Jack is convinced the newest member of the gay chorus line is straight and devises a devious plan to "out" him.

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Will is asked by Karen to accompany her to an event that she normally attends with Stan which ends with them dancing in the spotlight. When her friends see her with Will, they assume he's her gigolo and she offers his services, And when women approach Will he assumes they want him as a lawyer. And they run into Beverly Leslie who doesn't believe that Will's a gigolo. Jack is auditioning for a Gay Men's Choir. It comes down to him and a guy named Owen. Jack tries to find a way to eliminate him and he thinks he found something; that he is straight. So he invites him to the apartment to get him to admit he's straight. But he fails, he turns to Grace, who is feeling down because guys haven't been responding to her flirting and when she sees him, she's inspired. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The episode's title references the musical "A Chorus Line" See more »

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Owen: You don't have any proof.
Jack: I have photos.
Owen: There's no film in that camera.
Jack: Of course there is.
[He rips the film out of the camera]
Jack: See? Like I'd be stupid enough not to put film in my own camera.
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The case of the "sneaky hetero"!
29 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Those words are what Jack (Sean Hayes) blurts out when trying to get tangible evidence a man (Matt Damon) he suspects is in a male chorus group for more than gay pride reasons escapes "McFarland justice". And is Damon ever funny! This program had so many stars, both as themselves and others, that this appearance, along with Minnie Driver's role (after being dissed by Megan "Karen" Mullally while leafing through a fashion magazine and criticizing her style), is one of the few which didn't smack of publicity stunt for ratings casting.

Damon lets his character appear as if he's out and proud, when his reasons for competing with Manhattan's most confident (and self absorbed) performer, Jack, are far more mercenary and based in Grace enticing reverse psychology. The chorus is heading for Europe and only one of these two singers can earn a spot (and a nice per diem while travelling the continent). Damon has a pretty good voice and a strong talent for comedy, lately seen in a radically different light as the lead in "The Informant". Add the great Leslie Jordan as "teacup poodle" (Karen's words) Beverley Leslie and Patrick Kerr (Noel on "Frasier") as the chorus director who doesn't care who's the stronger singer and you can't lose!

"Will And Grace" suffered from many of the same things in it's later seasons that shows which start out hot and fresh, then become less original, have to contend with. Too much of the failed romance plot lines (ie, Leo!) and not enough of the integral irresponsibility which made these losers in love so appealing when they hit the airwaves in the late 90s. But "A Chorus Lie" stands tall as the best guest appearance by a male star in recent sitcom memory.


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