A-Story, Bee-Story

Leo brings Grace a bowl of soup
Leo brings Grace a bowl of soup
Title “A-Story, Bee-Story”
Episode # 6.05 (121)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 30-Oct-2003
Writers Gail Lerner
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Depressed over his decision to leave Doctors Without Borders, Leo turns to a motivated Will to rekindle his love for New York. However, when Will's version of "the best of New York" — filled with long shopping trips and high tea — doesn't do the trick, Leo decides to move in a different direction. Meanwhile, Jack teams up with his new coach Karen as they prepare for the annual gay spelling bee.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Alex Boling (Judge)
  • Bruce Dworkin (Guy)
  • Mark Cirillo (Contestant #11)


  • 40-minute Super-Size episode, beginning at special time 8:43 PM.
  • Grace is suffering from food poisoning and is sick in bed. She appears only twice in this episode. In actuality, Debra Messing was confined to bed due to severe morning sickness. The scenes were actually filmed at her house, which is why the set doesn't look quite right.
  • Grace decides to go to Cambodia with Leo. She has turned over Grace Adler Designs to someone while she's away, so that someone will be around to wake up Karen.
  • Jack actually spells Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" incorrectly as D-I-R-R-R-T-Y. There are only 2 R's.




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Airdates & Ratings

10/30/20038:43 PM10.8/17%#10
07/29/20048:00 PM03.6/07%#52