‘Gilmore Girls’: 3 Times Richard and Emily Gilmore Were Anything but Relationship Goals

Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann) and Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) certainly had times. Deceived by many fans Gilmore’s daughters, the TV couple received a number of gestures and moves during the show’s seven-season run.

Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, and Edward Herrmann will be present at the opening night of 'Becky Shaw'
Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, and Edward Herrmann will be in attendance at the opening night of the Becky Shaw | Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

One of the show’s most enduring couples – not to mention their brief separation – was Lorelai Gilmore’s parents (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore’s grandparents (Alexis Bledel) when they weren’t just relationship targets.

Richard Gilmore held the Rory Gilmore meeting at Yale in secret

In Gilmore’s daughters Season 3 Episode 8: “Let the Games Begin”, the Gilmore family visited Yale. Alma mater Richard, was thrilled to visit Rory. Lorelai also arrived, thinking the trip was her father’s way of getting Rory to go to Yale instead of Harvard.

Secrets to one side, they had a good time. They saw the place where Richard was dating Emily and the mother and daughter were sharing one of their rare fun moments together.

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