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Gilmore Girls: Say Goodnight, Gracie

Both Rory and Jess avoid one another when they find it difficult to deal with their emotions after the fight at the party. When Lorelai and Sookie learn that the owner of the Dragonfly Inn has passed away, they see their chance to buy the inn of their dreams. Jess' long-lost father, Jimmy, shows up in Stars Hollow and introduces himself to Jess, then suddenly leaves town. Luke is furious when he learns Jess has flunked out of high school and gives him an ultimatum to repeat his senior year or leave. Rory finds out that Dean is engaged to be married. Lane's beau, Dave, pleads his case to a stoic Mrs. Kim.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x20
Production Number: 175020
Airdate: Tuesday May 06th, 2003


Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Jul 06, 2004

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam BrodyAdam Brody
As Dave Rygalski
Recurring
Alan BlumenfeldAlan Blumenfeld
As Rabbi David Barans
Recurring
Aris AlvaradoAris Alvarado
As Caesar
Recurring
Chauncey LeopardiChauncey Leopardi
As Kyle
Recurring
Emily KurodaEmily Kuroda
As Mrs. Kim
Recurring
Jim JansenJim Jansen
As Rev. Archie Skinner
Recurring
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Recurring
Nathan FunkNathan Funk
As Marshall
Recurring
Rob EstesRob Estes
As Jimmy
Recurring
Shelly ColeShelly Cole
As Madeline Lynn
Recurring
Teal RedmannTeal Redmann
As Louise Grant
Recurring
Ben FalconeBen Falcone
As Mr. Brink
Kathryn WhiteKathryn White
As Marjorie Rogers
Kyle KulishKyle Kulish
As Man #1
Main Cast
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis BledelAlexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
As Sookie St. James
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly BishopKelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Yanic TruesdaleYanic Truesdale
As Michel Gerard
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Jess Mariano
Episode Notes
This is the last appearance of Adam Brody (Dave Rygalski).

Ben Falcone, who guest stars as Mr. Brink, the executer of Fran Weston's will, is married to series star Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) in real life.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
David BowieSuffragette City 


Episode Quotes
Luke: (to Jimmy) Let me plant this little thought in your head. You do or say anything to upset Jess and make it harder for me to keep him on the right path, I'm gonna put your head through a wall. Any wall, you can pick the wall, but it's gonna be a wall, okay.

Dave: I stayed up all night. I read the entire Bible cover to cover. I don't know what it means.
Mrs. Kim: David --
Dave: You have to tell me what it means. Is it "yes?" Is it "no?" I can't feel my right elbow any more. I don't even know why, but I ... I can't.
Mrs. Kim: David!
Dave: Please. Just tell me. I'm so tired.
Mrs. Kim: It's not from the Bible.
Dave: What?
Mrs. Kim: It's Shakespeare. Henry VI. I like to goof off now and then too, you know.
Dave: Shakespeare?
Mrs. Kim: That is a very difficult thing to do, reading the Bible in one night. I myself have only done it three times. You need great determination and excellent light. I'm very impressed.
(Dave looks shocked)
Mrs. Kim: All right.
Dave: All right what?
Mrs. Kim: You can go to the prom, but you can not get married.

Luke: Do you have any idea how much damage you caused?
Jess: Dean caused it too.
Luke: Are you trying to kill me?
Jess: Nope, it'll just be a perk.

Caesar: No ham.
Jess: There's a woman back there who's been asking for ham for the last 20 minutes. If I go back there empty handed, there's a 50/50 chance that she'll eat me.
Caesar: No ham.
Jess: Then sew some bacon together because that woman is getting ham.

Dave: (to Mrs. Kim) I don't smoke, I don't drink, I've never gotten a ticket. I'm healthy. I take care of myself. I floss. I never watch more than thirty minutes of television a night, partly because I think it's a waste of time and partly because there's nothing on. I respect my parents. I do well in school. I never play videogames in case they do someday prove that playing them can turn you into a serial killer. I don't drink coffee. I hate soda because the carbonation freaks me out. I'm happy to give up meat if you feel strongly about it. I don't mind wearing a tie. I enjoy playing those hymns on my guitar. And I really, really want to take your daughter to the prom.

Rory: We have to go over the special graduation edition at the Franklin. And of course we're completely behind 'cause Paris can't let anything go to print unless she's proofed it a million times. Can you say 'Crazy, anal micro-manager'?
Lorelai: Not five times fast.



Episode Goofs
When Rory gets on the bus, she sits in the seat right next to Jess. But in the next shot, there is a seat between the two.

In "Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy" Luke says that Jimmy, Jess' father, left "two years ago", meaning Jess would have been 15. In this episode, Luke says that Jimmy left right after Jess was born.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Say goodnight, Gracie.

In The George Burns and Grace Allen Show, George would tells his wife, Grace, "say goodnight, Gracie."



Warning: Gilmore Girls season 3 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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