Speechless is the 22nd episode of the sixth season and 144th overall.


On the eve of his graduation from nursing school, a nervous Jack turns to Will for help writing his commencement address. Reconnecting with his past dreams of being an accomplished playwright, Will over-analyzes the speech, searching for the life experience that sent Jack to nursing school as a source of inspiration.





  • Grace does not appear in this episode (referenced as being "asleep").
  • Jack's new career wasn't as fun as the writers had hoped, so it was decided that he would leave nursing.


Well, Jackie, let me tell you my story. Maybe it'll inspire you. Now... God didn't give me the ability to play the piano, or paint a picture, or have compassion. But he did give me the ability to crack a walnut with my hoo-ha. Karen

Jack:Friends, parents, and classmates, today I would like to talk to you about what it means to follow your heart. They say dreams are like soap. If you don't hold on tight, they'll slip away. A man who has let go of his dream is like a child who has let go of his balloon.
Karen:I thought dreams were like soap.
Will:(snapping) Dreams can be more than one thing.
at Jack's graduation
Will:And never forget: Dreams are like feathers... if you have enough, you can fly.
Sheila:Wow. Maybe I will get back into porn.
reading his speech
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