Lorelai considers reconciling with her parents; Rory has a bad first day at school; and a complicated wedding creates stress at the inn where Lorelai works.
Lorelai accepts Max's (Scott Cohen) proposal; Rory starts the summer session at Chilton; and Lorelai realises Max is not the man for her.
Lorelai has an intriguing dream about Luke (Scott Patterson); Emily causes trouble; and Rory's application form for Harvard arrives.
The girls return from Europe; Rory moves into her dorm at Yale; and Emily upsets her granddaughter.
Luke and Lorelai's relationship becomes serious; TJ (Michael DeLuise) plays up an injury to get sympathy; and a wealthy Yale student gets on the wrong side of Rory.
Richard and his lawyer go to court; Lorelai adopts a dog to combat her sense of isolation; and Lorelai tries to make peace with Rory.
Lorelai removes all her reminders of Luke; Logan's absence upsets Rory; and Lorelai has some bad news for her parents.