Moving out of the apartment she shares with gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack), straight interior designer Grace Adler (Debra Messing) personifies the old adage "gone but not forgotten" when she moves into the apartment next door to Will's as Will & Grace begins its second season. Meanwhile, in an effort to avoid a scuffle with the INS, Will's flamboyantly gay pal Jack (Sean Hayes) moves in with his much-older immigrant bride Rosario (Shelley Morrison), former maid of Grace's filthy-rich business partner, the selfish, superficial, squeaky-voiced Karen Walker (Magan Mullally). Major developments this season include Will's brief and frustrated period of unemployment, and a run-in with his otherwise supportive father George (Sydney Pollack), who has gone to great lengths to cover up his son's sexual orientation by telling his friends that Will and Grace are married. Also, Jack tries to belatedly break the news to his hyperjudgmental mom Judith (Veronica Cartwright) that he's been "out" for years; and Karen faces the possibility of losing her cushy home and limitless bank account when her fabulous wealthy, grotesquely overweight husband Stan (who remains an unseen presence) has a heart attack. The season ends with Will trying to act as peacemaker in the battle of wills between his law partner Ben Doucette (Gregory Hines) and his once-again-roommate Grace, with surprising results; and Rosario, far from grateful to Jack for keeping her from being deported, demands a divorce. Will & Grace closed out its second season by winning three Emmy awards, one for "Outstanding Comedy Series", and two for supporting players Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.
by Hal Erickson synopsis