Gratitude 4August17 Yay! Will and Grace

“Honey, what’s this, what’s happening, what’s going on here?” Karen Walker

The stars from the television series Will and Grace are heading back for primetime this fall for a 10-episode season. Eric McCormack (Will), Debra Messing (Grace), Sean Hayes (Jack), and Megan Mullally (Karen) are coming together and I can not wait.

It has been eleven years since we bid adieu to the cast and they went their separate ways. Now they are back, not just for one season, but, a second season is already in the works.

When they left us in the two-hour finale of the eighth season, the producers fast-forwarded us into the future.

Will and Grace had a falling out that would last for 18+ years. They see each other after all those years while they are helping their kids move into college dorms. This chance encounter reignites their friendship. And spoiler alert, their kids become involved. That is the extremely short version.

The absolute best of the finale was that Jack and Karen were now a couple with Rosario, Karen’s faithful maid, with them. The irony of it all is Karen was left broke after her divorce from Stan. Jack, on the other hand, inherited a small fortune when, in an unfortunate accident, Beverly Leslie (that little southern man that drove Karen crazy) passes away. Again, the extremely short version.

The finale wraps with Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen at a bar toasting to their years of friendship. End scene.

I am not sure what will greet viewers when we tune-in on September 28th.

I would be totally alright with being back in Will and Grace’s old Manhattan apartment living room. Will and Grace debating, Karen with her martini, “Just Jack” making his entrance through the front door and heading for their refrigerator.

Will and Grace have proven their ability to blend humor in with social commentary of current issues. With all that is going on in our country, they have an abundance of material. And, given the extreme personality of the characters — I can only imagine the dialogue.

Today I am thankful

  • Happily, I am over my touch of the flu. That was rough.
  • A busy day filled with wonderful people. Always feel extreme gratitude for the blessing of friends.
  • I am looking forward to a few planned activities this weekend.
  • I grabbed a handful of movies off the shelf and am having a movie marathon.

Unlike some shows, this one is all about the characters. They are realistic in their excessive world, vulnerable, and you are able to connect them to someone in your life.

I am anticipating some specifics things. Grace’s singing. Jack and Karen’s first chest bump. Rosario. Will’s obsessive grooming. Jack’s first facing framing and saying “Just Jack.” And my all time favorite — Karen’s quote that I started this blog with.

It will be like seeing long lost friends again.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

affectionately yours, Laura