Will & Grace (S09E14) "The Beefcake and the Cake Beef"

It’s great how Will & Grace tackle some very real and current problems in the world. There is unrest everywhere we go and they don’t sugarcoat things. It’s refreshing to see that they have kept up with their bold agenda even in these tumultuous times. They are real with the issues and the people who are affected by them.

If it’s too good to be true, maybe it is. Will (Eric McCormack) finds out the hard way that this newly rekindled romance between him and Michael (Cheyenne Jackson) may fall back into the old patterns that caused the relationship to deconstruct like the last time. A concerned Jack (Sean Hayes) let’s his smitten friend in on the cold hard truth, Will is being used and it will end in heartache.

There is a fine line between right and wrong, and when Karen’s (Meagan Mullally) right to free speech and personal beliefs come under fire, how could Grace (Debra Messing) not stand up for her? Even when it goes against everything she believes in, it certainly poses a real issue that is being dealt with today. Just because you don’t like another beliefs, even if they seem counter intuitive, they still have a right to those thoughts, feelings and opinions.

The creators of Will & Grace are not afraid to deal with the bigger issues head on. Whether it be politics, worldly events, social injustices and everything in between. It may be a comedy, but it touches on some serious subjects. As the grey areas get bigger, the more they will need to tackle to keep the audience engaged.

No matter the struggles the characters seem to face, they never need to go thought their battles alone. Good or bad, right or wrong, they stand by each others sides no matter what. Their friendship has tested the sands of time and it’s not going to change anytime soon.

A new episode of Will & Grace will air on Thursday, March 22nd at 7/8c on NBC. 

Photo: Screenshot taken by author of review.