Rory receives the first "D" of her life, pushing her to study like crazy for the upcoming exam.
After Rory is accepted to Chilton, an extremely prestigious and expensive prep school, Lorelai's difficulty in raising the tuition money forces her to ask her wealthy parents, from whom she is estranged, for a loan.
Rory has a meltdown, telling off both Tristan and Paris in the process. Medina at the parent-teacher meeting and tells off the headmaster after Rory's meltdown.
When both a distant family member and a neighbor's cat die, Lorelai has to decide which wake to attend.
The first season of Gilmore Girls, an American Comedy-drama television series, began airing on October 5, 2000 on The WB television network.
The season concluded on May 10, 2001, after 21 episodes. The series was moved to Wednesday nights on December 21, 2000.