Grace Expectations

Title “Grace Expectations”
Episode # 8.16 (178)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 16-Mar-2006
Writers Janis Hirsch
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

A nervous but optimistic Grace decides it's finally time to tell Leo she is pregnant with his child, but when she finally works up enough courage to actually meet her ex-husband she receives some unexpected news. Meanwhile, Will is settling in comfortably with James until he reveals a side of himself unknown to Will. And as Jack attempts to document every moment of Grace's pregnancy for his talk show, Karen sulks alone, jealous over the good fortunes of her friends.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Taye Diggs (James Hanson)
  • Brooke Baumer (Woman)
  • Jennifer DeMille (Woman #1)


  • In a sudden reversal of his personality, James turns out to be mean and heartless. Will has the wedding anulled. (Perhaps Jack was right in the previous episode when he said that James hated Canada so much that he was pretending to love Will.)


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Airdates & Ratings

03/16/20068:00 PM06.2/10%#43