It feels like I start every Will & Grace review with a disclaimer about how annoyed I was at each episode. Unfortunately this episode will not be the exception as it was annoying AF and quite unfunny.
After texting his first love in the last episode, Will is full on back together with Michael. They’ve moved extremely fast and Will has adopted many of Michael’s annoying quirks. It’s only been a few weeks and he’s already talking about taking the relationship to the next level. Grace & Jack are annoyed by all this and are trying to look out for Will by telling him that Michael isn’t good for him. After Jack tells him this, Will shares it with Michael who turns it around and claims that Jack is just jealous because he is and always has been in love with Will. Will brings this back to Jack and they have a real messy fight. BUT THEN, Michael comes up and asks Will to invest in his new gym!!! So Jack was right, Will is bummed, and they share a sweet moment of friendship.
In other news, Karen is trying to get a birthday cake made for 45s birthday and the bakery she goes to refuses to make the cake because they do not believe in hate speech. Literally the baker – Vanessa Bayer in a perfect role – is absolutely right and should not have to make a cake with those 4 letters on it. Upon hearing this, Grace at first agrees with me, but then she comes to the random and terrible conclusion that if she’s defending free speech she has to defend it for everyone. She heads on down to the bakery and threatens lawsuits galore until the poor pastry chef agrees to make the cake that Karen wants. Grace likens this to someone refusing to make a cake for an LGBTQ+ or Interracial wedding but honestly it’s not. Refusing to make a gay wedding cake is hate speech, refusing to make a Tr*mp cake is refusing to engage in hate speech. But I digress.
Vanessa Bayer makes the cake with a few extra letters, and refuses to open it in front of Grace. So they wrestle with it, and Grace face-plants into the cake, because comedy. She then forces the bakery to make a new one. The silver lining though is that word spreads that this bakery is okay doing trash things for people with trash opinions and becomes the cupcake destination for the alt-right, a fact that is played for laughs. Neo Nazis are not funny, but that’s just me.
Will & Grace airs Thursdays on NBC. The show’s 2nd season was extended and they were just renewed for a 3rd…so…yay.