This episode originally debuted on November 25, 2016 on Netflix
Rory tries to save the Stars Hollow Gazette from shutting down. Lorelai sits on the advisory committee for Taylor’s musical. Rory worries about Emily.
The third episode of the Gilmore Girls revival series, “Summer,” picks up where the second episode left off. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) is still struggling to come to terms with her own mortality, while Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) is trying to get her career back on track.
The episode opens with Lorelai and Rory having lunch at Luke’s Diner. Rory is excited to share the news that she is writing a book about her and Lorelai’s relationship. Lorelai is initially reluctant about the idea, but she eventually agrees to support Rory’s dream.
Meanwhile, Lorelai is dealing with her own issues. She is feeling stressed and overwhelmed about her job and her relationship with Luke. She is also struggling to come to terms with her own mortality.
Later in the episode, Lorelai and Rory attend a Stars Hollow musical that is being put on by Taylor Doose (Michael Winters). The musical is a disaster, but Lorelai and Rory have a good time anyway.
Meanwhile, Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) is struggling to adjust to her new life without her husband Richard. She is feeling isolated and lonely. She also misses her old house, which she sold after Richard’s death.
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 having trouble getting his new business, Ooober, off the ground.
- Babette Dell (Sally Struthers) and Miss Patty (Liz Torres) are continuing to audition for the Stars Hollow musical.
- Emily Gilmore is trying to find a new purpose in her life.
At the end of the episode, Lorelai and Rory visit Emily at her new apartment. Emily is happy to see them, but she is still struggling to adjust to her new life. Lorelai and Rory assure her that they are there for her and that she is not alone.
Overall, the third episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is a good follow-up to the first two episodes. It is full of humor, heart, and nostalgia. It is also a good reminder of why we love the Gilmore Girls characters so much.