Will & Grace (S11E18) “It’s Time”

Well, this is it. Will & Grace series finale has now come and gone. With a whirlwind of emotions and endless laughs. Many series don’t get this second chance to end it “right”. It was great taking a walk down memory lane again, after all these years. Don’t look back right? Only forwards. (Spoilers Ahead)

The end is near

It’s surreal to see the apartment packed up, it brings closure even closer. The friends are trying to stay in the moment, instead of revisiting the past. The whole reason for them moving is getting a new start, it’s not to lament on what once was. Will (Eric McCormack) makes it vehemently clear that he will not allow himself to think of the past. Good thing Grace’s (Debra Messing) “false moment” gets them all in gear. It’s not labour yet, but soon.

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Ready or not. (Will & Grace (S11E18))(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Jack (Sean Hayes) finally gets the call he has been waiting for, his chance to be on Broadway could be a reality (if all of the other understudies are unable to go on, that is). While Karen (Megan Mullally) gets an unexpected call from Stanley, he wants to meet her at the top of the Statue of Liberty and it’s an offer she can’t refuse. So together the friends go with her, in support and solidarity and perhaps all those stairs will induce Grace’s labour.

In the moment

Since this is the time to tie up loose ends, it comes as no shocker that McCoy (Matt Bomer) has found his way back to town, although Will puts his foot down and refuses to acknowledge it. Jack easily sidelines that conversation when the call finally comes in, for real. Jack McFarland is going to be on Broadway! This is what he has been waiting for! Karen opts to wait for Stanley, while the others go show their support.

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Karen is ready to make the leap. (Photo: Screen Capture) (Will & Grace (S11E18))

Will Stanley make a fool out of her again? She has been through so much and her heart can’t take much more. In a grand gesture that only Stanley can do, comes in the form of a helicopter and a chance to start over, remarrying. I mean how can Karen say no to that? Spoiler. She doesn’t say no.

Happy times, happy friends

Jack has had his moment in the spotlight and he couldn’t be happier. It’s nice seeing these characters get their happy moments, I refuse to call them endings because in my mind these stories will continue to go on. Will cannot escape the thought of McCoy though, especially since he is there. Grace urges him to go talk to him, don’t make this be his one regret, but is it too little too late?

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New Beginnings? (Will & Grace (S11E18))(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

It’s never too late. McCoy, who has waited for Will to arrive home, asks him for another chance. Will treats it with caution, and rightly so. He was hurt once, but fear can do that to people. There is a possibility that he will get his happy moment as well. Although this doesn’t change their plan, it heightens the excitement.

Grace, who has been listening from inside the apartment, is ready to move forward as well. We have a few moments of reflection, which Will allows. They’ve lived a lifetime in that apartment. It’s a lot to take in, and a lot to leave behind. Wherever they go, they will always have each other and that’s what really matters.

It’s time. Time for a change, and also time for the baby.

This is where we leave our beloved characters, ready for a journey of a lifetime.

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Farewell, friends. (Will & Grace (S11E18))(Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Closing Thoughts

Will & Grace is officially over and although I am sad to see it go, I’m also happy for those memories. Fans have journeyed with these characters for so many years and it has been a joy to see it all come full circle for them. Dreams have come true, happiness has been sought, and chances have been taken. It’s a great way to end the series.

This was the SERIES FINALE for Will & Grace, and it will be missed.

You can catch previous reviews for Will & Grace here.