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Grace and Frankie
Season 1, Episode 1
Beach
Air date 8 May 2015
Written by Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris
Directed by Tate Taylor
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The End is the first episode of the first season of Grace and Frankie and the first episode overall.

Synopsis

Grace and Frankie are stunned when their husbands inform them that they want divorces. They're even more shocked when they find out why.[1]

Plot

Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein are brought to dinner by their lawyer husbands, Robert and Sol, under the assumption that the men are going to announce they are retiring, but the women are shocked when their husbands reveal they are actually leaving them, for each other, and want to get married now that same-sex marriage is legal. The men also reveal that they have been having an affair with each other for more than 20 years. The news quickly spreads to their horrified children. Despite their stark personality differences, Grace and Frankie strike up a bond when they both seek escape at the Beach House the couple share.

Starring

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

Trivia

  • This is the pilot/first episode of the series.
  • Coyote was a professor, and is 90 days clean. He now works as a substitute teacher

Quotes

If anyone's gonna sit on Ryan Gosling's face, it's gonna be me!
—Grace takes Robert's chair

Phoos

References

  1. Synopsis taken directly from Netflix itself.