‘Gilmore Girls’: 3 Major Storylines That Were Foreshadowed in Season 1 and Season 2

Gilmore Girls is the type of show that fans can sit down and watch repeatedly. For a lot of fans, that’s exactly what they do. When you repeatedly watch a series, you start to notice new things with each rewatch. Gilmore Girls fans on a second or third rewatch might begin to notice that a lot of later storylines were heavily foreshadowed in the show’s first and second seasons. For example, these three major plotlines were mentioned early in the show. Interestingly enough, they aren’t the only ones.  

Christopher and Lorelai’s love affair was foreshadowed in ‘Gilmore Girls’ season 1

Whether you think Christopher Hayden was the right man for Lorelai or not, few Gilmore Girls fans can deny they had chemistry. Their eventual marriage was foreshadowed in the early seasons of the series. Christopher made his first appearance in season 1 of the show and even asked Lorelai to marry him long before they were an actual item. Lorelai rebuffed the advance, but the duo continued to dance around the notion of a relationship. Throughout the series, they were never on the same page, and the show’s writers brought that theme full circle in the final moments of their eventual marriage. 

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Eventually, Lorelai and Christopher did get married. Their season 7 union was ill-fated, though. While Amy Sherman-Palladino didn’t pen the show’s final season, the new writers absolutely utilized her previous work to make Lorelai and Christopher’s final breakup pretty heartwrenching. Lorelai tells Christopher, “You’ve always been this possibility for me. This wonderful possibility. But it’s just not right.” That single line brought everything back to season 1. 

Rory Gilmore suggested she was coddled way back in season 2

For the most part, Rory Gilmore was smart, responsible, and level-headed. In the first and second seasons, she was presented as being nearly perfect. Rory, however, clued fans in on the fact that things would eventually go awry for her. In season 2, Rory told Lorelai that she coddled her and that it would eventually cause a problem. 

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Lauren Graham as Lorelai GIlmore in Gilmore Girls Season 3.
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore | Mitchell Haddad/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images

Rory was right. In season 4, Rory called Lorelai back to Yale because she was a “momma’s girl” and couldn’t stand the idea of being left at the school alone. Later, in season 5, her world fell apart when she was criticized, seemingly for the first time. Rory did have a hard time existing in the real world, and perhaps it was because Lorelai had coddled her. 

Lorelai and Luke as the ultimate couple was also foreshadowed in the early moments of ‘Gilmore Girls’ 

Christopher was never right for Lorelai, but fans are certain Luke Danes was. There is a good reason fans think so, too. Sherman-Palladino foreshadowed the relationship between Luke and Lorelai from the very beginning of the series. In the second episode of Gilmore Girls, Lorelai planted the seed in viewers’ minds by asking Rory if she thought Luke was cute. 

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Scott Patterson as Luke Danes smiling, holding hands
Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Scott Patterson as Luke Danes | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

Throughout season 1, several residents of Stars Hollow alluded to Lorelai and Luke becoming an item. Even Emily Gilmore questioned the couple’s relationship. Frankly, Sherman-Palladino so heavily pushed the pairing that it is pretty shocking it took four long seasons for Luke and Lorelai to share their first kiss. 

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