Grace and Frankie (2015– )
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The Elevator 

After they sign the divorce papers, Frankie, Grace, Sol, Robert and Bud remember a pivotal weekend from five years before.


Miguel Arteta


Marta Kauffman (created by), Howard J. Morris (created by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Jane Fonda ... Grace Hanson
Lily Tomlin ... Frankie Bergstein
Sam Waterston ... Sol Bergstein
Martin Sheen ... Robert Hanson
Brooklyn Decker ... Mallory Hanson
Ethan Embry ... Coyote Bergstein
June Diane Raphael ... Brianna Hanson
Baron Vaughn ... Nwabudike Bergstein
Geoff Stults ... Mitch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Machala Peter Machala ... Newborn
Thomas Machala Thomas Machala ... Newborn


After they sign the divorce papers, Frankie, Grace, Sol, Robert and Bud remember a pivotal weekend from five years before.

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8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Martin Sheen appears to be taller than Sam Waterston when they are planning on a date to "come out" to the family. When they walk to the calendar Martin walks downward and is then shorter than Sam. See more »


[first lines]
Sol Bergstein: [riding together in elevator] Can I just say how proud I am of the four of us? I mean, we were such adults in there. I think we should thank Bud for suggesting that we use an arbitrator. Thank you, Bud. Jerry was the perfect choice, fair, sensitive, kind, and I think he brought out the best in us. And now that the papers are signed
Frankie Bergstein: Shut up, Sol.
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Interesting Flashback
29 June 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The four principle characters plus the adopted son are trapped on an elevator for a period of time. After Grace's panic attack has subsided, they begin to relive the past, when the men were trying to figure out a way to announce their intentions of leaving their wives to get married. It's another one of those places where there is no right time. Sol is incapable of inflicting even modest pain, let alone distancing himself from Frankie. They go back to when Mallory was close to giving birth and all the intensity around the house. Coyote is openly stoned on coke and is sharing marijuana with Mallory's husband (he doesn't touch the hard stuff). Once avoidance starts, it snowballs into hilarity. Grace has a significant realization. This gives us a little time perspective on events that follow.

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