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Saving Grace, Again (Part 1) is the 8th episode of the seventh season and the 147th overall.

Grace goes on her first date after her divorce when she hears a message from her ex-husband Leo. Jack and Karen set each other up for the perfect dates.

Synopsis

The Message

To help Grace cope from her recent divorce, Will sets her up with Alan, a guy who works at his firm. They seemingly have a good time but when Grace comes home, she receives a sentimental message from Leo on her machine. Leo's message mentions the plans they had for what would have been their anniversary. Grace, clearly affected by it, decides not to go on any more dates.

The next day, Will learns from Karen and Jack (who know the codes to their answering machine) about Leo's message. Grace shares that she and Leo planned to go to the roof of the Peninsula Hotel to commemorate where they shared their first moment together as a married couple. Will becomes protective of Grace, who is thinking of going, and they argue.

The only one good enough

Cast

Main

Guest

Notes

  • Harry Connick, Jr. does not appear in this episode, but voiced the answering machine message.

Cultural references

  • While discussing Grace's heavy make-up, Will mentions that it looks like a little clay mountain that the clay-animated children's TV series Davey and Goliath (1961-1973) can be shot on her face.
  • Will dances to George Michael's 80's classic "Faith".
  • Governor of Jersey

Quotes

I don't understand why they used to paint everybody so fat. It's disgusting. Although, Jesus did look pretty hot a couple of times. Jack

You know, I just don't have time for all this getting-to-know-ya crap. I just want somebody who gets me. Somebody who's comfortable in my world, and makes me laugh, and occasionally brings me flowers. Somebody who likes kittens, and the hardcore bondage scene. Karen

Will:I got us a special treat. Stockard Channing reading The Secret Life of Bees.
Grace:Ugh. Audiobooks. Just another plot to shove books down our throat.
Will:Yeah. This reading thing has gotten out of hand. I hear they're pushing this junk on kids now.
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