Will & Grace

Sons & Lovers

Season 3, Ep 24, Aired 5/17/01
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  • Episode Description
  • An exasperated Grace tries to mediate between a resentful Will and her sloppy, free-spirited boyfriend Nathan when Nathan moves in while Jack is in a royal dither as he plans to finally meet his unseen father face-to-face. However, Grace grows nervous when the two polar-opposite men find some common ground and she ponders how a devoted boyfriend might affect her equally important relationship with her longtime buddy Will. After settling his father issues, Jack later gets the surprise of his life in a most unexpected fashion.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric McCormack

    Will Truman

  • Debra Messing

    Grace Adler

  • Megan Mullally

    Karen Walker

  • Sean Hayes

    Jack McFarland

  • Shelley Morrison

    Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Will: (packing hair care products for his trip to Morocco) Okay.. Gel, mousse, thickener, volumizer, wet-look, dry-look, mega hold. Must be something in here I don't need. Ah! Shampoo. (Throws away shampoo)

    • Will: (About Jack meeting his father) So, how you doin', pal? You ready? Jack: Yeah, I think so. I did a papaya salt scrub, a cucumber mask, a hot oil scalp treatment, and two shots of wheat grass. Will: Wow, you're more than ready. You're a gay salad bar! (Jack laughs) Jack: Oh, everything's food with you, isn't it?

    • Will: So, Nathan, tell me, what kind of work do you do? Nathan: Oh, I don't work. I've got my spleen money. Will: Right, right. I don't know what that means. Nathan: Well, about a year ago, I took a spill on my motorbike; wheel came off, I went flying...lost a spleen. The bike company coughed up a butt-load of money, and I've been livin' off of that ever since. Pretty cool, huh? Will: Yeah, with the market being down the way it is, you may want to lacerate a kidney and reinvest. Nathan: Well, I've got my IRA. What do you do? Will: I'm a lawyer. Nathan: Oh, wow. I'm a man without a spleen. You're a man without a heart. Maybe we should take a trip to Oz.

    • Will: Can we have dinner at six? Nathan: How about dinner at eight? Will: I get too hungry for dinner at eight. Nathan & Will: (singing) That's why the lady is tramp! Grace: Oh, my God. You did sleep together. Nathan: Grace, if you're gonna think I'm gay every time I pass out with men, you're in for a lifetime of heartache.

    • Karen (To Grace who is on a trampoline): Are you jumping? Or am I undermedicated?

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    Notes (2)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for¬†Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series.

    • This episode originally aired as a one hour episode, though syndication will usually air them in two half hour episodes. NBC counts this as one episode, as they will with any one hour or "super-sized" episodes.

    Trivia (5)

    • The cut off point in syndication is when Grace walks in, sees all the guys on Will's bed and says "Oh, my God. I've turned another one." The opening credits for "part 2" appear after Will says Hanna's daddy's are losers.

    • This episode makes reference to Jack being a doctor. Eventually he does become a nurse in Season 6.

    • This episode introduces the character of Jack's biological son Elliot, who becomes a regular during the next season.

    • Goof: In the first couple of scenes (the coffee house & back at the apartment), the right sleeve cuff of Grace's shirt changes from "messed up" (folded under) to straight and "fixed" quite often.

    • When Vicky (Nathan's ex) comes into his bedroom she leaves the door partway open. But when she goes to leave, she has to reopen the door.

    Allusions (9)

    • Will: Do you love him?
      Grace: Do I what?
      Will: Do do Fiddler with me!
      A quick reference to the song Do You Love Me? from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

    • Nathan: I'm a man without a spleen, you're a man without a heart. Maybe we should take a trip to Oz.

      One of W&G's many references to The Wizard Of Oz.

    • Karen: Yeah, even after they took me away to be Clara's companion, I never forgot about him, no. A funny reference to the film Heidi.

    • Will: We're gonna be rockin' the casbah, even if the sharif don't like it. A funny reference to the band The Clash and their song "Rock The Casbah."

    • Jack: Morning, sickness. Ok, I don't know which one of you it was. But last night, someone's hand repeatedly brushed up against James and the giant peaches. This is a reference to the book, and subsequent film, James And The Giant Peach.

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