Gilmore Girls: Season 7 (2006 - 2007)

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Air date: Sep 26, 2006

In the storybook Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (series star LAUREN GRAHAM) and her college-age daughter, Rory (series star ALEXIS BLEDEL), have been growing up together. Lorelai's elation over her engagement to diner owner Luke Danes (series star SCOTT PATTERSON) recently turned to frustration when he learned that he has a 12-year-old daughter, and unable to wait for Luke to come to terms with this life-changing discovery, Lorelai left him. Rory also faced a tumultuous year, dropping out of Yale after her dreams of becoming a journalist were dashed by a newspaper mogul who just happens to be the father of her boyfriend, Logan Huntzberger. Rory's reckless behavior led to an unusual and painful parting of the ways between mother and daughter, with Rory moving in with Lorelai's patrician, old-money parents, Emily and Richard. But Rory has now realized that she belongs back at Yale, and she and Lorelai have joyfully reunited.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2006

Rory is upset over Logan's absence and the fact that they had to cancel their long-planned trip to Asia. Wanting to cheer Rory up and distract herself from her own sad love life, Lorelai turns her house into an Asian-themed wonderland. Lane returns from her disastrous honeymoon. While repairing the damage to the diner, Luke tells his brother-in-law, T.J. (recurring guest star MICHAEL DeLUISE), about his breakup with Lorelai, prompting T.J. and Luke's sister, Liz (recurring guest star KATHLEEN WILHOITE), to insist that Luke come over for dinner and sympathy. When Luke and Lorelai run into each other in town, Luke can't hide his anger over their breakup. And Rory is furious when she learns that Lorelai slept with Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE).

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Air date: Oct 10, 2006

When Richard and Emily display no real reaction to the news of her breakup with Luke, Lorelai realizes that most of her emotional life has been based on doing and feeling the opposite of whatever her parents want. Later, when Michel forces Lorelai to attend Emily's beautiful cotillion dance, Lorelai discovers that some things her parents wanted for her weren't really that terrible. Meanwhile, Rory has a tough time making her long-distance relationship with Logan work. And after taking Rory out for a father/daughter dinner, Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) makes a startling confession to Lorelai.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2006

Lorelai and Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) have resumed their relationship, and although Lorelai is finding it difficult to fully commit to him, Christopher keeps coming up with romantic dates to win her over. Meanwhile, at Yale, Rory meets some eccentric new girlfriends at an art exhibit, and Richard becomes a guest lecturer. Also, April (recurring guest star VANESSA MARANO) comes to stay with Luke for a few weeks while her mother, Ana (recurring guest star SHERILYN FENN), is out of town. And when Emily gets arrested, Lorelai must bail her out of jail.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2006

Emily and Richard are delighted when Lorelai and Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) attend Friday night dinner together as a couple. After Christopher reveals that his ex-wife, who lives in Paris, wants him to send their daughter, G.G. (recurring guest star NICOLETTE COLLIER), there for a visit, Lorelai argues with him over dinner. Meanwhile, in town on business to acquire an Internet company, Logan visits the surprised Rory. Although she is thrilled, Rory realizes during a dinner with Logan's colleagues that she has no connection to his new business world--and she is especially threatened by one of his beautiful co-workers. Also, Stars Hollow is plagued by a terrible odor when a train with a full load of pickles derails, and Taylor refuses to pay for the cleanup.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2006

After Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) persuades Lorelai to visit Rory at Yale during Parents' Weekend, Lorelai is surprised to find that Richard and Emily are also there. Trying to impress Rory's co-workers at the Yale Daily News, Christopher invites them to an expensive lunch, where they all drink too much. The meal ends abruptly when Rory insists that everyone has to leave and cover a breaking story. Meanwhile, Luke meets April's (recurring guest star VANESSA MARANO) swimming coach, who convinces him to take her adult swimming class. When the coach flirts with him, Luke asks her out on a date.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2006

Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) and Lorelai take his daughter, G.G. (recurring guest star NICOLETTE COLLIER), to visit G.G.'s mother in Paris. Despite severe jet lag, Christopher and Lorelai manage to have a wonderful, romantic time enjoying the city and each other. Back in Connecticut, Rory comes to the end of her tenure as editor in chief of the Yale Daily News and suddenly finds herself unsure of her future. Her new friends Olivia (recurring guest star MICHELLE ONGKINGO) and Lucy (recurring guest star KRYSTEN RITTER) suggest a trip to Stars Hollow for a girls' night while Lorelai is out of town. Upon returning, Rory is surprised to find that Lucy's new boyfriend is Rory's old friend Marty (recurring guest star WAYNE WILCOX), who pretends not to know Rory. And later, Christopher and Lorelai return home with a surprise for everyone.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2006

After Lorelai invites Rory to dinner and tells her that she and Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) got married in Paris, Rory pretends to be thrilled while Christopher is in the room. But she later tells Lorelai how hurt and angry she really is. Meanwhile, back in town for the startup of his new Internet company, Logan invites Rory to the launch party, where she meets a magazine editor who suggests that she write an article on the event. But when Rory writes a judgmental article, describing the guests as spoiled elitists, Logan accuses Rory of hypocrisy, considering she is living rent-free in his apartment. Defensive at first, Rory eventually realizes that she is living a double standard and decides to find her own apartment. Meanwhile, when April (recurring guest star VANESSA MARANO) faces a medical emergency, Luke frantically turns to Lorelai for help.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2006

When Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) asks Lorelai why she has avoided involving him in the daily life of Stars Hollow, she admits that she is concerned her old friends will not accept him. In an effort to help him bond with the townspeople, Lorelai brings Christopher to the town knit-a-thon, where his well-intentioned gesture brings the event to an early end. Meanwhile, when Olivia (recurring guest star MICHELLE ONGKINGCO) hosts a 2002-themed birthday party for Lucy (recurring guest star KRYSTEN RITTER), Rory gets a chance to confront Marty (recurring guest star WAYNE WILCOX) about his coldness toward her. Also, Luke is touched by the birth of Liz (recurring guest star KATHLEEN WILHOITE) and T.J.'s (recurring guest star MICHAEL DeLUISE) baby, and when he learns that Anna (recurring guest star SHERILYN FENN) is planning to move to New Mexico with April (recurring guest star VANESSA MARANO), he demands equal rights as a parent of April.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2006

While introducing Lorelai to his sister's new baby, Luke shares a sweet moment with her. But when Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) witnesses the scene, he becomes concerned that Lorelai isn't fully committed to their marriage. Later, the two fight over whether or not they should exchange vows at the elaborate wedding party that Emily is hosting for them. And Luke and Christopher have an ugly confrontation on the streets of Stars Hollow. Meanwhile, upon discovering that Rory and Marty (recurring guest star WAYNE WILCOX) have been pretending that they just met, rather than admitting their previous friendship to Rory's friend Lucy (recurring guest star KRYSTEN RITTER), Logan reveals the truth to her. Also, Emily gives Lorelai a warning about her marriage. And Luke contacts a lawyer over his custody troubles with Anna (recurring guest star SHERILYN FENN).

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As the Emmy®-winning series reaches its seventh and final season, Lorelai and Rory turn to each other for support. Will their relationships and dreams come to fruition?

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Critic Reviews for Gilmore Girls Season 7

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

The current Sherman-Palladino-less, death-blow season was more accurately Gilmore Ghosts, as the exhausted actors bumped into the furniture searching for their departed souls and smart punchlines.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It ended as it began, which is to say, almost perfectly.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gone is the slicing wit. Gone are the keen cultural references and the smarty-pants social jabs the Palladinos easily wove into each episode.

Mar 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The show feels like the "Gilmore Girls" we fell in love with, and at the same time it feels rejuvenated.

Mar 9, 2020 | Full Review…

While it's true that the dialogue wasn't quite so rapid-fire during the final season, the series retained familiar elements.

Mar 9, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The final season of "Gilmore Girls" found [David S.] Rosenthal and his staff doing their damnedest to wrap up the run of the series with the best 22 episodes possible, and they succeeded in a big way.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gilmore Girls: Season 7

  • Sep 11, 2020
    I've heard mixed reviews about Season 7 so I wasn't sure what to expect. Turns out that I liked it! It ranks right up there with Season 5 and it's amazing how much the Stars Hollow residents changed in only a Season. Even Emily, whom for most of the series I couldn't stand, was tolerable, and in some cases even likable. I loved the series finale, and I really didn't expect that it would make me cry. It wasn't perfect, but for me, it came pretty close.
  • Jul 27, 2020
    Not as strong as the other seasons but it is still a blast.
  • Dec 22, 2019
    Twist and turns that are a bit unexpected.
  • Dec 01, 2016
    Long live Amy Sherman-Palladino. Shame on WB/CW execs who fired her.
  • Nov 29, 2016
    Didn't like the plot still enjoyed the humour
  • Feb 15, 2014
    Why do they have to talk so fast?

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