Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 7

You Jump, I Jump, Jack

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2004 on The WB
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Episode Summary

After Kirk spills the beans that her daughter is dating Luke, Emily demands that Lorelai brings him to dinner so that they can get reacquainted; although Lorelai tries to warn him away, Luke goes anyway and is subjected to an evening of oblique insults from a passive-aggressive Emily; after Zach announces that he's ready to start going out with Lane, they spend a cozy first date at home after banishing Brian to Lane's bedroom; having not learned his lesson with Emily, Luke agrees to accept Richard's invitation to go golfing, and both men turn a deaf ear to Lorelai's pleas to cancel; Rory gets her story on the "Life and Death Brigade" by being blindfolded and whisked away by Logan and his friends to observe the elaborately staged weekend in the woods, and finally, after Logan encourages her to take a risk, to participate in the event's breathtaking finale.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Luke gets roped into Gilmore games, Rory follows a story, and Laine starts an awkward romance.

    Poor Luke. He thinks he can handle the Gilmores but is in over his head. The Luke story is explained clearly at the end: Lorelai's snobby parents think he is not good enough for her, so they set him up to be embarrassed and her father plans to run his life for him to become a restaurant tycoon to make him appear good enough for her. How Richard thinks that he will pull this off I don't know. There is a difference between polite compliance with your girlfriend's parents, andyour entire life being completely steamrolled .

    Rory's chasing down the story leads her to a bizarre secret society. She never wonders why Logan has included her... but it can only be to get into her pants, just as she was blind to Jess's machinations against Dean. When she is pressured into jumping, she does it and trusts Logan. What has he done to inspire trust? In this episode and from a previous episode, he is clearly an entitled jerk as she pointed out herself. She continues to display such low self esteem and poor judgement. No matter what that guy said, that stunt was incredibly dangerous! Perhaps in a future episode there will be some consequences to their reckless behavior.

    The Lane romance with her borderline idiot band mate is filler and quite boring.moreless
  • The best episode Gilmore Girls have ever made.

    So good i love this episode. The chemistry between Rory and Logan are fantastic. The reweal of the life and death brigade is just so original and exciting. and Lane and Zach first date that are very awkward and reminds everyone about there one first date. The hole episode has an mystic to it and makes me want to see a lot more to the life and death brigade and the mystic that they hold and it leaves me to think that the secret club has something more that we havent seen yet and have to leave it to oure thoughts. So i Think this one is the best episode of all Gilmore Girls i love it!moreless
  • I LOVE this episode!

    This is one of my favorite episodes EVER. Out of all seasons this is one that I can watch it over and over again! You never get tired of it! Very well written. I LOVE how Rory jumps with Logan, and they hold hands! It's the begining of a very wonderful realtionship. They belong together, and I think that their both starting to realize it in this episode. You can obviously tell how much Rory trusts Logan, jumping like that is something that she wouldn't do with just anyone. She isn't one to just trust anyone, especially someone she just met. And thats what I love about Rory and Logan together, he brings out a side of her that no one has ever brought out before.moreless
  • Rory goes on a strange experience with Logan, Luke has to bond with both Emily and Richard.

    Hmmm what to think of this episode, it was obviously good as Gilmore girls always but I thought Rory's storyline was just a small bit strange. Though I did like the final event, doing a huge jump with an umbrella the rest was fairly out there. Logan is alright, not as interesting as other episodes but he did bring out a new side in Rory which could prove to be entertaining, the end was good with him dropping the photos at her door.

    Poor Luke, at dinner Emily was horrible but showed it in an even more nasty way, not horribly but just pretending to be interested etc. Lorelai knew it was all coming as well. He then goes to the club to play golf with Richard which doesn't go much better. He's horrible at the sport and ends up talking about franchising his diner.

    Emily gives out to Richard claiming that he is letting Lorelai go out with Luke who isn't right for her, a loud of crap. There both as bad as each other. Meanwhile, Lane and Zach have there first day which is nice and goes well, they kiss at the end. There a good couple, well suited. Great but slightly strange episode on Rory's side of things.moreless
  • Luke finally has to meet the Gilmores (a disaster waiting to happen) and Rory investigates the 'Life and Death Brigade'

    I loved this episode because of the interaction between Rory and Logan. I feel that this is the episode where the relationship between them really starts to change. The whole "I jump, you jump, Jack" quote sums it up for me- Rory trusts Logan enough, and I think it really is a step towards them becoming a couple later on. On the other side, I really feel so completely sorry for Luke (I think its impossible not to)- taking in the Gilmore's is always a difficult task for any of Lorelai's boyfriends, let alone one who doesn't meet the 'standards' that Richard and Emily hold.

    All in all, purely because of the Rory-Logan interaction, this is one of my favourite episodes of Season 5.moreless
Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Dean Forester (voice) (uncredited)

Guest Star

Chris Emerson

Chris Emerson


Guest Star

Katherine Bailess

Katherine Bailess


Guest Star

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Alan Loayza

Alan Loayza


Recurring Role

Danny Strong

Danny Strong


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Why are Emily and Richard all of a sudden so interested in who Lorelai is involved with? They never asked to meet Max once they found out about the engagement and that was much more serious? Also, why is Emily so surprised that Luke and Lorelai are dating? Obviously, she would never think Luke was good enough for her daughter, but Lorelai should have just pointed out how Emily seemed aware of their mutual attraction ever since Rory's 16th birthday party four years earlier!

    • There is a lot of drinking and driving in this episode. During the dinner with Emily, Luke is drinking beer, and he drives home after that. Also, when he leaves the club he's drunk. Drinking and driving happens a lot in this show.

    • At the end of the episode when Lorelai and Rory are talking on the phone. Rory says "Where are you off to?". But, Lorelai never said that she was going anywhere.

    • In the scenes where Luke and Richard are golfing, Luke is dressed in jeans and his backwards baseball cap. In most/all high-class, private clubs, there is a specific dress code which does not allow jeans and baseball caps to be worn.

    • A safety line can be seen attached to Rory when she and Logan are climbing up the ladder. It can easily be seen in the distant shot of the two of them climbing. When Rory gets to the top, the safety line is not seen.

    • The guy that built the tower Rory and Logan jump from is either a really good climber, or there might be a small goof there. First he is on the ground, then Rory and Logan climb the ladder, only to find him already on top of the tower. Finally, when they jump, he is on the ground again.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (Really high, just before the jump)
      Rory: (talking about the guys in the ground) Why do they all look so worried?
      Logan: We are low on champagne.

    • (Right before jumping)
      Logan: You trust me?
      Rory: You jump, I jump Jack.
      Choir: In Omnia Paratis!
      Logan: I really should have confirmed that those potatoes were okay.
      (They hold hands, each one with a umbrella and they jump)

    • (Luke and Lorelai arrive at Emily's house. They are at the door before knocking)
      Lorelai: Open with that. That's a great icebreaker. Now listen, I want you to be careful about your consumption of booze.
      Luke: I not gonna drink to much.
      Lorelai: No, no, no. You've got it backwards, there, Pablo. Ride the pink elephant, baby, 'cause it's your only defense against Emily Gilmore unless you're packing a Kolishnikov.

    • Lorelai: (Picking up her cell phone) oh...ohhh, what is happening...something dark is happening here. It is heavy like iron. Uhh did you feel that ice cold wind that just passed through?
      Luke: Make the call.
      Lorelai: (In really high voice) I see dead people.
      Luke: Make the call.

    • Lorelai: Yeah, and I wasn't hiding it, the only reason why reacted to Kirk the way I did is that he's not in this world, he's in my other world; it's as if I, out of the blue told you I was having tea with Mrs. Van Uppity.
      Emily: Who?
      Lorelai: Hortense Van Uppity, tight bun, lace collar, tiny poodle...fictional friend.

    • Lorelai: (gasps) How did you...(looking at Rory)
      Rory: Not from me.
      Emily: Don't jump on Rory.
      Lorelai: How mom?
      Emily: Kirk told me.
      Rory: Kirk?
      Lorelai: Kirk who?
      Emily: How many Kirk's do you kow?
      Lorlai: My Kirk, Stars Hallow Kirk, Kirk who hasn't started shaving yet Kirk, how'd you find out from him?

    • Lorelai: Oh, I just got a great idea for a reality show, you pull people over who have those "honk if you love to whatever" bumper stickers, you kidnap them and you make them do whatever the bumper sticker says they like to do, whether they do it or not, then you make them eat bugs.
      Emily: So I hear you have a new boyfriend.
      Lorelai: (gasps)

    • Lorelai: I'm late.
      Emily: I know.
      Lorelai: Blame the insane people driving in front of me; they had a honk if you love to scuba dive bumper sticker on the back of their car so I honked.
      Emily: You don't scuba dive.
      Lorelai: Yes but I've been testing people who have "honk" bumper stickers lately to see if they really want people to honk...guess what, they don't. I lay on my horn and this, alleged scuba diver slows to a crawl right in front of me, just out of revenge, and I'm screwed.
      Emily: You need a hobby.
      Lorelai: Yes actually.

    • Logan: Isn't this the point of being young? It's your choice Ace, people can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me and it's one less minute you haven't lived.

    • Rory: Hey, what happened?
      Emily: She honked.
      Rory: Oh, another bumper sticker test

    • Colin: Said gap 'twix d and f should not slip from lips in any word this group allows.
      Rory: Said're not using the letter e?

    • Zach: What are you doing?
      Brian: Watching TV.
      Zach: Uh, Brian, this is a date.
      Brian: What?
      Zach: Lane and I are kind of on a date right now.
      Brian: You are? But this is what we did last night.
      Zach: I know.
      Brian: So, last night was a date too?
      Lane: That was not a date.
      Zach: I was in my underwear.
      Brian: But we did exactly the same thing, you just had no pants.
      Zach: Well, we´re kind of starting to date, and this is what we´re going to do.
      Brian: So where do I go?

    • Rory: Honk if Emily Gilmore views your mind as her personal playground.
      Lorelai: Honk, honk.

    • Rory: High. We are very high.
      Logan: I've been higher.
      Rory: I meant 'distance from the ground'.
      Logan: That, too.

    • Emily: Where'd your martini go?
      Lorelai: To a happy place.

    • Lorelai: What? Were you in the room? Did you not hear the awful things she
      Luke: What did she say?
      Lorelai: Rustic diner? Rustic?
      Luke: So?
      Lorelai: Backhand slang for crap pile.
      Luke: Or she was admiring its vintage feel.
      Lorelai: Oh, what was the other word she used?
      Luke: Charming?
      Lorelai: Ah, slang for doggie poopy.
      Luke: Unbelievable.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Although Luke is playing golf for the first time ever in this episode, Scott Patterson's not a beginner at golf. He played in the Los Angeles Police Department Celebrity Golf Tournament in both 2005 and 2006.

    • German episode title: "Sprung ins Ungewisse", meaning "Leap in the Dark".

      French episode title: "Pas de répit pour les braves", meaning "No Rest For The Brave Men".

    • In this episode, we find out that Finn's first name is Danny.

    • During one of Scott Patterson's scenes (when he is calling Lorelai from the golf course and is slightly drunk) he looks very pale and ill. This was not acting, in reality he was very sick on the day that scene was shot and it ended up fitting very nicely into the episode, because he was supposed to look as if he wasn't feeling well.

    • "The Life and Death Brigade" is loosely based on Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale that was founded in 1832.


    • Rory: Where are you off to?
      Lorelai: Luke's, I have to destress him after his Un-Happy Gilmore outing.

      This is a reference to the 1996 Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore. In it Adam Sandler's character is a misfit in the world of professional golf somewhat like Luke was that day with Richard.

    • Rory: More twists than O. Henry.

      O. Henry was a writer of short stories that always had an unexpected plot twist at the end. Perhaps his best known story is Gift of the Magi.

    • Logan: In omnia paratus!

      In omnia paratus means ready for anything.

    • Lorelai: Just tell him you were smoking peyote before he called.

      Peyote is an herb used by some indigenous peoples that causes hallucinations.

    • Lorelai: I see dead people.

      A quote from the Box Office hit The Sixth Sense starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. Haley Joel Osment's character had the unique ability to see dead people.

    • Logan: Hunter S. Thompson lived with the Hell's Angels.

      Hunter S. Thompson's first book Hell's Angels described his experience living with the Hell's Angels motorcyclists.
      Thompson created the concept of 'gonzo journalism' wherein journalists live the experiences and then tell the stories from their points of view. Thompson was so much a part of the group that he was hospitalized after being beat up by some members, which is referenced by Rory's comment "just because I didn't get beat up by the Hell's Angels".

    • Title: You Jump, I Jump, Jack

      The title of this episode is a quote from Titanic (1997).