May Divorce Be With You

Karen, I can't represent you. Stan is my firm's biggest client.
"Karen, I can't represent you. Stan is my firm's biggest client."
Title “May Divorce Be With You”
Episode # 5.22 (114)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 01-May-2003
Writers Sally Bradford
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will reluctantly opposes Karen when he represents her husband while she hires a goofy, immature young man who seems barely out of high school to argue her case — and Will takes pity on the pseudo-slacker. Elsewhere, Grace hires Jack to temporarily replace Karen but finds she might have to choose between her friendship with him and a wealthy client who broke his heart.


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

Guest Cast

  • Macaulay Culkin (Jason Towne)
  • Clark Gregg (Cam)


  • 35-minute Super-Size episode, ending with a "To be continued..." (Though neither story line in this episode is actually continued.)
  • The DVD release of this episode contains the 30-minute edited version. (The scene with Grace and Jack is missing a large chunk among other edits.)
  • The original airing was delayed 24 minutes by a Presidential speech.
  • Jack filled in for Karen once before, in the 1st season episode "William, Tell".




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

05/01/20039:34 PM10.8/16%#1035-min "Super-Size" episode
09/04/20038:39 PM05.6/09%#24
12/25/20039:00 PM03.7/08%#6730-min