Gilmore Girls

Season 3 Episode 12

Lorelai Out of Water

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 2003 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Luke is opposed to having Taylor's attorney Nicole oversee the paperwork for the construction of the new soda shop until he meets the attractive redhead. Lane's clever scheme to get her mother's permission to attend the prom horribly backfires. Luke offers to teach Lorelai the fine art of angling after Alex invites her to go fishing. Rory and Lorelai clear out their garage for Lane's band. Paris's calls for Rory's impeachment by the student council.moreless

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  • Lorelai goes fishing, Paris and Rory continue to argue. More Lane, more Luke, another great episode.

    Great episode. It was good to see Rory and Lane again, they seem to be realising that they won't see each other much soon. I think that's partly the reason why the wedding was here, to get us to see this. It was great to see Lane so happy but her plan backfired when Mrs Kim sets her up with someone for the prom, but we then see Lane tell Mrs Kim about Dave, but according to her she can't because he's not Korean. Lane gives up.

    Luke asked someone out, I know he should be with Lorelai but it was good to see him jump out there. Jess's comments were funny and he hovered quite a lot here. I'm interested to see how this relationship with Nicole will go for Luke, will it last long? On to Rory and Paris, who is still angry at Rory and even tries to impeach her.

    It was hilarious when Paris started muttering about the headmaster and then denied it. And was entertaining to watch them argue, in the student council meeting, the hall. I was disappointed when Paris still didn't make up, hope they do eventually. Madeline and Louise are always amusing.

    I doubt Alex and Lorelai will long, but the fishing thing was just an excuse for us to see a great Lorelai and Luke moment, there's an awkward silence, knowing they both like each other. It was an amusing scene, especially when Lorelai named the fish Luke brought. Great episode, look forward to more.moreless
  • That's too many junk to have in a garage lol

    Lorelai is letting Lane and the band play in the garage but first she and Rory need to clean the garage. It's full of junk!! Taylor is renovating the building beside Luke's diner and it's irritating Luke.

    The garage is finally clean and the band moves in. Lane and Dave developed a code so the other band members don't find out about them..

    Lorelai goes on her first date with Alex at a tasting coffee shop. They talk and he tells her he likes fishing and camping, she kind of said it was great and now they are going fishing.

    The fight between Paris and Rory continues, it has gone so bad that they are both called to the headmaster's office for a talk.

    Taylor's attorney comes by Luke's with the lease papers, Luke likes her. Later he asks her out.

    Luke also helps Lorelai learns about fishing...with a baby pool! She goes fishing with Alex and catches a trout, then puts it in the bathtub.

    There is another weeding at Mrs.Kim's. Dave goes to play and earlier, Lane developed a plan so her mother would let her go with him to prom. The plan didn't work out, Dave is no Korean...moreless
  • lorelai goes on a fishing trip and paris tries to impeach rory

    i thought that this episode was really funny. i think that it was really nice of Lorelai to let Lane's band use her garage for there practice. It was really funny when Zack was hitting on lorelai and inviting her to a high school party. i think that it was harlarious that Lorelai told Alex that she likes the outdoors and she likes to fish and also that she said that she would go on a fishing trip with him. i thought that it was really nice of luke to teach lorelai how to fish evan though she would not take the cork off of the hook. i think that it was really great that paris tried to impeach rory for the fact that francie found out about jamie and she gave paris pictures of rory meeting francie somewhere outside of school. i think that it was evan funnier when the two of them had to go to the headmasters office to talk and they both had a stern talking to about them being rolemodels for the school and they have to find a way to work together and neither of them could quit student council. i think that it was really funny that lorelai cought a fish a put it in her bath tub.

  • lorelai goes fishing i mean thats a great episode!

    Luke teaches lorelai how to fish that s a great part rory and paris are good too but the fishing makes it a great episode.

    Luke brings his own lake and not to forget the fish which of coarse are named by lorelai and she learns to fish and keeps a corks on her hook the wihle they are at lorlais house but she accidentalyy the corks fall off at the lake and lorelai catches a fish a trout actually

    this is a classic episode and is a great argumanet with paris and rory and some of is was good but some of it was so very great and well written.moreless
  • Too Funny!

    Lorelai goews out with Alex, theur first date is to a coffee tasting place, then he asks her to go fishing with him. Luke decides to teach her how to fish (how cute) and she tells him about her date.

    Taylor, as usual is driving Luke crazy while he's renovating Lukes Building to make that soda shop. Luke meets with one of Taylor's lawyers & asks her out on a date (insert a little humor from Jess).

    Paris & Rory are stil not talking & fight in the student council meeting which earns them a trip to the Headmaster's office, who threatens to write a second letter to Harvard if they don't stop their fighting.

    Mrs Kim agrees to let Lane go to the prom & chooses her date for her, a Korean called Yon Chu. She asks her mother if she can take Dave instead her mother says no, the reason, he's not Korean.moreless
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop

Emily Gilmore

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Billy Burke

Billy Burke

Alex Lesman

Guest Star

Roz Witt

Roz Witt

Mrs. Traeger

Guest Star

Jae Woo Lee

Jae Woo Lee


Guest Star

Teal Redmann

Teal Redmann

Louise Grant

Recurring Role

Adam Brody

Adam Brody

Dave Rygalsky

Recurring Role

Tricia O'Kelley

Tricia O'Kelley

Nicole Leahy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The faded and colorless Hug-a-World that Rory is holding is the same world sitting next to Lorelei in the season 2 episode "A Tisket A Tasket" when Rory comes home from book shopping with Jess.

    • When Lorelai goes to take the Hug-a-World from Rory, Rory stops her by putting her left hand on Loralai's right. The shots flip back and forth a few more times, and in the last shot, Lorelai's left hand (which was in the air), is now being held down by Rory's right.

    • Outside the garage, they decide it's been four years since they opened its door. However once they're inside, Rory comments that the boxes were put there two years earlier.

      Correction: Until they opened the garage door, Rory didn't know that Lorelai had put the boxes from two years ago in the garage, so Rory was correct in saying that "we" (i.e. her and Lorelai) hadn't been in the garage in four years.

    • When Alex asks Lorelai out he says, "I was actually thinking of doing a little fishing this Saturday," but when Luke asks Lorelai when they are going, she answers, "Sunday morning."
      Clearly, the reference to Sunday is a goof, further borne out by Lorelai's waking Rory up on the day of the fishing date so that Rory can attend the wedding of Lane's cousin which a previous conversation between Lane and Rory sets as Saturday.

    • In previous episodes, there never was a garage on that side of Lorelai's house.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Headmaster Charleston: (when Rory and Paris won't tell him why they're fighting) Oh, goody, I get to guess. Well, perhaps the two of you are arguing over the same boy?
      Paris: Of course. We're girls, so we must be fighting over a boy. You sexist, white haired--
      Headmaster Charleston: Are you muttering something, Paris?
      Paris: No, Headmaster.

    • Lane: Hi.

      Dave: Hi. (seeing her formal wedding-party garb) And hi.

      Lane: This will not be the mental image you carry around of me the rest of the week.

      Dave: No, it won't. (She turns away and he sees the enormous bow) Hold on, I just saw the back. Yes, it will.

    • Mrs. Kim: (to Lane, who is carrying a tray of water glasses) What is that?
      Lane: The bride's thirsty.
      Mrs. Kim: Regulate the water. Once the dress is on, that's it.

    • Mrs. Kim: (to wedding guest) Min Jae. You look good, not so fat.
      Min Jae: Thank you.

    • Rory:(excited) You got a "maybe" from Mrs. Kim!
      Lane: I got a "maybe" from Mrs. Kim!

    • Lorelai: Man, you need a lot of stuff for fishing.
      Luke: Well, normally you don't bring your own lake.

    • Rory: (to Paris) Im not sure what is more embarrasing, having Charleston yell at us or knowing the fact that we just had a, "shut up, no you shut up" fight in front of him.

    • Rory:(to Lane, after Dave fakes picking a fight with her) Okay, Please dont take this the wrong way, but I'm going to kick Dave in the shin, repeatedly, for the next hour and a half!

    • Rory:(realizes something is living in the Hug-A-World toy she found in the garage) I hugged it, I hugged it really tight!

      Lorelai: Yes you did!

      Rory: I have to shower!

      (Runs off.)

      Lorelai: (yells after Rory) Hey, hey, hey, what about the rest of the garage! Rory!

    • Luke: (to Jess about Nicole) Even if there was something, which I'm not saying there was, she's a suit. Not my type.
      Jess: Yeah, especially since she's not a monk.
      Luke: Oh, I don't go out that much, is that what that's supposed to mean?
      Jess: Take a look at a calendar. When's the last time you've been on a date? A year, two years ago?
      Luke: Last month, wiseass. I went out with Joanna Cooper.
      Jess: You gave her a ride home.
      Luke: A ride home is the end of a date.
      Jess: Only if you go on a date first.
      Luke: I'm not going to discuss this with you.
      Jess: Suit yourself. I have to go meet Rory anyhow. See, I'm gonna go pick her up. Spend a few hours actually being with her, then give her a ride home. That's called the end of a date.
      Luke: Or I could stay open a few hours later, which means you're here till ten. That's also called the end of a date.
      Jess: Hopeless.
      Luke: Bye now.

    • Rory: (very sleepy) You set my alarm for 5:15 AM.
      Lorelai: I know, and I did it for purely practical reasons.
      Rory: Which are?
      Lorelai: My alarm is just not as reliable as your scream.

    • Lorelai: Oh, this is not at all embarrassing. There's not even fish in it.
      (Luke dumps a bucket of fish into the pool)
      Luke: Trout.
      Lorelai: Hey! Aw, they're so cute! Hello, hi boys. And look, they're all "ooh" like they're singing in a little trout choir.
      Luke: I wouldn't get too attached.
      Lorelai: Hi Gomer.
      Luke: There you go.
      Lorelai: Oh, don't be scared Pinky.
      Luke: And now there's Pinky.
      Lorelai: Pinky Dowdy from fourth grade. See her eyes darting back and forth, all panicked? She got that way from dodge ball. It's okay, Pinky, nobody's gonna hurt you. Hey Pete, stop crowding Pinky. It's okay, Pinky, just go over there behind Cheryl.
      Luke: Okay, now that everybody knows each other, take this.

    • Lorelai: If I clean up Hug-a-World, does that cancel out me not getting rid of the boxes?
      Rory: I'll consider it a wash.
      Lorelai: How about if I chase it and bring it back?
      Rory: What?
      Lorelai:: Hug-a-World would like to see the world.
      Rory: It's moving.
      Lorelai: There's something living there besides Canadians.

    • Rory: Hug-a-World!
      Lorelai: What?
      Rory: Hug-a-World, it's my Hug-a-World.
      Lorelai: Where's the world?
      Rory: It's faded.
      Lorelai: Oh, wait, I can see something.
      Rory: Canada.
      Lorelai: Canada, nice. Okay.
      Rory: What are you doing?
      Lorelai: I'm throwing it out.
      Rory: You can't throw out Hug-a-World.
      Lorelai: I'm not throwing out Hug-a-World, I'm throwing out Hug-a-Canada.

    • Luke: So tell me something, what's it like being Taylor's lawyer?
      Miss Leahy: Well actually I'm not Mr. Doose's lawyer or only lawyer. He's one of our clients. So all our attorneys deal with him on a rotating basis. It's my month.
      Luke: My condolences.
      Miss Leahy: You know my father always told me that whatever does not kill you makes you stronger.
      Luke: You're gonna be really strong.

    • Rory: What ever happened to that one? Min Cha? She married a real mean guy.
      Lane: Wan Nam. Didn't I tell you about that? Well, Min Cha put up with 7 years of Wan Nam telling her she was stupid and ordering her to cook all his meals. Then one day he was in the kitchen looking for his lunch and she just snapped. Took a carrot peeler and turned on him.
      Rory: A carrot peeler?
      Lane: You can get those things pretty sharp. Anyway, she just came at him and started peeling. The neighbors called the police. They showed up and Wan Nam just stood there all peeled.
      Rory: What happened?
      Lane: He didn't press charges but now he makes all his own meals, sleeps in a locked separate room and keeps a cutting board by his bed for protection. Still married though.
      Rory: Wow peeled to death. That's a bad way to go.

    • Lorelai: I like Alex but I'm not sixteen. I don't lie to a guy to make them like me. I just got stuck when he said fishing and camping, and I was trying to be nice and not say, "Great - cold, wet and smelly. My three favorite things after those witches from Macbeth."

    • Luke: What the hell is going on Taylor?
      Taylor: I'm renovating your building. You know that very well.
      Luke: I also know that the renovation is supposed to be going on over there inside the building.
      Taylor: There is plenty of room to move around if you turn sideways.
      Luke: I'm gonna punch you in the nose.

    • Lorelai: Yes, it scared me, while 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 ever be able to live that down?
      Lorelai: Well, Joe Namath will forever be wearing pantyhose.
      Rory: True, very true.

    • Rory: Did you hear the way he was talking to you? "Play like a guy, Lane." Well, cry like a girl, Dave!

    • Rory: Nice move on using the word escort instead of the word date.
      Lane: The subliminal is half the battle, Rory.

    • Jess: She laughed at your jokes, and we both know there's gotta be some ulterior motive when people laugh at your jokes.

    • Nicole: (to Jess) Excuse me? Hi, I'm looking for a Mr. Lucas Danes?
      Jess: (to Luke) Oh Lucas!

    • Lorelai: I look adorable! No one ever told me that if you fish, you get to buy an outfit. I'll do just about anything if I can buy an outfit!

    • Rory: I fell off the chair.
      Mrs. Kim: Well, don't.

    • Lorelai: How about Lane's band rehearses in the kitchen? We don't use that either.

  • NOTES (3)


    • 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?
      Lorelai: Joe Namath will forever be wearing pantyhose.

      In a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting, Dr. Dolittle could talk with animals.
      Ozzy Osbourne once bit the head off a bat during a performance.
      Joe Namath was a football player for the New York Jets who once appeared in an ad for pantyhose.

    • Lorelai: We're Sanford and Son.

      Redd Foxx played a junk dealer on the old TV show Sanford and Son.

    • Nicole: My father always told me, "That which does not kill you makes you stronger."

      This is a paraphrase of a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: "What does not kill me, makes me stronger."

    • Jess: Guess Gloria Allred wants to go slumming.

      Gloria Allred is a lawyer famous for her pioneering legal work on behalf of women's rights.

    • Paris: Save the act for Sundance, you little snitch.

      Sundance is a popular and highly regarded indie film festival which was founded by Robert Redford and takes place every January in Park City, Utah.

    • Rory: I'm good, Pamela Des Barres.

      Pamela Des Barres is a well-known rock band groupie who has published two books on her liaisons: I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie and Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up. She also was married to actor Michael Des Barres, who had guest starred on Gilmore Girls earlier in the season ("A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving").