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Here Comes the Son

‘Here Comes the Son’

Season 3, Episode 21 - Aired May 13, 2003

Jess leaves Stars Hollow for Venice, Los Angeles. Rory and Paris near the end of their time at Chilton. Meanwhile, Lorelai tries to thaw her relationship with her parents. [BACKDOOR PILOT]

Quote from Rory

Lorelai: Things to do before graduation. A list, of course. "Study for finals, senior breakfast, senior awards, finish final edition of the Franklin, organize a new student government, convince Paris to give up student gavel."
Rory: Oh, and I forgot man the yearbook distribution table this afternoon at the stupid Senior Palooza. Unbelievable.
Lorelai: Well, I'll be manning the Booster Club Grad Night table at the same time, so we can feel stupid and abused together.

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Quote from Lorelai

Rory: I can't finish all this and sleep at the same time.
Lorelai: You have to sleep, it's what keeps you pretty.
Rory: Who cares if I'm pretty if I fail my finals?
Lorelai: Okay, you've got this so completely backwards.

Quote from Rory

Lorelai: What is all this?
Rory: I found that if I focus too much on one subject, I start to get a little punchy. This way, when I hit Bolshevik Revolution overload, I just shift over here and, oh, hello, Anne Boleyn is going down, and then when that gets too depressing, it's right over to calculus.
Lorelai: Saving the party subject for last?
Rory: This shifting back and forth seems to produce better results.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: I think you're pushing yourself too hard.
Rory: I made out a schedule. Every single moment of every single day from now until graduation is accounted for.
Lorelai: You left off the Kiwanis Luncheon.
Rory: I did? Are you sure?
Lorelai: It's on Monday.
Rory: How could I forget the Kiwanis Luncheon? They gave me their scholarship.
Lorelai: Oh, yes, a two hundred and fifty dollar scholarship. That'll keep you in microwave popcorn for a week.

Quote from Lorelai

Rory: Grandma called and asked if I could come over and help her pick out a dress to wear to my graduation.
Lorelai: No.
Rory: I have to.
Lorelai: Rory, my mother's been dressing herself for years and she has yet to show up at a function with her bra on the outside of her clothing.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: Okay, little tip the whole stalking thing works infinitely better when you don't actually smash your face in the window.
Luke: I need to talk to you.
Lorelai: Come inside.
Luke: No, Rory's in there.
Lorelai: Since when are you scared of Rory? 'Cause seriously, Luke, I think you can take her.
Luke: I just need to tell you something. Can she hear us?
Lorelai: Through the walls? No, I put some kryptonite in her waffles. We're good.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: [on the phone] Yes, I've been holding for Mr. Hennings. I'm Lorelai Gilmore... Oh, great, hi. Listen... I just received this letter saying that my daughter did not qualify for financial aid. Rory Gilmore... Okay, yes, we did recently receive seventy-five thousand dollars, but, here's the thing that money is gone. I gave it to my parents, so I don't have it anymore, I swear. You could come over here and search me. We could open a bottle of wine and put on some Motown and... Yes, that was very inappropriate. Look, I owed my parents that money because they helped me put Rory through Chilton, and I wanted her to go to Chilton so that she could get into... Harvard, but then Harvard became Yale long story and now that she's gotten into Yale, I paid them back for Chilton. Just kind of a funny, wacky circle we could all laugh about someday... Yes, but, since I don't have the money anymore, it just seems like it shouldn't count. There must be something we can do. I mean, Rory is the most deserving kid there is, just seriously. You know, I don't know if you know the Kiwanis, but they gave her their scholarship and... I understand... We'll just have to figure something out... Thank you. Goodbye.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: [answers phone] Hello?
Rory: I just got another call from Grandma.
Lorelai: Rory, no.
Rory: I'm gonna go over there now.
Lorelai: And leave me here alone?
Rory: Where are you? I can't even see you.
Lorelai: [waves] I'm over here by the Old Spice ad.

Quote from Rory

Lorelai: [on the phone] You can't come over and talk for one second?
Rory: The minute I walk into that room, I'm suddenly gonna have to sign yearbooks, and since I'm severely crunched for time, I'm gonna have to resort to classic clams like, "Hey, have a good summer. Let's keep in touch. Best friends forever," and I do not wanna be that person. Plus, Paris will immediately shanghai me and give me a million things to do.

Quote from Paris

Lorelai: Grad Night is a big deal, Paris. They will buy the tickets.
Paris: Unbutton your top.
Lorelai: What?
Paris: Teenage boys are controlled by one thing. Unbutton your top.
Lorelai: [giggles] No.
Paris: Well, me doing it isn't going to help any.

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