Grace and Frankie
Season 2, Episode 11
Air date 6 May 2016
Written by Brooke Wied & Alex Burnett
Directed by Alex Hardcastle
Episode guide
The Loophole
The Party

The Bender is the 11th episode of Season 2 on Netflix series Grace and Frankie.


Grace and Frankie nurse their emotional wounds: Frankie performs a ritual on the beach, and Grace goes out drinking. Bud and Coyote meet Jacob.


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
Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein

Special Guest Star

Estelle Parsons as Babe

Recurring cast

Ernie Hudson as Jacob

Guest starring

Briana Venskus as Billie


Dad's the nicest guy in the world and he broke your heart. I mean, what's this guy gonna do?
—Bud to Frankie


  • Jacob's ex-wife was the one who wanted to end things, but they spend holidays together, even though she's remarried and get along
  • Jacob was born in upstate New York
  • Grace gets wasted and makes out with a guy named Pete at Billie's bar. When she returns home, she unleashes a tirade on Frankie, blaming Frankie for her heartbreak with Phil
  • Someone named Stan Singer almost caught Sol and Robert kissing on New Year's Eve 1999 in the sun room of the Hanson House
  • Robert and Sol decide to move
  • Grace and Frankie's friend and neighbour Babe returns and tells Frankie she's throwing a bon voyage party because she's dying


misty blue | DOROTHY MOORE
Frankie burns her designs
remake the world again | SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS
Babe and Frankie talk
the party's on! | 7HORSE
Grace drinks at the bar
Drunken Grace place darts
put 'em up | BALANCE
Sol's noisy upstairs neighbour