What happens after an explosion? Everything's in pieces. The breakup of Richard and Jason's business results in two more breakups: the Richard-and-Emily marriage and the Lorelai-and-Jason love affair.
- 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
- Liza Weil as Paris Geller
- Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
- Chris Eigeman as Jason Stiles
- and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
- special appearance by
- Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore
Special Guest Stars
- after dark | MOWER
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- Lorelai – Bewitched? I love Bewitched.
- Rory – That's my little Kofi Annan.
- Lorelai – Of course, I had no idea we were dealing with the Carringtons. All we needed was a swimming pool and some ball-gowns to really end the evening right.
- Jason – Where all the financial wash-ups wash up. It's gonna be me and the Enron boys, smoking cigars while their ankle cuffs beep quietly in the background.
- Lorelai – Of course, my scenario also involved my mother finding her inner Timothy Leary and moving us all out to a commune in Berkeley.