It’s Bobbi Adler’s birthday, the first since her unexpected death, so Grace & Will head out to her dad’s house to celebrate as her mother would have wanted.
But of course, since her family is dysfunctional, they can’t keep the peace for longer than 3 minutes. Her sisters want to get their dad to move out of the house, and they ambush Grace with the news, and the fact that they want her to break it to him because she’s the favourite. She’s completely against this idea because the house represents all her memories of her mom and by losing it she fears losing what she has left of Bobbi.
This episode is a bummer, bringing me back to the time of Carrie Fisher’s passing followed by her sweet mother. But it’s a sweet tribute to Bobbi & maybe one of the better episodes of the revival, which you know I haven’t loved. The tribute comes in the form of a beautiful letter that she wrote to her kids and husband when she got sick. It helps everyone bond and remember the importance of family.
It all culminates at the dinner table, when the girls bring up the move and Will actually sides with Grace’s sisters – even though his one job was to side with her at all times. He had been spending the day with Grace’s father and heard about how he doesn’t love the house anymore, feels like it’s too big and too full of sadness. G gets mad that W doesn’t have her back but he makes her realize that she’s being selfish. He takes it too far though and somehow Pops takes the speech as an invitation to move in with them while he looks for a place in the city.
While this is happening, Jack is ready to move his relationship to the next level but his cop boyfriend is in a very different place. Unfortunately they break up right in the middle of a tragic crime scene and Jack’s sudden maturity and growth is in jeopardy.
Also, Karen is cheating on her husband with Alec Baldwin, he gives her an ultimatum, they harass Smitty, it’s weird and I refuse to cover it in detail. In the end, she chooses Stan over Malcolm and puts an end to her One Day In The Year arrangement.
Will & Grace airs Thursdays on NBC