Someone Old, Someplace New

Unraveling the mystery of Karen Walker
"Unraveling the mystery of Karen Walker"
Title “Someone Old, Someplace New”
Episode # 4.16 (83)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 28-Feb-2002
Writers Alex Herschlag & Jhoni Marchinko (Story by Jeff Greenstein)
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will and Grace feel they need more elbow room, so they search for larger digs and find an exquisite place — despite the efforts of Sandra Bernhard — but to finance the move, they illegally sub-let their old apartment to their friends. Meanwhile, a well-intentioned Jack begins filming a documentary of Karen's colorful life to celebrate her birthday but accidentally stumbles upon her estranged, lowlife mom.


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

Guest Cast

  • Suzanne Pleshette (Lois Whitley)
  • Tom Gallop (Rob)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen)
  • Nealla Gordon (Eileen)
  • Sandra Bernhard (Herself)
  • Mitch Kaplan (Mitchie)
  • Joseph Will (Bill)
  • Jamison Jones (Phil)
  • Lyndon Karp (Kid)


  • Part 1 of 2.
  • This is the first appearance of Rob and Ellen this year. Since they married a year ago, they have apparently moved to New Jersey and Ellen is 9 months pregnant.
  • The Audio WAVE files are courtesy of Skip.




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Airdates & Ratings

02/28/20029:00 PM12.1/18%#08
06/13/20028:30 PM06.1/11%#20Special 2-for-1 double feature