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I Can't Get Started is the Season 2 finale on WB drama Gilmore Girls.


Sookie and Jackson get married, while Lorelai and Christopher go through some changes in their relationship.


Sookie's wedding draws near, while Lorelai Gilmore finally relents and goes into the diner, where she apologizes profusely to Luke Danes. Christopher Hayden comes to town for the removal of Rory Gilmore's cast and decides to stay for Sookie's wedding. While Lorelai and Chris seem to be getting along, Sherry Tinsdale drops a bomb.

Meanwhile, Paris is running for student body president, and employs Rory as vice-president. Also, Jess Mariano returns to Stars Hollow and asks Luke if he can stay. But when worse come to worst, Rory must choose between Jess and Dean Forester.


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
Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano
Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Supporting cast

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Liz Torres as Miss Patty

Recurring cast

Ted Rooney as Morey Dell
Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
Teal Redmann as Louise Grant

Guest starring

David Sutcliffe as Christopher Hayden


Well, if it was in the paper, then it must be true
– Luke to Kirk
I'm so damn lonely not even Animal Planet does it for me anymore.
- Kirk
She's not home. Just let it go.
- Luke to Jess about Rory
Oy with the poodles already
– Lorelai


  • Actor Jackson Douglas' real-life father portrays his character, Jackson Belleville's, father.
  • It is implied that Jackson has some Scottish heritage and wears kilt to the wedding.
  • Chris reveals he and Sherry are having some relationship problems and are currently taking a break to think about what they want. Lorelai and Chris have sex later in the episode and decide to try being in a relationship together, except this plan falls short when Sherry calls Chris at the end of the episode to tell him she's pregnant and Chris decides to go back to her.
  • Jess moves back to Stars Hollow.
  • Paris and Rory are elected Student Body president and vice-president, respectively.
  • Rory kisses Jess for the first time.
  • Sookie and Jackson are married now.


  • "I Can't Get Started" by Ella Fitzgerald
  • "You're Just in Love" by Call Me Madam
  • "Walking After Midnight" by Patsy Cline
  • "Mamma Mia" by ABBA




  • "Hey Jude" by the Beatles
  • "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks
  • "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin
  • "Don't Cry Out Loud" by Melissa Manchester


  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  • Inferno by Dante



Lorelai – Anybody not hanging out with Annie Sullivan by the water fountain.
Lorelai – I'm telling you, it's knocking ‘whatcha talking ‘bout, Willis?' right out of first place.
Lorelai – You're pulling a Mr. Freeze on me.
Luke – I also enjoyed the Garfield stationery.
Paris – It's not enough to sign a petition to install a Little Debbie Machine in the senior corridor. Snack Cakes will not change the world, cream filling will not decide our legacy...
Rory – Go away, Randolph
Madeline – The hairstyles alone prove that the Farrelly Brothers are not making it up.
Paris – Who would be the yin to my yang, Joel to my Ethan, Damon to my Affleck
Paris – See, that is exactly what I need from you, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm for the new millennium. Hey wear some braids tomorrow with bows. I mean, hell, let's sell it, sister!
Christopher – It was counting up how many Brigadoon references you could come up with to torture him with on a later date.
Lorelai – My face is calling Gloria Allred when we get home.
ParisHubert Humphrey's concession speech. Now other than the part about Nixon, parts of it really seem to apply here.
Lorelai – Guess who's in the process of breaking up?
RoryBrad and Jen?
Christopher – Well, look who's got Martha Stewart locked in a basement.
Lorelai – Call me Greg Louganis
Luke – You're the one asking for something so you don't get to be James Dean this time, okay?
Luke – They told me I was crazy. They told me I should start writing letters to Jodie Foster -- but I ignored them.
Paris – Don't worry, I won't call you on Prince William's precious phone again.