Will & Grace

Season 4 Episode 18

Something Borrowed, Someone's Due (2)

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 07, 2002 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Something Borrowed, Someone's Due (2)
After Will and Grace move into their expansive new dream apartment, they discover the awful pangs of separation anxiety as they pine for their smaller old digs now happily occupied by their friends who sub-let the place. Elsewhere, Jack tries to reconcile Karen with her estranged grifter of a mom, who wants to recruit her daughter for her next caper.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Karen helps her mother out one more time...

    What a funny episode! The classic comedy moment is when Karen gets dressed up to look "poor and slow" - to help her mother in a scam. The look on Grace's face when she sees Karen is a crackup!!! Karen also has some good scenes in the bar where she reluctantly meets her mother. This is a great storyline and Karen/her mother make a great pairing. The other storyline with Will/Grace regretting moving out of the old apartment and trying to get Rob/Ellen out is also funny. Again, Grace has a great scene when she denies that she knew Will gouged Rob on the rent and walks off! Very, very funny.moreless
Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Will Truman

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Grace Adler

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Karen Walker

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Jack McFarland

Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison

Rosario Salazar (Season 3 - 7 Recurring)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Suzanne Pleshette would later star in the Will & Grace producers' other show "Good Morning, Miami" on NBC for the Fall 2002 as Claire the series' star's grandmother.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Jack: (responding to Karen's shirt which says "I loves me kitty") Oh my god I have that same shirt! Except mine has a big rooster on it and it says "I loves me big, red..."
      Will: Jack!

    • Karen: Oh, good Lord. Look at this outfit! Is Grace in on this, too?

    • Karen: (needing to act slow for her mother's last scam) Ok, I'm ready. I figure slow-wise, I am somewhere between Sean Penn in I am Sam and Sean Penn at home with his family.

    • Lois: I gotta close this deal quick and I can't do it alone, which is why I brought in my poor, down-on-her-luck daughter who's also a little slow.
      Karen: (sighs) How slow?
      Lois: Well, you were a cheerleader, but you never stopped clapping.

    • Karen: You used me mom. I was never more than a prop to you. The poor little blind girl with a big rack. Or the poor little welfare child with a big rack. Or the poor little gardner's daughter... (long pause) ...with the big rake.

    • Karen: That is when I left home and never looked back.
      Jack: Karen, this is not something you can run away from, it's not like a hotel bill or a crying baby.

    • Lois: You know, you can't go on hating me. I'm your mother. You got everything from me. Your looks, your guts, your ambition. The only thing you didn't get from me is that voice. That voice you got from your father!
      Karen: Yeah. no one could ever tell us apart on the phone!

    • Jack: Please, just go in and have one drink with her.
      Karen: No! If I go back there she'll just pull me into one of her schemes, I'll be right back where I started from. I will absolutely not have one drink with her!
      Jack: Three drinks?
      Karen: Well, she is my mother.

    • Lois: I never would have broken you up with what's-his-name. Now, she was nice.
      Karen: Yes, she was. I miss him.

    • Lois: You know what they say: 'Beer before wine, makes you feel fine. Wine before beer makes you feel queer.'
      Karen: You! I should've known that nursery ryhme sounded familiar.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Episode Title: Something Borrowed, Someone's Due

      A play on the traditional wedding verse:
      Something old, something new.
      Something borrowed, something blue.