Alley Cats is the 21st episode of the first season.

Will and Grace's friends Rob and Ellen admit that they feel Grace's competitiveness during their game nights is getting out of hand. After a near death experience with Stan, Karen gets taught by Jack how to perform CPR.


When Rob and Ellen admit that they don't have fun playing games with Will and Grace because of Grace's competitive nature, Grace works to change her image. However, as Grace loses her competitive edge, Will's emerges and he convinces his partner to care only about winning. Meanwhile, Karen saves a workman's life after learning how to administer CPR from Jack.





  • Jack's knowledge of CPR foreshadows his career later as a nurse.

Cultural references


Jack:Karen, even fashion victims can be choking victims.
Karen:Are you sure? Maybe it's nature's way of thinning out the herd.
Ellen:Good seeing you.
Rob:Really good seeing you.
Grace:Really, really good seeing you.
Ellen:Okay, Grace. You win!

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