Bed, Bath and Beyond is the 7th episode of the fourth season and 78th overall.

The episode features Grace dealing with her breakup with Nathan after she proposed.


Grace has been in bed for four days after Nathan rejected her wedding proposal and broke up with her. Will tries to cheer her up and get her out of bed to no avail. He leaves her with Jack, with a warning not to go inside in Grace's bedroom but he does anyway after Will leaves. Jack would not stop bothering Grace and eventually makes her feel worse by singing One Less Bell To Answer to her. Karen comes in after to help Grace reenact what happened with her and Nathan and point out where things went wrong but they up in a passionate kiss. Karen realizes and abruptly leaves.

Grace karen kiss

"I love you, Nathan"

Finally Grace is able to get out of bed and join her friends. However, a travelling agent leaves a message on her machine looking for Nathan and Suzie, who are apparently going on a romantic trip to the Bahamas together. Grace becomes even more devastated, knowing Nathan found someone new right away and she retreats to her bedroom again.

After Karen sends Rosario in, they find out Grace has broken out slides of her childhood photos "to figure out where it all went wrong." Will, Jack and Karen desperately carry Grace into the shower to bathe her and dress her up while she cries for them to stop. She exclaims them that she is not as strong as they are and that she can handle heartbreak the only way she knows how. Her friends realize they all may have "gotten out of bed too early" and crawl in with Grace in one big embrace, as she turns the slides projector back on.

The next day, Grace wakes up first, seemingly restored and happy again. She smiles at her friends still sleeping and goes out of her bedroom.



Cultural references

  • Grace describes her bedhair as "psycho-chic", "the same look Anne Heche had when they picked her up in Fresno" refering to the incident in 2000 where the actress, apparently suffering psychological problems, walked 1.5 miles across the desert in her underwear and knocked into a stranger's house.
  • Will compares Grace's bad condition to that of Mariah Carey's acting in the critically-panned 2001 film Glitter.


Look, I'm sorry I'm not as strong as you all are. I wish that I were, but I'm not. Will, your lover of seven years left you, and you have to live every day knowing that he's out there loving someone else. I couldn't do that. I would die. And, Karen, your husband's in prison, the rock of your life, and you don't know when you're gonna see him again. If I were you, I'd be a total wreck. And, Jack... You're so resilient. You're a 32-year-old actor-singer who gets involved in a million different relationships and never gets invested in any of them. I wish that I could do that, but I can't.

I'm not like any of you. I just handle things differently, so, please, just let me go back to bed and deal with things the only way that I know how.

Today I am a woman. Bar'chu et Adonai I'm gonna die alone! GraceReliving her bat mitzvah


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