Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Episode 4 Recap – Fall

This episode originally debuted on November 25, 2016 on Netflix


At odds with the most important people in her life, Lorelai seeks wisdom in nature. Rory goes out for a wild night with an unexpected crowd.


The fourth episode of the Gilmore Girls revival series, “Fall,” picks up where the third 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 visiting Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) at her new apartment. Emily is still struggling to adjust to her new life, but she is happy to have her daughter and granddaughter there to support her.

Meanwhile, Rory is working on her book proposal and trying to get a meeting with the CEO of a digital media company. She is also struggling to figure out what to do with her life.

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, Emily is trying to find a new purpose in her life. She decides to volunteer at a local soup kitchen, but she quickly realizes that it is not for her.

In addition to the main plot points, the episode also features a number of subplots, including:

  • Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) is still trying to figure out what to do with his new diner space.
  • Kirk Gleason (Sean Gunn) is finally getting his new business, Ooober, off the ground.
  • Babette Dell (Sally Struthers) and Miss Patty (Liz Torres) are finally cast in the Stars Hollow musical.
  • Emily Gilmore is struggling to find a new purpose in her life, but she eventually finds one that she is passionate about.

At the end of the episode, Lorelai, Rory, and Emily 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. Emily tells Lorelai and Rory that she is grateful for their love and support.

Overall, the fourth episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is a good follow-up to the first three 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.

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