Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar 

Lorelai puts off telling her parents about her separation from Christopher by helping Emily to arrange Richard's recovery. Rory celebrates Logan's birthday, but bad news from Logan's business partner spoils their evening.


Lee Shallat Chemel


Amy Sherman-Palladino (created by), Rebecca Kirshner (as Rebecca Rand Kirshner)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Graham ... Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel ... Rory Gilmore
Scott Patterson ... Luke Danes
Melissa McCarthy ... Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena ... Lane Van Gerbig (credit only)
Yanic Truesdale ... Michel Gerard (credit only)
Liza Weil ... Paris Geller
Sean Gunn ... Kirk Gleason
Matt Czuchry ... Logan Huntzberger
Kelly Bishop ... Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Gilmore
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Liz Danes
Michael DeLuise ... T.J.
Danny Strong ... Doyle McMaster
Liz Torres ... Miss Patty


Lorelai has trouble telling her parents about the end of her marriage to Christopher, instead getting distracted by the new healthy lifestyle Emily wants to impose upon Richard. Meanwhile, Rory goes to Logan's birthday dinner, which is awkward, stiff and formal. Still, Logan's dad wants her to help his son keep working in the right direction; Lorelai finally confesses to her mother about the end of her marriage, and Emily reacts coldly to the news; and, Logan learns that the on-line company he recently purchased is involved in patent infringement, which the originating company hopes to use to sue the pants off of his company. Written by Anonymous

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Lorelai compares her parents' home to a "giant Skinner box." This is in reference to the "box" that behavioral psychologist BF Skinner and his wife reared their daughter in the first few years of her life, which was designed so she could roam in an enclosed, warm environment, keeping her safe and comfortable. The popular misconception is that his daughter grew up to be psychotic and suicidal, but she actually is alive and well in England and has no history of mental illness. See more »


When Rory first moved in with Paris and Doyle, Paris told her they always keep the door locked, even when they're home. When Lorelai goes to their apartment at 6 am, Paris tells her to come in, the door is open. See more »


References Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) See more »


Where You Lead
Performed by Carole King and Louise Goffin
Words and Music by Carole King and Toni Stern
Produced by Greg Wells and Carole King
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Emily is temporarily nice
20 January 2021 | by ISmellSnowSee all my reviews

Richard is back home from the hospital is Emily is doing all she can to keep him comfortable. Unfortunately he's just a big grump in this episode. Lorelai helps Emily with computer stuff and they have a nice conversation about how Lorelai is independent and it's impressive.

Rory gives Logan quick themed birthday parties and he finds out that his company is being sued and his business has failed.

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Release Date:

20 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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