‘Gilmore Girls’: The Worst Episode of the Series, According to IMDb
Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons from 2000 until 2007 and has enjoyed a bit of a second life on Netflix. While fans delighted in watching Lorelai Gilmore and Rory Gilmore navigate life together as mother and daughter, not every episode can be a winner. Many diehard fans argue that the seventh season of the show, which wasn’t written by showrunner, Amy Sherman-Palladino, was a disaster, but even that season had some winning episodes. So, which episodes did fans consider the absolute worst? According to IMDb, the seventh season has not one but two flops.
Season 7 contains the two lowest-rated episodes of Gilmore Girls
Season 7 of Gilmore Girls was undoubtedly controversial, so it comes as no surprise that the series’ two lowest-rated episodes appeared in the final season. Both of the lowest-rated episodes also happen to feature Christopher Hayden, Rory’s father, and Lorelai’s longstanding love interest.
Season 7, Episode 6 involved Lorelai and Christopher doing something somewhat out of character. The duo attended a parent’s weekend at Yale. Whether fans were tired of seeing Lorelai find fault with Richard and Emily Gilmore or they were just tired of seeing Lorelai and Christopher together is unknown, but the episode received only a 7.3 rating on IMDb.
Two episodes later, Lorelai and Christopher grappled with how to tell Rory that they got married in Paris. The episode culminated with a massive fight between Rory and Logan after she penned an article that made fun of his social circle. Rory acted like a spoiled, entitled brat for the majority of the episode, which may be why it received a 7.3 rating, as well.
Fans weren’t particularly thrilled with Rory in Season 6, either
Rory and Lorelai’s epic fight in Season 6 left fans feeling a little underwhelmed, but there was one episode, in particular, that they collectively could not stand. In the fourth episode of Season 6, Sookie St. James concocted a plan to get Lorelai and Rory speaking again. She invited them both to be godmothers. The plan backfired, leading to a few tense moments inside the church. Further awkwardness ensued when Lorelai, clearly bothered by Rory’s presence, didn’t renounce satan right away.
IMDb ranked the episode 7.5 out of 10. So, why did fans dislike it so much? The fight between Lorelai and Rory was a necessary, if not overly dramatic, plot twist, but some fans feel that the way the baptism played out was out of character for the mother-daughter duo. Most fans assumed Lorelai and Rory would work out their difference once they were at the event together, but that didn’t happen. Rory left the event without resolving her issues with her mother. The entire storyline just seemed to have no point.
Will Gilmore Girls return for another revival?
Gilmore Girls may have had a few episodes that didn’t exactly hit the mark with fans, but overall, the show is beloved. In fact, fans are eager to see Rory and Lorelai again in a second revival season. So, will the cast come together once more to fill fans in on what the Gilmore ladies have been up to?
Amy Sherman-Palladino, the original creator of the series and the writer behind the revival, has stated multiple times that she’s open to the idea of returning, as have several of the stars. That doesn’t mean it is going to happen, though. Everyone seems to agree that the stars would need to align for a second revival to make sense. The show’s now-active Instagram page, however, is certainly giving fans hope that exactly that has happened. No official announcement has been made, though.