Will & Grace (1998–2020)
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Will and Grace run into Will's ex-boyfriend Vince while at dinner with Rob and Ellen. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen travel to Ohio to help a "JackTalk" fan come out.

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James Burrows

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David Kohan (created by), Max Mutchnick (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric McCormack ... Will Truman
Debra Messing ... Grace Adler
Megan Mullally ... Karen Walker
Sean Hayes ... Jack McFarland
Bobby Cannavale ... Vince D'Angelo
Leigh-Allyn Baker ... Ellen
Tom Gallop ... Rob
Robert Michael Morris ... Tommy
Mathew Botuchis ... Dave
Andy Umberger ... Captain
Casey Williams ... Jean
Heather McPhaul ... Rhonda
Kyle Bornheimer ... Waiter
Trisha Simmons ... Woman
Zachary Bostrom ... Josh (as Zach Bostrom)
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Storyline

Grace and Will are having dinner with Rob and Ellen in a fancy restaurant. Rob and Ellen announce that they're separating. They see Vince, who's working as a waiter there. Will thinks this is sad, and what he doesn't know is that it's a cover: he's an undercover cop. Meanwhile, Jack and Karen go to a bowling center to meet Tommy, who wrote Jack that he liked his show and that he hasn't had the guts to come out as gay, and some women invite Karen to play on their team. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Will & Grace Theme
Composed by Jonathan Wolff
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Excellent use of supporting characters, funny lines, warm finish...
11 July 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

"Will & Grace" only loses my interest when the central characters are whittled down to narcissistic dummies who never seem to work and/or never have anything good to say to one another. Debra Messing's Grace nearly always brings Eric McCormack's Will down to Earth with a funny jibe that isn't too mean-spirited (or caustic); and when the director evens out the verbal nuttiness, the people on-screen are able to act like human beings and the show maintains a cheerful rhythm. In this colorful eighth season episode, Will and Grace are invited to an Appleby's-type restaurant by their college friends Rob and Ellen, fairly dreading the evening to come but learning instead the couple intends to call it quits. In the second story, Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) wind up in a bowling alley in Ohio so Jack can help a fan come out of the closet. Some of the best lines here are delivered by the guest players, though Hayes does a wicked rendition of "the Oprah hug" and Messing is allowed to dig deeper than usual when she tells Will (upon learning Will's ex is now a waiter), "OK, so you wanna leave, it looks like this is getting to be a pattern with you." Tom Gallop and Leigh Allyn Baker (as Rob and Ellen) share some very fast, very funny quibbles about their lives (Baker says, "I want to wear a belly-shirt and...eat Angel Dust!"), while Robert Michael Morris is incredibly sweet as the (middle-aged) man who writes Jack a fan letter. Lightly satirical episode plays delicately with truths and edgy humor, returning faithfully in the end to its cuddly, eager-to-please roots. This was a highlight of the strong eighth season.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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