A Will & Graceful Goodbye: The retrospective special brings the world together as the team takes a final bow

A Will & Graceful Goodbye: The retrospective special brings the world together as the team takes a final bow
Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (NBC)

Will Truman (Eric McCormack) and Grace Adler (Debra Messing) said goodbye one last time as the NBC sitcom aired its series finale marking an end to its journey that lasted two decades (including the 12-year-long vacation in between).

Truth be told, we had expected a lot of emotional scenes, some drama, of course, or at least the episode to end with a bang, making it obvious that this is it! But none of that happened, and now that we think in hindsight, it was perhaps the best, because what followed makes it more memorable.

The series finale episode ended with a 'Retrospective Special' of half an hour hosted by none other than our very own Eric McCormack, one of the stars of ‘Will &Grace’. To add to the celebration were director Normal Lear and celebrity musician Elton John.

McCormack walked us through some of the most iconic moments of the series starting from 1998 to 2020, each marking a highlight for Will and Grace's adventures through the years.


There were the most hilarious moments, the saddest and emotional ones, the intense ones, but most importantly, each of those clips weaved into a wholesome life story of Will Truman, Grace Adler, Jack McFarland and Karen Walker.

But what resonated with us the most were the reactions and opinions from real people who have been ardent followers of the show for years and found the story impactful and inspiring.


There is a reason 'Will & Grace' had 91 Emmy nominations, 18 wins and all its lead cast members winning at least one Emmy for their roles.
The show has been known and recognized as a trailblazer, considering how it has been a strong representation of the LGBTQ community and addressed the issues of the community.

This reflected in the series of fan reactions that McCormack walked us through while running the highlight scenes. People, from all walks of life, found something or the other that the series showcased over the years, mostly for the LGBTQ community.


As many gay individuals and couples mentioned, 'Will & Grace' gave them the voice to speak up and be proud, while for others, it simply brought them joy and cheer in their darkest moments.

Characters like Will and Jack have been the most extraordinary representations of gay men on television, as many fans claimed. And most importantly, the show remains age agnostic.


Thus, through love, laughter and lots of fun, the team of NBC's iconic sitcom said a truly 'Will & Grace'-ful goodbye.

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