Gilmore Girls continues to amass new fans more than a decade after the series aired its final episode. Fans of the series find comfort in the easy predictability of Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory Gilmore. However, there were moments when Lorelai acted completely out of character, and those moments easily jump out to fans. Do you remember these three moments when Lorelai acted like someone else entirely?
Exclaiming that she had “the good kid” when she found out Rory hadn’t had sex yet
One of the most cringe-worthy moments on Gilmore Girls came in the third season when Lorelai overheard Rory talking to Paris Geller about her first sexual experience with her boyfriend, Jamie. During the conversation, Rory admits that she had yet to have sex, and Lorelai squeals with delight, exclaiming she has “the good kid.” The moment was incredibly out of character for Lorelai. Not only was Lorelai a teen mother, but she didn’t seem particularly conservative about sex until that moment.
Reddit fans note that the moment was not only out of character for Lorelai but incredibly sex-negative. That’s not a huge shock, though. As a whole, the series was incredibly sex-negative, and most of the female characters were slut-shamed during the show’s seven-season run. Rory, Paris, Louis and Madelyn, Lane, and even Lorelai were slut-shamed at some point.
Marrying Christopher on a whim
Lorelai wasn’t great with commitment or change. Amy Sherman-Palladino proved that time and time again. Lorelai bailed on her marriage to Max Medina by taking an impromptu road trip. She walked out on Jason Stiles the second things got a little dicey, and she pretty much forced Luke to follow her lead in their relationship because she didn’t like change. The idea that she would jump to marry Christopher Hayden on a whim feels a bit out of character.
Lorelai and Christopher got married while they were in Paris to help Gigi reconnect with her mother, Sheri. At no point, before the trip, was a marriage on the table, so it felt a bit strange when Christopher suggested it. What made almost no sense was that Lorelai not only accepted the suggestion but went ahead and tied the knot. Even stranger still, the pair didn’t bother to tell Rory until after it happened.
Being vehemently against Rory writing a book about their lives in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Lorelai was never more out of character than in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, argue some fans. Her most out of character moment came when she had a minor meltdown over the idea of Rory writing a book about their life together in Stars Hollow. Up until that point, Lorelai had been mostly supportive of Rory’s dreams.
Yes, Lorelai was a pretty private person about certain aspects of her life, but she almost always encouraged Rory and rarely reacted harshly to anything she did. The one exception being when Rory dropped out of Yale briefly. The way she jumped to such a harsh reaction over the book felt a bit forced.