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Say Goodnight, Gracie

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie’

Season 3, Episode 20 -  Aired May 6, 2003

Lorelai and Sookie are sad when bakery owner Fran dies, but they can't hide their excitement at the prospect of buying her inn. Meanwhile, Dean has a surprising announcement, while Lane awaits the punishment for her drunken call to her mother.

Quote from Emily

Lorelai: [on the phone] Come on, Mom, this is silly. I mean, think back to before the whole Friday night dinner thing. We still had a relationship.
Emily: You mean the one where I would trick you into calling me by leaving a message on your answering machine saying I had something important to tell you, but I wouldn't include the details so you had no choice but to call me.
Lorelai: Yes.
Emily: And then when you did call, we'd talk about the weather, you'd ask about the DAR, and then you'd put Rory on the phone, even when she was too young to talk.
Lorelai: It was not always like that.
Emily: It was always like that. Very well. The weather's fine, the DAR is staging a luncheon at the library next week. You already said I couldn't talk to Rory, so there, I think you've fulfilled your obligation.
Lorelai: Okay, Mom, fine. Have a nice day.
Emily: Same to you.

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Quote from Rory

Paris: So, have you figured out your plans for prom night yet?
Rory: Oh, no, but Stars Hollow is a much more casual kind of a prom. Less Cinderella, more Footloose.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: It's my own fault. I poked a slumbering bear with a stick. I reached out and initiated contact with Emily Gilmore. I get what I deserve.
Sookie: You're a bad girl.
Lorelai: You know what really stinks? They're having Rory over tonight for a movie night.
Sookie: Movie night? That's your thing with her.
Lorelai: Exactly. What's next? "Stay home and dance around in your underwear to the Monkees' greatest hits" night? I wouldn't put it past them to steal that, too.

Quote from Lane

Lane: This is a really nice chair. Is it old?
Mrs. Kim: Old enough.
Lane: Well, it's really nice. I mean, the back is very sturdy and the legs are all the same length and the wood looks like it was a tree at some point, which is good for wood, 'cause it was.

Quote from Lane

Dave: Excuse me, Mrs. Kim, I need to speak with you.
Mrs. Kim: I'm busy, David.
Dave: A few weeks ago you told me that Lane had a crush on me. Well, I have a crush on her, too. Now, I know you have very strict rules about dating and boys, but I just want you to know that I'm a good person. I don't smoke, I don't drink, I've never gotten a ticket, I'm healthy, I take care of myself, I floss. I never watch more than 30 minutes of television a night, partly because I think it's a waste of time and partly because there's nothing on. I respect my parents, I do well in school, I never play video games in case they do someday prove that playing them can turn you into a serial killer. I don't drink coffee. I hate soda because the carbonation freaks me out. I'm happy to give up meat if you feel strongly about it. I don't mind wearing a tie. I enjoy playing those hymns on my guitar, and I really, really want to take your daughter to the prom. [Mrs. Kim rubs the chair furiously] Mrs. Kim? Please don't make me repeat that list again.
Mrs. Kim: Let never day nor night unhallow'd pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.
Dave: Okay. Thank you.

Quote from Lane

Lane: Did you hear what she said?
Lane: Yes, I did.
Dave: What did it mean?
Lane: I don't know.
Dave: Was it a yes, was it a no?
Lane: I'm not sure.
Dave: Well, it's gotta be from the bible, right? So I'll just go home, do some research, look on the Internet, see what I can find. I'll call you when I know something.
Lane: Okay. [Dave kisses Lane before he leaves] I'm so writing him a song tonight.

Quote from Rory

Lorelai: Coming?
Rory: No, you guys go ahead. I'll be in the back of the line so that when the earth opens up and swallows you whole, I'll be here to tell a story.

Quote from Lane

Lane: Mama, I'm really sorry about the other night. I did everything wrong, everything you taught me not to do. I lied to you, I let you down. I never intended to do that and I don't know how to fix it, but I'm going to try my hardest because I am so, so sorry. I'll be upstairs if you need me. I'm gonna go in my room, gonna iron my dress for church and I'm gonna think about what I've done.

Quote from Lane

Mrs. Kim: It's not from the bible.
Dave: What?
Mrs. Kim: It's Shakespeare, Henry VI. I like to goof off now and then, too, you know.
Dave: Shakespeare.
Mrs. Kim: That is a very difficult this to do, reading the bible in one night. I myself have only done it three times. You need great determination and excellent light. I'm very impressed. All right.
Dave: All right what?
Mrs. Kim: You can go to the prom, but you cannot get married.
Dave: That seems fair to me.
Lane: And me! The person who is going upstairs to think about what she's done.
Mrs. Kim: Lane is grounded until the prom and for two months after. You may call her on the phone every other day for ten minutes and that is all. Understand?
Dave: Yes, ma'am. Thank you, Mrs. Kim.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: So listen, my name is Lorelai Gilmore and this is Sookie St. James. I know this isn't exactly the best time for this, but we were wondering if you had any idea what's going to happen with the Dragonfly.
Sookie: Because we want it!
Lorelai: Sookie and I actually talked to Fran about buying it once.
Sookie: We work in the Independence Inn now.
Mr. Brink: The one that burned down?
Lorelai: Yes, but that was just an accident. It was a bad wire.
Sookie: A bad, bad wire.
Lorelai: It could've happened to anyone and should in no way reflect our inn-running abilities.

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