William, Tell

The call is coming from inside the house.
"The call is coming from inside the house."
Title “William, Tell”
Episode # 1.06 (6)
Season # 1
Original Airdate 09-Nov-1998
Writers William Lucas Walker
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Karen goes on vacation for a week, Grace hires Jack as her assistant. After Jack discloses Will's past affair with a "client," Grace worries that Will is keeping secrets from her. Meanwhile, Karen ponders leaving her husband and turns to Will for some legal help.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Philip Levesque (Delivery Man)


  • Will had an affair with Steven (Jack describes him as "Hottie McHot") when he was still with Michael last summer.
  • The Delivery Man With The Big Package had the name "JOEY" embroidered on his shirt.
  • There was no episode shown on 11/2/98 (Part II of "The Temptations" was shown instead).
  • Gary Grubbs is listed in the opening credits, but doesn't actually appear in this episode.
  • This was the lowest rated episode to date (not counting repeat airings), until Season 7's "Queens for a Day".




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Airdates & Ratings

11/09/19989:30 PM06.1/09%#82
12/22/19989:30 PM07.9/12%#28
06/29/19999:30 PM07.5/12%#30Tuesday 9:30 special airing