Will & Grace (S11E14) “The Favourite”

In the latest episode of Will & Grace, maybe impending parenthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Have they made a big mistake? Or will everything turn out in the end? (Spoilers Ahead)

Old is the new Young?

Jenny (Demi Lovato) is staying with Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) as her apartment gets painted. Pregnancy is definitely not slowing her down. Grace, on the other hand, can barely get off the couch. This prompts both Will and Grace to prove to Jenny that they aren’t old and boring, like her grandparents. They can be fun too. Can’t they?

Spoiler Alert. No. No, they can’t. When a night out ends in an unfortunate twerking injury for Will, they soon come to realize they may not be ready to be parents. Kids are exhausting, and I don’t think they weighed those thoughts seriously before. It’s obvious they aren’t getting any younger, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

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Being old isn’t so bad. (Photo: NBC/Chris Haston)

They have lived through so much and have had so many life experiences. Life may be overwhelming, but as Jenny puts it, they will be great parents. Will & Grace have genuine care and concern for others, and although they may tire easily, that doesn’t mean they can’t impart their wisdom on their soon to be children. They’ve got this.

Into the lion’s den

Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack (Sean Hayes) have their own problems to deal with, thankfully they always seem to line up in a way that is beneficial for both of them. When Karen’s ring gets sent back to her former abode, she and Jack must go into hostile territory to get it back. They get much more than they bargained for, especially when it comes to light that Stan has moved on. His new girlfriend just so happens to be Val (Molly Shannon). Yes, you heard me right, stalker Val.

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Karen will do anything to get her way, but is it really what she wants? (Photo: NBC/Chris Haston)

The ring has already been passed on to Val, but that doesn’t stop Jack and Karen from scheming to get it back. Their plan isn’t the brightest, but I don’t expect anything less from those two. They manage to drug Val and get the ring back, but it’s not the happy moment Karen’t had envisioned. Life has changed, this isn’t her place anymore. Stan has moved on, and so has she.

Val wasn’t fooled by their “disguises” but she was having so much fun with them, she didn’t want it to end. She doesn’t want a ring to get in the way of her friendship with Karen. This touches Karen in such a way, that she doesn’t want the ring either. What now? That falls to Jack, who has been searching for the perfect present for his mother. It seems to be a win/win situation for all, and a good moment of closure.

Closing thoughts

Everything seems to be happening so quickly now, and before we know it, the series will be over and their lives will be changed forever. There is a real sense of closure now, especially with the last few episodes. There are a few more loose ends to tie up, and I anticipate that there will be a happy ending for them all.

You can catch a new episode of Will & Grace, Thursday, March 19 on NBC at 9/8c.

Previous reviews for Will & Grace can be found here.