Cop To It

Title “Cop To It”
Episode # 8.13 (175)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 26-Jan-2006
Writers Sally Bradford
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will and Grace dread a dinner date with married friends Rob and Ellen who likely called the meeting to announce Ellen is pregnant yet again, but when the couple reveals that they are separated and loving it, Grace gets depressed. She's quickly distracted however when Will's cop ex-boyfriend, Vince, approaches their table as their server. Ignoring Rob and Ellen's big news, Will and Grace discuss how Vince must have gone off the deep end and quit the force after splitting with Will, and Vince's request to switch table assignments seems to confirm their thoughts. Elsewhere, Jack decides he needs to spice up "JackTalk" by pulling an Oprah and helping his fan, Tommy Shields, come out of the closet. Jack and Karen setup a bowling alley meeting with Tommy when Karen is recruited to join a woman's league game as an emergency fill-in.


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

Guest Cast

  • Bobby Cannavale (Vince D'Angelo)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen)
  • Tom Gallop (Rob)
  • Robert Michael Morris (Tommy Shields)
  • Mathew Botuchis (Dave)
  • Andy Umberger (Captain)
  • Casey Williams (Jean)
  • Heather McPhaul (Rhonda)
  • Kyle Bornheimer (Waiter)
  • Trisha Simmons (Woman)
  • Zach Bostrom (Josh)
  • Matt Huhn (Man)


  • Vince seems to have got his life back in order. He is back on the police force, was promoted to detective and is dating someone.
  • Vince last appeared in Season 7's "Partners".
  • This is Rob's first appearance since Season 5's "Homojo".
  • Karen uses her alias, Anastasia Beaverhausen, while in the bowling alley.


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Airdates & Ratings

01/26/20068:00 PM04.8/08%#64