Heart Like a Wheelchair

Will bumps into Tom and his mother in the park
Will bumps into Tom and his mother in the park
Title “Heart Like a Wheelchair”
Episode # 6.06 (122)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 06-Nov-2003
Writers Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Continuing his new role as caretaker for a disabled Marilyn, a resentful Will takes his wheelchair-bound mother for an afternoon roll in the park and bumps into an attractive bachelor Tom wheeling an invalid of his own. Using his mother as a reason for a daily rendezvous in the park, Will attempts to build up the courage to ask Tom out. Elsewhere, Karen continues her lifelong quest to hunt down hubby-stealing Lorraine, tracking her to a room at the Knickerbocker Hotel only to discover the occupant to be Lorraine's father, Lyle.


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

Guest Cast

  • Dylan McDermott (Tom)
  • John Cleese (Lyle Finster)
  • Blythe Danner (Marilyn Truman)
  • Fiona Hale (Ruth)
  • Christopher Gehrman (EMT Worker)
  • Clifford David (Hotel Manager)


  • Debra Messing does not appear in this episode. (To protect her unborn child, Debra is on bedrest. To explain her absence, Grace's character left for Cambodia with Leo in the previous episode.) This is the first time one of the lead actors has not appeared in an episode. Debra will miss four more episodes at the end of this season.
  • John Cleese was not credited in the end credits.




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Airdates & Ratings

11/06/20039:00 PM09.9/15%#18
06/17/20049:00 PM04.0/07%#52