college life, Lorelai ponders what might have been.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2001

Lorelai's well-intentioned advice doesn't dissuade Luke from reluctantly agreeing to care for his wild 17-year-old nephew Jess (new series star MILO VENTIMIGLIA). Rory finds herself attracted to Jess, the town's newest resident.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2001

Emily requests that Rory partake in a debutante ball. To everyone's surprise, Rory agrees. After asking Rory's father, Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE), to present Rory to society, Lorelai finds herself attracted to the new, more responsible man he has become.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2001

Rory is told by her guidance counselor that she is perceived as a loner, and her subsequent, reluctant efforts to socialize put her in the most popular clique at Chilton. Meanwhile, the chancellor of Chilton recommends that Lorelai participate more in school activities, so she volunteers the Inn as a venue for a Chilton fund-raising fashion show. She is later horrified to find herself modeling matching outfits with her mother, Emily.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2001

Lorelai and Sookie have the first fight of their long friendship when, upon hearing that the Independence Inn may be sold, Lorelai panics and decides that their shared dream of opening an inn together is doomed to fail.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2001

When Rory and her classmate Tristan (recurring guest star CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY) are cast as Romeo and Juliet in a school play, a jealous Dean insists on attending every rehearsal, forcing Rory to beg Tristan not to tell Dean about the time she and Tristan kissed. Meanwhile, Lorelai has to endure Luke's teasing after she dates a much younger guy.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2001

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, complete with Elizabethan costumes and horse-drawn sleigh rides. During the event, Richard stuns Emily by revealing that he has retired.

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Lorelai and Rory Gilmore's unique mother-daughter relationship evolves this season as Lorelai ponders a surprise marriage proposal and Rory enters her next year at the exclusive Chilton Academy and continues her on again/off again romance with Dean.

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Critic Reviews for Gilmore Girls Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Gilmore Girls is much bolder, diving right back into the plots it left dangling and showing off its Stars Hollow set with a fun shot of the whole town following Lorelai and Rory as they walk to Luke's diner to break the news of her pending marriage.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 starts to get good when Jess deepens as a character and becomes more than just a Sal Mineo wannabe with a book in his back pocket.

Sep 30, 2020 | Full Review…

The actions and thoughts of the characters are shaped throughout the episodes and, as civilized people we are, there are springs in our head that end up activating. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This is still early in the series, good stuff, I'm thinking it's still got quite a way getting better... But I love these characters and all the banter.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gilmore Girls: Season 2

  • Jul 30, 2018
    Gilmore Girls delivers more laughs and family drama as the show moves into its second season. When Luke's wayward nephew Jess comes to live with him, Jess soon gets a reputation as a troublemaker and causes a rift between Rory and Dean; meanwhile Lorelai explores the possibility of owning her own inn and helps her father transition from the corporate world to running his own business. Milo Ventimiglia is a good addition to the cast and has great chemistry with Alexis Bledel. Also, a number of the secondary/supporting cast members get explored more. And several interesting guest stars are featured, including the Madchen Amick and Seth MacFarlane. Entertaining and fun, Season 2 of Gilmore Girls continues to grow and develop the series.
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  • Mar 11, 2020
    Love love love this season of Gilmore Girls! Quick-paced, witty, charming, hilarious, and strangely comforting, this is a must see!
  • Feb 12, 2019
    amazing! can't say enough about this show! wow! would give it 6 stars if I could!
  • Nov 29, 2016
    Love the humour ! Season two is when I got addicted

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