Will & Grace: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (21 Sep. 1998)

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In the pilot episode, Grace dumps her boyfriend, Danny, and moves in with Will for a while, until Danny proposes.



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Episode cast overview:
Todd Eckert ...
Jurgen Franzblau
Patron #1---Henry
Gino (scenes deleted)


When Grace receives an unexpected marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Will tries to be supportive of her decision but finally tells her that she's making a mistake, even though he's putting their friendship at risk. The situation is complicated by interference from Grace's socialite assistant, Karen, and Will's outrageous friend, Jack. Written by Anonymous

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21 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Staff writer Ellen Idelson supplies the voice of Will's secretary, Ellen. See more »


When Will and Grace are at the bar right at the end, Grace's wedding dress is up on the bar-side, but in the next shot it is off of the bar. See more »


Will Truman: [the scene cuts between the two apartments; Will is watching TV and talking to Grace on the phone] What are you doing?
Grace Adler: Hanging out.
Will Truman: Come over.
Grace Adler: Will, I can't.
Will Truman: Come on, Grace. You know you want to.
Grace Adler: Of course I want to, but...
Will Truman: It's going to be a good one. I can feel it.
Grace Adler: It's always good. Still...
Will Truman: You're not going to come over, you want me to, uh... talk you through it?
Grace Adler: It's tempting, but I think I'll watch ER here.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


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A Great Start for a Hilarious Show!!!
5 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a great starting point for Will & Grace. This episode is all about how Grace and Danny's relationship turns into a marriage proposal. They get into a fight, and Will tells Grace that she can move in with him for the time being. This complicates things for Jack, who was supposed to move in with Will before all of this happened. Danny ends up proposing to Grace,and she accepts. Will is reluctant to tell her how he really feels about their relationship, but he does and Grace storms out. We later learn that Grace and Danny do not get married, and Will and Grace make up. The last scene is them in a bar full of people as they toast each other as "husband and wife." The writers were not sure what they were going to do with Karen, so she was just there to provide comic relief and she tries to help Grace decide what to do about Danny's proposal. In this episode, Jack was hilarious, but he had not reached his full potential yet. For a pilot, this was a really great episode that I enjoyed watching.

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