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Last of the Really Odd Lovers is the 23rd episode of the third season, and the 69th overall.

Will and Grace are each embarrassed of the people they are currently dating. Jack finds a new fan in their neighbor Val.

Synopsis

You want my sex

Will arrives from his date with a Scott, a 23-year-old video store manager he met at a gay bar and is visibly embarrassed that his friends might find out he is dating a much younger guy. Grace, in turn comes home from a date with Nathan, a guy from the same building whom she is also embarrassed to be seen with. The two friends lie about their evenings but continue to see their respective boyfriends.

After Nathan walks Grace to her apartment, he rides the elevator with Karen and unknowingly mentions that he and Grace are dating. Later, Karen also finds Will on a date with Scott at a restaurant. Grace is panicked that Karen will soon talk to Will, so she comes clean and admits her attraction to Nathan. Karen instead reveals to Grace that Will is dating the "mouseketeer from the video store".

Realizing they should not be dating people they are embarrassed to be seen with, Will breaks up with Scott. Grace tries to do the same, but ends up succumbing to Nathan's charm instead.

And time to go, psycho

Cast

Main

Guest

Notes

  • This marks the third appearance of Val Bassett.
  • Producer and writer Adam Barr has a cameo appearance as the guy to whom Val repeatedly shows Jack's signature on her chest.

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to the 1972 film, Last of the Red Hot Lovers.
  • Seeing Grace in leather pants and jacket, Will calls him Leather Tuscadero, Suzi Quatro's character from the sitcom Happy Days, who wore similar leather outfits.
  • The song that Jack performs for Jack 2001 is "Arthur's Theme". He also references 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Will refers to the 1994 film Nell when describing Grace who "grew up without people". In the film, the titular character (played by Jodie Foster) faces society for the first time after growing up in an isolated cabin.
  • A ragtime piano rendition of Jan Garber's Baby Face (1927) plays in the background during Will's date with Scott.

Quotes

Jack:Wow, Karen, I just totally killed.
Karen:Well, something died tonight.
after his performance

Constructive criticism. Okay. It's in. I'm assessing it. I'm not hearing it. It's gone. Jack

I thought I had a stalker once. It turns out it was just Rosario running alongside of the limo, banging on it, 'cause she got her coat caught in the door. Karen

Jack:What the hell are you doing here?!
Val:I live here.
Jack:No, you don't!
Val:I'm carrying your baby.
Jack:No, you're not!
Val:You're a musical genius.
Jack:Ok, I'll give you that one.
finding her on his bed
Val:You make me feel special. It's like I'm no longer that sad, angry little girl, running around the schoolyard, stabbing kids with pencils.
Jack:Okay, someone put a little extra crazy powder in the protein shake. Okay, come on. We're going to sit down and have a little talk, all right? Man to whack-job.
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