Leo Unwrapped

Leo returns home
Leo returns home
Title “Leo Unwrapped”
Episode # 5.20 (112)
Season # 5
Original Airdate 17-Apr-2003
Writers Sonja Warfield
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will's attempt to orchestrate a surprise for Grace's birthday by sneaking Leo back from Africa deflates like so many birthday balloons when Leo arrives earlier than expected — and after Grace bumps into Leo, they agree to an elaborate charade to keep Will's "surprise" intact. Meanwhile, Grace recruits Jack and Karen to keep Leo out of the way until the appointed time but they take their mission too seriously.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Justin Thorne (Boy)
  • Marshall Manesh (Mr. Zamir)


  • This episode marks the second appearance of "Café Jacques'," which has added Eggos and Hot Pockets to its menu.
  • The songs that Grace and Jack danced to on the Dance Dance Revolution machine were "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sisters and "Holiday" by Madonna. Apparently, these songs are not actually available on the DDR machine.




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Airdates & Ratings

04/17/20039:00 PM10.0/16%#08
08/21/20039:00 PM06.0/10%#23