Will & Grace recap: The 5 best burns in Season 10, Episode 15

WILL & GRACE -- "Bad Blood" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Robert Klein as Martin Adler, Debra Messing as Grace Adler -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
WILL & GRACE -- "Bad Blood" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Robert Klein as Martin Adler, Debra Messing as Grace Adler -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC) /

There’s plenty of bad blood to go around on the latest Will & Grace as Jack and Karen feud over money and Grace’s dad denies Will’s blood donation.

Between a wayward production of a gay Abraham Lincoln one-man show to a tense family feud, Will & Grace waded into heavier topics in an episode that’s both an instant-classic and an important conversation starter. On the lighter side of the laughs, Jack and Karen get into a fight over Karen’s financial and, eventually, total control of his wedding. Following a stand-in role as Mary Todd in Jack’s play, the gloves are off and her invitation’s been withdrawn.

However, on the other side of Jack and Karen’s feud, Will & Grace tackles an LGBTQ+ issue that doesn’t get talked about on TV enough, if at all, especially on sitcoms. When Martin’s bleeding ulcer requires a blood transfusion, he denies Will’s blood donation because he’s gay, leading to a powerful conversation presented with facts, solutions, and the utmost care. Whether he wanted to or not, Will leads this fight. Let’s recap the latest episode of Will & Grace with the gang’s five sickest burns!

1. “You’re listed in her phone as ‘Will’s Jewish Friend.'”

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Will and Grace’s parents are coming over for dinner for the first time since getting married and blending together their families, and the tensions are already running high. Of course, Grace puts too high of expectations on the evening, especially Marilyn’s interest in growing their relationship as stepmother and stepdaughter. During dinner, Marilyn ignores Grace’s attempts to call her mom, but the real kicker comes when Martin must go to the hospital for a bleeding ulcer.

2. “Just do what you did for Donald’s inauguration, but we’re expecting a few more people.”

It’s no secret that Karen has a bit more money than Jack (okay, a lot more money), but that financial disparity doesn’t often drive a wedge between their friendship… until Karen stepped in to fund Jack’s one-man show Gaybraham Twinkin’ and his wedding. Jack becomes exhausted with Karen’s insistence to plan everything since she’s footing the bill. She won’t even allow him the unicorn dessert station he wants and she elbows her way into a speaking role in his one-man show.

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3. “That’s the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard you say, and I’ve been on the ‘It’s A Small World’ ride with you.”

Since Martin has the super-rare blood type of AB negative, Grace is elated to learn that Will shares the same blood type as her father and is willing to donate. We later learn that Will lied on the forms and said he’s been celibate for a year to be able to help Martin, but it turns out that Martin doesn’t want Will’s blood. He says he’d rather wait for the “straight blood,” which has Grace seeing red.

Unfortunately, Will’s understandably exhausted of sticking up for who he is to join in Grace’s anger. Instead, he adopts his mother’s philosophy of acceptance rather than confrontation.

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4. “I sure want to be the gal responsible for giving everyone a face full of sweet, sticky cream.”

Karen’s double entendres are a work of art, and they’re all the more hilarious when she doesn’t realize they’re double entendres. After Jack revokes her invitation to his wedding for being too heavy handed with controlling the details, she apologizes to Jack, who she views as “a little sister,” and vows to help make his big day everything he wants it to be, including his coveted unicorn horn marshmallow fountain. Friendships can’t be equal when one party holds their power over the other — and does Mary Todd improv.

5. “You’re every woman that gets bangs.”

Will and Grace break bread with their parents again and take the hits, like Will getting the blame for making the supposedly spicy meal that sent Martin to the hospital. But Grace can’t avoid the elephant in the room. She confesses to Marilyn that Martin wouldn’t take Will’s blood, which effectively ends her peaceful streak.

Marilyn lays into Martin, but Will talks with him one-on-one, saying that Martin must keep growing, even though he made a bad decision based on wrong information (see: the bangs quote). Those who share Martin’s mindset must keep growing.

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Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC.