31 Times Gilmore Girls Had the Best Representation of Female Friendship

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24. Lane Gets Married

Season 6, Episode 19 “I Get a Sidekick Out of You”

It’s a milestone event in many a young girl’s life: getting married. And also acting as the maid of honor at your best friend’s wedding. For Lane’s big day, Rory is there to stand by her side as she marries Zack (Todd Lowe). Rory is in charge of all the usual things like throwing the bachelorette party, making a speech, and helping hide all the crosses in the house from Lane’s Buddhist grandmother. Lorelai pitches in too by altering Lane’s dress and giving her own well meaning but mostly embarrassing drunken speech. It’s a typical, crazy, Stars Hollow wedding and Lane loves it.

Rory and Lane have shared all of each other’s major life events from first kisses to babies. Lane’s wedding marks the first of many changes for both of them. As Rory and Lane grow older their lives go in very different directions. Lane stay in Stars Hollow, gets married, and has kids. Rory turns down Logan’s proposal and continues to pursue her journalism career on the road covering then Senator Obama’s campaign trail. These differences could be enough to tear any friends apart, but not Rory and Lane. One of the most important aspects of the show is how both women are able to forge their own path while remaining in each other’s lives.