Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Season four of Gilmore Girls begins as Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) return to Stars Hollow after spending the summer backpacking through Europe. Lorelai's very good friend Luke (Scott Patterson) has likewise kept busy the past summer, getting married to -- and separated from -- his latest amour Nicole. With only three days at her disposal, Rory assembles what is necessary to launch her freshman year at Yale University, while Lorelai's business partner Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) tries to balance her work as co-owner of the new Dragonfly Inn with her impending motherhood. And elsewhere, hurt feelings dictate the curious behavior of Lorelei's mother Emily (Kelly Bishop) and all-purpose town curmudgeon Taylor Doose (Michael Winters).