Will & Grace: Season 8, Episode 20

The Mourning Son (27 Apr. 2006)

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Friends and family gather for the funeral of Will's father. During the reception everyone shares fond last memories of Will's father, while Will's last memory is not as pleasant. As he ... See full summary »



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Friends and family gather for the funeral of Will's father. During the reception everyone shares fond last memories of Will's father, while Will's last memory is not as pleasant. As he tries to come to terms with their last fight, Marilyn helps him realize the changes he must make in his life. Meanwhile, Grace attempts to comfort the grieving younger members of the family and begins to doubt her ability to be a good mother. Written by Alex

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When Larry is about to share a story about Will's Dad, Jack yells to Will and says, "You gotta here this, it's the funniest story I've heard all day!" indicating he had just been told the story. Larry then tells a short, quick story. Jack then says, "That's it? What a boring story." See more »


Jack: [Jack runs into Will's ex-boyfriend Vince at George Truman's funeral] I'm going to be playing a COP in a new TV show and I would love some pointers. The only COP things I've done is use handcuffs and say to someone, "Do you have any idea how fast you were going?".
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will and grace - the mourning son
1 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

its will and grace. its when will finds out that his dad had a heart attack. will just had an argument before and then Marilyn (his mother) came in and said that George (wills father) didn't make it to the hospital. will starts mourning. hence the name, the mourning son. its all very well written. graces belly begins to take shape as her pregnancy develops. Karen and jack are them crazy selves but less crazy than normal. this is one of the last episodes in season 8. season 8 IS the last season. I know, all very upsetting. I wish it didn't need to end but all good shows have got to end some time. when i am a little older, i wan to be a script writer. this is because of how well the writers on will and grace writs that inspired me. i wish they would do a movie. that would be cool. anyway, in the finale, the last line is, "goodnight, Gracie" this is because in the pilot episode, at the very beginning, will says that to grace. its all upsetting because its the last season and i only wish it weren't.

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