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"Will & Grace" Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? (2006)

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Original Air Date:
11 May 2006 (Season 8, Episode 22)
Karen's sister, Virginia, appears for the first time. Karen has been supporting her because of guilt over a child-hood accident to Virginia. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Eric McCormack ... Will Truman

Debra Messing ... Grace Adler

Megan Mullally ... Karen Walker

Sean Hayes ... Jack McFarland

Shelley Morrison ... Rosario Salazar

Bobby Cannavale ... Vince D'Angelo

Bernadette Peters ... Gin

Josh Lucas ... Himself

Charles C. Stevenson Jr. ... Smitty (as Charles C. Stevenson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Skyler Caleb ... Yatzick
Jason Pierce ... Cater Waiter
Abraham Higginbotham ... Cater Waiter (uncredited)

Kevin Paul ... Cater Waiter (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Burrows 
Writing credits
David Kohan (created by) &
Max Mutchnick (created by)

Gary Janetti (written by) &
Tracy Poust (written by) &
Jon Kinnally (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Alden .... producer
Sally Bradford .... supervising producer
James Burrows .... executive producer
Peter Chakos .... producer
Abraham Higginbotham .... producer
Janis Hirsch .... co-executive producer
Gary Janetti .... executive producer
Tim Kaiser .... executive producer
Laura Kightlinger .... consulting producer
Jon Kinnally .... executive producer
David Kohan .... executive producer
Gail Lerner .... co-executive producer
Greg Malins .... executive producer
Max Mutchnick .... executive producer
Donald Petersen .... associate producer
Tracy Poust .... executive producer
Jamie Rhonheimer .... producer
John Riggi .... co-executive producer
Kirk J. Rudell .... co-executive producer
Steve Sandoval .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Buckley (music by)
Cinematography by
Gary Baum (director of photography) (as Gary H. Baum)
Film Editing by
Peter Chakos 
Production Design by
Glenda Rovello 
Set Decoration by
Melinda Ritz 
Costume Design by
Lori Eskowitz-Carter 
Makeup Department
Farah Bunch .... key makeup artist
Patricia Bunch .... makeup artist (as Patty Bunch)
Tim Burke .... hair
Karen Kawahara .... makeup artist
Luke O'Connor .... hair
Production Management
Tim Kaiser .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caryn Shick .... second assistant director
Dale White .... first assistant director
Simon Barron .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Conny Boettger-Marinos .... set designer (as Conny Marinos)
Christopher Harwood .... leadman
Gilbert Spragg .... property master
Rusty Spragg .... assistant props
Jason Zev Cohen .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Allen Rudolf .... art department intern (uncredited)
Henry Saine .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Damski .... sound mixer
Jeff A. Johnson .... boom operator (as Jeff Johnson)
Kathy Oldham .... re-recording mixer
Craig Porter .... re-recording mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lance Billitzer .... camera operator
Joe Blaisdell .... camera operator
Alfie Cunningham .... key grip
John Greene .... gaffer
Travers Hill Jr. .... camera operator
Glenn K. Shimada .... camera operator (as Glenn Shimada)
Sean Tuell .... best boy grip
Billy Webb .... best boy electric (as Bill Webb)
Casting Department
Robert Atwood .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Dooley Abram .... wardrobe assistant (as Kim Abram)
Lisa Wilson .... costume supervisor
Janice Zeller Ryan .... key costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Stephen P. Arkle .... colorist (as Steven P. Arkle)
Todd Morris .... assistant editor
Tony Teresi .... on-line editor
Music Department
Jack Diamond .... music editor
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Leung .... transportation
Other crew
Larry Cogan .... production accountant
Chris Conner .... assistant to executive producers: (as Chris Connor)
Leah Cramer .... production assistant
Julie Fleischer .... script supervisor
Sandy Flowers .... craft service (as Sandy Flowers-Santos)
Jessica Gordon .... assistant to executive producers:
Tim Hayward .... assistant to executive producers:
Heather Hicks .... assistant to executive producers:
Amy Hubbs .... script coordinator
Julienne La Fleur .... assistant accountant (as Julienne LaFleur)
Michael Lacey .... assistant production coordinator
Becky Opp .... production coordinator
Liz Prives .... production secretary
Steve Schifini .... production assistant
Danny Schrader .... production assistant
Russell Sherman .... technical coordinator (as Russ Sherman)
Josh Silberman .... assistant to executive producers:
Zack Slovinsky .... assistant to executive producers:
Melissa Strauss .... assistant to executive producers:
Ryan Todd .... production assistant (as Ryan Goldstein)
Eve Weston .... assistant to writers
Jim Wheelan .... craft service assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Kohan  creator
Max Mutchnick  creator

Music Department
Scott Clausen .... composer: additional music
Rich Ragsdale .... composer: additional music
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

28 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Selflessness, selfishness, giving out and giving up..., 26 July 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Next-to-last episode of "Will & Grace" allows the show's underrated leads (Eric McCormack and Debra Messing) to do some of the best acting they had ever done on the series. McCormack, in particular, drops the fa-la-la charade and gets us to see Will's frustration over being Grace's caretaker/keeper/mother-father-sibling, as well his confusion and anger about his own passive-aggressive nature (you can see where it has gotten him). Grace, unmarried and pregnant, finds out through a chance meeting with a friend that her ex-husband has called off his engagement and moved to Rome. Not seeing how chasing after Leo would affect Will (who has appointed himself the baby's "only father"), she decides to hop a flight to Italy--while Will has just left his lover after being forced to choose between his boyfriend and his best friend (perhaps his real soul mate). The emotions that come to a head in this episode practically make the looming series finale irrelevant. Telling Grace, "I can't believe I was stupid enough to put you first," Will's explosion reveals so many ugly truths (jealousy, possessiveness, helplessness) that the writing just about obliterates the sitcom shell. It's that precise shell (and it's unreal world of funny narcissists) which, in my opinion, kept "Will & Grace" from becoming a compulsively watchable TV show. Yes, the writing was pretty much always sharp, sometimes two steps ahead of the audience, but the characters were outlines for the bitchy humor (supporting characters Jack and Karen got the majority of the critical kudos because of this). Here, the main characters, Will and Grace, reclaim the heart of the show, and it was about time. Elsewhere, Bernadette Peters carries on the torch of celebrities appearing in kooky guest bits, yet Peters puts herself right out there as Karen's heretofore unseen sister (she follows Demi Moore, Chita Rivera, Madonna, Michele Lee, and even Britney Spears in reinventing herself as a flexible cut-up willing to go out on a limb for the sake of an outlandish laugh). Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes had their dramatic hugs the episode before this (a smart move), leaving this installment available for the leads to shine. They do.

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