The Loop (TV)
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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
- 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
- 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 Tristan 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.
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