The Finale

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (30)

  • (In the final scene, in the same bar as in the first episode) Grace: On three. Jack: One. Two-- Will: Wait. Jack: Uh, why'd you stop me? I was gonna say three, four, slam it whore. Grace: (to Will) C'mon, the glass is clean. Will: No, I was gonna propose a toast--to family. Family that loves you, and accepts you for exactly who you are. Jack: Boring. Karen: Too real. Will: Ya know what's funny? We haven't changed a bit. Grace: It's kinda nice, isn't it?

  • Grace: (to her pregnant belly) Would you like to hear a song? Will: Yeah, Grace--could you do me a favor? Could you not sing to the baby anymore? Grace: Why not? Music makes them smarter. Will: Okay, well if you're gonna sing, have a glass of wine 'cause he--he's gonna want to be drunk for this.

  • Karen: Jack? Jack: Yahh..? Karen: I think I feel a song coming on. Jack: Then a song, we shall have. (They walk to the piano) Jack: And might I say, your knockers are looking particularly full tonight. Karen: And might I say, you have the balls of a thirty-year-old.

  • Karen: Why don't you go pick out a book. Maybe I can teach ya a few words of English tonight, huh? Rosario: Suck it, b*tch.

  • Karen: Would you look at us? Will's mean, Grace is flat-chested... Jackie's pretending like he's following this... And I'm high from something I found under the sink in your bathroom. Ah... The gang is back.

  • Grace: Lila was so skinny her whole first year. Will: What'd you feed her? Grace: The boob. Will: Portion control. Good idea!

  • Beverley: You may or may not know this, but my business associate Benji and I have come to a parting of the ways. Jack: And I thought you two would last for ever. You were definitely the most stable-in the closet-short-tall-black-white-young-old-disgusting-hot-couple I know.

  • Karen: Why Beverley Leslie, what are you doing later tonight honey? I'm having a few friends over for a game of Monopoly, and I'm missing one of the pieces.

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Notes (4)

  • Regarding the finale, Mutchnick stated, "We wrote about what you want to have happen with people you love. All the things that matter in life, they end up having".

  • The Finale was filmed over a period of three days-- 4/10, 4/11 and 4/13 of 2006. This was due to the fact that they had to use over 10 sets and it would have taken much too long to do it all in one day.

  • This is the first episode written by show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan since the season 4 episode, "A Buncha White Chicks Sittin' Around Talkin'".

  • This was a one-hour series finale, and aired in a special 9 p.m. timeslot following a one-hour retrospective titled "Will & Grace: Say Goodnight Gracie."

Trivia (8)

  • James Burrows directed every episode of the series, including the pilot and the series finale.

  • Karen made a joke about knowing Marlo Thomas, which is a running joke which began in the season 1 episode, "The Truth About Will And Dogs".

  • Allusions to previous episodes: The scene at the end with Will and Grace on the phone is intentionally reminiscent of the opening scene of the pilot, including a reference to ER and George Clooney. The final scene is held at what appears to be the same bar in "The Pilot (Love and Marriage)" where everyone thought Will & Grace had just been married and got them to kiss each other. Jack and Karen touch tummies just like they did when they first met in the season 1 episode "A New Lease On Life".

  • Eric McCormack (Will), Sean Hayes (Jack), and Megan Mullally (Karen) appeared in every episode of Will & Grace. Debra Messing (Grace) was absent from a few season six episodes when she was pregnant.

  • The final song played at the end is "You're My Best Friend" by Queen.

  • This episode was Entertainment Weekly's Pick of the Week.

  • Warren: I'm going over to Sandoval's. Steve Sandoval is a producer for the show.

  • Hospital page: Dr. Kohan... extension 456... Dr. Kohan extension 456. David Kohan is one of the show's creators.

Allusions (2)

  • Vince: Look at this...Terri Hatcher buys her own produce. That's normal. Even though Vince is reading a People magazine, the feature he's reading comes from The Star called Normal/Not Normal.

  • Jack: I'm sure you have places to go, a magic ring to protect. A jab at Beverly Leslie's size, referring to Frodo from Lord of the Rings always having to protect a magic ring.