Gilmore Girls, Season 7, Episode 4 Recap: ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous

This episode originally aired on October 17, 2006 on The CW


Lorelai and Christopher have begun to date, and although Lorelai is finding it difficult to fully commit to the relationship, Christopher keeps coming up with romantic dates to win her over. Back at Yale, Rory meets some eccentric new girlfriends at an art exhibit, and Richard becomes a guest lecturer. April comes to stay with Luke for a few weeks while Ana is out of town. Finally, Emily gets arrested and Lorelai has to bail her out of jail.


This episode revolves around Lorelai, who’s trying to come to terms with her estranged relationship with Luke and the apparent progression of her involvement with Christopher. Lorelai feels a sense of belonging and comfort with Christopher, but it’s evident there’s an underlying feeling of remorse and uncertainty about moving on so quickly after ending things with Luke.

Rory, on the other hand, experiences a bit of chaos in her life as she tries to organize a DAR event and is finding herself overwhelmed. She’s attempting to establish a semblance of control over her life amidst the backdrop of personal and academic stressors. Additionally, the specter of her evolving relationship with Logan, who is in London, brings an additional layer of complexity to her emotional landscape.

Logan visits the States with intentions to fix his relationship with Rory. However, his surprise and impromptu proposal in front of her friends and family leaves Rory stunned and in a dilemma, pushing her to ponder over her future and the sacrifices she might have to make.

Meanwhile, Lorelai and Christopher embark on a spontaneous trip to Paris, reflecting Lorelai’s pattern of impulsive decisions when it comes to her love life. The trip, although romantically inclined, isn’t devoid of tense moments, especially when discussions about their future together arise.

Memorable quotes from this episode of Gilmore Girls:

  • Logan to Rory: “I want you by my side, in every city, every country, every moment.”
  • Lorelai: “Love isn’t always black and white. Sometimes, we’re stuck in the grey areas.”
  • Rory to Logan: “My love for you isn’t a question, but my future is.”
  • Christopher: “Paris is for lovers, but love is never as simple as a city.”
  • Emily to Rory: “Life will present unexpected turns, but it’s the choices we make that define our path.”

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