Will & Grace

Season 3 Episode 6

Love Plus One

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 09, 2000 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Love Plus One
Grace rejects an ex-boyfriend's suggestion that she participate with him and his girlfriend in a romantic escapade but when she confides in Will and Karen -- who fall down laughing at the prospect -- the conservative Grace considers throwing caution to the wind. Meanwhile, Will tries to help a newly employed Jack meet a customer at a clothing store by prompting him with witty lines like a latter-day Cyrano de Bergerac.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Grace becomes involved in a threesome while Jack chases a guy in his store...

    Fantastic episode that keeps everyone laughing. Jack is after some smart guy (played by Patrick Dempsey) but he needs help from Will. This leads to a great scene where Jack repeats what Will is saying on his microphone to the Dempsey character - and many mistakes are made...great acting by all! The other story with Grace being invited by her ex-boyfriend (played by Jeremy Piven) to participate in a threesome is also a riot. Grace also has a few good scenes with Karen/Will about the whole affair - the best is when Karen tells her she's leaving "because the room is ripe with filth". Very funny episode with everyone at their best - including the guest stars.moreless
  • Grace wrestles with the idea of a three-some and Will anonomously helps Jack make the move on an unsuspected customer.

    This was the best of the whole series. Both skits were hilarious. I taped them and watched them over and over. Not only the skits were great but the guest stars, Jeremy Privin and Patrick Dempsey, were great. I sometimes wonder if this particular show was responsible for propelling those two stars into the success they now enjoy. I will admit that Will and Grace lost their lustre toward the end but most of their shows were too good not to watch. I still catch all the reruns that I can. And if I can not, then I record them.moreless
  • grace's ex-boyfriend is back in town for a booty call, but this isn't the booty call she was expecting; meanwhile jack has a new job and there is a very hot guy that keeps coming in that jack likes but he cant speak aroundmoreless

    oh my gosh how fabulously perfect (i know im making up words)..was this ep..it was so awesome..patrick dempsey was in it and he played a gay guy which was fab..so funny seeing him in that role..and then the whole jack being nervous around guys? that was a weird thing..i mean hes so energetic and everything and always out there..so when will helps and the guy turns out to like will..that was funny and jack didnt care b/c she moved on..and grace w/ the three-way thing was so funny..she was nervous and it was funny what karen and will brought up and laughed about her doing it..i was laughing too and then she was totally nervous about the whole thing and it didnt even work out lolmoreless
  • One of the best episodes in the series!

    This episode had me laughing out loud one multiple occasions. The scene in Jack's work where he is trying to hit on Patrick Dempsey's character is sheer brilliance. I could not stop laughing during that. Jack made a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference which I found hilarious being an enormous fan of the show. In a series that is full of many stand-out episodes this one stands out even further than most of the rest. It is one of my ten favorite Will & Grace episode without a doubt and seems to have gotten a good response from the average viewer as well. Check this one out for sure, you will not regret doing so.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • It's odd that Grace claimed to go to Sunday School for 10 years when she was younger because Sunday School is a practice in Christian churches and Grace is Jewish. Sabbath services in Jewish synagogues are held on Friday nights and Saturday mornings and children typically attend Hebrew School, not Sunday School.

    • In this episode Will says that the book Rabbit, Run is one of his favorites. This is the second time he's mentioned being a fan of author John Updike, the first was in the season 2 episode, "Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner".

    • Patrick Dempsey makes the comment "You and Jerry Lewis need to work on your act." Two years later, Sean Hayes played Jerry Lewis in a TV Movie about the career he had with Dean Martin.

    • Jack is now a sales associate at Banana Republic, which network heads were pushing for since it was odd that Jack never held a steady job in the series run.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jack: I need you to make me smarter.
      Will: OK. I'll need a mad scientist, two electric switching helmets, and a willing monkey.

    • Will: (About one of Jack's customers) He's a cutie. Why don't you go talk to him?
      Jack: Oh, I... I can't.
      Will: You can't? You're not shy around men! You'd hit on the Pope, if he drove a better car!

    • Grace: Can you imagine me in a three-way?!
      (Will and Karen laugh)
      Karen: Honey I can barely imagine you in a two-way!
      (Both of them laugh even louder)

    • Grace: It was fantastic. There were so many arms and legs everywhere, Hindus were praying to us.
      Karen: Oh... You sleazy skank.
      Grace: What? Karen--
      Karen: I gotta take the rest of the day off. The air in this room is ripe with filth. For God's sake, Grace. I'm a mother.

    • Grace: This is not me, ok? I'm a good girl from Schenectady. I went to Sunday school for 10 years. I was 16 before I let Bobby Kay go to second. So for me to come and participate in this is a big deal. So you two kiss and make up, because the three of us are gonna GET IT ON!

    • Jack: Oh, hey, Karen--
      Karen: Ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka! I'm Anastasia Beaverhausen!
      Jack: Why are you using your alias?
      Karen: Because I passed a couple of bad checks here. You know, for sport.

    • Karen: Wilma.
      Will: Anastasia.

    • Will (to Jack): I just received a message saying you have a new job and you're going to buy me dinner. There's, like, 18 things wrong with that sentence.

    • Grace: I don't care what either of you say, I am not a prude.
      Karen: Oh, honey. Come on. Come on. I love you like the mother I had committed against her will. But you are Prudence McPrude, the Mayoress of Prudie Town.

    • Will: Sweetheart. People who are truly kinky never use the word kinky.
      Karen: And who the hell says "boudoir"?! "Hey, hey. Look at me. I'm kinky, and I'm in the boudoir."

    • Grace: I guess I always thought of myself as a little kinky.
      Will: Come on, Grace. It's ok. I've never been in a 3-way.
      Grace: Yeah, but you're gay. You have the kinky built in.
      Will: Oh, sure. That's why I joined.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The scene with Grace and Nicholas was interjected in the middle of a longer scene with Will and Jack because the crew didn't want to end the first act on the "proposal." It creates a goof where Jack is holding the same clothing he was holding in the same spot he was in when they cut away.

    • Patrick Dempsey was married to the mother of Corey Parker who played Josh, Grace's boyfriend, during the previous season.

    • Jeremy Piven was asked at the last minute to be on the show after the crew went through three other people. It's unknown who.


    • Grace: So, where's Paula?
      Paula: I'm here. Hi, Grace.
      Grace: Hey, hey Paula.

      This is an allusion to the 1963 hit "Hey, Hey Paula" by the duo Paul & Paula.

    • Jack: His pants are ready...have lovelier words ever been uttered?
      Will: Say it soft and it's almost like praying.

      This is a reference to the song "Maria" from West Side Story.

    • Jack: Look at him, Will. He's perfection. So loverly.

      This is a reference to the musical My Fair Lady and its song "Wouldn't It Be Loverly".

    • When asked about the threesome Grace responds, "It was fantastic. There were so many arms and legs everywhere, Hindus were praying to us." This is an allusion to the multi-armed Hindu deity, Vishnu, one of the trinity of Gods, whose role is "the Preserver."