Season 5 of Gilmore Girls, an American dramedy television series, aired on the WB television network.


Lorelai and Rory face major life changes in this unforgettable fifth season. Lorelai is happy owning and operating an inn with best friend Sookie, but quickly learns the demands of being the boss. A bigger surprise is that her longtime friendship with Luke has become a romance. Lorelai and Luke try to hide their relationship, but the town soon knows they are dating. The reappearance of Rory's father, Christopher, adds to the drama.

Rory's romantic life is also complicated; at the forefront is her relationship with Dean—who is now married. In her second year at Yale Rory is more involved in the college newspaper and meets Logan, who comes from the same old-money world as her grandparents. Rory could be on the path of her dreams—or is she?


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
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Recurring Cast

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller
Sebastian Bach as Gil
Wayne Wilcox as Marty
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger
Alan Loayza as Colin McCrae
Tanc Sade as Finn

Guest starring

Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
David Sutcliffe as Christopher Hayden
Arielle Kebbel as Lindsay Lister
Gregg Henry as Mitchum Huntzberger
Leann Hunleyas Shira Huntzberger
Devon Sorvari as Honor Huntzberger
Nick Holmes as Robert
Riki Lindhome as Juliet
Elisabeth Abbott as Rosemary


  • The season was released on DVD as a six-disc boxed set under the title of Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season on December 13, 2005 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


Season 5/Gallery



  1. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
  2. A Messenger, Nothing More
  3. Written In The Stars
  4. Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too
  5. We Got Us a Pippi Virgin!
  6. Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!
  7. You Jump, I Jump, Jack
  8. The Party's Over
  9. Emily Says Hello
  10. But Not as Cute as Pushkin
  11. Women Of Questionable Morals
  12. Come Home
  13. Wedding Bell Blues
  14. Say Something
  15. Jews and Chinese Food
  16. So... Good Talk
  17. Pulp Friction
  18. To Live and Let Diorama
  19. But I'm a Gilmore!
  20. How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?
  21. Blame Booze and Melville
  22. A House Is Not a Home