Will & Grace

Season 8 Episode 20

The Mourning Son

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 27, 2006 on NBC

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  • A nice beginning of the end


    It seems that in many long running series a lot of recurring characters are brought back in the final episode to tie up loose ends. Here they did it with two episodes to go, but it was a nice way to see all these characters again before the series ends. Rob and Ellen, Joe and Larry, Tina the mistress, Will's mom and brother all came back for the funeral.

    It was nice to see Will's mom hug Tina and see that she's been forgiven for the affairs. And it was funny that the two couples are the same as always.

    One of the nicest moments in the show was when Karen gave Will a hug (and said that she'll forget her usual mantra of "drugs not hugs") showing that the two really are friends despite all their differences over the years.

    It was also nice to see Will finally realize that he tends to keep people at arms length and then reach out to Vince whom he has really missed.

    His Mother's explanation for his father's feelings toward Will was a very nice moment between them in the laundry room. Will has pushed them away and kept them out of his life, and its no wonder that his father felt the way he did. I do feel terrible for Will, that so many other people have good stories about their last conversations with his father and he does not. Just goes to show you that you can't walk away angry from anyone you love.

    It was also great that there could be some comedy during an episode at a funeral where Grace scared Sam's daughter by telling her Grandpa was a ghost. Grace begins to think that she won't be a good mother and this sets us up for the next few episodes. Will she be able to do it alone?

    Overall this was a good episode, and a nice way to close out the situation with Will's father, to bring Will and Vince back together, and to make us think that Grace may not be ready for what the future holds for her.
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