Something Borrowed, Someone's Due

I'm poor. And I'm slow.
"I'm poor. And I'm slow."
Title “Something Borrowed, Someone's Due”
Episode # 4.17 (84)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 07-Mar-2002
Writers Adam Barr & Bill Wrubel (Story by Kari Lizer)
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

After Will and Grace move into their expansive new dream apartment, they discover the awful pangs of separation anxiety as they pine for their smaller old digs now happily occupied by Rob and Ellen. Elsewhere, Jack tries to reconcile Karen with her estranged grifter of a mom who wants to recruit her daughter for one last scam.


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

Guest Cast

  • Suzanne Pleshette (Lois Whitley)
  • Tom Gallop (Rob)
  • Leigh-Allyn Baker (Ellen)
  • Joseph Will (Bill)
  • Mickey Maxwell (Doctor)


  • Part 2 of 2.
  • Shelley Morrison was credited in the opening credits, but Rosario does not actually appear in this episode.
  • Ellen has a baby boy.
  • Rob and Ellen move back to New Jersey, with Will paying for Rob and Ellen's son's education. (As Will's accountant, Rob was aware that Will was gouging them. See episode 2.19.)
  • Thanks to Skip for most of the Audio clips.


  • Credits for this Episode.
  • Transcript of this Episode.
  • OneMoreJob.wmv: Just one more job....
  • TheScam.wmv: Lois' Scam.
  • PlanB.wmv: Will and Grace's Plan B.
  • LovesMeKitty.wmv: "I Loves Me Kitty."
  • WG-ButtCrack.wav: KAREN "Back up, butt crack!"
  • WG-NothingInc.wav: KAREN "Now that's why you're the president of Nothing, Inc."
  • WG-WineBeer.wav: KAREN "I'll have a wine with a beer-back and a vodka with a beer-front."
  • WG-CryingBaby.wav: JACK "This is not something you can run away from. It's not like it's a hotel bill or a crying baby."
  • WG-LookOutfit.wav: KAREN "Oh, good Lord. Look at this outfit."
  • WG-WhatsThis.wav: GRACE "Oh, honey! What's this all about?"
  • WG-SameShirt.wav: JACK "Oh my God, I have that same shirt! Except mine..."
  • DimSum.wav: ELLEN "I don't know what you two are doing, but I know you're doing something, ok? [TO ROB] It's one of their weird little "Will-and-Grace things." It's like that time they tried to get us to eat 'dim sum.'"
  • YouGougedMe.wav: ROB "You gouged me on the rent. Will, I'm your accountant. You think I might figure that out?"



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Airdates & Ratings

03/07/20029:00 PM11.7/18%#10
06/13/20029:00 PM06.0/10%#24Special 2-for-1 double feature