Ross and Rachel. Jim and Pam. Lucy and Ricky. These are just a few of the most beloved TV couples to have ever graced the small screen. Another couple who belongs on the list is Luke and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls . Ever since the very first episode, fans of the dramedy knew these two lovable and unique characters from Stars Hollow would end up together. Their chemistry was undeniable. Unfortunately, it took four seasons for Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore to officially ignite that spark and announce that they did indeed want to be more than friends. Did anyone else just get chills? So, what better way to celebrate Luke and Lorelai than by creating a list of their best episodes? You're welcome.
There's no doubt that these two had a lot of ups and downs throughout the series. Basically, every time they fought, broke up, or "moved on" with someone else (ahem... stupid Christopher) fans either cried uncontrollably, ate a lot of ice cream to console themselves, or refused to continue on with life, because what was more important that Luke and Lorelai being together? Nothing!
Rather than focusing on all those depressing moments, let's put them to the back of our minds and take a look at all those swoon-worthy times Luke and Lorelai shared with their fans.
1. "That Damn Donna Reed"
Remember when Lorelai helped pick out paint samples for Luke's Diner? After Luke says "thank you" to Lorelai, there's that moment (at mark 3:35), where their eyes meet and linger. *chills*
2. "The Bracebridge Dinner"
"Hey, you in the belt. Get in." As soon as Lorelai uttered those words to Luke, you knew their sleigh ride would become a memorable one.
3. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
A romantic picnic-style lunch? This turned out to be a great moment between the two, even if Lorelai did rope Luke into bidding on her basket.
4. "Luke Can See Her Face"
"Whoa!" Did you also do a happy dance after Luke finally realized he has feelings for Lorelai?
5. "Last Week Fights, This Week Tights"
Luke and Lorelai dancing at Liz and T.J.'s wedding will always put a smile on my face.
6. "Raincoats And Recipes"
At the practice run for the Dragonfly Inn, Luke and Lorelai KISS! Need I say more?
7. "Written In The Stars"
This was the moment we and Lorelai learned Luke kept the horoscope from the first day he met Lorelai eight years prior. I repeat, eight years prior. Does it get more perfect than that?
8. "Jews And Chinese Food"
Even though they are apart here, during the Stars Hollow school's performance of Fiddler on the Roof, once again, Luke and Lorelai shared a look which proved that, yes, they did love one another.
9. "Women of Questionable Morals"
Despite Lorelai lying to Luke about comforting Christopher after his father died, Luke made her an ice skating rink. Um, yeah, he's the best.
10. "So... Good Talk"
Ugh. Here's another heartbreaking episode of Luke and Lorelai being apart. However, after Emily went to Luke and told him she'd stay out his relationship with Lorelai, he went over to Lorelai's house and kissed her. *swoon*
11. "A House Is Not A Home"
Lorelai proposed to Luke and all was right in the world.
12. "To Whom It May Concern"
Lorelai wrote a character reference for Luke as part of his custody battle for April. Best. Letter. Ever. Take that, Christopher.
13. "Lorelai? Lorelai?"
Does karaoke really get better than Lorelai singing "I Will Always Love You" — to Luke?! I'm not crying, I just have something in my eye.
14. "Bon Voyage"
Finally! In the series finale, they got back together and sealed it with a kiss. That took long enough, amiright?
Luke and Lorelai, forever.
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