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S03, E20 (First Aired:
A golden opportunity arises for Lorelai and Sookie to buy another inn; Jess' long-lost father (Rob Estes) shows up in Stars Hollow and introduces himself to his son.
S03, E21 (First Aired:
After a confrontation with Luke, Jess travels to California to stay with his father, Jimmy (Rob Estes); Lorelai learns the money her father gave her will make Rory ineligible for financial aid.
S03, E22 (First Aired:
Rory makes a moving valedictory speech on graduation day; Rory discovers Lorelai is making a huge sacrifice to pay her tuition; Richard and Emily present their granddaughter with a lavish gift.
S04, E01 (First Aired:
Lorelai and Rory return from their backpacking adventure in Europe; Sookie confides the sex of her unborn baby to Lorelai; Luke returns from his cruise with surprising news; Lorelai fails to show up at her parent's Friday-night dinner.
S04, E02 (First Aired:
Lorelai helps her daughter move into the dormitory at Yale, where Rory meets a strange new roommate and encounters an old adversary.
S04, E03 (First Aired:
Rory is shocked to discover that Emily has redecorated her dorm room without permission; Richard announces that he is taking on a new business partner (Chris Eigeman).
S04, E04 (First Aired:
Dean awkwardly invites Rory to his wedding the next day; Dean confesses to Luke how much he misses Rory; Lorelai and Sookie have trouble obtaining a permit to begin construction on the inn.
S04, E05 (First Aired:
Rory goes on her first date since breaking up with Jess; Lorelai invites Luke over to watch a movie; Lorelai is dismayed to learn that the designer she hired for the inn used to work for Emily.
S04, E06 (First Aired:
Emily hires Lorelai and Sookie to cater a business affair, then makes them jump through hoops; sparks fly between Lorelai and Richard's new partner (Chris Eigeman); Rory hunts for a suitable place to study.
S04, E07 (First Aired:
When the townspeople stage famous paintings, Rory portrays a young woman in a Renaissance work, Lorelai appears as the beauty in Renoir's ``Dance at Bougival,'' and Kirk embodies Jesus in Da Vinci's ``The Last Supper.''
S04, E08 (First Aired:
After Rory writes a scathing review of the Yale ballet, she becomes the target of the vindictive lead ballerina (Katherine Brunk).
S04, E09 (First Aired:
Richard and Emily invite Lorelai and Rory to their fancy tailgate party at the Harvard-Yale game; Rory is shocked to see Paris and a distinguished professor (Michael York) kissing.
S04, E10 (First Aired:
Shocked Lorelai learns Jason (Chris Eigeman) attended a charity event with someone else; Paris sneaks out to meet professor Flemming (Michael York), forcing Rory to make excuses for her to the paper's editor (Danny Strong).
S04, E11 (First Aired:
Lorelai admits that she does not want Luke to leave Stars Hollow to move in with Nicole; Rory finds rumors of her obsession with William humiliating; Lane's double life is discovered.
S04, E12 (First Aired:
Luke's ditzy sister surprises him with a visit; Lorelai is torn about telling her parents about her relationship with Jason; Paris talks to Rory about her affair.
S04, E13 (First Aired:
Car trouble strands Jess in Stars Hollow; Jess walks away from Rory over and over again, then makes a startling confession; at a charity dinner, Emily asks Lorelai and Jason to pretend to be lovey-dovey.
S04, E14 (First Aired:
Rory succumbs to self-doubt after a professor suggests she drop a class; Lorelai takes out her frustration on Sookie; Gran is nasty to Richard and Emily.
S04, E15 (First Aired:
Rory gets a glimpse of Dean's new life; Lorelai and Rory get swept up in Emily's wild shopping spree, then Emily admits her out-of-control spending is in retaliation against Richard's neglect.
S04, E16 (First Aired:
The sudden loss of his mother undoes Richard; Emily finds an old letter to her husband from her mother-in-law; Lorelai takes over the funeral arrangements.