This time for its final go-around with Season Seven, it was the fact that Frankie's medium told her that she was going to die in exactly three months. While most people would've blown this off as being obviously fake, her medium hasn't been incorrect about a single thing in her life. Now, this isn't Frankie's first run-in with fake death. In Season Four, the federal government marked her as deceased after she lied to the post office about being dead simply to avoid having to pay an extra fee for losing the key to her post office box.
"It's an existential crisis! It's a bureaucratic nightmare!" Frankie yells. "I feel like I am trapped in a body bag wrapped in a thousand feet of red tape."
In Season Seven, Frankie obsesses over her impending death as the three months inch closer and closer, yet each time she does bring it up, it sends Grace into a string of panic attacks. At first, she didn't want to admit that they were panic attacks, blaming the episodes on some bad tuna fish she ate instead.
In the same way that Squidward didn't want to admit that he actually liked Krabby Patties, Grace held her cards about Frankie close to her chest. Over the seasons, it has taken a lot to get her to cop to any real feelings.
While Frankie has likened Grace in the past to an "empty robot" and a "dusty bag of elbows," she actually does have a heart—it's just maybe filed pretty deep behind a steel wall or two. Whereas Frankie explodes like a rainbow piñata with emotions, Grace puts up a staunch front; she doesn't always want to admit that she has emotions, feeling that it makes her weak. However, after seven years of living together, Frankie was finally able to get that ice to thaw a little.
"I was never a person who ever really felt safe," Grace finally says. "In my whole life, there were only two people who made me feel safe: you and my dad. And the idea of losing you the way I lost him...is just unfathomable."
In Season Three, Grace discharged a gun in their home and into a well-placed decoy of a life-sized Frankie ("with some of my real hair," as she added). It resulted in an episodes-long feud with Frankie refusing to return home until Grace got rid of her gun. She later explained that Robert had gotten it for her years ago, as it made her feel safer being alone, though as Frankie points out, Grace doesn't live in that life—or house—anymore.
"I know. In a way nicer house—with a way nicer person," Grace says. "Who usually likes to be with me all the time. Sometimes too much. But I like that—sometimes too much."