East Side Story

Deirdre wants Grace on her team
Deirdre wants Grace on her team
Title “East Side Story”
Episode # 6.17 (133)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 11-Mar-2004
Writers Gail Lerner
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will and Grace ride the success of their recent real-estate venture to expand to the East Side but clash with the reigning champs of "apartment flippers" — lesbians Deirdre and Monet. Fighting against their new competition's intimidation tactics, the enterprising duo must rely on Will's masculine sex appeal in the hopes of dividing the same-sex real-estate moguls. Meanwhile, Karen seeks the spiritual guidance of John Edward in order to comfort her guilt over her recent engagement.


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

Guest Cast

  • Edie Falco (Deirdre)
  • Chloë Sevigny (Monet)
  • John Edward (Himself)


  • This episode was only 26 minutes long.
  • Karen's engagement ring actually did come from jeweler Martin Katz, on loan to the show.




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

03/11/20048:32 PM10.6/16%#09Special Time - 26 mins
07/15/20049:00 PM04.8/09%#40
12/02/20048:30 PM07.0/11%