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G.I. Jessie is the twenty-sixth (also a one-hour special) episode and the season finale in Season 2 of JESSIE. It first aired on September 13, 2013 to 4.77 million viewers.


Jessie's father invites her to the military base where she grew up and reveals that he is marrying her rival's mother. Meanwhile, Darla's super smart and crazy handsome brother, Caleb takes a shine to Emma and they try to make their relationship work.


Main Cast

Guest Cast



  • The episode title was G.I. Jessie, a parody of G.I. Joe.
  • This was the third Jessie one-hour special event, following Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year and Jessie's Big Break.
  • In this episode, it’s revealed that Jessie's mom died when she was younger.
  • The majority of the episode doesn’t take place in New York.
  • In this episode, Jessie quits, but after Luke, Ravi and Zuri save her and Emma, she comes back to the kids as their nanny.
  • Jessie curses in this episode, though it’s censored by a blender. This is the second Disney Channel show to feature it. The first time it was shown was in the American Dragon Jake Long episode Dreamscape when Jake’s parents swear at each other in the morning when they wake up in a bad mood and they use a blender to censor the bad words.
  • The transitional music in this episode is remixed with a military rhythm.
  • It's the second time Emma painstakingly mentions One Direction, first time in "Quitting Cold Koala".
  • This episode is the Season 2 finale, but would've been a reasonable series finale for the following reasons:
    • It‘s the first episode where Jessie's dad and Darla appear, two characters who have been mentioned several times throughout the series.
    • Jessie's dad gets married to Darla's mom in this episode.
    • It illustrates that family is worth fighting for.
    • Jessie almost quit because the kids weren't obeying her, something they never do in the series. Her job holds the whole series together; without her, there would be no Jessie.
  • The episode was first in the part of Friday Night of Premieres right after Wander Over Yonder's episode "The Greatest / The Egg".
  • This is the Season 2 finale.
  • This is the second time the Ross kids almost lose Jessie as their nanny after New York, New Nanny.
  • Jessie says her dad believed giving back the Panama Canal was a huge mistake, the same way many felt after the treaty to eventually return the canal to Panama was signed by then-President Jimmy Carter in 1977.
    • The United States controlled the canal from its opening in 1903 through the end of 1978. From 1979 through the end of 1999, the canal was under the joint control of the U.S. and Panama. On January 1, 2000, Panama took full possession.
  • The music where Emma sees Caleb was later used in the Season 2 premiere of BUNK'D.
  • Molly Shannon who plays Wanda in Hotel Transylvania guest stars in this episode.


  • When Colonel Shannon throws her bouquet, Emma goes into the group of single women to catch it even though she’s already in a relationship with Caleb.
  • During the push up scene, you can clearly see that the grass is fake, so Ravi could not have gotten grass in his mouth or Zuri swallowing a slug.


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JESSIE Episodes
Season 1
New York, New Nanny | The Talented Mr. Kipling | Used Karma | Zombie Tea Party 5 | One Day Wonders Zuri's New Old Friend | Creepy Connie Comes a Callin' | Christmas Story | Star Wars | Are You Cooler Than a 5th Grader? | Take the A-Train... I Think? | Romancing the Crone | The Princess and the Pea Brain | World Wide Web of Lies The Kid Whisperer | A Sticky Situation | Badfellas | Beauty & the Beasts | Evil Times Two | Tempest in a Teacup
A Doll's Outhouse | We Are So Grounded | Creepy Connie's Curtain Call | Cattle Calls & Scary Walls | Gotcha Day | The Secret Life of Mr. Kipling
Season 2
The Whining | Green Eyed Monsters | Make New Friends But Hide the Old | 101 Lizards | Trashin' Fashion | Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year | The Trouble With Tessie | Say Yes to the Messy Dress | Teacher's Pest | Jessie's Big Break | Pain in the Rear Window | Toy Con | To Be or Not to Be | Why Do Foils Fall in Love? |Kids Don't Wanna Be Shunned | All The Knight Moves | We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges | Somebunny's in Trouble | Punched Dumped Love | Quitting Cold Koala | Panic Attack Room | Throw Momma From the Terrace | The Jessie-nator: Grudgement Day | Diary Of A Mad Newswoman | Break-Up and Shape-Up | G.I. Jessie
Season 3
Ghost Bummers | Caught Purple Handed | Understudied & Overdone | The Blind Date, the Cheapskate, & the Primate | Lizard Scales and Wrestling Tales | The Rosses Get Real | Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas | Krumping and Crushing | Hoedown Showdown | Snack Attack | Creepy Connie 3: The Creepening | Acting With the Frenemy | From the White House to Our House | Help Not Wanted | Where's Zuri? | Morning Rush | Lights, Camera, Distraction! | Spaced Out | The Telltale Duck | Coffee Talk | Between the Swoon and New York City | No Money, Mo' Problems | The Runaway Bride of Frankenstein | There Goes the Bride | Rides to Riches | Jessie's Aloha-holidays with Parker and Joey
Season 4
But Africa Is So... Fari | A Close Shave | Four Broke Kids | Moby & Scoby | Karate Kid-tastrophe | Basket Case | Capture the Nag | What a Steal | Driving Miss Crazy | Bye Bye Bertie | Rossed at Sea Part 1 | Rossed at Sea Part 2 | Rossed at Sea Part 3 | Dance, Dance, Resolution | Someone Has Tou-pay | Identity Thieves | Katch Kipling | The Ghostest With the Mostest | The Fear in Our Stars | Ooray for Ollywood