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Hammers and Veils is the 2nd episode of Season 2 of Gilmore Girls.


While the whole town is busy making arrangements for Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Max's (Scott Cohen) wedding, Lorelai finally tells Emily (Kelly Bishop) that she is getting married and is hurt by her mother's disinterested reaction. Meanwhile; Rory (Alexis Bledel) obsesses about not having enough extracurriculars to get into Harvard and throws herself into building houses for charity. And after talking to Paris, she is planning to do more activities.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Recurring cast

Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
Teal Redmann as Louise Grant

Guest starring

Scott Cohen as Max Medina
Biff Yeager as Tom[1]
Eddie Shin as Henry Cho


Luke – Yep, there's nothing like a wedding to screw up a family
Lorelai – Or, in my case, there's nothing like a family to screw up a family


  • Lane goes to Pusan.
  • Max leaves for Toronto for two months.
  • Emily says she wore a tiara at her wedding, but in Love and War and Snow when Rory shows the album with old pictures to her grandparents, they came across a wedding picture of Richard and Emily where Emily is not wearing a tiara.
  • Paris has known Madeline since she was at least 8 years old.


spring releasedGRANT LEE PHILLIPS
love will keep us together | CAPTAIN & TENNILLE
one fine day | THE CHIFFONS
until the real thing comes along | DEAN MARTIN
love is everywhere I goSAM PHILLIPS







Lorelai(about her veil) And then there's the full on Diana.
Paris – You have to go to college.
LouisePrincess Grace didn't go to college.
Paris – Thank you for the history lesson, A.J. Benza
Lorelai – He's the one with the early plane. We don't have to go anywhere tomorrow. We can stay all night. Have a party, do some Jell-O shots, play "Light as a feather, stiff as a board."
Lorelai – I have hit a level of perfection that has rarely been seen outside the Victoria's Secret catalog.
Lorelai – Yeah, well, by the time I could get my jaw off the ground, Speed Racer had taken my plate.
Lorelai – You know, the Gettysburg Address was only one page long, and that was about a war.
Rory – Why don't you go on inside and you and my mother can continue the 'Rory's building a house' routine and when that gets boring you can move on over to Who's on First?
Rory – Funny, I never pictured you as a Bob Vila kind of girl.
Rory – Paris has been accumulating these things since she could walk. I mean, she has a list of good deeds that could bump Mother Teresa off the Harvard list.
Michel – If I eat that, I cannot have my Boca Burger later.
Rory – I will be tying yellow ribbons 'round the old oak trees
Lorelai – These are women from countries that have dictatorships and civil wars and death squads and all of that they survived, but 5 minutes working for Emily Gilmore and people are begging for Castro
Lorelai – Hey, whatever happened to Xuxa?

Notes and references

  1. First appearance of Tom, Stars Hollow's main contractor.