Will & Grace Episode 9 Recap: Molly Shannon Returns As 'Crazy Val' And Will Get's A New Secret Admirer

While everyone may have been tuned in to the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, Jan.11, there may have been a few people that snuck away for a look at America's favorite "BFF's," Will & Grace. Thursday's episode featured the return of a fan-favorite character and old friends who are going through a mid-life crisis. 

There's Something About Larry

The show opened with Will and Grace entertaining their old friends Larry and Joe. If fans recall, Larry and Joe were married for quite some time and adopted a girl, Hannah. Well, Hannah is no longer a baby, the couple sent their precious daughter off to college and Larry has been in tears ever since she departed. The following day at Grace Adler's Designs, while Grace and Will are still trying to figure out how to work together, Grace offers Larry a job since she feels sorry for him. Will doesn't think the idea is good one and he was right.

Larry spends majority of the time agreeing with Will, which causes more friction. When Grace confronts Larry about his favoritism toward Will, he admits he's in love with Will. Larry also tells Grace that he and Joe have been having "intimacy issues" which has caused Larry to fake his orgasms.

Grace tries to deal with the situation head on by firing Larry, but when she tells Will she let Larry go, Will tries to rectify the situation by reaching out to Larry in a hilarious misinterpreted phone call. When Larry and Will meet, Larry confuses the rendezvous for a sexual one, when he assumes Grace told Will he's in love with him. The situation turns into a disastrous one when Larry ends up naked thinking he and Will were going to sleep together. 

Grace arrives just in time to tell Will the truth behind why she fired Larry, and Larry comes to his senses when he realizes he's having a mid-life crisis. Larry decides to go back to his husband who he states "isn't bad" and "has a man's butt".

Val's Crazy Return

Elsewhere, Jack and Karen's latest scheme is put on a halt when a familiar stalker crashes their plans. Molly Shannon reprised her role as Val, Grace's crazy neighbor that would consistently stalk Grace and try to take over her life. 

While Jack and Karen are out practicing for Jack's next job, an Uber driver, Val throws herself on the car. The two take Val back to her apartment to make sure she's okay, when Val locks Jack out and keeps Karen hostage. Karen and Val bond over losing someone they loved recently and Val puts Karen's hair in a wacky, braided up-do. Jack eventually figures out Val's plot to keep Karen forever, after he finds a map in her apartment that shows she's been following the two for quite some time.

When he outs her plans to Karen, Karen questions Val for why she's been stalking her. Val states that she wanted to be Karen's friend, which Karen hilariously dismisses.

Karen and Jack resume their practice drive when Val once again finds the two, throws herself on top of their car, and states she's available for lunch on Wednesdays.

Will & Grace airs on NBC, every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST.

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