This episode originally aired on February 27, 2007 on The CW
Rory goes to meet with an editor from the New York Times, just as she starts to put together Lane’s baby shower. Lorelai takes over the production and has to arbitrate a disagreement between Lane and Mrs. Kim about how to raise the unborn child. Meanwhile, Luke decides to change his situation in life and buy a new boat; Logan comes home drunk and reveals to Rory his failed business venture, and then runs off to Las Vegas with his buddies.
In “Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?” we see the beautiful interweaving of maternal themes and the profound relationships between the Gilmore women, all encapsulated against the backdrop of an imminent arrival.
Lane is in the throes of labor, catapulting everyone into a whirlwind of excitement and anxiety. Lorelai, who’s been a maternal figure to Lane, is by her side throughout, offering moral and emotional support, drawing a poignant parallel between her relationship with Lane and the one she shares with her own mother, Emily.
As Lane and Zack navigate the chaos of an impending dual addition to their family, Lane is hit with a wave of realization about her own maternal insecurities. She leans on Lorelai, seeking comfort and guidance in navigating the trepidations of motherhood.
Meanwhile, Rory is offered the opportunity to embark on a career-defining journalistic journey, covering Barack Obama’s campaign on the presidential trail. However, her excitement is tampered by the fact that she has to navigate this new path without the physical presence of her mother to lean on. Thus, Rory has to make pivotal decisions that not only impact her career but also reflect her personal growth and independence.
Rory’s relationship with Logan comes into focus once again. Despite the looming distance and challenges that are bound to come their way with Rory on the campaign trail and Logan embarking on a new venture in California, they maintain a united front, promising to navigate through it together.
Memorable quotes from this episode of Gilmore Girls:
- Lane to Lorelai: “Will you be my Lorelai Gilmore?”
- Rory: “I got a job. I’m going to be covering Obama’s campaign for an online magazine.”
- Lorelai to Rory: “Honey, you’re a great journalist. Your stuff was head and shoulders above everybody else’s. You’re going to wow them.”
- Logan: “Long distance is tough, but we’re tougher.”