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Chicken or Beef? is the 4th episode of Season 4 of Gilmore Girls.


Back in Stars Hollow for the weekend, Rory (Alexis Bledel) runs into Dean (Jared Padalecki), who awkwardly invites her to his wedding the next day. During his bachelor party that night, Dean stumbles into Luke's (Scott Patterson) diner and drunkenly confesses how much he misses Rory. Meanwhile, while trying to get construction started on the new Dragonfly Inn, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) are driven crazy by Taylor (Michael Winters), who controls the permit procedures for every building in town.


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

Special Guest Star

Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester

Recurring cast

Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller

Guest starring

Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Rose Abdoo as Gypsy
Chauncey Leopardi as Kyle Gibson
Arielle Kebbel as Lindsay Lister
Justin Urich as Dean's Friend #1
Brian Skala as Dean's Friend #2


Mike Gandolfi as Andrew
Patty Malcolm as Woman
Tawny Rene Hamilton as Theresa Lister
Steven Monfort as Guy #1
Izzy Assencoa as Guy #2
Luciano Giancarlo as Chic Guy
Max Greenfield as Lucas


  • Dean gets married at the Stars Hollow Church/Synagogue.
  • Rory and Lorelai do not attend the wedding, at Luke's behest.


the weakest shade of blue | THE PERNICE BROTHERS






Lorelai – To the Braille Institute, it's just a trim.
Lorelai – And what are your plans today, Persis Khambatta?
Rory – Well, how are we supposed to get out of our house?
(Lorelai crosses her arms, nods her head and blinks)
Rory – It looks like heaven or a Victoria's Secret commercial which, to some people, is basically the same thing.
Lorelai – We know where all those Calvin Klein ads went to die.
Sookie – I missed the beginning of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and by the time I got back, they were all gay.
LukeJim Morrison is not hanging out with Elvis. The Kennedys did not kill Marilyn.
Lorelai – Come on, Augustus Gloop.
Taylor – "Pave paradise and put up a parking lot."
Taylor – So it'll be a party spot? Catering to that crowd, hip-hoppers, the Manson family?
Lorelai – It's a 23-year-old porch. Unless you think Kate Hudson is historical, it's not historical.
Kirk – My family tree dates back to a 12th-century knight.
Lorelai – Wow.
Kirk – As a kid, I thought that meant we were related to Ted Knight. I wrote him a lot of letters. He never responded.