When NBC announced that their iconic sitcom Will & Grace would be returning for a 12-episode limited run in the fall of 2017, 11 years after wrapping their eight year run, fans were ecstatic at the prospect of spending some time with Will Truman, Grace Adler, Jack McFarland and Karen Walker again. And then they began to wonder: How exactly is this going to work?
You'll recall that in the series finale, fans learned through a series of time jumps that former besties Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) hadn't spoken for 20 years, before finally reuniting as their respective children moved into the same dorm at college. They may have gotten their happy ending after all, but it hasn't exactly been 20 years since the show wrapped up in 2006. Just how is the return of this fabulous foursome—which also includes Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes—going to make any sense?