‘Gilmore Girls’: 3 Times 1 of the Main Characters Seriously Overreacted

Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, and the members of their social circle were mostly good-natured people. Still, every so often, they had emotional outbursts. During the seven-season run of Gilmore Girls, there were a few moments were emotions, justifiably, ran high. There were also a few moments when people vastly overreacted to the situation. Do you remember three of the show’s biggest overreactions?

Lorelai and Christopher’s reaction to Rory’s broken wrist was seriously overblown

Lorelai and Christopher Hayden completely freaked out and overreacted to Rory’s car accident in season 2. While finding out your child has been in an accident is certainly troubling and traumatic, the actual injuries were pretty minor. Sleeping in the bedroom of your 17-year-old daughter because she fractured her wrist seems like a wild overreaction.

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham star in 'Gilmore Girls'
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham star in ‘Gilmore Girls’ | Warner Bros./Delivered by Online USA

Lorelai managed to overreact and underreact to the situation simultaneously. Reddit users point out that Lorelai was surprisingly not angry at Rory at all when she certainly had a reason to be. Not only did Rory go off with Jess without telling anyone, but she also let him drive her car. Presumably, the car’s insurance was in Lorelai’s name, and Jess certainly wasn’t a registered driver on that insurance. The accident could have been truly problematic for Lorelai financially, given the facts. She didn’t’ seem to notice or mind that, though.  

Rory’s reaction to Mitchum’s criticism in season 5 of Gilmore Girls was definately oversized

While Rory was almost always presented as well-rounded and mature. Still, there were several moments when she had an oversized emotional outburst. Her habit of lashing out started in season 1. She freaked out when Lane Kim and Dean Forrester had to work together on a science project in season 1. In season 2, she lost it when Jess Mariano was dating Shane. Rory was good for a major freakout at least once a season. Her biggest overreaction came in season 5 when Mitchum Huntzberger told her she didn’t have what it took to be a journalist.

Rory Gilmore and Logan Huntzberger in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Rory Gilmore and Logan Huntzberger | Netflix

Working as an intern with Mitchum for a few weeks, Rory found out that he didn’t think she had what it took to be an international correspondent. While hearing that couldn’t have felt good, Rory’s decision to deal with her disappointment by stealing a yacht, fighting with her mother, and dropping out of school seems pretty ridiculous. More stable individuals probably would have taken on different internships, spoken to their academic adviser, or considered a different career path instead of committing a felony.

Mrs. Kim screaming at Zack in the middle of the street was a bit unnecessary

Mrs. Kim was introduced to fans of Gilmore Girls in season 1. She was characterized as strict, incredibly religious, and overly rigid. She didn’t allow Lane to go pretty much anywhere and didn’t let her eat fast food or watch television. Fans of the series believed that was resolved when Lane moved out and rented an apartment with her bandmates.

Lane and Mrs. Kim
Lane and Mrs. Kim in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

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Clearly, it wasn’t. Mrs. Kim confronted Zack on the street, called him names, and banished him to hell for the mere act of hugging. Mrs. Kim’s reaction to finding out Lane and Zack hugged in the diner was a bit much, argue some fans. Sure, it seems inline with Mrs. Kim’s thoughts on opposite genders touching each other, but by that point, she knew Lane was living with Zack and Brian. Presumably, a hug shouldn’t have elicited such an outburst if she had already resigned herself to the fact that Lane was living with two men.