The series pilot indicates that Rory harbours a long-held dream to study at Harvard University, and it is for this reason she transfers from Stars Hollow public high school to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory.She attends Chilton for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.Lorelai and Emily enter therapy sessions together, but Emily ultimately abandons the sessions, claiming that Lorelai has neglected to change her hurtful behavior.Frustrated with her life and desiring self-discovery, Lorelai leaves Stars Hollow to engage in a trek across the California wilderness inspired by the Cheryl Strayed book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
They broke up due to the meddling of her mother and her ex, Christopher.
Mia gives Lorelai a job as a maid and allows Lorelai and Rory to live in a converted potting shed behind the inn, where they live for most of Rory's early childhood.
Lorelai eventually becomes the executive manager of the inn, which is the position she holds when the first season of the show opens.
Some of her favorite movies are The Way We Were, His Girl Friday, Funny Face, and Casablanca, which she claims has "no bad parts." She is also addicted to coffee, takeout food, and she loves to shop for clothes and shoes.
When her father gives her a check for ,000 because the government was building a road on a property that Richard bought under her name, she exclaims, "That's 150 pairs of Jimmy Choos!
She begins the journey, but has an epiphany and calls her mother to share a warm recollection of her father; she and Emily reconcile.