Girls, Interrupted

Jack attends a Welcome Back Home meeting with Bill
Jack attends a "Welcome Back Home" meeting with Bill
Title “Girls, Interrupted”
Episode # 2.20 (42)
Season # 2
Original Airdate 02-May-2000
Writers Jhoni Marchinko & Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Grace suspects Val may have stolen her music box and tries to convince Will that their neighbor is a kleptomaniac. Meanwhile, a gay man trying to go straight tries to convert Jack into a non-practicing homosexual.


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

Guest Cast

  • Molly Shannon (Val Bassett)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (Bill)
  • Marianne Muellerleile (Jodie)
  • Loren Freeman (Kevin)


  • Val originally appeared in the 1st season episode "Grace, Replaced".
  • Val appears to have moved from 15F to 12E (which actually makes more sense, given that 155 Riverside Drive is a 12-story building).
  • Grace is still dating Josh, though he doesn't appear in the episode.
  • The Christian organization "Focus on Family" objected to this episode, stating that it made a mockery of the struggles of ex-gay men and women.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

05/02/20009:00 PM09.5/14%#40*Highest rated NBC show of the evening
07/18/20009:00 PM08.3/13%#18Marathon #4
11/30/20009:00 PM11.5/16%#19