The Third Wheel Gets the Grace

I'll need a little money from the ATM.
"I'll need a little money from the ATM."
Title “The Third Wheel Gets the Grace”
Episode # 4.01 (68)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 20-Sep-2001
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will returns from vacation to discover that Grace's romantic relationship with neighbor Nathan is humming along — but Nathan feels neglected when Will and Grace resume their chummy friendship, complete with their own private language and code. Meanwhile, Jack proudly takes his newfound son shopping for school at Barney's while Rosario and Karen each cruise the merchandise looking for the perfect anniversary gift.


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

Guest Cast

  • Woody Harrelson (Nathan)
  • Michael Angarano (Elliot)
  • Jacqueline Beatty (Woman #1)
  • Karin Co (Woman #2)
  • Jessica Margaret Dean (Woman #3)
  • Debra Kay (Woman #4)


  • Season 4 Premiere.
  • The opening intro has been updated, featuring scrolling scenes of the main cast with the "Will & Grace" logo.
  • This is the 15th anniversary of Rosario coming to work for Karen.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

09/27/20019:00 PM14.6/21%#07
11/29/20019:00 PM09.1/14%#27
07/25/20029:00 PM05.1/09%#34