Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore? is the 16th episode of Season 7 on CW drama Gilmore Girls.


Rory has an interview with The New York Times, so Lorelai takes over the planning of Lane's baby shower, and Luke finds his boat in the classified section of the newspaper.


While planning Lane's baby shower, Rory gets a call from The New York Times offering her an interview for the Reston Fellowship. Lorelai finds herself brokering peace between Lane and Mrs. Kim over how the twins should be raised. Logan finally admits his business disaster to Rory.

In an attempt to make Logan feel better, she offers to leave the baby shower early, but Logan has already decided to go to Las Vegas with Yale classmates Colin and Finn to blow off steam. When Luke discovers that Liz and T.J. are trying to sell his boat, he decides to make some changes in his life. He sells the boat to Kirk and purchases a new and bigger boat. Lane is put on bed-rest, but the baby shower must go on.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger

Supporting cast

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig

Recurring cast

Rose Abdoo as Gypsy
Rini Bell as Lulu Kuschner
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller
Sebastian Bach as Gil
Kathleen Wilhoite as Liz Danes
Michael DeLuise as T.J.
Vanessa Marano as April Nardini


Oh my God! The New York Times is calling me! And not the subscriptions department!


  • Paris, Michel, Emily and Richard do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the 13th episode with the name 'Lorelai' in the title.

Show references


  • Britney Spears
  • Jane's Addiction
  • The Monkees
  • Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
  • "B-A-B-Y" by Rachel Sweet
  • "Mambo Italiano" by Dean Martin
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves


  • A Beautiful Mind


  • Top Chef
  • The Monkees


Lorelai – I don't want to go all Beautiful Mind on you, but according to my calculations…
Rory – Yes, Mr. Nash, but you are forgetting about the first-pancake phenomenon.
Lorelai – We are making you that audition tape for Top Chef.
Sookie – I cannot believe Britney is driving with her baby on her lap like that. What is she doing with that guy, by the way?
Lorelai – Well, you'll be glad to know they've since broken up, although it turns out he was kind of a stabilizing influence in her life. Who knew!
Sookie – I would love to, but it seems like the baby really wants me to just keep sitting here and reading In Touch.
Lorelai – Look, there are times when you have to put those differences aside. Like, you know Joseph, from the Bible, and how his brothers got all mad at him about that Dreamcoat.
Zack – And I'm gonna hang out with you, just like John and Yoko.
Kirk – But you’ve always been really attached to this boat. Hell, I thought you’d take it to your grave with you, maybe you’d row yourself across the River Styx.
Miss Patty – Adorable. There is nothing cuter than a baby in a onesie – except, of course, Anthony Quinn in a onesie.
Lane – Don't they push a bed through the streets in the opening credits of The Monkees?
A onesie at Lane's shower features the album artwork for David Bowie's Aladdin Sane.
Lorelai – Ah, "Got kicked out of Argentina with the Bush twins" Colin and Finn? I’m so sorry. You okay?