In the series finale of Will & Grace, Harry Connick Jr.’s character, Leo, was still a major part of the show.
The flash-forward during the final episode showed the Debra Messing’s character, Grace, had married Leo, and they had a college-age daughter. While they were dropping their daughter off at school, they ran into Will and his husband, Vince, played by Bobby Cannavale, who were dropping off their college-age son. The finale revealed former BFFs Will and Grace hadn’t spoken in two decades, something that made fans of the show rightfully pissed.
So how does that ending jive with the show’s revival? Star Megan Mullally gave a big hint to Entertainment Tonight, sharing, “All I can say is, my first line is, ‘I had the craziest dream.'”
Even though that future glimpse of Will and Grace is apparently being rewritten, Leo is still going to be part of Grace’s life. Messing shared a photo to Instagram showing herself and Connick getting cozy on set just like old times.
“Time to swooooooonnnnn,” she wrote. “Yup! He’s backkkkkkkkkkkk. That southern gentleman that stole all of our hearts- @harryconnickjr . There will never be another Leo.”
We don’t know how big a role Connick will play in the revival, since his marriage to Grace in the series finale no longer exists. But the fact that he’s back and reprising that role is good enough news to celebrate.
The revival of Will & Grace premieres on NBC Thursday, Sept. 28.