Induce the tissues, stat.
Reynolds was a routine on the original sitcom, playing lead character Grace Adler’s (Debra Messing) mother Bobbi in the very first 8 seasons. The famous actress passed away in December 2016 before the show was restored in September 2017.
Tonight, Lourd played Fiona, Bobbi’s granddaughter and the child of Grace’s older sibling Janet (Mary McCormack). In a description for the brand-new episode, Will and Grace “decide to intervene when they discover Grace’s niece is dating a bisexual guy” played by guest star Peter Graham.
Ahead of the episode, McCormack tweeted an image of himself with Messing and Lourd, who’s holding an image of Reynolds and Messing. “We miss you, Debbie,” he captioned it.
The show remains in its 11 th and final season, and it’s had plenty of other popular visitor stars to end its work on a high note. Ryan Phillippe guest-starred on tonight’s episode as Jack’s (Sean Hayes) crush, and celebs like Demi Lovato have actually likewise appeared this season.
Tonight wasn’t the first time Lourd paid tribute to a household member onscreen; it was revealed this January that the actress represented Leia Organa– the character made popular by her mom, the late Carrie Fisher— in a flashback scene in 2015’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Lourd plays Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in the Star Wars movies.
Fans are currently praising Lourd’s performance in tonight’s episode. “I’m not sure how Billie Lourd was able to do her grandma’s voice without bursting into tears since I’m only watching it and I’m wrecking,” TV writer Danielle Turchiano tweeted. “Oh wait, she’s one of the biggest young stars of our time.”
Another fan utilized a sobbing gif to communicate how they felt seeing Lourd.
Dante Zuccaro stated Lourd’s look was “something stunning that I didn’t understand I required. Great episode.”
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