Sons and Lovers

I'm your son.
"I'm your son."
Title “Sons and Lovers”
Episode # 3.22 (67)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 17-May-2001
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

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)

Guest Cast

  • 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 12-year-old biological son, Elliot, who was created from his sperm bank donation 13 years ago.




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Airdates & Ratings

05/17/20019:00 PM15.1/22%#05
09/23/20018:00 PM06.3/09%#52Grace's scene with Sky Cap was cut