How Dolly Parton Helped ‘Grace & Frankie’ Say Goodbye On Netflix

spoiler ALERT! Don’t read until you’ve finished the seventh and final season of grace and frankie on netflix.

as promised, dolly parton joined him 9 to 5 co stars Jane Fonda And Lily Tomlin As a guest star in the series finale grace and frankie – And she behaved like an ultimate angel!

In fact, Parton’s Agnes is more in heaven as a “working-class angel” who “hasn’t been promoted in 250 years.” She was the one who congratulated Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) on the proverbial Pearl Gates after they lost their lives in a freak accident involving alcohol and a mic. But there was an unintentional clerical error on Gracie’s part; His time on earth was not meant to end. Frankie, however, was where she was—until Agnes allowed her to stay and sent both women back to the land of the living.

Meanwhile, Robert (Martin Sheen) agrees to see a neurologist about his memory loss before Sol (Sam Waterston) surprises him with a romantic retreat at the hotel where they had their first try. Coyote (Ethan Embry) marries the fake Jessica (Christine Woods); Nawabudike (Baron Vaughn) finally quits his job, and Brianna (June Diane Raphael) considers starting a new business called Beauty Bitch with Mallory (Brooklyn Decker).

In the final moments of the season seven series finale, Grace helps Frankie paint a picture of herself on the beach before going for a walk on the sand. “now what?” Grace asks.

In conversation with co-creator Marta Kaufman Before the finale, the plan was always to keep the end of the show upbeat and hopeful.

“It’s a show about how your life can start at any time,” Kaufman explains. “And we knew it had to be realized at the end of the show that it’s not about closing doors. It’s not about things that are taken away from you as you age. It’s about how What are the chances. We also knew we wanted Robert to start dealing with his memory issues, but we didn’t want to end up in a sad place. I think everyone with shows like Grace and Frankie knows it’s going to have a positive ending. I think it would be wrong and disappointing if we went in some sad and sad direction.

And it also meant that Grace and Frankie had to live together in that tony beachfront abode. “They have to,” Kaufman insists. “The name of the show is Grace and Frankie. It’s about the love between these two women and how they helped each other out of an incredibly difficult situation. You can’t take them apart!”