Ben? Her?

Grace and Ben dance on the conference table
Grace and Ben dance on the conference table
Title “Ben? Her?”
Episode # 2.23 (45)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 23-May-2000
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick; Jeff Greenstein
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will promises not to interfere when he learns that Grace has gotten romantically involved with his boss, Ben. Meanwhile, Jack finds Rosario having an affair with Gardener, and she requests a divorce from Jack, who fears losing Karen's financial support.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Gregory Hines (Ben Doucette)
  • Shelley Morrison (Rosario McFarland)
  • Corey Parker (Josh)
  • Marshall Manesh (Mr. Zamir)
  • Richard Gross (Frank)
  • Gorden Owens (Servant)
  • Michael Edward Thomas (Caribbean Houseboy)
  • Pablo Cartaya (Fernando)
  • Jo Marie Payton (Mrs. Freeman)


  • 1-Hour Season Finale! This episode was the 2nd highest rated NBC program of the week.
  • David and Max wrote Part 1; Jeff wrote Part 2.
  • Rosario and Jack divorce. Jack gets nothing in the settlement, and he moves in with Will. Will makes a deal to be made a partner and get a raise, but it's unclear if that actually happened.
  • Karen mentioned looking at an island in the previous episode, "My Best Friend's Tush".
  • Klaus Von Puppy and Guapo both appear in this episode.
  • This episode was split into two episodes for syndication. Some scenes were edited or removed in the syndicated versions. (The Season 2 DVD box set has the two individual edited versions, not the hour-long version.)
  • Grace reads that "Janet Eisenberg, 33, and David Bromberg, 35, are getting married." Janet Eisenberg is Max Mutchnick's real-life "Grace" and she and David were married that week.
  • Stanley Walker's hand was played by executive producer/writer Jeff Greenstein.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

05/23/20009:00 PM12.2/18%#11*Highest rated NBC show of the day, 2nd for the week
09/14/20009:00 PM09.7/14%#20(1st 1/2 hour 8.8/13) *Highest rated NBC show of the evening (2nd over all)