Sons and Lovers is the two-part 24th & 25th episode of the third season and the 70th & 71st overall.
An exasperated Grace tries to mediate between a resentful Will and her sloppy, free-spirited boyfriend Nathan when Nathan moves in while Jack is in a royal dither as he plans to finally meet his unseen father face-to-face. However, Grace grows nervous when the two polar-opposite men find some common ground and she ponders how a devoted boyfriend might affect her equally important relationship with her longtime buddy Will. After settling his father issues, Jack later gets the surprise of his life in a most unexpected fashion.
- Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
- Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
- Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
- Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)
- Shelley Morrison (Rosario Salazar)
- Woody Harrelson (Nathan)
- Michael Angarano (Elliot)
- Claire Malis Callaway (Jo Black)
- Helen Eigenberg (Vicky)
- Michael Philip (Imaginary Boyfriend, Chris)
- David Correia (Sky Cap)
- John David Conti (Man)
- Marcia Ann Burrs (Woman)
- One hour Season 3 Finale.
- Jack discovers that his biological father, Joe Black is dead. He then discovers that he has a biological son, who was created from his sperm bank donation.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Elliot, who becomes a regular in Season 4.
- Will, Grace and Nathan go to see the movie Chocolat in the Village Cinema.
- After Jack sings "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" from the musical Yentl multiple times, Will accuses him of having a "Yentl breakdown".
You'd eat your own foot if it had parmesan cheese on it. — Will, as Grace enjoys Nathan's cooking
|Nathan:||Will, lighten up. It's breakfast, not a pelvic exam.|
|Will:||Well, forgive me if I don't leap to take advice from someone whose family portrait includes two bloodhounds and a pickup truck.|
Well, I get it. Because I'm from the South, I must be stupid, and because you're gay, you must be clever. Just goes to show you how wrong those stereotypes can be. — Nathan, to Will
Boy, if this day gets any better, by noon I should be rolling in glass. — Will
|Jack:||So, where are you from?|
|Elliot:||I'm from Queens|
|Jack:||Yes, you are, but we'll talk about that when you're older.|