Will & Grace recap: The 5 best burns in season 10, episode 3

WILL & GRACE -- "Tex and the City" Episode 209 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Noah Broader, Debra Messing as Grace Adler -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
WILL & GRACE -- "Tex and the City" Episode 209 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Noah Broader, Debra Messing as Grace Adler -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC) /

While Jack and Karen are humbled in Texas, Grace and Noah take their relationship to the next level. Let’s recap the latest episode of Will & Grace with the 5 best quotes!

Even though the Will & Grace revival started out with a political bang, it’s been a minute since the sitcom went for biting social commentary. Well, consider that dry spell — including Grace’s — a thing of the past. In “Tex and the City,” three fourths of the gang travels to Texas, where they confront the conservative beliefs of the state and the border wall, which Karen’s money helped to construct. (Karen clearly doesn’t understand philanthropy.)

During her excursion to the border wall, Karen runs into her beloved foe Beverley Leslie, and their feud sends them on a humbling, sobering trip behind bars. Elsewhere in Texas, Jack and Will support Skip at his talent show, where he’ll be performing a song that won’t win over the conservative crowd. And to think, outside of these complicated but necessary statements, Grace just wants to get laid. Let’s recap the latest episode with the gang’s five sickest burns!

1. “Oh, look. It’s a double feature: Rio Homo and High By Noon.”

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There’s never a dull moment in Will and Grace’s apartment, so it’s no big shock when Jack and Karen waltz in donning their Southern best. While Grace shares her sexual frustrations about Noah with Will, Jack and Karen announce that they are off to Texas for two very different reasons. Jack will be visiting his grandson Skip for a very special talent show performance, and Karen will be visiting the portion of the border wall she sponsored. Unbeknownst to either, they’re both in for surprises.

2. “No one’s talking anyone into sex, not in 2018.”

Unfortunately for Grace and Noah, they have placed far too much pressure on the physical aspect of their budding relationship that it drives them mad. Since weeks have passed, they worry they missed their window of opportunity. When Noah comes over demanding they take advantage of the window, Grace declines, citing she feels gross. (What was that she licked, her iPad?!)

Later, they try again, but Grace tells Noah she once slept with Brian, the guy who works at his favorite sandwich shop. He had brought a sandwich from Brian’s shop, causing Noah to completely spiral. But just when they thought the mood died for good, one final and ultimately successful attempt gets the train back on the tracks.

Will & Grace Season 10, Episode 3
WILL & GRACE — “Tex and the City” Episode 209 — Pictured: (l-r) Megan Mullally as Karen Walker, Leslie Jordan as Beverley Leslie, Bruno Amato as Officer Randy — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC) /

3. “I thought Walker Texas Ranger got canceled years ago for old age.”

Karen rides up to the wall in a four wheeler, ready to bask in the glory of her sponsor checks. But the guard informs her that someone stole her portion of the wall right out from under her. (Yes, it’s a very strange set-up for a story that actually sticks the landing. Stay with us.) Beverely Leslie rides up on a smaller four wheeler, leading to an all-out four wheeler fight between the sworn enemies that damages part of the wall. So… job well done?

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4. “Up until now, I hadn’t heard one bad thing about the wall, and I watch Fox News all the time.”

Because of the damage they caused, Karen and Beverley end up behind bars, and it doesn’t take long for Karen to start spouting racist nonsense to the Mexican woman sharing their cell. When she stops peacocking her worst self, Karen learns that the woman was trying to flee from the violent cartels and join her husband and daughter in the United States. Karen connects the dots regarding the downside of the wall: It could have kept Rosario from her. In a temporary display of humanity, Karen gifts the woman her expensive bracelet to sell and come to America.

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5. “You don’t recognize that sound because it’s applause.”

Will accompanies Jack to Texas, the boots he bought for A Star Is Born’s opening night in tow. When Jack learns that Skip will be performing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” at a talent show… in Texas… he worries what the reception might be. Jack expects homophobia to crush Skip’s spirit, but Will shares his own story about his mother squashing his dream of performing “Bohemian Rhapsody” at a talent show. As it turns out, Jack assumed the worst from Texas, and Skip earned applause. After Jack’s teachable moment, Will even managed to live out his Freddie Mercury fantasy.

Which of the episode’s one-liners was your favorite? Sound off in the comments!

Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.