Saturday, March 24, 2018

What I’m Watching: Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie: Season 4, Episode 6 “The Hinge” (B+)

Starting this episode out with a flashback to Frankie’s childhood was strange since we really don’t see much of that on this show, and it helped to introduce us to Frankie and both of her siblings, one of whom died young and is apparently responsible for Frankie not driving on the highway. After Frankie used questionable methods to track down Teddie, her sister did the same to find her, and their reunion started out uncomfortably but quickly turned into something better. I’m not sure how long she’ll stick around, but it gives Frankie something else to do other than to suggest that they replace the stairs with an indoor slide (a motorized seat would probably be more productive). Grace was even more stubborn than Frankie usually is in not wanting to deal with her knee problems, and the scene in the supermarket went bad fast when she saw Barry and tried to bolt so that he wouldn’t spot her. His behavior in the car was incredibly awkward, but it’s good to know that they have this new secret relationship. It’s about as uncomfortable as the dynamic that exists between Allison and Coyote, who, much to Bud’s bewilderment, have decided that they’ve mutually agreed not to like each other. The problems plaguing Robert and Sol are going to considerably more difficult to solve given Robert’s attempt to do something nice for Sol and his subsequent poor choice to bail on it for an acting opportunity. Sol going on that cruise alone isn’t going to be good for anyone, especially not his fellow cruisegoers.

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