Here Comes the Son is the penultimate episode of Season 3 of Gilmore Girls.


Sand in the gears, Jess heads for Venice Beach to crash at his father's place. But Jimmy doesn't make him welcome and neither does Jimmy's girlfriend. Rory stresses out as graduation nears.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Special Guest Stars

Rob Estes as Jimmy Mariano
Sherilyn Fenn as Sasha[1]
Alix Kermes as Lily

Guest starring

Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
Adam Wylie as Brad Langford
Alex Borstein as Miss Celine
Michael C. Maronna as Leon


  • This episode also served as an intended backdoor pilot for the non-starter spin-off entitled Windward Circle, which was to be a show about a father-son relationship – Jess and Jimmy[2].
    • Milo Ventimiglia knew early in Season 3 that his character would be on a spin-off at the end of that season.[2]





  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold



Lorelai – When we're in Spain, we need to know how to say, "Does Antonio Banderas live near here?" In France, "Does Johnny Depp live near here?"
Rory – When in Rome, "Does Gore Vidal live near here?"
Lorelai – Looked like the Academy Award audience during Michael Moore's speech.
Lorelai – Does that sexy guy in the Peugeot ad who had a bit part in Armageddon live near here?
Lorelai – Did you have a bad dream? The one where you finally meet Christiane Amanpour and she's really stupid?
Lorelai – Through the walls? No. I put kryptonite in her waffles this morning, I think were fine.
Sasha – This is Angus, Chowder, Rufus, Legolas, Caligula, Mudball, General Lee, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Spot.
Miss CelineGinger Rogers always insisted her dresses move just like that.
Miss Celine – Yes, I had that exact suit made in mint for Mrs. Walter Cronkite just last week.
Miss Celine – Yes, I had that exact shirt on Jimmy Stewart the night before his colonoscopy.
Paris – Suddenly, I'm Felicity without the hair issues.
Miss Celine – Look, Sabrina, it's Natalie Wood.
Miss Celine – I tried to retire once. Olivia de Havilland wouldn't hear of it.
Lorelai – I'm here, and if you served dinner, Miss Manners would insist that you invite me to stay.
Lorelai – What book?
EmilyLovely Bones.
Lorelai – Did you like it?
Emily – It's not my taste but I respect the attempt.
LorelaiNow no one's around, but the second I run that light, a police car, four helicopters, the Canadian Mounties and the crew of Cops jump out of a dumpster and I'm toast.
Jess – It's a little late to throw me a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles birthday party.
Lorelai – "You have been my inspiration, my rock, my light. I loved you in South Pacific." When did you do South Pacific?

Notes and references

  1. Sherilyn Fenn returned to Gilmore Girls as Anna Nardini in Season 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gilmore Guys – Gilmore Gabs with Milo Ventimiglia podcast (27/04/16)
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