For anyone who was on Twitter last weekend, fans of the hit television show Will & Grace were treated with some mysterious photos by the now-ended series. The beloved cast seemed to be in a familiar location and had all the core characters–was there a reunion at Will & Grace’s apartment, perhaps? The news built to a frenzy as the four Tweeted a teaser video, which spelled out the hopes in any sitcom lover’s heart: “Will & Grace is back.”
In the immortal words of Karen Walker, “What’s going on, what’s happening, what’s this all about?”
Variety has recently unearthed what all those photos and teasers were all about. The iconic cast of four (Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes) were reunited with their late ’90s characters for a short episode detailing the election.
Complete with studio audience laughter, quippy lines, and characteristic references, the newest Will & Grace “episode” is ten minutes long and features the Clinton-supporting Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) persuading our boozy broad Karen (Megan Mullally) not to vote for Donald Trump. Jack (Sean Hayes) was featured as well, adorably confused and apathetic about the whole election process. Even Rosario (played by Shelley Morrison) had a small cameo.
It is surprising to note that while the look and feel of the episode is nearly identical to its iconic style, NBC reportedly was not aware of any reunion brewing, let alone a politically-themed one. However, it follows the path led by fellow past NBC series, The West Wing, in terms of reuniting to motivate the public to vote.
Messing herself has supported Clinton’s campaign via social media, but it appears the whole gang is in support of our political duty, as they later Tweeted, “#VoteHoney.”
You can watch the entire episode here: