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Spring is the 2nd episode of A Year in the Life of Gilmore Girls.


As Rory's secret London love affair continues, working on her book proposal becomes increasingly difficult. Lorelai and Emily go to therapy together.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore

Recurring cast

Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig
Danny Strong as Doyle McMaster
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger

Guest starring

John Cabrera as Brian Fuller
Ted Rooney as Morey Dell
Rose Abdoo as Gypsy
Mike Gandolfi as Andrew
Brian Tarantina as Bootsy
Dakin Matthews as Hanlin Charleston
Alex Kingston as Naomi Shropshire
Mae Whitman as Marcy
Gregg Henry as Mitchum Huntzberger


  • Emily and Lorelai go to therapy together, but Emily stops coming later in the episode.
  • Mrs. Kim appears for the first time since the show's original run. She now leads a choir.
  • This is the first and only time on the entire series that Mr. Kim is seen.
  • Jackson's first and only appearance on AYITL and his last appearance on Gilmore Girls overall.
  • Logan is engaged to Odette, a French heiress, but they don't live together.
  • The real Paul Anka makes a cameo.
  • Emily informs Luke that Richard left him money in a trust account that's to be used for expanding and franchising his diner.
  • There is a Chilton alumni event held at this episode, to which both Paris and Rory were invited. Headmaster Charleston makes an appearance and offers Rory a faculty position at Chilton. Francie and Tristin are also seen - the latter throws Paris off her game a bit,
  • Rory writes a piece for GQ and has her first one-night stand. She then temporarily moves back home due to her career crisis.
  • Rachael Ray guest stars as a chef in the Dragonfly Inn.
  • Babette and Morey make their first appearances on AYITL.
  • Mitchum meets Rory and Logan, offering Rory a job.
  • Taylor wants to organize a Pride Parade in Stars Hollow. It's implied he might be gay himself.
  • Doyle makes his first appearance on AYITL and his and Paris' kids are seen too. It's also revealed that him and Rory have been e-mailing.
  • A second film by Kirk premieres in the Black-White-Read cinema.
  • While not physically seen in the episode, Liz and T.J. call Luke and inform him they accidentally joined a vegetable cult and need help getting out of it.
  • Last appearance of Paris and Lulu.