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Season 1 of Grace and Frankie was released by Netflix on May 8, 2015. All thirteen episodes were released onto both the US & UK versions of Netflix at the same time.

Summary

For as long as they can recall, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) have been at odds with each other. But their relationship suddenly changes when they learn that their husbands, Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston), have fallen in love and asked for divorces – so they can marry one another! As everything around the ladies is coming apart, the only thing they can really rely on is each other.

Starring

Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson
Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein
Martin Sheen as Robert Hanson
Sam Waterston as Sol Bergstein (12 episodes)
Brooklyn Decker as Mallory Hanson (8 episodes)
Ethan Embry as Coyote Bergstein (11 episodes)
June Diane Raphael as Brianna Hanson (11 episodes)
Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein (10 episodes)

Recurring cast

Craig T. Nelson as Guy (5 episodes)
an adventurous college friend of Robert's and Grace's love interest

Guest starring

Geoff Stults as Mitch (3 episodes)
Mitch, Mallory's husband of seven years[1]
Timothy V. Murphy as Byron (3 episodes)
One of Frankie's art students
Ernie Hudson as Jacob (2 episodes)
a love interest of Frankie's[2]
John Balma as Eddie (2 episodes)
Friend of Robert and Sol's
Butch Klein as Al (2 episodes)
Friend of Robert and Sol's
Mary Kay Place as Amanda (2 episodes)
Amanda, one of Frankie and Sol's oldest friends
Joe Morton as Jason (2 episodes)
Jason, one of Frankie and Sol's oldest friends[1]
Christine Lahti as Lydia Foster ("The Funeral")
Robert's sister and close friend of Grace
Jason Ralph as William ("The Dinner")
Peter Mackenzie as Peter Warren ("The Funeral")
Alison Martin as Judy Warren ("The Funeral")
Richard Azurdia as Tito ("The Funeral")
Jeff Doucette as Homer ("The Funeral")
Corbin Bernsen as Dr. Paul Mason ("The Fall")
Brian Benben as Charles ("The Earthquake")
"loves2laugh" who Grace goes on a date with

Episodes

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
Beach The End Writer: Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris Director: Tate Taylor May 8, 2015 #01x01
Grace and Frankie are stunned when their husbands inform them that they want divorces. They're even more shocked when they find out why.


102ladies The Credit Cards Writer: Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris Director: Scott Winant May 8, 2015 #01x02
The messy realities of divorce start to sink in for Grace, Frankie, Robert, Sol, and their equally frazzled adult children.


103 The Dinner Writer: Nancy Fichman & Jennifer Hoppe-House Director: Bryan Gordon May 8, 2015 #01x03
Grace and Frankie decide to go back to work. Robert and Sol have an awkward dinner party for their children.


The Funeral SS 001 The Funeral Writer: Alexa Junge Director: Tim Kirkby May 8, 2015 #01x04
Emotions run high when a funeral throws Grace, Frankie, Robert, and Sol together in public for the first time since the split.


The Fall SS 001 The Fall Writer: Billy Finnegan Director: Betty Thomas May 8, 2015 #01x05
Grace has an eye-opening experience when she goes out for frozen yogurt with Frankie and Brianna on a Saturday night.


106 The Earthquake Writer: Jacquelyn Reingold Director: Tristram Shapeero May 8, 2015 #01x06
Sol takes care of Frankie after she has an earthquake freak-out, while Grace goes on her first date. Coyote pays Mallory a surprise visit.


107 The Spelling Bee Writer: Julieanne Smolinski Director: Tim Kirkby May 8, 2015 #01x07
Frankie, Grace, and Brianna have unexpected encounters when they try new ways to deal with being single.


Ladies The Sex Writer: David Budin & Brendan McCarthy Director: Dennie Gordon May 8, 2015 #01x08
Frankie takes a new look at her Yam Man Jacob, while Grace and Guy get closer. Bud and Coyote have a brotherly talk. Sol is terrified of Brianna.


111ladies The Invitation Writer: Billy Finnegan Director: Matt Shakman May 8, 2015 #01x09
Brianna tries Frankie's homemade organic beauty product. Robert finds out about Guy and Grace. Frankie tries to set boundaries with Sol.


110 The Elevator Writer: Laura Jacqmin Director: Miguel Arteta May 8, 2015 #01x10
After they sign the divorce papers, Frankie, Grace, Sol, Robert, and Bud remember a pivotal weekend from five years before.


Gf The Secrets Writer: Nancy Fichman & Jennifer Hoppe-House Director: Andrew McCarthy May 8, 2015 #01x11
Grace tells Frankie a secret that Frankie shares with Sol, setting off multiple arguments in both houses. Brianna gets closer with a co-worker.


Bud The Bachelor Party Writer: Jacquelyn Reingold Director: Julie Anne Robinson May 8, 2015 #01x12
Bud and Coyote ask Brianna and Mallory to help them throw Sol and Robert's bachelor party. Grace offers to do ANYTHING to cheer Frankie up


113 The Vows Writer: Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris & Alexa Junge Director: Dean Parisot May 8, 2015 #01x13
As the wedding day approaches, Grace and Robert have problems expressing themselves, while Sol and Frankie finally clear out opf their old house.


Notes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Joe Morton, Geoff Stults Join Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie'
  2. Ernie Hudson Boards ‘Hot In Cleveland’ & ‘Grace And Frankie’
  3. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grace-Frankie-Season-1-DVD/dp/B01CI2LHN6