Girl Trouble

Grace gets a new intern, Gillian
Grace gets a new intern, Gillian
Title “Girl Trouble”
Episode # 3.04 (49)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 26-Oct-2000
Writers Alex Herschlag
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Grace is appalled when an impressionable new intern suddenly emulates Karen and takes on her brass persona, causing the office to go haywire. Meanwhile, Will and Jack muck up a gay-sensitivity seminar for local cops, but the two stray from the peaceful message and get into a fight with two lesbian volunteers when the women accuse them of using sexist language.


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

Guest Cast

  • Natasha Lyonne (Gillian)
  • Suzanne Krull (Terry)
  • Henriette Mantel (Annie)
  • Christopher Darga (Officer Kirk)
  • Louis Giovannetti (Officer Bob)


  • Rosario did not appear in this episode.
  • Grace is working on a design for the Flebotte House. Dave Flebotte worked with writer Alex Herschlag on "Ellen". He will later join the "Will & Grace" team as executive producer (along with Alex) in Season 7.
  • This is the only episode to never have been repeated during the show's prime-time run (not counting the current season or syndication).
  • Producer/Creator Max Mutchnick had this to say about Jack's harsh language: "In cutting this show—and I regret this cut—we took out the explanation of why Jack doesn't like these two women. On [the original] film, Jack says, 'They don't like me,' and Will says, 'That's because you were caught stealing twine from their kite shop.' I'm recutting the show for syndication, and I'm including that back story because I want it to be very clear that this was Jack's issue with these two women. It had nothing to do with their being gay."




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Airdates & Ratings

10/26/20009:00 PM12.4/18%#15