The Girls are back in town.
Gilmore Girls returns with new adventures for Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) on Friday, Nov. 25 on Netflix with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The four-part event series takes place roughly 10 years after viewers last saw the Gilmores on TV in the 2007 finale on The CW. Ten years is a long time. Think of how much coffee you've had since then, let alone the number of hours of TV you've consumed.
Gilmore Girls' original run lasted 153 episodes. There are not 153 days left before it returns. So, how do you reacquaint yourself with Gilmore Girls? Or watch for the first time? We've got you. These are the episodes you need to watch.
Binge guide key:
* Indicates very important episode first timers
^ Indicates important episodes veterans should revisit.
Curious viewers who have never watched should check out episodes with the *^ to experience Gilmore Girls in all its glory.
"Pilot"*^: Meet the Gilmore girls for the first time! See the first Friday night dinner!
"The Lorelai's First Day at Chilton"*: Some classic Lorelai and Emily (Kelly Bishop) moments here, it's basically part two of the pilot.
"Rory's Birthday Parties"*: Some classic Emily and Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann) moments here, the Gilmores love each other…but it's hard to show.
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"Rory's Dance"*: Again, classic Gilmore family drama, plus early Rory and Dean (Jared Padalecki) moments. Emily stays over at Lorelai's to care for her daughter and Rory falls asleep with Dean at Miss Patti's…drama ensues.
"Forgiveness and Stuff"*^: Rory and Lorelai are still feuding a bit, Emily and Lorelai are having a tiff. But the main reason you need to watch this episode is for Richard's health scare and the reaction everybody has.
"That Damn Donna Reed": Christopher (David Suttcliffe) appears! There's some quality Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai stuff here, plus Rory and Dean relationship progression. And of course Donna Reed Show.
"Red Light on the Wedding Night": Lorelai's engaged! And her bachelorette party is at a drag club. But is Lorelai happy? Who is she calling instead of her fiancé?
"Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy"*^: Meet Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and prepare to have a lot of conflicted feelings.
"The Ins and Outs of Inns": See how the Dragonfly Inn began and get some insight into Lorelai's early life in Stars Hollow when Mia, the owner of the Independence Inn, returns to town. Plus, Lorelai and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) have their first argument and Rory and Jess grow closer.
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"Teach Me Tonight"*: Rory tutors Jess, but things get out of hand and end in a car accident that hurts more than Rory's wrist.
"Lorelai's Graduation Day"*^: Lorelai gets her degree, but somebody misses her ceremony and has an important realization. And at the ceremony, witness one of the best Lorelai/Emily moments of the series.
"I Can't Get Started"*^: Sookie's getting hitched, but the Gilmore girls have quite a bit of drama when Christopher comes to town and Jess returns to Stars Hollow.
"They Shoot Gilmore, Don't They?"*^: It's the Stars Hollow Dance Marathon and Rory and Lorelai are paired up. The drama doesn't stay on the dance floor after things come to a head in the Rory-Dean-Jess love triangle.
"A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving": Lorelai and Rory have to attend four different Thanksgiving dinners, Sookie gets wasted at her Thanksgiving and Rory reveals she applied to Yale. Plus, Lane (Keiko Agena) gets a boyfriend and viewers meet Cat Kirk.
"Face-Off": Rory, tired of waiting around for her boyfriend, goes out…only to encounter her ex with his new girlfriend. Trix (Marion Ross) and Emily spar, and it's always delightful.
"The Big One": Rory's college acceptance letters arrive, Paris (Liza Weil) has a breakdown on TV and Lorelai runs into Max (Scott Cohen).
"Happy Birthday, Baby"*: Rory makes her college choice and plans Lorelai's big birthday party. Lorelai receives a gift from her parents and what she does with it causes another Gilmore spat.
"Keg! Max!": Lorelai and Rory are free from Friday night dinners and Rory heads to her first keg party…of course it ends in a big brawl.
"Here Comes the Son": Jess takes off without saying goodbye and Lorelai and Emily continue to widen their rift. This was also a backdoor pilot for a spinoff about Jess that didn't go to series.
"Those Are Strings, Pinocchio"*: Rory graduates! And to make sure her mother can fulfill her Dragonfly Inn dreams, she makes a deal with her grandparents to pay for her college, which means Friday night dinners are back again.
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"The Lorelais' First Day at Yale": Rory heads to college with the help of Luke and Lorelai, but the first night takes a turn when Rory calls her mom to return.
"An Affair to Remember": Lorelai and Sookie are hired by Emily to host a dinner party for Richard's new company and Rory has struggle studying.
"Ted Koppel's Big Night Out"*: The Gilmores tailgate together—Lorelai, Rory, Emily and Richard—and Emily learns Richard has been carrying on a secret meeting for years.
"Scene in a Mall"*^: Lane moves in with her band while Lorelai and Rory go window shopping and run into Emily who is on a shopping warpath. Witness Emily eat fast food for the first time.
"The Reigning Lorelai": Strife between Emily and Richard hits a new high when Trix passes away and Emily finds a note from her urging Richard to marry his college girlfriend. Witness Emily drunk, smoking and lounging around in her bathrobe.
"Afterboom": Luke ends a relationship while Richard's actions cause send ripple effects through the family, specifically between him and Emily.
"Raincoats and Recipes"*^: The Drangonfly Inn takes flight and Rory reconnects with an ex-boyfriend in a major way and Lorelai officially starts a new relationship.
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"Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller"*: The events pick up right after the season four finale. Emily comes clean about a relationship and Rory, upset, goes on a big trip without her mother.
"Written in the Stars": Lorelai's new relationship kicks off and the town knows all about it. Meanwhile, Emily crashes Rory's event and Rory meets Logan (Matt Czuchry).
"You Jump, I jump, Jack": Rory and Logan bond over a newspaper story about the "Life and Death Brigade" and Emily learns of Lorelai's new relationship and spends an evening subtly insulting her new beau.
"Emily Says Hello"^: Emily strikes out on her own in a surprising way. Lorelai finds out that Rory went behind her back about something with Christopher.
"Wedding Bell Blues"*^: Emily and Richard renew their vows and a certain betrayal comes to light when Christopher gets out of hand. Rory begins a new relationship.
"Say Something": Lorelai's boyfriend ends things after the events of the vow renewal, which prompts Rory to return to Stars Hollow.
"Blame Booze and Melville": Lorelai's magazine cover story comes out and Rory gets an interesting review at her internship.
"A House is Not a Home"*: Following an encounter with Logan's dad, Rory gets arrested and decides to quit school and move in with her grandparents. And so begins a rift between Lorelai and Rory…
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"New and Improved Lorelai*": Season six starts right where season five ended and Lorelai asks Luke something major. Rory is sentenced to 300 hours of community service.
"We've Got Magic to Do"*^: While working for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Rory throws a successful event, but Logan's parents arrive and nearly derail everything. Emily and Richard learn what Logan's parents said to Rory and confront them, separately.
"Twenty-One is the Loneliest Number": Tensions between Rory and Lorelai are still high as Emily throws Rory her 21st birthday party. Rory reveals she's having sex with her boyfriend after her grandparents try and meddle in her affairs.
"The Prodigal Daughter Returns": Well, what does this episode sound like? Rory makes a major life choice and returns to Stars Hollow. Luke meets, well, his daughter.
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"You've Been Gilmored": Luke attends a Friday night dinner with Emily and Richard. Paris loses her editor role at the Yale Daily News and Rory gains it.
"Driving Miss Gilmore"^: Rory helps Logan recover from an accident. Emily seeks Lorelai's help after a lasik procedure goes wrong and Lorelai comes to a sad conclusion about her relationship.
"Partings"*: Logan graduates and leaves for London while Lorelai dodges Luke and ends up revisiting somebody from her past.
"Lorelai? Lorelai?": Rory deals with her graduation stress by hanging with Lorelai and Lorelai sings a song for…Luke.
"Bon Voyage"*^: The final episode! Rory gets a job and prepares to leave Stars Hollow and Luke deals with old feelings for a flame.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Friday, Nov. 25 on Netflix. Be sure to come back to E! News for more Gilmore Girls Coffee Talk leading up to the revival's premiere.