‘Gilmore Girls’: Lauren Graham ‘Struggled’ With Rory and Lorelai’s Season 6 Rift

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham at the premiere of

During seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore had been sure to have a battle. Most of their arguments didn’t final greater than an episode of the favored TV present, that means the mom and daughter had been again to their BFF standing earlier than lengthy. 

That is till Gilmore Girls Season 6 when Lorelai and Rory had been in a battle that went on for months. A troublesome time for each characters, it was additionally powerful on Lauren Graham, the actor who performed Lorelai. 

Rory and Lorelai’s rift began when Rory dropped out of faculty

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham at the premiere of 'Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life'
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham on the premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life | Amanda Edwards/WireImage

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After years of getting alongside, Rory and Lorelai have a significant argument. Even larger than the one they’d when Rory began having an affair along with her married ex-boyfriend, Dean (Jared Padalecki). 

It all begins when Rory pronounces to Lorelai she’s dropping out of Yale. Thanks to Mitchum Huntzberger (Gregg Henry), Rory’s confidence in someday changing into a journalist is shaken so she quits college.

Shocked by the information as a result of Rory is somebody who loves studying, Lorelai turns to her dad and mom for assist. She, Richard (Edward Herrmann), and Emily (Kelly Bishop) all agree Rory ought to proceed along with her schooling. They devise a plan to inform her so on the household’s Friday evening dinner however quickly issues change.

Not lengthy after Lorelai’s go to, Richard and Emily have Rory knocking on their door. After seeing how distraught she is, Richard and Emily resolve to let Rory transfer in with them.

The choice hurts Lorelai and from that time on, Gilmore Girls Season 5 Episode 22: “A House Is Not a Home,” she and Rory are on the outs. 

Lauren Graham missed filming ‘Gilmore Girls’ with Alexis Bledel throughout their characters’ rift

In her 2016 memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and Everything in Between), Graham opened up about Rory and Lorelai’s season 6 battle.

The actor, who went on to play one other single mother on NBC’s Parenthood, stated the rift between the mom and daughter meant she spent much less time in entrance of the digicam with Rory aka Alexis Bledel.  

“I have to admit I struggled with the Lorelai/Rory separation,” Graham wrote in her ebook, in response to Entertainment Weekly. “It went on for a while, and Lorelai was so crabby with her for several episodes, not to mention that I missed my favorite scene partner.” 

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Graham continued, recalling a dialog she had with Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls

“I remember talking about it with Amy, who felt it was important developmentally that this always-close relationship hit a significant growing pain,” Graham stated. “Still, I felt bad in scenes where I kept holding a grudge.”

So, when Rory and Lorelai make up in Gilmore Girls Season 6 Episode 9: “The Prodigal Daughter Returns,” Graham should’ve been simply as comfortable as her character.

Watch Gilmore Girls and the revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life, on Netflix.

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