Gilmore Girls: Season 3, Episode 3

Application Anxiety (8 Oct. 2002)

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As college nears, Rory receives her Harvard application leading her and Lorelai to have lunch with an alumni to see if she stands a chance at getting in, but the college talk has Dean ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Gerard (credit only)
Richard Gilmore (credit only)
Michael Winters ...
Darren Springsteen


As college nears, Rory receives her Harvard application leading her and Lorelai to have lunch with an alumni to see if she stands a chance at getting in, but the college talk has Dean worried about their future. Meanwhile Taylor decides to open an old soda shop next to Lukes and Lane advertises for a band member. Written by Anonymous

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The One With The Applications...
1 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. I just love to see Rory get all excited about applying to colleges.

In this episode, as college is coming up fast, Rory receives her Harvard application, which means she has to pick an essay topic. She gets all nervous about the application, wondering if she should put a lot of interests, or just some, or whether she needs to do this or do that. Since she's so anxious, hence the episode title: Application Anxiety, she is able to set up a lunch with a Harvard alumni, to see if she even has a chance of getting in. When she and Lorelai go, Rory gets to ask every question she's ever wanted to know. But all this college talk makes Dean worried about his future with her. Meanwhile, Taylor wants to open an old fashioned soda shop next to Luke's, which isn't impressing him, and Lane advertises for a new band member to replace Dave.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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