I Solemnly Swear is the 11th episode of Season 3 of Gilmore Girls.


Rory (Alexis Bledel) is set up by the manipulative Francie (guest star Emily Bergl), who convinces Paris (Liza Weil) that Rory has been plotting against her. When Emily (Kelly Bishop) is sued by a former maid, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) worries that giving a deposition in the case will cause more problems with her mother. Meanwhile, Lorelai meets an interesting new man (guest star Billy Burke) at a business seminar.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
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 Guest Star

Billy Burke as Alex Lesman[1]

Guest starring

Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
Emily Bergl as Francie Jarvis
Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Joe Fria as Joe Mastoni


  • Sookie's friend from 10 years back, Joe Mastoni, has a crush on her and always wanted to ask her out.
  • Sookie used to work at the Deerhill Lodge with Joe, Bung, Melon and Feldman.


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Emily(about her German maid, Gertha) Every time she went to the pantry, I thought she was marching on Poland.
Emily(About her German maid, Gertha) She was the clomper.
Lorelai – The clomper?
Emily – She'd be upstairs making the beds and it'd sound like a Munich beer hall rally.
Michel – Well, aren't we Evel Knievel?
Paris – Watch Choate get Joan Didion while we're being read Eloise at the Plaza
Paris – Any questions, Mr. Christian? Er.. Mr. Hunter.
(Madeline is humming loudly with her fingers in her ears)
Paris – Louise, poke John Williams over there and tell her she can cut the score.
Lorelai – Crushing your head! I'm crushing your head!
Lorelai – Uh, well, if you like, I could recommend a few places in town. Uh, okay, uh huh, sure. Why don't you talk to your wife and call me back. Okay, bye. Hey, Shields and Yarnell, what's going on?
Lorelai – I'm sorry, did that reference date me? Should I've gone with the Express Yourself video?
Louise(advising Madeline to just suffer through the ordeal of a smelly fencing mask) Just close your eyes and think of England
Paris(to Rory) Brutus!

Notes and references

  1. First appearance of Alex Lesman
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