Original air date: 09/23/2003 Runtime: 43:39 min. Immediately upon returning from a whirlwind summer backpacking trip to Europe, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore embark on a heavily scheduled week of mother/daughter activities, in bittersweet anticipation of Rory going away to Yale University as a freshman.
Original air date: 09/30/2003 Runtime: 42:07 min. Mother and daughter share Rory's first day at Yale University by moving Rory into her dormitory, where she meets a strange new roommate, Tanna (recurring guest star OLIVIA HACK), and learns that her old adversary, Paris, will also be sharing her room.
Original air date: 01/20/2004 Runtime: 43:50 min. While Lorelai and Sookie work on renovating their new inn, Michel clashes with a rival who he believes wants the manager position promised to Michel. Meanwhile, Lorelai happily spends a romantic night at Jason's house, despite his many eccentricities.
Original air date: 02/24/2004 Runtime: 41:08 min. Rory encounters Dean for the second time at the Dragonfly Inn and gets a glimpse of his new life. Later, Lorelai and Rory decide to spend a day together at the mall, but they run into Emily and are caught up in her wild shopping spree.