Grace and Frankie (2015– )
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In the wake of their big fight, Grace and Frankie imagine what their lives would be like if they hadn't lived together for the last three years.


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Marta Kauffman (created by), Howard J. Morris (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
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
Peter Cambor ... Barry
George Hamilton ... Jack


In the wake of their big fight, Grace and Frankie imagine what their lives would be like if they hadn't lived together for the last three years.

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18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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This episode includes a note that season 5 is dedicated, in "loving memory," to former staffwriter Melissa DiNicola, who passed away in spring 2018 at age 26. DiNicola began in season 1 as a writer's assistant; in season 4, she wrote the finale. See more »


Grace Hanson: We had very satisfying heterosexual intercourse. Both positions.
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Closing credits read: "This Season Is Dedicated To The Loving Memory Of Melissa DiNicola" See more »

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Not the strongest episode but does serve a purpose....
23 January 2019 | by marshmellowpeepsSee all my reviews

This was not the strongest episode, but some of the other reviews were written under incorrect assumptions. This episode does not take place at another point in time, but rather is centered around contemplation on how Grace and Frankie's lives could have turned out if their friendship had not been, coming after both women have been growing increasingly frustrated with their shared lives in recent episodes. This may not have been the best place in the season order to have an "It's a Wonderful Life" style episode and more time could have been spent developing the questions as to how their real lives will progress. This episode did have some fun moments and really does not deserve as low of ratings as many have given it.

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