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Ballrooms and Biscotti is the premiere of Season 4 of Gilmore Girls.


Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) return from their summer backpacking adventure in Europe to get Rory ready for Yale and catch up with the world of Stars Hollow. Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) is well along in her pregnancy and confides the sex of the baby to Lorelai, while Luke (Scott Patterson) has returned from the cruise with his girlfriend with surprising news. Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) are eager to resume the family's Friday night dinners, but when Lorelai fails to show, the sparks are soon flying again.


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

Recurring cast

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville

Guest starring

Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Ted Rooney as Morey Dell


Gabriel Brock as Boy #1
Austin Noah Marques as Boy #2
Katya Abelsky as Christy
Lillian Byrd as Maid
Jeanine T. Anderson as Soda Shoppe Employee
Kelly Klein as Soda Shoppe Employee
Rachel Marinacci as Soda Shoppe Employee
Seth Todd as Soda Shoppe Employee
Abraham Zucker as Soda Shoppe Employee


  • Rory goes on #TeamJackson with the 'I do not want to know the sex of my baby' button.
  • Lorelai advises Kirk not to skydive into the town square.
  • Luke and Nicole got married.


when you tell me that you love me | DIANA ROSS
the girl from ipanema | STAN GETZ & JOÃO GILBERTO
tell her what she wants to know | SAM PHILLIPS


Show references




Babette – I thought you'd been kidnapped by some crazy Sandinistas or something.
Rory – Everything you buy here has a Hello Kitty stamp on the bottom.
Sookie – Oh, was it warm? I read it was warm
Jacksonwikipedia:Ricky Ricardo didn't know. Dick Van Dyke didn't know.
Rory – Hear about that whole wikipedia:Sputnik thing?
Jackson – Oh, Eisenhower is on top of it.
LukeQue sera
Taylor – Or have one of those high class naked parties with that Bush girl
Rory – I don't wanna change. I don't wanna be the anti-town girl. I'm not Daria
Lorelai – I'm so wiped. I shouldn't have taken that third Excedrin PM last night.
Rory – Third? Why'd you take three?
Lorelai – Oh, well, uh, originally I took two, then somewhere around four in the morning, I woke up and had a major Marilyn moment. And now I'm ready to sleep with the Kennedys
Rory – I heard Kerry is still available.
Lorelai – You better walk really fast, like "Warp speed, Mr. Sulu" kind of fast.
Rory – They had a set of Alice in Wonderland, that Mom wanted to get, but they were way too expensive so we just got the Queen of Hearts.
Rory – This is Iran in '79 and you are Jimmy Carter
Emily – That's Corky and Shirley Ballas. I love them. They are so talented.
Lorelai – Mom, she's been here for hours. Patty Hearst had a shorter incarceration