Monday, February 11, 2019

What I’m Watching: Will and Grace

Will and Grace: Season 10, Episode 10 “Dead Man Texting” (B)

This episode was certainly staged and set up in a very deliberate way for both of its plotlines, but, as this show tends to do, it made it work. Will did not make a good impression on Professor Rice at all, and him dropping dead in the apartment made it a whole lot easier for him to get the position he wanted. It’s much better that he didn’t actually die and that he instead realized exactly what they had done both with his finger and his eyelid. Will winning him over despite all of that was impressive, and it’s a testament to the fact that, after some definite hiccups in his attempts to win him over, he is passionate about what he’s doing and deeply wants to continue. Grace wasn’t especially helpful in the situation, but her strong facial reactions to each moment were humorous. Jack installing an app that would help him track the location of his fiancé and his best friend who hated each other was never going to go smoothly, and of course it turned into the physical comedy of him having to run between two tables so that he could dine with both of them. Having the waiter be a vengeful ex was an additional challenge that Jack wasn’t ready for, and they all ended up taking a dive into the pool before realizing that affection for Jack was the one thing that Estefan and Karen could agree on, even if there really wasn’t anything else for them to talk about or both like.

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