Will & Grace

Past & Presents

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 10/4/01
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  • Episode Description
  • The new lawyer in Will's firm is the same lout who bullied him as a child; Nathan's birthday flusters Grace, who's outdone in the gift department by Karen.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Tracy Poust

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Classic episode!

    By mvscali89, May 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Grace: Sweetie, you sure you don't want me to stick around? You know I'm a good bite. I once bit a jump rope in half.
      Will: Why?
      Grace: What do you mean, why?

    • Grace: (to Karen) I got him a watch, a really expensive diving watch. So the next time he happens to find himself two thousand feet underwater and wants to know what time it is; he ain't going to be looking at a motorcycle!

    • Grace: Karen, tell Bodyguard he can go. I no longer plan to kick your ass. Karen: OK. Down, number five! Listen, uh, why don't you head home and stand guard over the prime rib. This morning I saw Rosario giving it the glad eye. (Bodyguard leaves.) Grace: Little tip for Bodyguard... Someone needs to reunite him with his estranged brother... 'Right' Guard.

    • Jack: Well, I, too, was bullied as a child. I went through a lot, but I'm proud to say no one ever forced me to do their homework. Will: That was probably because they never assigned a history paper on the rise of the leg warmer.

    • Grace: Will, I can't believe how casual you're being about this. I mean, this is the guy who changed the name on your locker from "Will Truman" to "Will Woman." Jack: Wow, that's brill. The best I ever came up with was "Will Trumpetman." Hm. I gotta go back to the drawing board. I'll give you a little sample of what I'm working on. How about "Dill Truman"? Ha ha ha. It's supposed to be "Will."

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    Trivia (3)

    • Response: If you notice, Karen says "Good morning" often regardless of the time of day. Usually it means SHE just woke up from one of her drunken moments.

    • When Karen walks into the office with her bodyguard, she says "Good Morning", and when Nathan drops by during the same scene he asks Grace if she's ready to go to dinner.

    • Editor's note: Regarding the above goof, it is very possible that Karen was just confused.

    Allusions (2)

    • Karen: Why, Grace Alden, I can't believe what I'm hearing. This is probably a reference to producer Bruce Alden.

    • Kevin: Do you actually have your dukes up? Will: Oh, yeah. Let me tell you something, these dukes are your hazard. A reference to the TV show Dukes of Hazzard

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