Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?

by Charles Moore | Manifest828.com
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Dec 21, 2018

No need for anyone to blush. Sex is a major part of Grace and Danny’s storyline. It’s one of the subplots for their on-again, off-again character-driven relationship. Where love means you never have to say you’re sorry. And who should be sorry for what? Grace and Danny didn’t ask Ben to return from the dead. They didn’t give him permission to return and disrupt their incredible 3-year long happily married-like love fest.

How Grace’s heavenly bliss turned to hell

As Grace disturbingly sees it, Ben is the one who put her through hell when he died. Now that he’s back, and again is putting her through hell. Ben has literally turned her made-in-heaven life with Danny into a living hell on Earth. That, of course, is Grace’s view. At least, that’s my interpretation of Grace’s misguided version of the story as it has unfolded thus far.1

Danny is Grace’s Crusader (his preferred condom brand or maybe it’s her preferred brand). He allegedly rescued her from the darkness of despair when he said, “Grace, you look like hell.” After that, Grace would later open-up to Danny and offer him everything she had. Her home, daughter, heart, body and soul. More importantly, she offered to forever share a life with him in which the past no longer existed, period.

Grace’s impromptu act

Once Flight 828 mysteriously returned, Grace repeatedly refused to cheat on Danny by not having sex with her own husband, i.e., until Ben discovered the truth—that Grace had kept her lover, Danny, who she lived with for 3-years, a secret. Grace ceremoniously performed her wifely duties with her husband, but did she really do so because of love, or for some other reason?

Some viewers and critics have said Grace’s impromptu act of intimacy was nothing more than providing Ben with meaningless pity sex. At the time, I disagreed. Looking back at what happened. I will now admit. I was wrong. The fake intimacy between the two was the textbook definition of pity sex.

Engaging in sex with Ben was simply an attempt by Grace to hide her strong feelings for Danny. When Ben would later ask, “… this guy, do you love him,” she never answered the question. She deflected by telling Ben it was him who she loved. She neglected to tell Ben that her love for him was grammatically, past tense.

What the future holds for Grace

Now that Grace has explicitly and permanently kicked Ben to the proverbial curb, she no longer has any need to hide secrets about how she truly feels. She’s free to do whatever she wants with Danny. From her perspective, she gave Ben a second chance to be her devoted husband and he blew it, not her.

Grace will now spend time at night sleeping alone in bed. No one to hold or snuggle. No one to share the passions of physical intimacy. Danny said, when he had earlier showed up at the Stone’s family home, unannounced and uninvited, he could survive without Grace. But when it comes to the positive changes in Grace’s life over the last 3-years with Danny, is she willing to survive without him?

How long will it take for Grace and Danny to find themselves in an open and intimate relationship again? Will Danny get another opportunity to satisfy Grace in ways only the Crusader can? How long will it take? Or will it happen? What do you think?

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Endnotes:
  1. For the record, my comments are only about Grace, a fictitious character. I immensely like Athena Karkanis as a human being, and I think she’s a wonderful actress.
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8 thoughts on “Will Grace and Danny have Sex Again?

  1. she very well could have cheated with Danny already.

    I thought the exact same thing. Especially after the shoplifting incident had taken place. It has always puzzled me why Danny was bold enough to stop by the next day unannounced.

    Grace had no reason to be gone and came home much later when it was dark. 

    Exactly. She never mentioned being at work. If it wasn’t for the shoplifting incident, she would have been banging her head against the headboard in the master bedroom with Ben. This didn’t happen because Ben went to pick Olive up at Bluemercury instead of her.When Danny called her, she became infuriated with Ben, met Danny and felt guilty about “cheating on him,” and agreed to have goodbye sex with him because she was trying to “rebuild” her marriage. She refused to answer his text messages the following day. This would explain his irrational behavior in stopping by unannounced the very next day. And her saying to him, “you can’t be here.” I’m guessing she never told Ben about Danny’s surprise visit to the Stone residence. As Paul so eloquently stated already, “Grace is a slow learner.” And Danny’s actions are fast and quick when it comes to manipulating her.

  2. Grace could be that stupid she very well could have cheated with Danny already. The day of the shoplifting Grace should have been home when Ben and Olive returned. Ben and Olive were home during daylight. Grace had no reason to be gone and came home much later when it was dark. Her clothes were a little ruffled and she was trying to start a fight with Ben immediately upon arrival. A cheating women will try to make their husbands the bad guy to justify their infidelity.  

  3.  Maybe once. Grace has a slow learning curve.

    I agree. Grace is definitely a slow learner. In Connecting Flights, when Danny showed up uninvited, Grace said, “You can’t be here.” She told him she was trying to rebuild her marriage with Ben. (105.21)Fast forward to Crosswinds and things are different when he shows up … uninvited by Grace. After she had kicked Ben out of the house, now it’s, “Um this is not a good time.” Of course, a heated confrontation between Ben and Danny later ensued. With Grace, Olive, and Cal caught in the middle of it. (110.23)Danny was the last to leave the house. I don’t know if leaving last was symbolic or not. But if she does have sex with Danny again, she has to be one of the most dumbest individuals in the world.  Especially after Danny’s statement in Reconnecting Flights:

    DANNY: …but for three years, I was all she had. When I lost Nina, I thought I’d I’d be alone forever. And then I found you. So I know I’ll survive losing you but I’m not sure I know how to get over losing that amazing kid.

    He “found her” … “survive losing her.” Can’t get over losing Olive?  WTH? Then in Crosswinds it’s:

    DANNY: You don’t need to say anything. If you’re ready, when you’re ready: next week, next month, next year, just say the word. “

    When she’s ready” for what? A late night booty call? To get married and sail off into the sunset? Although he knows she kicked Ben out of the house, did he forget that she was trying to rebuild her marriage?A late night booty call could happen. Only if Grace is stupid. But Danny marrying Grace ain’t gonna happen. If fate wanted that to happen, it would have happened already.

  4.  Maybe once. Grace has a slow learning curve. Psychological: Grace does remember her life with Ben: meeting, falling in love, marrying, having twins and even tho it bugs her, seeing him work hard with Cal and being a real Dad to Olive. Danny’s “get over Nina, get over you” statement must be devastating. Danny is “over Nina and can get over Grace”. An opportunist, as always, he can take it or leave it. The Olive thing, as others have said, is revolting.  Logistics: We know Ben will be popping in and out at all hours even if he doesn’t live there – he will be sure to be watching over Cal and trying to have an Dad / daughter relationship, too. He will blow up if he catches Grace and Danny there, especially with the kids.   Grace has a schedule to keep, for catering means irregular hours.  Event though Danny is free to tool around in his car or see his trainer or troll, he still must meet the time frames.      

  5. I don’t think it was all pity sex with Grace and Ben.

    I agree it wasn’t all pity sex. Definitely not pity sex on Ben’s part. Grace only gave in to Ben after he had discovered her secret about Danny. Without her secret being revealed, I don’t think she would have been intimate with him.

    If it was, she would not have been so enthusiastic to start sex in episodes 4 and 8.

    I don’t see episodes 4 and 8 being directly related. Grace is conflicted. She is torn between her feelings for both Ben and Danny. I think she is more than being infatuated with Danny. And I agree, Danny has manipulated her. Will this manipulation continue?

    But I am not 100% sure she and Ben are completely finished.

    I agree. See my comments here. Ben and Grace were a happily married. They had marital problems before Ben and Cal disappeared, and some of those same problems continue now. I also agree that 9 episodes are too short of a period to resolve their marital problems … or end their marriage.My guess is there are more hardships for them to overcome when it comes to resolving their marriage and family problems. I see Danny being a part of those hardships. I’m also guessing time will tell. Jeff Rake, the show’s creator, has a 6-year plan for everything to come together. 

  6. I don’t think it was all pity sex with Grace and Ben. It is not that simple. If it was, she would not have been so enthusiastic to start sex in episodes 4 and 8. She is definitely infatuated with Danny because he tells her what she wants to hear and makes life easy. But I am not 100% sure she and Ben are completely finished. The writers have said they were putting a happily married couple to the ultimate test. As well as tearing apart a family and putting it back together again. 9 episodes seems too short a time period for those two “experiments” to have already failed. Though I guess time will tell.

  7. I am not so sure we can assume that the Crusader condom Ben found under the bed (103.13) belonged to Danny and Grace.

    Ben found the Crusader under his and Grace’s bed; the same bed that was used by Danny and Grace for amorous purposes over the last three years. Unless Grace personally approved of Olive and Kevin using her bed for adult activities, my best guess is that it wasn’t Kevin’s condom.True. Olive and Kevin were seeing each other. And Olive did sneak out the window at night to see him. Grace didn’t seem to mind. She doesn’t seem to mind anything Olive does.But, in my opinion, to assume the Crusader didn’t belong to Danny would be jumping the shark. Otherwise it would indicate the show’s creators are willing to go far beyond Grace and Danny’s so-called “infidelity without moral consequences” subplot.It would also mean that they have no problem showcasing that Grace (and perhaps Danny) knew and approved of “two teenagers engaging in sexual activities at Grace’s home.” This as a storyline as in a science fiction television series would literally be mind-boggling.There are already too many layers of soap opera in the overall story. To assume the Crusader belongs to Kevin would cross the line. As least, it would for me. From my prospective, the writers have already painted Olive into a lewd corner with Danny.The writers should keep the 16-year old Olive as far away from engaging in sexual activities on the show as creatively possible.

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