All I know is that my Lindsay's devastated, Dean's back with his parents, lives are ruined and you and your daughter can go to hell!
—Teresa Lister
A Messenger, Nothing More is the 2nd episode of Season 5 of Gilmore Girls.


ROME, REGRETS AND RENAISSANCE FAIRS – Rory (Alexis Bledel) calls Lorelai (Lauren Graham) from Rome and admits that she made a mess of things with Dean (Jared Padalecki). Lorelai gives Dean a letter from Rory, but Dean's wife Lindsay (Arielle Kebbel) finds the letter and throws Dean out of the house. Rory returns from Europe, and a terrible scene ensues when she and Lorelai run into Lindsay and her mother (guest star Tawny Rene Hamilton) on the street. Meanwhile, Luke (Scott Patterson) returns to Stars Hollow after many weeks helping his injured sister (guest star Kathleen Wilhoite) on the Renaissance Fair circuit. Luke and Lorelai try to find a private spot to say hello, but are interrupted by a town parade.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Special Guest Star

Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester

Guest starring

Michael DeLuise as T.J.
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller
Arielle Kebbel as Lindsay Lister[1]
Anthony Azizi as Hotel Manager
Rene Hamilton as Teresa Lister
Floyd Van Buskirk as Henry
Kathleen Wilhoite as Liz Danes


  • Lane realises she's in love with Zack
  • Luke and Lorelai's 'rendezvous' once he returns from Maine mirrors Rory and Jess's first proper conversation and kiss following their admitting having feelings for each other.[2] Both couples-to-be are at Luke's, make up an excuse to leave and meet to be alone, awkwardly and sweetly starting their respective romances.
  • Lindsay finds out Dean cheated on her and they break up.


this town | THE GO-GO'S
chimacum rain | LINDA PERHACS
rory watches the balloon







Lorelai – I am the über-Drumph-Murdoch-maximus!
Liz – I was listening to my Deepak Chopra
Lorelai – (to Luke) What's that, Lucy, a football for me to kick?
Lorelai – (to Luke) See you when Hillary's president!
Zack – He was purging the "E! True Hollywood Story" part of it for his own benefit

Notes and references

  1. Last appearance of Lindsay Lister on the series
  2. Let the Games Begin
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