Grace and Frankie
Season 2, Episode 8
Air date 6 May 2016
Written by David Budin & Brendan McCarthy
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Episode guide
The Boar
The Goodbyes
I can't lube a vagina with one hand and smack an orangutang with the other
—Frankie to Grace
The Anchor is the 8th episode of Season 2 on Netflix series Grace and Frankie.


Frankie has issues with Brianna's ideas for her yam lube and makes a stand. Phil asks Grace out for lunch. Sol tries to work things out with Robert.


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

Special Guest Star

Sam Elliott as Phil Milstein

Guest starring

Sarah Baker as Gretchen
Jay Ellis as Dan
Todd Grinnell as Stephen
Brittany Ishibashi as Erica
Michael Charles Roman as Adam


I spent 40 years with a man who didn't love me. Maybe I'm the problem. You know, maybe I'm - unlovable!
—Grace to Frankie
I miss you like crazy. My heart hurts not being with you. You are my person! I need you
—Robert's answering machine


  • Grace is very nervous on her date with Phil
  • Phil reveals to Grace that he's still married, because his wife got Alzheimer's after they decided to divorce and he couldn't leave her to her own devices
  • Robert tells Sol he doesn't know if he can, or wants to, get past Sol's infidelity
  • Brianna feels disrespected by Frankie's stunt and cuts her out of the deal, in a very disrespectful manner