Will & Grace

Blanket Apology

Season 8, Ep 19, Aired 4/6/06
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  • Episode Description
  • After losing his hosting job, Jack vows never to return to show business. Despite this, Karen decides to do whatever it takes to get Jack to audition for another job. Meanwhile, Grace goes with Will to a dinner at his parents' home, where Will's father gives Will's cherished baby blanket as a gift to Grace's unborn child.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Blythe Danner

    Marilyn Truman

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Will and his father get into a discussion, and Jack does great in an audition!

    By OeTvGreat, May 11, 2006

  • Predictable, but fine acting!

    By Manolito71, Apr 11, 2006

  • I teared up on this one...

    By DJBluey, Apr 07, 2006

  • A pivitol episode!

    By mywatch, Apr 07, 2006

  • Wow! DRAMA !!!

    By Martini_D, Apr 07, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Grace: Will? Will: My dad had a heart attack. Grace: Oh, my God. Are they at the hospital? Will: Yeah. But he didn't make it. (Grace covers her mouth in shock)

    • Grace: We're having dinner with your parents, and if your mother finds out that I'm pregnant because I had unsafe sex on an airplane and haven't told the father yet because he's engaged to another woman, she is going to find some way of making it sound sordid.

    • Karen: (about Zandra) I don't know, honey. I took a dropper full of cat tranquilizer this morning and even I think she's a little off. Jack: Karen, this woman is a genius and clear as a bell. Zandra: (to Jack) I know you...you're Jack McFarland, the worst actor I ever saw! Jack: (terrified) Oh my God, Karen, you're right! She's crazy!

    • Karen: Say there, you look like a cute little out-of-work gay boy. I don't suppose you'd be interested in hopping around for pocket change and answering to the name 'Poodle'? Man in Audition: Hmmm. Do I get to play with those? (motions towards her breasts) Karen: Of course!

    • Will's Father: Will, you hardly said two words during dinner Will: You want two words? I'll give you two words: My Blanket.

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    Trivia (4)

    • "Blanket Apology" marks the final appearances of Eileen Brennan and Sydney Pollack.

    • This is George's first appearance since the season 4 episode "Cheatin Trouble Blues".

    • This is Zandra's first appearance since the season 6 episode "Flip-Flop (2)".

    • Will's father suffers a heart attack and passes away.

    Allusions (1)

    • Grace (wearing an oversized hat): If I hold this bag of groceries like this, can you tell I'm pregnant? Will: I can tell, but then I'm not part of the Rhythm Nation. This is a reference to Janet Jackson's 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814, the cover of which shows Jackson wearing a similar hat.

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