Grace and Frankie
Season 4, Episode 6
Air date 19 January 2018
Written by Julieanne Smolinski
Directed by Ken Whittingham
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The Hinge is the 6th episode of Season Four on Netflix series Grace and Frankie.


Frankie reconnects with someone important from her past. Despite problems with her knee, Grace refuses to slow down. Robert tries to make amends.


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

Recurring cast

Peter Cambor as Barry
Lindsey Kraft as Allison Giampietro-Smikowitz

Guest starring

Talia Shire as Teddie Mengela
Tim Bagley as Peter
Mike Castle as Bobbie
Megan Ferguson as Nadia
Jack Plotnick as Paul
Marty Thomas as Charlie


  • Frankie's childhood with Teddie and Robin is seen
  • Their younger brother, Robin, was killed when they were teens, presumably hit by a car
  • Frankie left home at 18 because of how it affected her parents
  • Coyote and Allison decide to 'amicably not like each other'
  • Grace has a brother