I Love L. Gay

Title “I Love L. Gay”
Episode # 8.14 (176)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 02-Feb-2006
Writers Steve Gabriel
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will, Karen, and a star-struck Grace travel to Los Angeles to support Jack as he accompanies Elliot to tour the UCLA campus. Coincidently, Will runs into James while in LA, but to his surprise James is Canadian and in jeopardy of being deported. After spending a perfect weekend together, Will and James find that they don't have to say good-bye to each other again when Grace makes a special proposal.


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

Guest Cast

  • Taye Diggs (James Hanson)
  • Michael Angarano (Elliot)
  • Christopher Shea (Waiter)
  • Steve Hasley (Clerk)
  • Joan Poust (Woman)


  • This is Elliot's first appearance since Season 6's "I Never Cheered for my Father".
  • Grace asks James to marry her so that he can stay in the U.S. In addition to being Canadian, we learn that he is a photographer and his last name is Hanson.
  • Will and James actually have a real, passionate kiss.
  • The NBC synopsis stated that they were traveling to Los Angeles to support Jack as he accepts an award for Best Local Cable Gay Talk Show Host.
  • Jack's ring tone is "Ring My Bell", as made famous in the 70s by Anita Ward.


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Airdates & Ratings

02/02/20068:00 PM05.1/08%#47