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It's anchors--and antics--aweigh in the fifth-season finale, as the gang sets sail on a yacht owned by Karen's late husband, Stanley. She's planned a Caribbean cruise to scatter at sea the ashes of her spouse. But as Jack and Will frolic, Grace frets. That's because her hubby, Leo, is keeping company with a very seductive MD while on a medical assignment in Guatemala. Karen, too, is troubled, admitting that "I don't know what I'm going to do without you, Stanley"--a sentiment echoed by a confrontational stowaway.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x24
Production Number: 05024
Airdate: Thursday May 15th, 2003

Guest Stars
Dmitri BoudrineDmitri Boudrine
As Russian Man
Earl SchumanEarl Schuman
As Driver
Harry Connick, Jr.Harry Connick, Jr.
As Dr. Leo Markus
Minnie DriverMinnie Driver
As Lorraine Finster
Deborah HarryDeborah Harry
As Herself
Nicollette  SheridanNicollette Sheridan
As Dr. Danielle Morty
Episode Notes
The previous episode, "23", was actually said to be the season finale in Australia. This episode did not get played until Season 5 started.

This episode was a 45 minute Super-Sized Episode. It was also Season 5 Finale.

Art Director Glenda Rovello and Set Decorator Melinda Ritz won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for this episode.

Nicollette Sheridan (Dr. Morty) was one of the actresses in the running for the role of Grace when auditions first started in 1998.

In this episode, Jack makes reference to Dawson's Creek and ironically enough, in the Series Finale of Dawson's Creek which aired the night before this episode, there was a mention of the show Will and Grace by a character on the show named Jack

Episode Quotes
(Grace walks out wearing a black bathing suit with a black kimono and a floppy sun hat.)
Will: What are you wearing? Why aren't you dressed?
Grace: What? We're on a boat.
Will: We're scattering the ashes of a dead man, and you're dressed for Salma Hayek's pool party.
Grace: I don't think Karen really cares what I'm wearing. It's the fact that I'm here that counts.
Karen: (Walks on deck) Well, if everybody's ready, we should get started. I wouldn't want Grace to be late to the MTV beach house.

Grace: They buried him in a popcorn can? Isn't that a little unseemly?
Karen: Not as unseemly as the cremation. It took four days and used so much power that all of Bergan County lost their air conditioning.

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