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Written In The Stars is the 3rd episode of Season 5 on Gilmore Girls.


After Lorelai and Luke spend a romantic night together at Luke's place, Lorelai, walks into the dinner early the next morning dressed in one of Luke's flannel shirts, only to discover that the place is full of customers. Lorelai is a little offended when it appears that no one cares about their relationship, until it becomes a topic of heated discussion at the town meeting. Rory has an angry exchange with a haughty, rich student named Logan after he is rude to her friend Marty. Paris holds a wake for her older lover Asher, who died over the summer.


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

Special Guest Stars

Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger[1]

Guest starring

Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Wayne Wilcox as Marty
Rose Abdoo as Gypsy
Kathryn Joosten as Maisy Fortner
Mike Gandolfi as Andrew
Pat Crawford Brown as Mrs. Cassini


  • It's revealed Asher has died.
  • Lorelai and Luke have their first date at Sniffy's Tavern.
    • She is also introduced to Maisy Fortner and Bertram 'Buddy' Linds, who appear to be a sort of surrogate parents to Luke.
    • Maisy went to school with Luke's mother.
    • Buddy helped Luke when he opened the diner.
    • Lorelai and Luke sleep together for the first time after this date.


lily-a-passion | GRANT LEE PHILLIPS
the best is yet to come | TONY BENNETT




  • "Delta Dawn" by Tanya Tucker
  • "The Times They Are a-Changin'" by Bob Dylan
  • "Crazy" by Patsy Cline


  • The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • Robert Frost, general author reference



LorelaiShaken, not stirred, please, Jeeves.
Lorelai – Don't be so puritanical. After all, Heather has two mommies
Rory – Crazy
Lorelai – You said it Patsy Cline
Luke – Your shoes work well with that shirt.
Lorelai – Gee, Carson, thanks.
Emily – The Farthingtons' dogs are apoplectic. Ridiculous choice of animal—a vicious 3-inch ball of hair and a bow—a ridiculous pink bow for the vicious killers. "Oh, watch out! Cecil Beaton and the Duke of Windsor are headed straight for my shoes!"
Paris – He had a heart attack. He was teaching a Shakespeare class—"A Midsummer Night's Dream." He was doing Puck, and then suddenly he wasn't. And the class was so into his reading, they didn't even get it. They thought he was acting. It was Dick Shawn all over again.
Paris – It'll be the Mountain Girl trial all over again.
Lorelai – Did Paul Thomas Anderson write this?
Logan – What, they were out of Orlando Bloom?
LorelaiLiz Taylor and Richard Burton couldn't go outside without people noticing.
Gypsy – You backed up. You didn't look. You got in, you turned on your car, and then you whipped out of that space like you were Lizzie Grubman
Paris – (about Asher Fleming) He's my Mike Todd

Notes and references

  1. First appearances of Logan, Finn and Colin