The Fabulous Baker Boy

Title “The Fabulous Baker Boy”
Episode # 7.17 (156)
Season # 7
Original Airdate 24-Feb-2005
Writers Kate Angelo
Producers Alex Herschlag & Dave Flebotte and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will agrees to fire Karen's pastry chef until the baker cooks up a delectable love triangle for the three of them. Meanwhile, Grace enlists Jack's help in launching boyfriend Nick's career as a television writer, but Jack shatters Nick's script-writing dreams.


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

Guest Cast

  • Ed Burns (Nick)
  • Stuart Townsend (Edward)
  • Mathew Botuchis (Dave)


  • Jack has apparently hired his old assistant Dave back since Karen quit earlier in "Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine".
  • Out TV decides to make a movie of the week out of Nick's screenplay, and he moves to Vancouver for the production.
  • Will decides to fire Helicopter Pilot instead because he says that Karen doesn't own a helicopter. She may not own a helicopter, but she indeed has one available to her. In the episode "Key Party", Karen asks who wants to take the chopper to Atlantic City to celebrate Stanley Day. Stanley also saves Karen from the outlet mall with a helicopter in "Polk Defeats Truman".


Viewer Rating


Airdates & Ratings

02/24/20058:30 PM06.8/10%
05/26/20059:30 PM04.5/08%
08/04/20058:30 PM03.0/06%