Will & Grace (S11E17) “New Crib”

This is the second last episode of Will & Grace, and it has a finality about it. They are always better, together. (Spoilers Ahead)

Trials and Triumphs

The fearless foursome finds themselves in Blattsville, to celebrate all things Karen Walker (Megan Mullally). The town and its people have decided to honour their hero, with a ceremony, a statue and “Karen Walker Day”. Since her acquired baseball team’s rise to glory, all things are coming up in her favour. Although Karen’s hang-up with Stanley, surely puts a damper on things.

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Everything is coming up Jack! (Will & Grace (S11E17))(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Jack (Sean Hayes) has discovered that he is a celebrity in the small town, an icon if you will. It’s everything he’s ever wanted. His wildest dreams are made a reality when the town council asks him to add his hand-prints to their little collection. How could he pass up such an honour? If he moved there, he could have it all, but there are new opportunities back home.

New Home? New Beginnings?

Which brings us to Will (Eric McCormack) & Grace (Debra Messing), in order to pass some time, they’ve decided to check out an open house. When they originally came for the brownies, something resonates with Grace, who ends up putting an offer in on the place, without talking to Will first. Of course, this brings up the inevitable “hurt feelings”. They are supposed to be raising their children together, how can they do that if Grace moves?

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Yvette Nicole Brown as Ru, the highly convincing realtor. (Will & Grace (S11E17))(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Maybe it’s time for a change, for all of them. This is the perfect time to make a change, instead of talking about the change, and never going for it. Will and Grace talk a big game, but they aren’t huge on the follow-through. This small town may just be the best place for them to raise their little family. It’s odd, but it works, it always has for them. Will has a change of heart, and they decide to take the leap, together after-all.

With things coming full circle for each of the characters, it’s only right that Karen is included in this whirlwind. Danley (Patton Oswalt), was there at the ceremony, but it comes as no surprise that he is in love with Karen, always has been. However Stanley’s absence hits Karen hard, she has never gotten over him, but it seems as though, the feeling is mutual. Stanley is lost without her, heartbroken. The heart wants, what the heart wants.

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Can Karen keep flying high? (Photo: IMDB) (Will & Grace (S11E17))

Is it possible that they will all get their happily ever after??

With one episode to go, we are soon going to find out.

Closing Thoughts

This is finally feeling like the end. I know that we have been down this road before, but this is actually it. They have been through so much, and have each grown over the years. The one constant has been the bond they have with each other. Although they have not always seen eye-to-eye, that has never stunted their care and love for each other. This is not the end, it’s just a new beginning. Although, tears will be shed, without a doubt, when it ends.

The SERIES FINALE for Will & Grace airs Thursday, April 23 on NBC at 9/8c.

Previous reviews for Will & Grace can be found here.