The Newlydreads

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Title “The Newlydreads”
Episode # 7.06 (145)
Season # 7
Original Airdate 21-Oct-2004
Writers Kate Angelo
Producers Alex Herschlag & Dave Flebotte and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will convinces Jack to aid a local gay-bookstore owner to save his store from closing. Meanwhile, Grace's first design job after her divorce is for a young, obnoxiously-in-love newlywed couple. After a few conversations with the couple Grace decides she cannot do the job because she cannot bear being around them. Karen decides to help Grace out and completes the job for her with an uncharacteristic flourish.


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

Guest Cast

  • Roscoe Lee Browne (Linus)
  • Erinn Carter (Katherine Fallon)
  • Larry Poindexter (Dan Fallon)
  • Markus Hamilton (Colin)
  • Barry Karras (Man in Bookstore)


  • When Grace walks out on the job, Karen creates a stunning design for the apartment. Grace takes all the credit and doesn't acknowledge Karen's contributions, which causes Karen to quit. (Grace took her selfishness to a whole new level in this episode!)
  • Karen states that she has been working for Grace for 9 years and has never cashed a paycheck. She did cash some paychecks when Stanley put her on a budget in episode #2.06 Polk Defeats Truman.
  • During the end credits, Erinn Carter's credit has her character name as "Alex," but Grace calls her "Katherine."




Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

10/21/20048:30 PM07.3/11%
03/08/20058:30 PM03.4/04%Special triple feature