Episode 13 – Dear Emily and Richard
Luke and Nicole have a successful first date. Jess and Dean trade verbal blows. Sherry goes into labor with only Lorelai and Rory for company until the final moments, while Lorelai has flash backs about her teen romance with Christopher, her pregnancy and Rory’s birth. Richard and Emily decry Lorelai’s and Rory’s plans to backpack through Europe, which it turns out she and Christopher had toyed with doing as teens. The war between Paris and Rory continues when Paris picks a yearbook photo of the “Franklin” staff that has the worst possible shot of Rory. The episode concludes with Lorelai surprising Emily with a touching gift, inspired by her regrets at the way she hurt her parents when she left home after Rory’s birth.