However, as the season progresses, the two grow closer, eventually forming a begrudging friendship.Lorelai has no love interest when the series begins, but she soon develops feelings for Rory’s English teacher at Chilton, Max Medina (Scott Cohen).Rory has a meltdown, telling off both Tristan and Paris in the process. Medina at the parent-teacher meeting and tells off the headmaster after Rory's meltdown.When both a distant family member and a neighbor's cat die, Lorelai has to decide which wake to attend.
Lorelai and Emily leave after an awkward conversation in the headmaster's office, bickering the entire way out. She's handed a three inch binder containing one week's worth of notes from one class and meets several insufferable classmates who are determined to make her life at Chilton miserable.
They date for several episodes, but break up when Lorelai begins to feel uncomfortable about how accepting Rory is of having Max in their lives.
There is a clear attraction between her and Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), the owner of the local diner, but nothing ever comes of it.
The first season of Gilmore Girls, an American Comedy-drama television series, began airing on October 5, 2000 on The WB television network.
The season concluded on May 10, 2001, after 21 episodes. The series was moved to Wednesday nights on December 21, 2000.