Grace and Frankie
Season 4, Episode 8
Air date 19 January 2018
Written by David Budin & Brendan McCarthy
Directed by Gail Lerner
Episode guide
The Landline
The Knee

The Lockdown is the 8th episode of Season Four on Netflix series Grace and Frankie.


Frankie convinces Allison to have a home birth. Grace and Frankie wind up stuck with a bickering Robert and Sol when there's a neighborhood lockdown.


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
Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike Bergstein

Recurring cast

Lindsey Kraft as Allison Giampietro-Smikowitz

Guest starring

Scott Evans as Oliver
Stacey Farber as Jo
Eugene Cordero as Officer Torres


JoAre those jazz shoes?
RobertThey're just shoes — I'm the jazz
―Everyday he's Roberting


  • Allison gives birth at home, with help from Mallory and Frankie
  • Grace reveals to Robert that Sol called Frankie his soulmate
  • Grace is having knee surgery and has to stay sober 48 hours before
  • Sober Grace has 3 stages according to Robert
    • STAGE I — loss of all politeness
    • STAGE II — being lovely and kind
    • STAGE III — rage
    • Turns out there's a STAGE IV, which Grace calls remorse and regret
  • Return of Officer Torres, who knows quite a bit about the Hanson/Bergsteins at this point