Gilmore Girls is turning 20! It feels like just yesterday we were introduced to the Gilmores, the Dragonfly, and the magic of Stars Hollow, but October 5th marks the 20th anniversary of the series’ premiere. Whether you watched on day one or are a new fan of the show, one thing is for sure – we should celebrate. So, pour a giant cup of coffee, toast those Pop-Tarts, and take a trip down memory lane with TV Time users’ top Gilmore Girls moments.
[Spoilers ahead! You’ve been warned.]
12. S3E8 - “Let the Games Begin”
“It was wonderful and I look forward to many similar occurrences in the future.” Rory and Jess share their first real kiss before Rory runs off to apologize to Dean.
11. S2E22 - “I Can’t Get Started”
The Team Dean/Team Jess drama continues… Jess unexpectedly returns to Stars Hollow and Rory finally acts on her feelings.
10. S5E8 - “The Party’s Over”
It’s the end of Rory and Dean (again), but fans immediately started to ship Logan and Rory when Logan tries to cheer her up.
9. S5E22 - “A House Is Not a Home”
The cliffhanger of all cliffhangers – Lorelai proposes to Luke at the tail end of Season 5.
8. S1E21 - “Love, Daisies and Troubadours”
“Because I love you, you idiot.” Enough said.
7. S2E18 - “Back in the Saddle Again”
Poor guy, Dean realizes Rory may have a crush on Jess.
6. S4E14 - “The Incredible Sinking Lorelais”
Rory has a complete meltdown over Yale and schoolwork, but can’t find Lorelai to talk to. Luckily, a married Dean is nearby to comfort her.
5. S5E7 - “You Jump, I Jump, Jack”
While attempting to interview members of the Life and Death Brigade, Rory finds herself in the midst of strange activities – including a “once in a lifetime experience.”
4. S5E16 - “So… Good Talk”
After Emily tells Luke that she will no longer interfere with him and Lorelai’s relationship, Luke rushes over to Lorelai, grabs her, and kisses her.
3. S4E21 - “Last Week Fights, This Week Tights”
Love is in the air as Luke and Lorelai dance at Liz and T.J.’s Renaissance-themed wedding.
2. S7E22 - “Bon Voyage”
The final scene of the series, leaving us right where we started with the two girls at Luke’s Diner.
1. S4E22 - “Raincoats and Recipes”
Luke declares his true feelings for Lorelai after getting upset over Jason’s return, and it ends well… before Kirk ruins the moment, that is.