This episode originally debuted on November 25, 2016 on Netflix
As Rory’s secret London love affair continues, working on her book proposal becomes increasingly difficult. Lorelai and Emily go to therapy together.
The second episode of the Gilmore Girls revival series, “Spring,” picks up where the first episode left off. Lorelai is still struggling to come to terms with her own mortality, while Rory is trying to get her career back on track.
The episode opens with Lorelai and Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) going to therapy together. Lorelai is reluctant to go at first, but she eventually agrees. In therapy, Lorelai and Emily work on communicating better and understanding each other better.
Meanwhile, Rory is working on a book proposal for a children’s book about her and Lorelai’s relationship. She is also trying to get a meeting with the CEO of a digital media company, but she is having trouble getting her foot in the door.
Later in the episode, Lorelai and Rory attend a town meeting where they learn that Taylor Doose (Michael Winters) is planning to build a new shopping mall in Stars Hollow. Lorelai and Rory are opposed to the mall, but Taylor assures them that it will be good for the town.
Meanwhile, Rory finally gets a meeting with the CEO of the digital media company. However, the meeting does not go as planned. The CEO is more interested in Rory’s personal life than her book proposal.
In addition to the main plot points, the episode also features a number of subplots, including:
- Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) is trying to figure out what to do with his new diner space.
- Kirk Gleason (Sean Gunn) is starting a new business called Ooober.
- Babette Dell (Sally Struthers) and Miss Patty (Liz Torres) are auditioning for a musical being put on by Taylor Doose.
- Emily Gilmore is trying to declutter her house and get rid of everything that doesn’t bring her joy.
At the end of the episode, Lorelai and Rory have a heart-to-heart talk about their lives and their futures. Lorelai tells Rory that she is proud of her and that she knows she will figure things out. Rory tells Lorelai that she loves her and that she is lucky to have her as her mother.
Overall, the second episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is a good follow-up to the first episode. It is full of humor, heart, and nostalgia. It is also a good reminder of why we love the Gilmore Girls characters so much.