TV Club: Grace And Frankie: “The Bachelor Party”

“The Bachelor Party” is the episode of Grace And Frankie I feel like I’ve been waiting for ever since watching the pilot. Of course, the relationship dynamics that make this penultimate episode of the first season so great wouldn’t have been possible to pull off earlier in the season. Whereas “The Secrets” veers away from some of the cogent and thoughtful character work set up in the episodes that precede it, “The Bachelor Party” snaps back into focus, yielding one of the most fun episodes of the season. And even amid all the whiskey flights and table dances and mechanical penises, the episode doesn’t lose sight of the more serious emotions at play.

All the fun of this episode comes from the blossoming friendship between Grace and Frankie. Even though “The Secrets” caused a bit of a rift between the two women, “The Bachelor Party” brings them …

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