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
—Luke to Jimmy Mariano

Say Goodnight, Gracie is the 20th episode of Season 3 on Gilmore Girls.


The Great Party Brawl of 2003 is over, but so much else is just beginning: Jess's loser father shows up, Dean and Lindsay are engaged, and Fran the bakery lady dies, which means the Dragonfly may be for sale.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
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
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore

Special Guest Star

Rob Estes as Jimmy Mariano[1]

Guest starring

Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim
Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
Adam Brody as Dave Rygalski
Alan Blumenfeld as Rabbi David Barans
Jim Jansen as Reverend Archie Skinner
Chauncey Leopardi as Kyle Gibson


Alright. You can go to the prom, but you cannot get married!
—Mrs. Kim to Dave


  • Fran passes away.
  • Dave stays up all night reading The Bible.


suffragette city | DAVID BOWIE
jimmy and jess meet







Lorelai – Are you sure she's gonna want that back? It's been left alone all night at a keg party. There's no getting it over that. That backpack is permanently scarred. That backpack is Zelda Fitzgerald.
Lorelai – Did they bring the paddy wagon?
Rory – Yeah, but then we snuck out the back of the speakeasy and headed straight for the Algonquin.
Lorelai – How was Benchley?
Rory – Drunk again.
Lane – After I finished with my Farrelly Brothers audition in the bushes.
Lane – It was more Stepford than cold -- very calm, very serene.
Taylor – The day we all thought would never get here has arrived.
KirkArbor Day?
Taylor – No.
KirkThe day of reckoning?
Taylor – No.
KirkThe day the music died?
Jess – Where the hell have you been? The place is a freaking zoo. Every table's full and I've got Sammy Davis Jr. here thinking it's the Desert Inn.
Lorelai – If we're meant to have the Dragonfly Inn, then we're meant to have it.
Sookie – Right. Like Doris Day.
Lorelai: Que sera....
Sookie: ...sera.

Notes and references

  1. First appearance of Jess's father Jimmy Mariano
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