Will & Grace (S11E07) “What a Dump”

With all the seriousness that has been going on in this series as of late, it’s nice to have a humor-filled, light-hearted episode of Will & Grace to balance it all. Who knew the call of nature could cause so many problems? (Spoilers Ahead)

Being an adult is hard

Jack (Sean Hayes) has decided, in all of his dramatic glory, that Will (Erik McCormack) is going to fund his Lasik eye surgery. Obviously there is a lull in auditions because his once youthful look is being marred by glasses. Will has never been one to say no to his friend and does it without another thought. What if he is holding Jack back from his full potential? What if giving him what he wants is doing more harm than good? Grace (Debra Messing) has a valid point.

An awkward run-in with James (Matt Letscher) ends up on a good note for Grace. He extends an olive branch in her direction, asking for a fresh start. If sleeping with his son and his father isn’t enough to deter him,  what else could she do to scare him away? It turns out, she has a few tricks up her sleeve. This is Grace after-all, she has an uncanny skill of screwing things up.

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At least she doesn’t have to move now? (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
When nature calls

Things were going well, a little too well, and of course, Grace’s bodily functions had to go above and beyond the call of duty (or should I say doody?). A clogged toilet shouldn’t be the end-all, be-all, but in Grace’s mind, it’s the end of the world. While trying to fix the problem, a series of unfortunate events unfold. Not only has she done a number (two) in the toilet, she single-handedly destroys James’s apartment. Instead of owning up to her mistakes, she chooses to tell him that he was robbed.

While Grace is dealing with the disastrous aftermath, and the end of a new opportunity (thanks to the truth coming out). Will has decided to put his foot down when it comes to Jack. It’s time for his dear friend to grow up, but it doesn’t go quite as planned, resulting in a fight. Both of them need to look at things from another perspective, and Estefan (Brian Jordan Alvarez) helps Will realize that. Jack is full of life and joy, he brings something good to the friendship. While Jack actually gives thanks, in a genuine way to his oldest friend. Some things shouldn’t be changed.

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A very confusing heart-to-heart. (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

There was one person missing from this episode, and her presence was sorely missed. Karen (Megan Mullally) is an integral part of the show, and when she is missing, nothing else can really fill that void.

A new episode of Will & Grace airs on Thursday, January 23 on NBC at 9/8c.

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