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Everyone knows ugly men make the best doctors
—Richard jealousy

Driving Miss Gilmore is the penultimate episode of Season 6 of Gilmore Girls.


EMILY'S SURPRISE GETS AN UNEXPECTED REACTION FROM LORELAI — Temporarily unable to see after minor eye surgery, Emily (Kelly Bishop) enlists Lorelai's (Lauren Graham) help as her driver and companion, finally revealing a huge surprise that catches Lorelai completely off-guard. Meanwhile, Rory takes charge of Logan's recovery when he is released from the hospital. Finally, Luke (Scott Patterson) helps his sister Liz (Kathleen Whilhoite) and her husband T.J. (Michael DeLuise) deal with Liz's pregnancy.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Special Guest Stars

Kathleen Wilhoite as Liz Danes
Michael DeLuise as T.J.

Guest starring

Danny Strong as Doyle McMaster
Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Grant Lee Phillips as Town Troubadour
Devon Michaels as Bill
Jim Jansen as Reverend Archie Skinner
Alan Blumenfeld as Rabbi David Barans
Dale Dickey as Ruthie
Peter MacKenzie as Dr. Schultz
Suanne Spoke as Loreen
Stacey Barnhisel as Kimberly Wells


Logan – You're scaring me with your knowledge of torture
Rory – I did an interview with the Attorney General, it comes with the territory
Logan – Life in modern America?
Lorelai – [muttering] Ridiculous, Sarah Bernhard, overdramatic–
Emily – My hearing's just fine Lorelai
―Andale, andale


  • Emily was in labour with Lorelai for 14 hours.
  • Emily undergoes a laser eye surgery.
  • Jackson finds a massive accidental patch of weed on his lot.
  • The Town Troubadour gets a gig opening for Neil Young.
  • Emily and Richard want to gift Luke and Lorelai a house for their wedding.
  • Lorelai confides in Emily that the wedding won't happen.
  • Liz tells Luke she's pregnant and is worried that she will mess things up for her baby like she did for Jess.
  • Doyle and Paris love the penguin movie.



me and julio down by the school yard (cover) | GRANT LEE PHILLIPS
whiter shade of pale | PROCOL HARUM



  • Beyoncé, The Allman Brothers Band, Jay-Z



The episode title references the film Driving Miss Daisy.
Emily – Can we please talk about something besides food?
Lorelai – Starvation, scurvy, the Donner party
EmilyMarcus Welby was handsome and George Clooney
Lorelai – A sit down? What, did you get Clemenza to hide a gun in the bathroom first?
Michel: You know you wouldn't treat Nicole Kidman like this. Nicole Kidman, red hair, tall. Okay, then, Julia Roberts, you wouldn't treat Julia Roberts like this. Red hair, tall. Okay, then, Scarlett Johansson. What are you, a shut-in?
Sookie – It was, but now it's kind of like having a Beyoncé video on.
Jackson – Every square inch, hundreds of plantings. It looks like Harrison Ford's backyard.
Logan – I've got Dina and Moshe Abramowicz on top of me.
Rory – So, I guess get up, but super slow. It should look like a Monty Python routine, you're moving so slow.
Logan – I'll make John Cleese proud.
ParisWarren Beatty, Jr. smooth-talk you?
Richard – It's the most boring state in the nation. As I was flying in, I swear I saw one of the heads on Mount Rushmore yawn.
LoganHelen Keller just signed water, Annie.
Lorelai – Oh, I'm sorry. Mrs. Onassis, I was looking for my mother.
Emily – And then Dr. Mengele told me to rest and is having me put eyedrops in every hour, further impeding my vision.
Lorelai – Well, Dad made it seem like you were surrounded by a small army you know, enough people to care for you, then go topple Saddam's statue.
Emily – They'll do a 60 Minutes on that woman one day. Mark my words!
Lorelai – Mom, the sun can't even find you under that hat. If we put that hat on Frosty the Snowman, he'd be living in Miami right now.
Emily – They say it's the car Jay-Z uses when he's in town. I assume that's an entertainer of some sort.
Lorelai: No, really? I thought you were just doing your best Mia Farrow in Broadway Danny Rose impersonation.
Lorelai – Ridiculous, Sarah Bernhardt over-dramatic…
BillGive 'em hell, Harry.
Single mom – And I'm like, "I don't care if you've been on your feet all day at that crappy job that doesn't pay enough that we can't even go to Dollywood once in a while."