They later got back together when Emily, Lorelai's mother, went to Luke and told him she would no longer interfere if they got back together.
They end up reuniting, get engaged, and are a couple through the sixth season until the season finale, when Lorelai gives him an ultimatum and they break up.
At a party after Richard's funeral, a drunken Lorelai speaks about Richard in a manner that Emily deems disrespectful; this sparks a months-long period of silence and resentment between Lorelai and Emily.
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!
When Rory is unexpectedly accepted to Chilton Preparatory School (from a waiting list), Lorelai is unable to come up with the tuition due immediately, Lorelai turns to her parents for help.
They agree to it, if only the girls will attend dinner every Friday night and allow them into their lives. James find an old run-down inn called the Dragonfly Inn. However, the Independence Inn is in a point of crisis due to a recent fire, causing the pair to question the timing of their new endeavor.