Will & Grace (S09E10) "The Wedding"

Will (Eric McCormack) has maintained a friendship with his ex Vince (Bobby Cannavale) for many years now, they will always have a connection to each other. Even though things between them may be platonic, Will is blindsided by the news of Vince’s impending marriage. This opens old wounds and sends Will down a darker path.

Against Grace’s (Debra Messing) advice, Will decides to make an appearance at Vince’s wedding. Not only does he make a fool of himself, he also finds out some hard truths about why Vince ended the relationship between them. It was never about commitment issues, it was because Will could never accept Vince for the person he was. It’s a potent moment, but necessary for his characters growth.

Karen (Megan Mullally) is on her own mission. She is determined to win a scavenger hunt between some “elite” people in her circle. A monkey, false teeth and a cop badge¬†just may help her win the top prize. It brings randomness in an otherwise serious storyline. It’s one of the reasons I like this show so much. They can fit many different ranges into one episode.

Jack (Sean Hayes), forever on his own agenda, has hooked up with one of Vince’s colleagues. Who also happens to be married to a woman. He seems to have an uncanny knack for getting himself into “sticky” situations, but nothing seems to phase him. He has always be a strong character, and it’s nice to see that trend continuing.

This episode has brought a lot of hard truths to the surface, and I am sure we will find Will changed in some levels. There needs to be growth in order for the characters to flourish, so it will be interesting to see the changes to come in the next episodes. Life is going to happen for them all, one way or another.

Will & Grace airs on NBC and Global every Thursday night at 8/7c.

Photo: Screenshot taken by author of review.

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