An Affair To Forget

Ellen and Rob announce their engagement
Ellen and Rob announce their engagement
Title “An Affair To Forget”
Episode # 2.19 (41)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 18-Apr-2000
Writers Alex Herschlag & Laura Kightlinger
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Rob and Ellen ask Will and Grace to be the best man and maid of honor at their wedding, Grace's sexy past with the groom is exposed when Ellen learns at her bachelorette party that Grace once slept with Rob. Meanwhile, Jack is confused by his reaction to the entertainment at Rob's bachelor party.


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

Guest Cast

  • Tom Gallop (Rob)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen)
  • Steve Paymer (Steve)
  • Gretchen German (Tasha)
  • Jim Ortlieb (Ira)
  • Jennifer Manley (Polly)
  • Michele Gregory (Annette)


  • This is the only episode in the series to be rated TV14 (as opposed to TVPG).
  • We learn that Rob is not only one of Will's oldest friends, but is also Will's accountant.
  • This is the only episode that makes use of the door next to the kitchen. It leads into a service stairwell.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

04/18/20009:00 PM09.8/15%#23*Highest rated NBC show of the day
07/27/20009:00 PM08.2/13%#23
12/13/200010:30 PM07.3/12%#45Special 10:30 airing (post-election coverage)