Grace and Frankie
Season 2, Episode 5
Air date 6 May 2016
Written by John Hoffman
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Episode guide
The Road Trip
The Chicken

The Test is the 5th episode of Season 2 on Netflix series Grace and Frankie.


Frankie has difficulty passing the test to renew her driver's license. Grace attempts to amp up her social life by reconnecting with old friends.


Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson
Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein
Ethan Embry as Coyote Bergstein
Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein

Guest starring

Swoosie Kurtz as Janet
Marsha Mason as Arlene
Suzanne Ford as Mary
Larry Dorf as Bart


JanetYou've changed
GraceThank you. That's the nicest thing you've said all day
―Moving on
FrankieAre you going to drive?
GraceDo I have a choice? The sun's going down
―Best friends!


  • Frankie took a 'How To Learn' course at Berkley, which she attended for one semester before falling in love with a black panther
  • It's been a year since Robert and Sol came out
  • Grace used to bowl
  • Arlene used to own a mani-pedi shop, which Frankie would protest over union rights
  • Grace leaves her old "friends" when they offend Frankie
  • Frankie gets a restricted license (no night/freeway)