Grace and Frankie
Season 1, Episode 10
Air date May 8, 2015
Written by Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Episode guide
The Invitation
The Secrets

The Elevator is the 10th episode of the first season of Grace and Frankie.


After they sign the divorce papers, Frankie, Grace, Sol, Robert, and Bud remember a pivotal weekend from five years before.[1]


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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

Guest starring

Geoff Stults as Mitch


  • Robert and Sol planned to tell Grace and Frankie about them on Labor Day Weekend 2010
    • Bud reveals that he feels guilty because he saw Sol and Robert kiss, but denied it to himself
  • Frankie's mom died in December
  • 5 years ago, Coyote used to bring Mitch weed and Mallory was pregnant with her second child, Madison
  • Bud had just started working at Hanson Bergstein
  • Mallory and Coyote slept together in 2000 and Mallory got pregnant, but had an abortion. Their kid would've been 9 years old in 2010


GraceYou have got to figure out how to play with others
BriannaOr, figure out how to be the boss
―Two peas
My heart broke for you, and I had to give you what you wanted
—Robert to Grace about 2010



  1. Synopsis taken directly from Netflix itself.