Lorelai's First Cotillion is the 3rd episode of Season 7 on CW drama Gilmore Girls.


SHALL WE DANCE? – When Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) have no real reaction to the news of her break up with Luke (Scott Patterson), Lorelai (Lauren Graham) suddenly realizes that most of her emotional life has been based on doing and feeling the opposite of whatever her parents want. Later, when Michel (Yanic Truesdale) forces Lorelai to attend Emily's beautiful cotillion dance, Lorelai discovers that some things her parents wanted for her weren't really that terrible. Rory (Alexis Bledel) has a tough time making her long-distance relationship with Logan (Matt Czuchry) work. After taking Rory out for a father/daughter dinner, Christopher (David Sutcliffe) makes a startling confession to Lorelai.


Show references


  • Count Basie


  • Charlotte's Web
  • Sexus by Henry Miller


Paris – That means you, Casanova.
Charlotte – She's the one I told you about – a regular Imogene Coca!
Michel – Oh, my God! I love them. They are like Madame Alexander dolls come to life.
Lorelai – Famous? I have to catch up on my Us Weeklies.
Beverly – She also told us that you were a delightful dining companion, like Noël Coward and Slim Keith rolled into one.
Lorelai – Oh, well, she's delightful, too, like Shirley Temple and Mother Teresa and someone with very good table manners rolled into one.