Grandpa Jack

Jack and his grandson Skip
Jack and his grandson Skip
Title “Grandpa Jack”
Episode # 9.04 (190)
Season # 9
Original Airdate 19-Oct-2017
Writers Alex Herschlag
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Jack is stunned to learn that his estranged son Elliot has a son of his own, Skip. Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will and Jack can provide. Meanwhile, Grace and Karen behave badly with the hot new guy at work.


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

Guest Cast

  • Michael Angarano (Elliot)
  • Andrew Rannells (Reggie)
  • Anthony Ramos (Tony)
  • Jet Jurgensmeyer (Skip)
  • Natalie Dreyfuss (Emma)
  • Jane Lynch (Roberta)


  • Michael Angarano returns as Jack's biological son, Elliot. Elliot was last seen in Season 8's "I Love L. Gay".
  • This episode was the fifth taped for the season, on September 20 2017. Production-wise, it was the 200th episode shot.
  • This is the first episode of the series to open with a "Will & Grace is shot before a live studio audience" tagline (spoken by Eric McCormack).
  • Jet Jurgensmeyer (Skip) was credited as "Jet Jergensmeyer" in the end credits.
  • This episode features the songs "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes, sung by Tony; and "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from Sweeny Todd, sung by Grace.



Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

10/19/20179:00 PM1.7/06%#1 in timeslot/Top scripted show of night
11/11/20178:00 PM
12/16/20178:00 PM