The BEST Episodes of Will & Grace

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Network: NBC

Will Truman, a gay man and lawyer, lives with his best friend Grace Adler, a Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm. Their friends are Karen Walker, a rich socialite, and Jack McFarland, a struggling actor/singer/dancer who also has had brief careers as an acting teacher, back-up dancer, cater-waiter, talk-show host and student nurse.

The Finale (1)

#1 - The Finale (1)

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired May 18, 2006

The culmination of eight seasons ends tonight with a one-hour series finale - will Will and Grace raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack find anyone that loves him as much as he loves himself? Will Karen find true happiness with the absence of Stan? All these questions and more will be answered as this groundbreaking series concludes eight amazing seasons.

star 8.22
286 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
The Finale (2)

#2 - The Finale (2)

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2006

star 8.10
84 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
I Love L. Gay

#3 - I Love L. Gay

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 2, 2006

The gang travels to Los Angeles to accompany Elliot while he visits UCLA. Coincidently, Will runs into James who's in jeopardy of being deported. After spending a perfect weekend together, Grace makes a proposal to keep Will and James from having to say 'good-bye' to each other... ever again...

star 8.08
255 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Steve Gabriel
Grandpa Jack

#4 - Grandpa Jack

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2017

Jack is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot has a son of his own, Skip. Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will and Jack can provide. Grace and Karen behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

star 8.03
1,135 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Alex Herschlag
Alive and Schticking

#5 - Alive and Schticking

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2005

LIVE SEASON PREMIERE - Grace contemplates having an affair with a married man. Elsewhere, Jack begins new career as a host of his new talk show "Jack Talk." Will gets some advice from Malcolm and tries to hide from Karen the fact that Stan is alive. Alec Baldwin and Eric Stoltz guest star, Shelly Morrison also stars.

star 8.01
361 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Bill Wrubel
Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine

#6 - Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2004

When Will and Grace invite Vince and Nadine over for a meet-and-greet dinner, they find to their horror that their guests are actually polar opposites of themselves. Meanwhile, Karen is still angry with Grace and decides to leave the interior design firm when Jack comes to her rescue and hires her to be his new assistant at "Out TV."

star 8.00
290 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Gary Janetti
Von Trapped

#7 - Von Trapped

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 5, 2006

The "Sound of Music Sing-Along" has come to town and no one is more excited than Grace. She plans for her and Will to attend the musical in character-like style by dressing up in costumes. Meanwhile, Karen and Jack try to flee when she gets in trouble with the theater's manager, who blocks off the exits, trapping everyone inside and forcing them to plot their escape.

star 7.97
259 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Gail Lerner
Lows in the Mid-Eighties (1)

#8 - Lows in the Mid-Eighties (1)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2000

In a flashback to Thanksgiving 1985, coed Grace invites her college boyfriend Will home to meet her family, but their romantic relationship swerves dramatically when a conflicted Will phones a teenaged Jack for some crucial advice. Unfortunately, Will and an angry Grace end up temporarily estranged when he blurts out the truth and she orders him out of the house -- and her life.

star 7.91
403 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jeff Greenstein
Rosario's Quinceañera

#9 - Rosario's Quinceañera

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2017

When Karen has trouble dealing with a personal tragedy, Will, Grace, and Jack try to intervene. Will and Grace's new business relationship begins to show signs of stress.

star 7.91
897 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jon Kinnally, Tracy Poust
Blanket Apology

#10 - Blanket Apology

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 6, 2006

After losing his hosting job, Jack vows never to return to show business. Despite this, Karen decides to do whatever it takes to get Jack to audition for another job. Meanwhile, Grace goes with Will to a dinner at his parents' home, where Will's father gives Will's cherished baby blanket as a gift to Grace's unborn child.

star 7.88
254 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: James Lecesne
Whatever Happened to Baby Gin?

#11 - Whatever Happened to Baby Gin?

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2006

Vince's plans to move into a brownstone with Will do not include Grace; Meanwhile, Karen shocks everyone when she announces that she has a sister, Gin, who was injured as a child during a game of Twister and Jack's new show debuts.

star 7.88
258 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Gary Janetti, Jon Kinnally, Tracy Poust
To Serve and Disinfect

#12 - To Serve and Disinfect

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 23, 1999

An unemployed Will agrees to serve as one of Jack's cater-waiters, until he learns that he'll be catering for American Bar Association. Grace discovers Karen's darkest secret: she once made a porn video.

star 7.87
362 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Katie Palmer
Strangers With Candice

#13 - Strangers With Candice

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2003

Hoping to cheer up Grace, a well-dressed Will takes his best friend with him on a dinner date. When the date stands him up, Will catches the eye of a female patron while Grace bumps into a guy with whom she once shared an ordinary, forgettable romantic encounter. Meanwhile, Karen takes student nurse Jack out to celebrate his school "success" but the evening turns sour when Karen runs into her ultimate nemesis, Candice Bergen. The meeting sparks yet another round in the Bergen/Walker Prank War of 2003.

star 7.87
241 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Sally Bradford
Who's Your Daddy

#14 - Who's Your Daddy

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

Will and Jack try to date younger guys but find it challenging. Grace and Karen experience a crisis that reveals Grace's true feelings about Karen.

star 7.84
1,396 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jon Kinnally, Tracy Poust
Birds of a Feather Boa

#15 - Birds of a Feather Boa

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2005

Will is thrilled to help Jack look for another apartment when he decides on a whim to move, but after getting involved in an effort to help two gay penguins from being separated at the zoo, he begins having second thoughts about the idea of Jack moving. While attending Beverley's wife's memorial "celebration, " Karen and Grace experience a wardrobe malfunction, which they must try to conceal.

star 7.84
292 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Abraham Higginbotham
Three Wise Men

#16 - Three Wise Men

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 1, 2018

Grace is horrified to realize that she's dated three men from the same family; Will and Karen get on each other's nerves at the office until they bond over watching -- and producing -- their own little telenovela.

star 7.82
589 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jon Kinnally, Tracy Poust
The Mourning Son

#17 - The Mourning Son

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 27, 2006

Will grapples with the untimely death of his father after their last encounter; Grace begins to doubt her potential to be a good mother.

star 7.82
246 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer
Jack's Big Gay Wedding

#18 - Jack's Big Gay Wedding

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

Jack and Estefan’s romantic wedding in Spain takes a detour when their flight is cancelled, forcing them to get married at the airport by their friend Miss Coco. McCoy’s big job offer in London has Will worried about engaging in a long-distance relationship. While dealing with doubts about her current relationship, Grace meets a charming guy at the airport who inspires her to make an impulsive decision. And advice from Smitty makes Karen reconsider her commitment to Nikki and her own sexual orientation.

star 7.82
316 votes
Forbidden Fruit

#19 - Forbidden Fruit

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2006

Grace is concerned and confused when Will so adamantly insists that she turn down her job offer from his former boss Margot, who has asked Grace to redecorate the law firm. When she takes the job after telling Will that she wouldn't, Grace learns some startling news that he has been hiding from her. Meanwhile, Jack discovers Karen's softer side when he finally sees what's inside the "forbidden room" at the Walker mansion.

star 7.81
231 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Janis Hirsch
Staten Island Fairy

#20 - Staten Island Fairy

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 1, 2018

Jack's intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend; Will and Grace sell their new line of bedding on live television.

star 7.81
601 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, John Quaintance, Max Mutchnick
It's a Family Affair

#21 - It's a Family Affair

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 5, 2018

Grace's father and Will's mother end up making a surprising and upsetting connection; Jack rebounds from his breakup with a new love; Karen must decide between her husband and her lover.

star 7.80
464 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
Kiss and Tell

#22 - Kiss and Tell

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2005

After his first day, Will becomes suspicious of his new job -- especially when he finds himself in an empty office with no co-workers, a German shepherd and a Russian-speaking thug.

star 7.80
219 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Gary Janetti
The West Side Curmudgeon

#23 - The West Side Curmudgeon

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2018

Grace’s accidental run-in with Noah, a curmudgeonly man she follows on Twitter, hints at a possible new love interest. Jack wants to look younger before meeting Estefan’s family on Skype but makes a terrible first impression after overdoing the numbing cream before his facial procedure. Meanwhile, Will helps Karen protect the intellectual property rights of her most prized possession.

star 7.80
442 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: John Quaintance
The Buying Game

#24 - The Buying Game

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 1998

Grace has the opportunity to buy the studio that serves as her office space and turns to Will for first-time buyer advice. However, Will's negotiating tactics lead Grace to believe that Will thinks she is incapable of closing the deal and she sets out to prove him wrong. Meanwhile, Jack wants to become a massage therapist and practices his technique on a delighted Karen.

star 7.80
545 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Dava Savel

#25 - Partners

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 13, 2005

Will is up for partner at his law firm. His boss, Margot, invites the candidates for partner to a dinner at her house, where she will ultimately make the final decision. Will, who is worried that Vince will ruin his chances of getting the promotion, is reluctant to bring him as his date. Grace also attends Margot's dinner party under the pretense that Margot has set her up on a blind date. Once there, Grace realizes the blind date is with Margot's husband. Elsewhere, Rosario becomes sick and Karen refuses to believe she is really ill.

star 7.79
234 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Alex Herschlag