What it’s about: Jess visits Rory and reveals he’s published a book, causing her to reconsider her recent life choices.
Why it’s great: JESS RETURNS. But no, seriously, his character coming back to the show as mature, thoughtful, and successful is amazing, and perfect timing. The banter between Jess and Logan is great (and so is Lorelai’s plot with her dog, Paul Anka), but it’s Jess’s whole “What the hell are you doing with your life, Rory?” speech that really makes this episode one of the best. After a season of making bad decisions, this marks the turning point of Rory getting back on track.
Best quote: “I know you, I know you better than anyone. This isn’t you. What’s going on?” —Jess