Home Court Disadvantage

Karen and Beverley beat Grace and Grace's Husband
Karen and Beverley beat Grace and Grace's Husband
Title “Home Court Disadvantage”
Episode # 6.03 (119)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 09-Oct-2003
Writers Jhoni Marchinko
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Grace and Leo join Karen for a friendly game of tennis at her exclusive club, her fierce playing style sends Grace fleeing the court. However, when the reason for her angry play is her hatred for Leo, Grace is determined to find a way for them to get along. Elsewhere, a nervous Will suckers Jack into visiting his depressed mother in Connecticut hoping they can cheer her up.


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

Guest Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Leo Markus)
  • Blythe Danner (Marilyn Truman)
  • Leslie Jordan (Beverley Leslie)


  • Karen's rival/friend Beverley Leslie makes his fourth appearance.
  • Marilyn and George's divorce becomes final. Jack suggests that she move in with Will.
  • Will and Jack take Marilyn to see Mamma Mia, the musical based on the music of ABBA. Bits of "Mamma Mia" and "Fernando" are featured in the episode (also, "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo" are mentioned).




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Airdates & Ratings

10/09/20039:00 PM09.7/16%#15