Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend in the world - Rory, 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.
Lorelai and Rory pitch in at the diner while Luke plans his Uncle Louie's funeral. Emily goes completely overboard in helping Sookie plan her wedding. Luke is upset when family and friends cite Louie's unpleasant personality as a reason for not attending his funeral.
Lorelai agrees to Luke's request that Rory tutor an about-to-flunk-out Jess, but they quickly decide to take a break from studying to get some ice cream. Kirk's short film premieres at Movie Night.
Fran Weston dies and Lorelei and Sookie try to buy the Dragonfly Inn. Rory and Jess try approaching each other but fail to talk. Dean tells Rory unexpected news. Jess's father comes to Stars Hollow.
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.