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Will & Grace: Swimming From Cambodia

When Grace returns back to New York for her mother's birthday, Will tries to coerce her into staying in town a bit longer so the two can spend some quality time together. Meanwhile, Jack struggles with his new nursing teacher, Nurse Carver so Karen threatens her into letting Jack skip class and still make the grade. But, to everyone's surprise Jack discovers that he really misses nursing school and learning.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x8
Production Number: 06008
Airdate: Thursday November 20th, 2003

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Sonja Warfield

Guest Stars
Dion BascoDion Basco
As Arpie
Karen BankheadKaren Bankhead
As Burnadean
Lea DeLariaLea DeLaria
As Nurse Carver
Lela LeeLela Lee
As Ping
Episode Notes
Grace is back from her brief absence from the show, and she's having marital issues. She doesn't know how to fix them, so she is not returning to Cambodia to be with Leo. They are going to wait until Leo gets back and see where they are.

Episode Quotes
(Karen approaches Nurse Carver from behind)
Karen: Hello sir is Nurse Carver here?
Carver: I am Nurse Carver
Karen: Oh I'm sorry, I forgot men can be nurses too

Cultural References
Karen: 60s London school, Sidney Poitier, Lulu.

Karen's references to school in 60s London and her black teacher, as well as her phone call at the end of the show, are taken from To Sir, With Love, a 1967 film set in an East End school, starring Sidney Poitier and Lulu.

Episode Title: Swimming From Cambodia.

This is a reference to the 1987 movie "Swimming to Cambodia."

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