Opening with Lorelai asking Luke to marry her again, and his answer, Gilmore Girls started a new season tonight.
Lorelai and Luke have the task of deciding what to do now. And Lorelai wants something to be happy about. Taylor is the first to know because they need him to open the store to find champagne to toast the occasion, but they come away with a case of Zima. When the town finds out Lorelai was the one to propose, Luke seems uneasy—as does the town. Lorelai is upset because her parents are taking care of Rory in a way that they didn’t for her. She tells the story of the frog and the scorpion calling her parents the scorpion.
Richard Gilmore phones Lorelai to tell her about Rory’s meeting with her lawyer the next day. Apparently still upset that Rory is not going back to school, Lorelai is cold and pretty much not interested in having any role in that meeting.
Emily Gilmore is using Rory living in the pool house as an excuse to redecorate. Rory’s lawyer is a friend of Richard’s and she appears out of place at the meeting. She is told that her family’s standing in the community and the fact that she is a first time offender will help her to get off easily. The prosecutor is willing to let her off with 20 hours of community service, but the judge seems unhappy with that. She demands one year of probation and 300 hours of community service. However, the judge leaves the option open for her to appeal to have this taken off of her record in five years.
Rory’s boyfriend, Logan, throws her a “Jolly Good Felon” party. Everyone is dressed in black and white stripes. Logan gives her a month before she goes back to school because it is a huge passion of hers. She’s determined to be the Queen of the Sloth.
Paris goes to Lorelai to complain about Rory quitting Yale. Luke agrees with Paris, but Lorelai is content with letting Rory make her own choices and mistakes. But when Emily goes to her house to collect Rory’s things, Lorelai makes herself scarce and stays busy at the Dragon Fly Inn.
Next Week: Luke tells Rory about his engagement to Lorelai and Rory starts her community service.