After her dad, Martin, is rushed to the hospital, Grace is shocked when he refuses a transfusion of Will's blood. Will's mom, Marilyn, uncharacteristically takes Martin to task. Karen's demands cause Jack to uninvite her to his wedding.
The show takes place in New York City and focuses on Will Truman, a gay man and lawyer, and his best friend Grace Adler, a Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm.
Also featured are their friends Karen Walker, a rich socialite, and Jack McFarland, a struggling actor/singer/dancer who also has had brief careers as an acting teacher, back-up dancer, cater-waiter, talk-show host and student nurse.