Jack gives his his commencement address
Jack gives his his commencement address
Title “Speechless”
Episode # 6.22 (138)
Season # 6
Original Airdate 22-Apr-2004
Writers Sally Bradford
Producers Jeff Greenstein & Jhoni Marchinko and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

On the eve of his graduation from nursing school, a nervous Jack turns to Will for help writing his commencement address. Reconnecting with his past dreams of being an accomplished playwright, Will over-analyzes the speech, searching for the life experience that sent Jack to nursing school as a source of inspiration.


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

Guest Cast

  • Laura Kightlinger (Nurse Sheila)
  • Amy Crofoot (Female Student)


  • Debra Messing does not appear in this episode (Grace was "asleep").
  • Will wrote a play in college about his coming out called "Bye-Bisexual."
  • Jack's new career wasn't as fun as the writers had hoped, so it was decided that he would leave nursing, though he still received his degree.




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Airdates & Ratings

04/22/20049:00 PM11.1/18%#10
09/02/20048:00 PM04.1/07%