- Previous episode S03E21 - Here Comes the Son
- Number S03E22
- Director Jamie Babbit
- Writer Daniel Palladino
Those Are Strings, Pinocchio
Rory finally learns her mother can't afford to buy the Dragonfly Inn since financial aid for Yale didn't come through. Luke has second thoughts about a trip with Nicole after something Lorelai tells him. Jess makes silent contact with Rory.