The Finale

Title “The Finale”
Episode # 8.23/8.24 (185)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 18-May-2006
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

The culmination of eight seasons ends tonight with a one-hour series finale — will Will and Grace raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack find anyone that loves him as much as he loves himself? Will Karen find true happiness with the absence of Stan? All these questions and more will be answered as this groundbreaking series concludes eight amazing seasons.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Bobby Cannavale (Vince D'Angelo)
  • Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie)
  • Jere Burns (Man in Cast)
  • Maria Thayer (Lila)
  • Jesse Fremont Allis (Warren)
  • Ben Newmark (Ben)
  • Jono Kohan (Maitre d')
  • Kevin Bacon (Himself)


  • The one-hour series finale. This episode was proceeded by a one-hour special titled "Will & Grace: Say Goodnight Gracie".
  • This episode was Entertainment Weekly's Pick of the Week.
  • Kevin Bacon was not credited for playing himself in Grace's dream sequence.
  • The last episode David and Max wrote prior to this one was season 4's "A Buncha White Chicks Sittin' Around Talkin'".
  • The music played during the final scene was Queen's "You're My Best Friend", which was also used in the 100th Episode clip show.
  • The encore airing of "The Finale" was the last episode of "Will & Grace" to be broadcast during prime time. (NBC dropped the show from the summer repeat schedule in favor of repeats of "The Office" and "My Name is Earl".)


Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

05/18/20069:00 PM11.6/18%#081 hour Series Finale
05/25/20068:00 PM03.8/07%#57Special Encore airing