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Ryan Phillippe and Jack Join the Mile-High Club on “Will & Grace”

“Are gay guys always this sad before sex?”

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This week’s episode of the Will & Grace revival got a lot of buzz for Billie Lourd’s appearance as Fiona, Bobbi Adler’s granddaughter. Bobbi, of course, was famously played by Lourd’s real-life grandmother Debbie Reynolds in the original run of the NBC series.

But special guest star Ryan Phillippe also made a big impression as a version of himself who happens to be sitting next to Jack (Sean Hayes) on a flight. Jack and flight attendant Estefan’s (Brian Jordan Alvarez) new marriage is tested when Phillippe, preparing for his first gay sex scene, wants to experience gay sex in real life. We stan a method heartthrob!

Because the 54 icon is Jack’s celebrity “hall pass,” Jack agrees to help the hunky actor with his hard research in the airplane restroom. C’mon, he still remembers Phillippe’s cute butt in Cruel Intentions.

Cruel Intentions/Columbia Pictures

Unfortunately, Jack, worrying that his permissive hubby has fallen out of love, aborts the fantasy hookup at the last minute. “Are gay guys always this sad before sex?” Phillippe wonders.

“Honestly, more than you think,” Jack says.

The hot twist? Jack and Estefan, finding themselves very aroused, invite Phillippe to stay in the tiny restroom and watch them get busy. “Really?” Phillippe asks. “You care that much about the accurate representation of the LGBTQ community onscreen?”

“That’s why,” Jack replies. “Yeah.”

Will & Grace, which ran on NBC for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, returned in 2017 with all four original leads—Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, and Megan Mullally—to become the network’s top-rated comedy. NBC announced last summer that the third season of the revival, the sitcom’s 11th season overall, would be its last.

“We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis—51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace,” creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan said in a joint statement with director Jimmy Burrows.

The series finale of Will & Grace will air later this year.

Watch the mile-high clip below.
 

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