Grace and Frankie: Season 3, Episode 2 “The Incubator” (B+)
There was an awful lot of debate at the start of this episode about just what an incubator was, and Frankie seemed to get stuck on the idea that it had to do with chickens and not just with ideas. For all their disagreements, they didn’t do a terrible job at the incubator, even with pitching two separate ideas. I for one thing that the pop-out condom may be a more marketable concept, and I’m glad that Grace is coming around to the idea, though it did involve considerable manipulation by Frankie. They’re really not a company that’s based on tech, and therefore getting rejected by the incubator made sense, and Frankie tried to make up for it by stealing the laser tag gear and a stapler, a mild consolation prize. Jacob disliking Grace is an entertaining subplot since it’s based more than anything on her drunken outburst that one time as opposed to her general coldness, and Frankie pretending that he had given the money Brianna had is a lie that’s not going to last. I loved seeing Frankie and Brianna sit together to watch people fall in the insanely large puddle, and it’s nice to know that they have a relationship of their own aside from their unfortunate professional interactions. Robert and Sol deciding to stay home and play hooky was fun, particularly when it led to them each dancing in a separate room to very loud music when a sympathetic Bud showed up with soup. Imminent retirement won’t change much since we rarely see them in a work setting anyway, but we’ll see if there’s anything unexpected that comes of it, especially if Sol doesn’t want to retire.