"It felt instantaneously right and very organic to Grace Adler. One in three women experience sexual assault, so of course it makes sense that Grace would be one of them," Messing says of last week's episode. She adds: "I went into my dressing room and I cried afterwards, because the entire audience stood up on its feet to give a standing ovation and 25 percent of them were crying. That had never happened in 20 years. So we all felt in our cells that the story we were telling was really important."