How 'Will & Grace' Said Goodbye to Beloved Character, Rosario, Last Night

Somebody give Megan Mulllally an Emmy!

November 3, 2017

USA Today

WARNING: spoilers ahead from last night’s episode of Will & Grace

The fall finale of NBC’s Will & Grace addressed the sendoff of one of the show’s most beloved characters, Karen’s longtime maid (and friend) Rosario.

In fact, at the end of last night’s episode we got to see a raw emotional moment from Karen Walker that fans will never forget.

The show’s creators (Max Mutchnick and David Kohan) said it all came together after Shelley Morrison (the actress who played Rosario) informed them she would not return for the revival because she had retired from acting.

Mutchnick told The Hollywood Reporter that they wanted to explore how Karen (Megan Mullally) would deal with Rosario’s death. He said they wanted her character to have a “moment of truth” in how she dealt with the passing of her friend.

"As we suspected, Megan Mullally delivers a tour-de-force performance in this episode,” he shared with the publication.

Karen opted to skip the funeral, and she stayed at the bar (drinking her famous martini) instead. She returned to the church, where she had an emotional goodbye that concluded with her spraying the coffin with cleaner.

"Te amo, mommy," Karen said as the episode closed.

Can somebody give Megan Mullally and Emmy RIGHT NOW for that performance?

The show also addressed the loss of Grace’s (Debra Messing) mother, Bobbi Adler. Bobbi was played by Debbie Reynolds, who passed away last year. When comforting Karen, Grace spoke about dealing with her mom's death earlier that year. 

Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9 pm on NBC.