Will & Grace shocked fans Thursday night when the show revealed the death of a beloved character, when Karen's (Megan Mullally) maid, Rosario Salazar (Shelley Morrison) died during the latest episode of the sitcom's revival.
Fans already knew that Rosario wouldn't appear in the revival due to Morrison's reitrement from acting, but the way the show addressed her absence was an unexpected emotional twist that left many fans reeling. After looking for Rosario, Karen discovered that she was in the hospital, though she soon died offscreen.
Read on for Twitter's reactions to the death.
Many expressed their initial devastation over the loss of such a beloved character.
I shouldn’t be this upset about a fictional character from a comedy show dying 😞 R.I.P. Rosario Inés Consuelo Yolanda Salazar #WillAndGrace— Britanni Taylor (@BritanniTaylor) November 3, 2017
Several tweets applauded the show for the episode and its content.
Wow @WillAndGrace took it up so many emotional notches this time around. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this show any more they go and make it even more brilliant #WillAndGrace @MeganMullally @DebraMessing @SeanHayes @EricMcCormack— Lauren Comp (@LaurenMComp) November 3, 2017
Tonight's #willandgrace had me crying from laughter practically to the end and then I was crying from sadness. A touching tribute to Rosario— Kim (@KimJaSamFan) November 3, 2017
Many praised Mullally's vulnerable and powerful performance.
Photo Credit: NBC