Will & Grace Season 9 Episode 12 Review

Now that the Olympics are over, it's time for a new Will & Grace! This season has been so spectacular and one of my absolute favorite shows. I hope that that continues with this episode, which I've been looking forward to for weeks.

Grace has a new boyfriend, James, who lives in the same apartment building as her. Will's concerned about how this will all work, and Grace assures him that it isn't. James then calls her and breaks up with her for that very reason. The next day, Will discovers that Karen is spying on her staff. She gets way too much pleasure from this. Will is very against this invasion of privacy, until he sees Karen's hot chefs, who he thinks are in love.

Jack is trying to get Grace to hook up with someone at a bar, to get over her very short-term boyfriend. At the bar, she runs into her former professor, who she slept with in college. Will and Karen are still spying on here cooks, and she's trying to speed things up by turning up the heat. Literally. While they're watching, Will gets a call from Neil, who he's been avoiding for years. Will thinks of a use for him, though, and he finally decides to have a date with him. Back at the bar, Jack tries to get Grace and the waiter to hook up. The waiter is interested in Grace. Later on, Grace heads home, where she finds James waiting for her. He tells her he made a mistake in breaking up with her. And just then, the waiter from the bar appears. Fun fact: James is the waiter's dad!

Grace tries to make things less awkward, and she sends James into her apartment. JJ, the waiter, tells Grace that he really likes her and that he'd even fight his dad for her. How quaint. As Grace tries to get him away, James invites JJ in for wine. Meanwhile, Karen and Will have Neil translate the conversation between the two chefs. Back at the apartment, JJ has to leave to go to a game with - wait for it - his grandfather, Grace's old professor that we met earlier! Great job Grace, you really got yourself in one unique situation.

Will decides to take things with the cooks into his own hands. He pretends to be a tennis instructor, and he's trying to make the one cook jealous. This actually works, and they profess their love for one another. At the apartment, Professor Weiss tells Grace that he can't stop thinking about her. The guys get in a fight over having the prettiest girl in the world, and Grace lets it slip that she is, in fact, the prettiest girl in the world. Everyone is thoroughly grossed out, except for Professor Weiss who is just creepy about the whole thing.


After watching Three Weiss Men, I'm not completely sure how to feel about it. I did enjoy it quite a bit, but there were many problems with it. The second half of the episode was leaps and bounds ahead of the first half, with most of the funny moments (and there were a lot) happening in that half. That's not to say that the first half wasn't good, but it definitely wasn't as good. In the same way that there was a clear divide in the quality of episode's halves, there was a clear divide in the quality of the episode's storylines. Grace's storyline was a lot better than Karen and Will's. Like, a lot better. I was interested in Grace's story from the start. The same wasn't really the case with Will and Karen's. It was kind of boring at first, and only picked up later on. It did get better, but it still wasn't great. The appearance of Barry Bostwick in this episode was very much appreciated, and he helped make Grace's story even better. In the end, while I didn't love everything about the episode, and while it was one of my least favorites of the season, this was still a very entertaining entry in the Will & Grace catalogue. It won't be at the top of my rewatch list, but it'll be in there.

My Score: 8.5/10
My Grade: B+

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