G.I. Jessie is the twenty-sixth also a one hour special episode and season finale of Season 2 of JESSIE. It aired on September 13, 2013. This episode scored 4.8 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.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Molly Shannon as Col. Beverly Shannon
  • James Patrick Stuart as Lt. Colonel John Wayne
    "J.W." Prescott
  • Molly Burnett as Darla Shannon
  • Kate Flannery as Corporal Cookie


  • The episode title was G.I. Jessie, a parody of G.I. Joe.
  • This was the the third Jessie one-hour special event, following Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year and Jessie's Big Break.
  • In this episode it is revealed that Jessie's mom died when she was younger.
  • The majority of the episode does not 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 a nanny.
  • Jessie curses in this episode, though it is censored by a blender.
  • 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 is 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 this series. Her job holds this whole series together, without it 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 joint control of the U.S. and Panama. On January 1, 2000, Panama took full possession.


  • When Colonel Shannon throws her bouquet, Emma goes into the group of single women to catch it however she is already in a relationship with Caleb.


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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