Will & Grace (S09E05) "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying"

Will (Erik McCormack) is up for a promotion and Senior Partner is finally in his sights. But the closer he comes to realizing his dreams, the more miserable he becomes. Perhaps the life he has built up over the years isn’t what he really wants at all. Grace (Debra Messing) is dealing with her own life changing events, she has the opportunity to decorate a string of hotels for a rich client, who has his sights set on something more. A one night stand with Will.

Karen (Megan Mullally) runs into an old frenemy while seeking refuge in a hotel. Beverly Leslie (Leslie Jordan) is alive and well, and the banter between the two hasn’t changed one bit. Even in a drug addled stupor, while Beverly pours his heart and  secrets out to Karen, none of it comes as a surprise to us that he is in fact, gay. The love/hate relationship has continued over the years, and it’s good to see it in all it’s glory. Like always, Karen gets the last laugh.

Jack (Sean Hayes) is dealing with his own drama, but this come as no surprise since he thrives on it. Theodore (Derek Gaines) has come into some money thanks to scratch ticket he bought with a dollar that Jack gave him, this obviously causes conflict between the two. Even though Jack makes a big deal out of being duped out of the money, when push comes to shove they both do the right thing and give the money to someone who really needs it. Under that selfish diva, exists a kind heart.

Due to begging from Grace, Will has decided to help her out in her endeavors to help coerce Eli (Max Greenfield) into hiring her. The thought of a rich, successful and good-looking man is too hard for Will to turn down, but when it comes to the execution it all breaks down. Will is unhappy with the direction his life is going in and ends up ruining the date and Grace’s chance to gain this high profile client. When Grace confronts him about his dire mistake, she pulls a page out of the bad friend handbook and leaves him to lament about his imploding life.

There seems to be a good feeling ending in each episode, and this one doesn’t deviate from that premise. As Grace begs Eli to give her a chance, not only has he chosen her but he also supplies Grace with the insider information that Will is on the edge of a mental breakdown. As he flies off into the night in his helicopter, Grace knows she has to make amends with her best friend.

Things are changing for both of them, but neither will be left behind. Will and Grace have decided to join forces and work together, it’s a huge risk but it’s a necessity. Life is too short to be unhappy.

There are big things on the horizon and it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.

Rating: 6.5/10

Will & Grace airs on NBC every Thursday at 9/8c

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