Granted, it was a pretty big shock to me when I would share the DVDs of this show with friends. They’d look through the list of episodes and then choose which ones they really wanted to watch. I couldn’t believe that some people would fast forward through the theme song or that others would skip certain ones that weren’t pertinent to the show. It turns out that not everyone watches the same 7 seasons over and over. Oh the horror. So I thought I’d put together some of the most important shows.
1. The Pilot: This is where I really fell in love with the show. It’s where we meet Luke and Stars Hollow. I think this is one of the slower episodes. Rory’s voice is unusually low, but it’s where the story begins. The show definitely gets polished over time, so I don’t think this should be your last episode even if you aren’t sure about the show yet. I started watching during later seasons and often wonder if I would have been hooked had I started on the first episode.
2. The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton: No, I’m not going to name every single show in order on this Gilmore Girls list of episodes, but I’m tempted to. Chilton represents Rory’s willingness to sacrifice in order to meet her goals. She has to leave her friends and has that long bus ride; as well as Paris to deal with. This is a common theme throughout the entire show and sets her apart as someone special.
3. Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers. I love this episode because it shows that sometimes even if you’re dating the perfect guy, it won’t work out…he has to be the perfect guy for you.
4. Dear Emily and Richard. This is the 13th episdoe of season 3. It is kind of a prequel to the story, and also shows the heartbreak that Emily went through. It probably also shows the reality of teen pregnancy more than any other episode.
5. A Tale of Poes and Fire. Again, this is a season 3 episode..number 17. It shows that when you get your dream sometimes you might want something else. Plus, it’s a good reminder that sometimes devastating loss is an entirely new beginning.
Sure, I’m partial to seasons 1 and 3. Sometimes I act like the later seasons aren’t even there. These are some of the more impactful and dramatic episodes. Which episodes do you think are the most important?