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Will & Grace: Speechless

On the eve of his graduation from nursing school, a nervous Jack turns to Will for help writing his commencement address. Reconnecting with his past dreams of being an accomplished playwright, Will over-analyzes the speech, searching for the life experience that sent Jack to nursing school as a source of inspiration.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x22
Production Number: 06022
Airdate: Thursday April 22nd, 2004

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Sally Bradford


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Guest Stars
Amy CrofootAmy Crofoot
As Female Student
Recurring
Laura KightlingerLaura Kightlinger
As Nurse Sheila
Recurring
Episode Notes
Debra Messing does not appear in this episode

Jack's new career wasn't as fun as the writers had hoped, so it was decided that he would leave nursing.



Episode Quotes
Jack: This is wrong. I didn't write this speech. And you know why? Because I couldn't think of any reasons why I wanted to be a nurse, because it wasn't my dream. I wanted to be an actor. But I let it slip away from me like... a soapy balloon. But standing here in front of all of you right now, reading words I don't believe and don't really understand makes me realize... I still want to be an actor.
Will: I had no idea he felt like that.
Jack: I love acting! I love the attention and the applause. When you're a nurse, the patient gets all the attention. No. This is not what I want. I'm sorry. I cannot live a lie.



Cultural References
Will's Musical: Bye-Bisexual.

Will's musical is a parody of the real musical "Bye, Bye, Birdie."



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