31 Times Gilmore Girls Had the Best Representation of Female Friendship

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2. Lorelai and Sookie Carry a Casket

Season 3, Episode 20 “Say Goodnight, Gracie”

Fran has been a member of Stars Hollow for her whole life and when she dies the entire town comes to mourn her. Lorelai and Sookie are there too, but they have an ulterior motive: they want to buy the inn that Fran owned. At the funeral, Lorelai and Sookie track down the lawyer dealing with Fran’s estate, who happens to be one of the pallbearers. They help him carry the casket around the town just to find out the fate their beloved Dragonfly Inn.

For years Lorelai and Sookie have talked about owning an inn. This is the first step they have taken to make this an actuality. They are willing to do whatever it takes, together, to make their dreams come true.

Lorelai and Sookie have found the delicate balance between being business partners and being friends. They are able to talk about big issues like money and planning and buying property because of their strong relationship. They respect each other and are equal partners in making decisions. Their friendship is an amazing example of two women who help each other reach their dreams while still living normal, fulfilling lives (and without any conversations about “having it all”).