Grace and Frankie
Season 2, Episode 4
Air date 6 May 2016
Written by Nancy Fichman & Jennifer Hoppe-House
Directed by Arlene Sanford
Episode guide
The Negotiation
The Test

The Road Trip is the 4th episode of Season 2 on Netflix series Grace and Frankie.


Frankie tracks down Grace's former love Phil on the internet, and the two set off to find him. Tensions arise between Sol and 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

Robert Baker as Officer Leach

Memorable Quotes

The old me is the best new me, Viva la Frances!
—Frankie to Grace
I'm an amateur sleuth with limited self-control and a computer — it was a perfect storm
—Frankie looked up Phil


  • Frankie's last name is Mengela (pronounced MEN-JELLA), which she found unfortunate and is the only reason she took Sol's last name when they married
  • Grace learns that Frankie's full name is Frances
  • Phil was born in San Antonio
  • Grace hasn't seen Phil in 15 years
  • Grace mentions that she's 71
  • In a parallel to the season one finale, where Bri and Mal read Sol's vows, Coyote and Bud find and read Robert's vows
  • Frankie tells Grace she's terrified of driving on the freeway. It is later revealed that her younger brother was killed on the freeway