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Will & Grace: Forbidden Fruit

Grace is concerned and confused when Will so adamantly insists that she turn down her job offer from his former boss Margot, who has asked Grace to redecorate the law firm. When she takes the job after telling Will that she wouldn't, Grace learns some startling news that he has been hiding from her. Meanwhile, Jack discovers Karen's softer side when he finally sees what's inside the "forbidden room" at the Walker mansion.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x12
Production Number: 8010
Airdate: Thursday January 19th, 2006

Director: James Burrows
Writer: Janis Hirsch


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Guest Stars
Jamie KalerJamie Kaler
As Gary
Recurring
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
As Margot
Recurring
Keeshan GilesKeeshan Giles
As Hector (Counter Man)
Episode Notes
Spoiler: In this episode we find out Will has gone back to work for the offices of Doucette & Stein, after doing a small stint for the "Coalition For Peace."



Episode Quotes
Margot: So, you can set your own budget. What do ya say?
Grace: About what?
Margot: Oh sorry, I, I do this a lot. I rehearse conversations in my head, and then I can't remember if I've actually had them or not. Listen, I wanna re-do the lawfirm. So, you can set your own budget. What do ya say?
Grace: Really? Wow, oh, I, I just volunteered to ah... You know what, I will get back to you by this afternoon.
Margot: I stopped loving you, years ago. (Walks towards door)
Grace: Excuse me?
Margot: Sorry, I'm having lunch with my husband later.

Jack: Wow, so dramatic. "The Forbidden Room." Reminds me of my nickname at camp. "Forbidden Fruit." Unless I was in the sleeping bag, then it was "Fruit Roll-Up."

Will: Here you go.
Grace: Oh, thank you.
Will & Grace: AAAHHHHH! What are you doing here? Are you working here? You lied to me! (Both hit head on table) OWW!



Episode Goofs
When breaking into the "Forbidden Room", you can tell Sean is just holding onto the doorknob and that it's already loose. Plus, the door doesn't make any noises of it unlocking when Sean falls though it, it just slides open.

Look carefully at the office Will works at again. The breakroom is where his office should be. For some reason the cre thought they could fool the audience into thinking it was a different part of the office just by changing the one room. But look closely, aside fromt he break room, the office looks the same.



Cultural References
Karen: Ten doors down on the right, just past Spencer's Gifts.

A quick reference to major U.S. store Spencer's Gifts.

Will: Were you trying to hug her?
Grace: ...That's not important.

This small conversation makes reference to actress Sarah Jessica Parker, and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Karen: Or Meredith Baxter Birney in "The One Thing She Can't Have."

Some quick references to actresses Farrah Faucett, Meredith Baxter Birney, and Joanna Kerns.



Episode References
Spoiler: In this episode, Karen has a nursery behind a door after she thought she was pregnant years ago. This is in reference to the episode "The Unsinkable Mommy Adler" in which Jack helps her take a pregnancy test.



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