On Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, Frankie Bergstein may seem like a peace-loving hippy, but she can actually be quite selfish and immature.
Netflix’s Grace and Frankie fans fell in love with the best friend duo ever since the series hit the streaming service back in 2015. After being left by their husbands (for each other), Grace and Frankie learn to cope with their new paths together. Although they were very different people, the two found comfort in one another. Grace was the business-savvy Type A and Frankie was the free-spirited hippy. Together, they created balance.
As lovable as Frankie is (and as much as we love her hilarious antics), she has made plenty of mistakes in the past six seasons. She sometimes lets her need for creativity get the best of her, which created these 10 mistakes.
SHE SLEPT WITH SOL WHEN HE WAS WITH ROBERT
The first season was filled with highs and lows (but mainly lows). Grace and Frankie haven’t quite liberated themselves yet and were grieving the end of their respective marriages. But just as everything was becoming kosher by the end of the season, Frankie and Sol had a slip-up.
The two were cleaning out their shared home together when all their memories made them quite emotional. Their emotions got the best of them, however, and they slept together. With Robert and Sol on the verge of getting married, this was a horrible mistake on both Sol and Frankie’s part.
SHE ALLOWED HER CURIOSITY GET THE BEST OF HER WHEN SHE WAS ALONE WITH FAITH
In the fourth season, Frankie was thrilled to spend the day with her granddaughter Faith. She decided to take Faith for a ride when she started following an ice cream truck around town. Before Frankie knew it, she forgot where she was and kept driving, making it to the Mexican border. To make matters worse, Frankie’s cell phone was dead so no one could reach her. Bud was frantic and upset with his mother (while also being concerned about her mental well-being). Frankie played it cool but it was obvious she didn’t want to admit to messing up so horribly.
SHE PROMISED THOUSANDS OF WOMEN FREE DOUGHNUTS AND VIBRATORS
Sure, free doughnuts and vibrators sound fantastic, but Frankie never had the authority to do such a thing on behalf of their company, Vybrant. She got high with Robert and tweeted “Free vibrators and doughnuts to anyone who retweets this,” which put Vybrant in a real pickle — especially with Grace. Frankie then had to find a way to fulfill her promise and make it up to her business partner.
FRANKIE PLAYED AROUND WITH BOTH JACOB AND JAKE’S EMOTIONS
Frankie is the kind of woman who doesn’t need a man. She’s an individual and only entertains men who lift her up and expand her mind, not keep her at home and confined. With that mentality, we meet Jacob — her yam man. Their business relationship became personal and they made it work for a while until Jacob moved away.
With her children, grandchild, and Grace in California, Frankie and Jacob ended the relationship. When she met Jack in Season 6, she finally got that lust for another person again. That is until Jacob came back into her life. Instead of picking one person to work things out with, she quietly dated them both, causing heartbreak when everyone found out.
SHE LIED TO GRACE ABOUT WHERE SHE GOT THE FUNDING FOR VYBRANT
Once Grace and Frankie realized their vibrator idea was solid gold, they started looking into different banks and companies who could lend them a loan to get Vybrant off the ground running. Due to their age and the kind of business they’re running, they were turned down. At a loss, Frankie vented to Grace’s daughter Brianna about the loan when she offered to help. Frankie took the check from Brianna but lied and told Grace the money came from Jacob. Grace would have flipped if she knew she took money from her daughter, which is exactly what she did when she found out about Frankie’s deception.
GOING THROUGH SHEREE’S PERSONAL ITEMS
When Frankie moved away with Jacob, she took trips back and forth to see Grace and the kids. But when Grace replaces Frankie with a new roommate named Sheree, Frankie let her jealousy get the best of her. She started rummaging through Sheree’s things and found paperwork alluding to her “stealing” her deceased husband’s home from his kids.
Frankie’s little witch hunt put Grace in an uncomfortable situation and made Sheree face drama she wasn’t ready to. As it turns out, Sheree was a decent human being who was evicted by her own stepson.
THROWING HOT SAUCE ON COYOTE’S BIOLOGICAL MOM
In the second season, Coyote is sober and on the hunt for his biological mother. He ended up finding her, and she flew to California to meet him in person — something that gave Frankie anxiety. She didn’t want this mystery woman interfering with Coyote’s recovery or taking him from her. As it turns out, Krystle was a delightful woman but didn’t want a relationship with Coyote — she just wanted to meet him. Frankie’s nerves were all over the place in this meet-and-greet and she ended up breaking the gift Coyote’s biological mother gave her and managed to throw hot sauce at her head.
FORGETTING ABOUT HER DATES WITH JACOB
Frankie’s wandering mind is part of her charm; it’s what draws so many people to her. However, it’s also her downfall. When Frankie realized she and Jacob had feelings for one another, she panicked. She also wasn’t taking it as seriously as Jacob was. She would ghost him on dates often and forget to tell him things or not come home at all after visiting Grace. Frankie may have not seen anything wrong with her behavior, but it really hurt Jacob.
SHE TOLD SOL ABOUT GRACE KISSING A CONVICT
In the first season, Frankie begins teaching an art class to ex-convicts, something Grace hates. But after an attractive former convict catches Grace’s eye, the two shared a kiss (even though she was dating Guy). She told Frankie this in confidence (well, after Frankie caught them) and told her not to tell anyone. But in a classic Frankie way, she told Sol who told Robert. The news got back to Grace who was furious at Frankie for stirring the pot.
NOT HELPING GRACE WITH VYBRANT
In the beginning stages of Vybrant, Frankie was all aboard the business train. But once things got more serious with Jacob, she mentally checked out and started helping less and less with Vybrant, leaving Grace out to dry. In the 10th episode of the third season, Grace practically begs Frankie to stop ditching her so the two can finally make some progress with their company. Considering the idea to go into business together was Frankie’s idea, this was hurtful for Grace as both her friend and business partner.