Dolly Parton reunites ‘9 to five’ co-stars on ‘Grace & Frankie’
Warning: “Grace & Frankie” spoilers forward.
Friday marked the collection finale episode drop of Netflix’s golden years comedy “Grace & Frankie” — now one of the profitable senior-centered reveals on tv since “The Golden Women.”
With the collection coming to an finish after seven seasons, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have blessed followers with a visitor look by icon and good friend Dolly Parton.
The nation queen joined her “9 to five” costars for the ending of their beloved present, portraying “Heaven’s Gatekeeper.”
The finale sees Fonda and Tomlin’s characters (Grace and Frankie, respectively) social gathering with their family and friends for Frankie’s son Coyote (Ethan Embry) and fiancée Jessica’s (Christine Woods) dedication ceremony.
Nevertheless, whereas Grace sips away at her signature martini she drops it onto Frankie’s microphone, and deadly electrocution sends the 2 girls straight to the pearly gates.
They arrive-to in a white, office-like area to the sounds of a doorbell ringing. “Are you imagined to knock on heaven’s door?” Frankie requested.
The 2 strolled over the door’s threshold and noticed an angel earlier than them: their previous pal Parton.
“Nicely, hello women!” Parton says, welcoming the ladies to the Nice Past. She introduces herself as a “working-class angel,” named Agnes (see what she did there?), who hasn’t “had a promotion in 250 years.”
Apparently Heaven has a “Listing” — a memo filled with names for individuals able to enter everlasting paradise. Grace tries to inform Agnes that there was a mistake and she or he’s not imagined to be useless but.
Agnes defined it occurs “on occasion” and all Grace wants is for a “RETURN” stamp to be inked on her paperwork. However Frankie should stay in Heaven as a result of her identify is on the Listing.
“If I can’t be with Grace, I’ll be in a lot emotional ache, all of the cheese in heaven received’t assist,” a nervous Frankie sobbed to Agnes.
However as God’s emissary, Agnes states she received’t bend the principles for anybody. She regarded on as besties Grace and Frankie say their tearful goodbyes.
With their foreheads touching, Frankie lamented to her good friend: “I like you, Grace.” Her good friend lovingly returns the sentiment.
That’s when ‘ole Agnes cuts-in to slyly recommend that if she turned her again for a fast minute and an individual simply occurs to stamp Frankie’s paperwork, there’s nothing she will be able to do to cease the mishap.
Grace and Frankie determine to emboss Frankie’s paperwork collectively and so they give a heartfelt farewell to Agnes earlier than waking up again to actuality in entrance of their household. The gang scrambles to see in the event that they’re okay, with Frankie telling them: “Just a little jet-lagged, is all.”
The present’s co-Creator Marta Kauffman advised Deadline they all the time supposed to finish on a excessive be aware.
“It’s a present about how you possibly can begin your life over at any level,” explains Kauffman. “And we knew that the tip of the present needed to have that feeling that it isn’t about doorways closing.
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