Will & Grace (S11E01) “Eat, Pray, Love, Phone, Sex”

Will & Grace is back, and with this being the farewell season, we are sure to find closure. Perhaps it’s time for these beloved characters to get their lives together, even if it’s in some unexpected ways. (Spoilers Ahead)

Trip of a lifetime

Grace (Debra Messing) is back from her whirlwind trip. It’s given her a true sense of purpose, something she has been lacking in her life. For once, she is content with who she is and where she is going. Her enlightenment came with her throwing all caution to the wind, doing what she wanted, who she wanted when she wanted. Don’t think that doesn’t come at a price, because I mean this IS a comedy after all. Nothing can ever go as planned, especially when a doctor’s trip gives her some life-changing news.

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Will, the strong silent type? (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

On the other side of the spectrum, Will (Eric McCormack) is trying to imbue “romance” into his overseas romance with McCoy (Matt Bomer). There is a disconnect between the two of them. He recruits Karen (Megan Mullally) for her “expertise” in the ways of dirty talk to help ignite a spark between him and McCoy. It’s as awkward and hilarious as you’d expect. Karen really does have one hell of a talent. But Will wants more than sex, he wants to talk about their future together.

All grown up

Each character seems to grow as the seasons pass by. So it’s befitting that they are becoming better, well-rounded people, and for once, getting their lives in order. Even Jack (Sean Hayes) has a few A-Ha! Moments, in only a way that he can. The thought of having a fight with his newly betrothed, Estefan (Brian Jordan Alvarez), terrifies him. He equates fights with divorce, and he’d do anything to avoid that. Instead, it causes some much-needed conflict in their relationship, sometimes fighting is necessary, healthy even. It doesn’t mean the love is over.

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A perfect match. (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC)

Life can change in the blink of an eye, as Grace has now found out. Just when she is able to focus on herself and what she wants, there is a new life growing inside of her. Her promiscuous ways across Europe have definitely caught up to her, she’s pregnant.  Luckily she won’t be alone in her new “endeavors”. Will and McCoy have decided to have a child of their own as well. Right place, right time, right people.

Perhaps things really do happen for a reason. It may not be the ideal time, but what time is? They’ve been through everything together, and that will continue. There is something endearing about that.

Although it’s sad that this is the last season for Will & Grace, I’m glad they were able to come back onto our screens to give us true closure. Life is messy, scary, chaotic, but with good people around you, anything is possible. That’s what I love about this show, they do it together.

 

You can catch a new episode of Will & Grace on Thursday, October 31 on NBC at 9:30/8:30c

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