Gilmore Girls, Season 7, Episode 7 Recap: French Twist

This episode originally aired on November 14, 2006 on The CW


Christopher and Lorelai take his daughter Gigi to visit her mother in Paris. Despite severe jet lag, they manage to have a wonderful, romantic time enjoying the city and each other. Rory comes to the end of her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News and suddenly finds herself unsure of her future. Her new friends Olivia and Lucy suggest a trip to Stars Hollow for a girls’ night. When they return, Rory is surprised to find that Lucy’s new boyfriend is her old friend Marty, who pretends not to know Rory. Christopher and Lorelai return home with a surprise for everyone.


Episode 7, “French Twist,” marks a pivotal moment in the complex relationship narratives of the Gilmore girls. Lorelai and Christopher impulsively fly to Paris after attending a business meeting together, embodying a spur-of-the-moment adventure that Lorelai has often craved. The magic of Paris and the rekindled romantic involvement between them lead to an impulsive decision: Lorelai and Christopher get married, a moment that is both joyous and equally concerning given the history of their relationship.

Meanwhile, Rory encounters the challenge of being an effective leader at the Yale Daily News while trying to manage Paris Geller’s authoritarian style. When a rival newspaper appears on campus, Rory deals with her own insecurities as a leader, coupled with feeling conflicted about her mother’s unexpected marriage news.

Back in Stars Hollow, Luke decides to take legal action to gain joint custody of April, showcasing a more assertive side of his character. He’s determined to be a present and influential figure in her life, even though it means diving into a legal battle with Anna. This determination comes at a point when Luke’s own emotional life is muddled, as he’s still coming to terms with his and Lorelai’s separated paths.

Memorable quotes from this episode of Gilmore Girls:

  • Lorelai to Christopher: “When we’re together, it feels like everything clicks.”
  • Christopher to Lorelai: “I’ve waited for you for so long. Let’s not wait anymore.”
  • Rory to Paris: “Leadership is not a dictatorship. We’re supposed to be a team.”
  • Luke to his lawyer: “She’s my daughter too. I have every right to be a part of her life.”
  • Rory, on the phone with Lorelai:** “You’re married? Just like that?”

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