Will & Grace

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The Will & Grace revival has six episodes under its belt, having just wrapped up its fall run with the surprisingly emotional "Rosario's Quinceanera" episode. And aside from the fact that the show's returned in surprisingly fighting form—something that can't be said for all revivals these days—we're stunned they've managed to bring back as many guest stars from the original run as there are new episodes for a victory lap.

There are still more returns to come—Bobby Cannavale, we're waiting on you!—but with the revival heading into its winter hiatus, it's time to reflect on what they've delivered thus far. And let us just say, not all returns are created equal.

You know what that means, honey. It's time for a ranking!

Will & Grace Revival Returning Guest Stars

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No offense to all the Leo fans out there, but we didn't find this walk down uncomfortable doomed romance memory lane all that necessary. Grace's tortured marriage to Leo nearly sunk Will & Grace the first time around, and frankly, we could've done with a mere mention of why their marriage fell apart. Sorry, Harry!

Will & Grace Revival Returning Guest Stars

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Was Minnie Driver funny as hell in her two brief scenes during the emotional "Rosario's Quinceanera" episode? You betcha. The way she made off with everyone's jewelry had us in stitches. But she didn't feel entirely necessary in the heartfelt episode. We get that Driver's commitments to ABC's Speechless meant she was probably only available for that precise day of shooting, but we'd have preferred to have seen her in a different episode altogether.

Will & Grace Revival Returning Guest Stars

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Now Smitty's presence in "Rosario's Quinceanera" made much, much more sense. Who could forget Karen Walker's favorite barkeep with the sad stories that always cheered her up when she was down? It would've been stranger if she wasn't drowning her sorrows with him as she hid out from attending Rosario's wake.

Will & Grace Revival Returning Guest Stars

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There was nothing funnier than when Nurse Sheila (played by Laura Kightlinger, who's also a consulting producer and writer) would pop up yet again as someone's nurse during Will & Grace's original run. (She appeared seven times.) So of course, we guffawed when she walked through the door of Grace's examining room at the gyno during "Emergency Contact."

Will & Grace Revival Returning Guest Stars

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We were sad to hear that Jack (Sean Hayes) and his son Elliot were estranged by the time the revival began, and even sadder to hear that he would be sending his own son Skip (Jet Jurgensmeyer) to a gay conversion therapy camp. But Michael Arangano's appearance gave Hayes the opportunity to do some real emotional work, and that's always a good thing.

Will & Grace Revival Returning Guest Stars

NBC

When Will & Grace was originally on, we could've watch Karen Walker spar with her diminutive nemesis Beverly Leslie 24-7. Those feelings didn't change when he popped up to finally, while hopped up on enough morphine to kill a dog, admit that he was, indeed, a homosexual. More Leslie Jordan, please and thank you.

Whose return was your favorite? Sound off in the comments below!

Will & Grace returns for a special holiday episode on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m., before its winter return in 2018, only on NBC.

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