Lorelai Out of Water is the 12th episode of Season 3 of Gilmore Girls.


Alex invites Lorelai on a fishing trip. Sounds like fun...except Lorelai doesn't know which end of the pole to hold. Enter Luke, the Izaak Walton of Stars Hollow. Paris tries to impeach Rory.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason

Special Guest Star

Billy Burke as Alex Lesman

Guest starring

Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim
Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
Adam Brody as Dave Rygalski
Biff Yeager as Tom
Dakin Matthews as Hanlin Charleston
Tricia O'Kelley as Nicole Leahy[1]
Jim Ortlieb as Mr. Hunter


Sure, we’re girls, so we could only be arguing about a boy, right? [muttering] Sexist, white-haired –
In the future, I would advise you to think long and hard about accepting any responsibility if you intend to run away from it at the first sign of conflict
Charleston to Rory


  • Luke discovers Lorelai is dating someone, which makes him ask out Nicole.
  • Rory has been attending Kim family weddings with Lane, held at Kim's Antiques, since they met when they were 4.
  • Lorelai bought the jeep in 1999.


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Lorelai – You stood by calmly like Dr. Dolittle chatting with the bat.
Rory – It was a bat, wasn't it?
Lorelai – Wearing an Ozzfest T-shirt, I believe.
Rory – Will the man never be able to live that down?
LorelaiJoe Namath will forever be wearing pantyhose.
Lorelai: The note said it was okay.
Rory: Well, how did he know it was authentic?
Lorelai: I wrote it on Powerpuff Girl stationery. Who'd he think was setting him up? Hello Kitty?
Rory: We're pack rats.
Lorelai: We're Sanford and Son.
Rory: I'm good, Pamela Des Barres.
Lorelai: I'm gonna go on inside and write to Tipper, great gal. See you guys later.
Rory: Bye, Pam.
Dave: I mean, you've got the potential, but you're sloppy. I need a clean roll on the toms but powerful, like Moon.
Jess: Guess Gloria Allred wants to go slumming.
Luke: Thelma, Louise.
Paris: Save the act for Sundance, you little snitch.
Rory: I didn't snitch.
Paris: Said the weak-kneed turncoat.
Rory: Nixon's bad seed.
Paris: Daughter of Judas.
Lorelai: The cork fell off my hook, and Jayne Mansfield over here bit.

Notes and references

  1. First appearance of Nicole Leahy
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