“Gilmore Girls” is an American television series widely known for its humor contents mixed with mawkish scenes that thrilled fans during its seven-year stint across the WB and CW networks.
The show also had likable characters that portrayed relatable situations. It led to the series garnering lots of admirers that turned it into a cult classic.
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At the center of it all was Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), the only daughter of Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham). The script mostly followed her life as a young adult striving to balance school, family, and romance.
At first look, the star act radiated innocence and shyness. Ironically, she had an exuberant side that she chose to explore on several occasions. Sadly, the consequences of her act sometimes escalated and got her in the bad books of the law. Here’s a list of four acts that saw Rory break the law.
Rory Stole A Yacht
Many fans who watched the show from the beginning assumed Rory to be a purely good girl. She seemed knowledgeable enough to know that getting in trouble could hurt her chances of attending an ivy league university.
Yet, in season five, episode 21, a series of emotional events led to Rory and her lover absconding with a privately-owned yacht. When they got apprehended for their actions, the consequences turned out to be direr for the star act.
Rory received a charge of a misdemeanor during her court date. The judge slammed her with 300 hours of community service to be completed in six months. As an extra penalty, she got a year’s probation which blemished her police records.
In a later episode, the record got rescinded, and Rory could continue her journey without any smear on her otherwise perfect resume.
She Engaged In Underage Drinking
Although her stealing of a yacht was a one-off act, Rory had been engaging in other illegal habits since she joined college.
The then-freshman jumped on the bandwagon of students rushing to indulge in alcohol in the absence of their guardians. At that time, she had barely crossed 18, while the legal drinking age was 21.
Rory never cared about this and continued to partake in more instances of drunken reverie. It includes a time out in Florida to celebrate her spring break experience and other nights she spent partying. More so, she seemed to find comfort in a bottle after every meltdown she experienced in the series.
Indulging in alcohol led to Rory making several bad decisions in her moments of inebriation. In the end, things turned out fine for her as she was able to balance it all.
Rory Gilmore Started Driving At Age 15
Rory’s tangle with the law first started in the fourth episode of season one, “The Deer Hunters.” In the episode, Rory woke up late for a test at Chilton Preparatory School.
It should not have been an issue as Lorelai, Rory’s mum, was meant to drive her to school. However, she realized that driving her daughter would clash with a meeting she had to attend that day.
Making a split decision, she told Rory to drive the car to school while she hurried off to her meeting. Although it seemed like the only viable option, Rory had not gotten her driver’s permit, and it was illegal for her to drive on the roads of Connecticut.
She was 15 at that time and could only receive her permit at age 16. Fortunately, she was not caught and made it in time for her test.
Her First Kiss Came With A Crime
For most love birds, their first kiss comes in well-spiced emotional moments on dates— or in other perfect places. Contrary to this, Rory’s first kiss came on the backdrop of a crime.
In season one, episode seven, titled “Kiss and Tell,” she was in a relationship with a new boyfriend, Dean Forrester (Jared Padalecki). Before then, they had not shared any sensual acts apart from the usual handholding expected in relationships.
In a bid to change the status quo, Forrester surprised Rory with a quick kiss when she came to visit him at Doose’s Market. The shocking moment titillated Rory so much that she ran out without paying for a box of corn starch in her hands.
Rory never returned to pay for the corn starch but kept it on her dresser as a memento of the incident.