Season 8 is the eighth season of Will & Grace. It aired from September 29, 2005 to May 18, 2006, consisting of 24 episodes.

It was billed as the final season, although it was announced in 2017 that there will be a ninth season.

Main Cast

Recurring Cast




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Title Writer Director Original air date
171 1 Alive and Schticking Bill Wrubel James Burrows September 29, 2005
The eighth-season opener centers on Karen, who's unaware that her presumed-dead spouse--the never seen Stan--is actually alive. Her friends are reluctant to tell her.
172 2 I Second That Emotion Gary Janetti James Burrows October 6, 2005
Stan's return rattles Karen, who feels "lied to." Will offers solace -- sort of. Meanwhile, Grace gets a rep as a homophobe on Jack's talk show, thanks to injudicious editing that she seeks to set straight in no uncertain terms.
173 3 The Old Man and the Sea Greg Malins James Burrows October 13, 2005
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Grace goes on a blind date with a cheery though clueless goof who's an old pal of Karen's tempestuous beau, Malcolm. Elsewhere, Will takes swimming lessons from Jack.
174 4 Steams Like Old Times Gail Lerner James Burrows October 20, 2005
A reclusive buttinsky figures in Will and Grace's 10th annual trivia game. In other events, Stan reappears--sort of--in a very steamy steam room, where he's confronted by Malcolm.
175 5 The Hole Truth Sally Bradford James Burrows November 3, 2005
Jack's new flame is a flighty egotist who had 15 minutes of TV fame as a preteen when he fell into a hole. Now he's a participant in Will's corny carnival, where Grace is a reluctant date for Malcolm.
176 6 Love is in the Airplane Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally James Burrows November 10, 2005
While en route to London, Will and Grace spot Grace's ex-husband Leo on their flight. Meanwhile, Jack tries to reunite Karen and Rosario, but her new maid gets in the way.
177 7 Birds of a Feather Boa Abraham Higginbotham James Burrows November 17, 2005
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Will is thrilled to help Jack look for another apartment, but after getting involved in an effort to help two gay penguins stay together at the zoo, he has second thoughts about the move. Meanwhile, Karen and Grace attend Beverley's wife's memorial.
178 8 Swish Out of Water Kirk J. Rudell James Burrows November 24, 2005
After another visit with her domineering mom, a frazzled Grace gets advice from Jack on how to deal with her. Meanwhile, on the first day of his new job, Will chases after a slumlord: Karen.
179 9 A Little Christmas Queer Jamie Rhonheimer James Burrows December 8, 2005
While spending the holidays at Will's mother Marilyn's house, Grace gets cozy with Will's brother and old flame Sam. Meanwhile, Jack helps Will's clearly gay nephew organize and perform a Christmas show.
180 10 Von Trapped Gail Lerner James Burrows January 5, 2006
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Grace dresses like Maria for a sing-along screening of "The Sound of Music," but Will, her Capt. Von Trapp, winds up at the wrong theater, where he meets a cute stranger. Meanwhile, Karen gets herself into trouble with theater management.
181 11 Bathroom Humor Greg Malins James Burrows January 12, 2006
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Karen celebrates her birthday with some of New York's crème de la crème, but the festivities turn sour when she ends up crammed in the bathroom with Grace, Will and Jack, who have all embarrassed themselves at the party.
182 12 Forbidden Fruit Janis Hirsch James Burrows January 19, 2006
Will gives Grace a guilt trip when his former boss Margot offers her a lucrative decorating job that conflicts with a job she has planned at a nursing home. Meanwhile, Jack's dying of curiosity about a "forbidden room" in Karen's mansion.
183 13 Cop To It Sally Bradford James Burrows January 26th, 2006
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Will and Grace are shocked when their seemingly happily married friends announce over dinner that they're splitting up. Then Will gets another jolt when their waiter turns out to be his ex-boyfriend Vince. Meanwhile, Jack helps a fan.
184 14 I Love L. Gay Steve Gabriel James Burrows February 2, 2006
Will, Karen, and Grace journey to Los Angeles, where Jack and Elliot are touring UCLA. While Grace becomes star-struck in the celebrity saturated city, Will chances upon James and learns he's worried about being deported.
185 15 The Definition of Marriage Abraham Higginbotham James Burrows February 9, 2006
The big day has finally arrived as Grace and James get ready for their green-card wedding.
186 16 Grace Expectations Janish Hirsch James Burrows March 16, 2006
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Grace decides it's finally time to tell Leo she is pregnant with his child, but when she finally works up enough courage to actually meet her ex-husband she receives some unexpected news. Will sees a side of James that he doesn't like.
187 17 Cowboys and Iranians Robia Rashid James Burrows March 23, 2006
Jack coerces Will into coming out with him to a gay cowboy bar to meet his new boyfriend Travis. Grace hires a second assistant.
188 18 Buy Buy Baby Kirk J. Rudell James Burrows March 30, 2006
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A large corporation takes over OutTV, completely revamping Jack's talk-show and giving him a conservative co-host. Karen decides to hire someone to have her baby.
189 19 Blanket Apology James Lecesne James Burrows April 6, 2006
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Will gets upset when his parents give Grace his boyhood blanket, resulting in a family squabble that escalates with devastating consequences. Meanwhile, Karen pushes an unemployed Jack to pursue his acting dream.
190 20 The Mourning Son Jamie Rhonheimer James Burrows April 27, 2006
At his father's funeral, Will grapples with their last encounter; Grace begins to doubt her potential to be a good mother.
191 21 Partners 'n Crime Josh Silberman & Zack Slovinsky James Burrows May 4, 2006
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Will and Grace attend childbirth classes; Karen seeks comfort from very busy Jack.
192 22 Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? Gary Janetti & Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally James Burrows May 11, 2006
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Vince's plans to move into a brownstone with Will do not include Grace; Jack's show premieres.
193 -194 23 -24 The Finale David Kohan & Max Mutchnick James Burrows May 18, 2006
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After eight seasons, the Emmy-winning sitcom comes to an end as Will and Grace continue to ponder raising her child together.
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