|Full Name||Francesca Kate Hollingsworth|
|Nickname(s)|| Frankie (By everyone)|
Cutey (by Zoë)
Frankie-Stein (By Miles)
Frank (by Winston)
Sis (by Miles)
Peanut (by Mrs. Hollingsworth)
Frankenstein (by Hunter and Miles)
Saint Frankie (by Shay)
Franks (by Lola and Winston)
Small Fry (by Logan)
Frank the Tank (Self-appointed / Her friends)
Honey (by Jonah)
|Date of Birth||June 2000 (age 16)|
|Family|| Miles Hollingsworth III (Brother)|
Hunter Hollingsworth (Twin Brother)
|Relationships|| Jonah Haak (Ex-Boyfriend)|
Winston Chu (Ex-Boyfriend)
Connor DeLaurier (Former Attraction)
Luke Baker (Former Attraction)
Logan (Former Attraction)
|School(s)||Degrassi Community School|
|Affiliation(s)|| Power Squad|
Comic Book Society
Degrassi Drama Department
Degrassi Volleyball Team
Degrassi Cross Country
|First Episode||You Got Me (1310)|
|Episode Count|| 72 |
|Portrayed By||Sara Waisglass|
Francesca "Frankie" Hollingsworth is the younger sister of Miles and twin sister of Hunter Hollingsworth. She is a Junior (Grade 11) at Degrassi Community School. Frankie is the complete opposite of her older brother Miles. She's always trying to be the perfect daughter. Keeping up with appearances for her father's mayoral campaign is a top priority. Grounded, positive and intelligent, Frankie is the perfect image of what a politician's daughter should be. She made her first appearance in You Got Me. She was best friends with Keisha. She is also best friends with Shay Powers, Lola Pacini, and is friends with Tiny Bell and Goldi Nahir. She currently has a conflict with her former best friend Zoë Rivas, and was dating Jonah Haak. She is labelled as "The Misunderstood". Frankie is portrayed by Sara Waisglass.
In Summertime, Frankie and her brother Hunter are mentioned by their dad when he says to Miles, "Why can't you be like your siblings?"
In You Got Me, she is seen at the ticket sale talking to Zoë and a few other girls about the Beach Dance. She asks about the boy Zoë is bragging about to be dating. When Zoë won't give an immediate answer, she asks if it's Miles and tells her not to her "stupid, older brother" back. Just as Zoë is about to reveal his name, Miles comes over along with Tristan and Maya to buy tickets for the dance. She watches Zoë and Miles get into a small argument. When Zoë finally reveals that she's going to the dance with Drew, Frankie is stunned. After Maya brings up how Drew already has a fiancée attending university and Zoë swiftly says the two must have broken up, she gives Zoë a small look.
In Better Man, Frankie is with Zoë and the rest of their friends and Zoë talks about when Drew asks her out. Clare comes up to the girls and asks what's going on and Frankie explains that Drew asked Zoë out.
In Power to the People, Frankie participates in Imogen's protest against the dress code when it comes to girls and guys with her friend Keisha. They are soon caught by Mr. Simpson and silenced for their protest. When Imogen asks the girls about how to revise the dress code, Frankie suggests provocative dress rules, saying that she dresses the way she does to attract boys and intimidate girls. After Imogen is able to change the code, Frankie and Keisha approach Imogen and Becky, saying that they were impressed with the new dress code. She says that she didn't want to ruin the new code for everyone else by dressing inappropriately.In No Surprises, Frankie is seen with her whole family at their home. She goes along with Miles being reprimanded for his pool incident with Maya Matlin, his girlfriend. Frankie says that she bets he was naked in the pool with Maya and implies he was doing something inappropriate with her. Miles insists that they didn't do anything other than just swim, but she and the family think otherwise. She along with her brother Hunter are praised by Mr. Hollingsworth for all the good publicity they have put on him for their good behavior. She is also seen being interviewed by her father's campaign manager and watches Miles fury as he kicks over a chair, not knowing her father is having an affair.
In Basket Case, Frankie is seen talking to a friend while Zoë is hanging on her and they laugh. She is later seen with Miles and tells their father he's telling the truth about the party.
In Unbelievable, Frankie and Hunter walk into the pool house to bring Zoë breakfast. When Zoë asks what happened at the party, Frankie shows her various pictures from the night before. Frankie believes the pictures may jeopardize their chances at winning the Sing-Off, but Zoë tells her things will be fine.
Later on, Frankie watches Zoë practice for the Sing-Off commenting that she is amazing and may not be able to memorize the routine. When Keisha runs in late and states that she was defending Zoë, Frankie nudges her but Zoë tells them to tell her what's going on. The two freshmen tell Zoë how there's rumors that Zoë slept with boys at the party but she tells them that nothing happened, and they continue with rehearsal. The trio later walks through the halls singing their song when Frankie receives a video which Zoë asks to see. Frankie and Keisha watch as Zoë reveals that she doesn't remember doing the things that took place in the video. At the Sing-Off, Frankie, Keisha, and Zoë begin to perform and do well. However Zoë eventually freezes and runs off the stage, but Frankie still continues with the performance.Frankie stays by Zoë's side for long but the rumors eventually get to her. When Zoë comes to sit with her at lunch, Frankie pulls her aside saying that people are upset at her for causing the pep rally to be cancelled. Zoë keeps telling Frankie that she isn't lying and Frankie tells her that people are saying she regretted sleeping with the boys, and cried rape. While Zoë keeps telling her not to believe it, Frankie reminds her that she almost did the same with Drew and eventually walks away. Before the basketball game, Frankie waits in the foyer with her fellow Power Squad members. When she sees Miles leave the locker room, she asks him where he's going only to be ignored. When Zoë enters the foyer, she spots Luke flirting with Frankie and runs to push him. Frankie along with everybody else watch as it is revealed who the culprit is. She is last seen watching Luke get pulled into the police car.
In What It's Like, she is among the group of freshmen to ask Connor for tutoring after his makeover.
In Close to Me, she is seen swooning over Connor yet again and gives Jenna a weird glare when she intentionally makes out with Connor in front of her. She is also present at the dance with her friends.
In Sparks Will Fly (2), Frankie is talking to Zoë and tells her not to be the helpless victim and talk to the director and be the star.In You Are Not Alone, Frankie signs up for Winston's club, Comic Book Society, and it is revealed she is interested in Winston. Frankie shows up to The Comic Society's meeting, and Winston disbelieves that Frankie is really a fan since he has never seen read a comic book before. In class, Winston notices his name was played during a game of MASH, which Frankie and Keisha had been playing. After school, Winston goes over to the Hollingsworth home to confront Frankie. When Miles leaves, Frankie appears in front of Winston, and takes off her robe, revealing that she is wearing a pink bikini. Winston is attracted at the sight of her and is so stunned that he doesn't say anything. Frankie smiles at him, but Winston backs up and accidentally falls into the pool. Since he cannot swim well, Frankie dives in and pulls him to safety. Winston accuses her of getting into the bikini to distract him, but Frankie says that she doesn't need an elaborate plan to make him look dumb. He says that she has been doing it all week in the club meetings and in her MASH game, where he was the loser. However, Frankie asks him, "Who said you were the loser?", revealing that she likes him. Winston realizes that she left it on the board on purpose so that he would see it. The two kiss in the pool, before pulling away, saying that Miles could never know about this. They then kiss again.
In Enjoy the Silence, it is revealed that Frankie has caught bronchitis and is staying home at school. She warns Winston that she is sick, and throughout the episode, he progressively gets sicker. While Frankie and Winston are talking, they are interrupted by Miles, who is determined to find out who kissed his little sister, which he found out from Keisha's tweets. Frankie insists the guy is a nice guy, but Miles decides to hunt him down and warn him anyway. Miles eventually finds out that Winston kissed his sister, and he reveals that Frankie had a crush on Winston when she was eight.
In How Bizarre, she is helping Drew with packing envelopes of her father's campaign merchandise and tells him that he forgot to put in a button, calling him an idiot. When her mother comes and starts acting strangely around Drew after he rejects her offer to talk alone, Frankie starts to realize something is wrong. She does as her mother asks; however, when she asks Frankie to get her and Drew coffee. She catches her mother and Drew sharing an intimate hug in the pool house and doesn't know what to think, so she walks off. It is later revealed she did not tell her father about the hug.In Hypnotize, Frankie, Zoë, and Keisha are auditioning to be models in the fashion show. She runs into Winston, who is filming the auditions. Winston is surprised to see Frankie auditioning to be a model. Winston tells her that he didn't think it was her thing, but has to leave to film for Degrassi TV, wishing her luck. Frankie is worried about his comment and wonders if he meant that he didn't think she was pretty enough. Frankie auditions and impresses Imogen and Becky, however, it is lately revealed that she didn't make the final list, while Zoë and Keisha did. Upset, she asks her mother if she can get plastic surgery, since she thinks she didn't get in because she was ugly. Her mother tells her no, and suggests to talk to Becky and Imogen about it. The next day, Frankie approaches Becky and asks to be a model, listing off qualities about why she is qualified. Becky gives her a second chance, saying she was already planning on doing so, and Frankie confidently walks off.
In Out of My Head, Frankie is walking in the hallways with Zoë and Keisha and Frankie talks about how Becky changed her mind so quickly Zoë responds or was her mistake how rich you are. Frankie responds what does that have to do with it? Keisha says maybe she's hoping to slide in for New York fashion week on a Hollingsworth jet. Frankie responds or maybe she realized I'm a good model. Zoë says or maybe your mom gave Becky a donation that could help her change her mind? Frankie responds that's ridiculous. Frankie says she wouldn't do that right Keish. Keisha responds well there was that time in grade 2 when you magically put in front of the Balla residual after your mom talked to the instructor. Then Frankie and Miles walk in the hallways and Frankie says everybody is making fun of her because she's rich and Miles says who cares what everybody thinks and she asks if there mom ever paid someone so you can stay on a team he said yes she paid the coach so he could stay on the baseball league and she says thanks for the talk. Just a few minutes before the fashion show started Frankie walked up to Becky asking her if her mother payed her to give her a modeling spot. Becky laughs a bit and tells Frankie that she would never accept money to do something like that. Frankie really wants to know why she got the spot again so she asks Becky why she changed her mind about her being a model. Becky then tells Frankie; 'Winston said he would only shoot the show for Dtv, if you weren't in it.' Frankie looks a bit annoyed then says;' He did what?' After Winston explains the two end up kissing.
In Believe (1), Frankie is watching Zoë perform on stage and starts listening to Maya and Tristan as they talk about the reporters outside. When Zoë follows them to see what is going on, Frankie follows as well and is surprised when she sees the amount of media outside, but does not go out to see them with Tristan and Zoë and stays in the building. She is next seen sitting close to Zoë at her trial and is soon called to the stand to tesitfy. She is very emotional on the stand and when the lawyer starts heavily questioning her about the party, Frankie answers with hesitation. When the lawyer asks her if Zoë ever mentioned she wanted to hook up with boys at the party, Frankie is scared to tell the truth since it would hurt Zoë's case, but then the laywer hounds her that she is under oath. Frankie looks at Zoë and sees her telling Frankie not to say the truth, but Frankie gives in and tearfully says that Zoë did say she wanted to hook up with guys at the party. Following the trial for that day, Zoë is freaking out because of what the press says about her being obsessed with boys and Frankie chimes in that what they're saying is true and that Zoë cares a lot about what people think about her, naming off the boys that Zoë has been with recently. Tristan tells Zoë that it doesn't matter what Keisha and Frankie think, but Zoë then tearfully says it matters to her. Keisha then leads Frankie away from the situation and they walk off.
In Thunderstruck, she and Winston are watching a French film and cuddling on the couch when Miles steals the remote from her. She chases and jumps on his back for it, and the two decide to settle who gets it by playing charades. She tries to act out the movie Inglorious Bastards, but Winston is unable to solve it, and they lose the round, bringing out her aggressive side. She is annoyed when Tristan is able to solve Miles' charade, and is shocked when Tristan reveals having a thing with Yates. Later on, she joins the boys in the game of Murder, eagerly running off to hide.
In Smells Like Teen Spirit, Frankie is mad at Miles for being late for the Hollingsworth family photos for their dad's campaign as mayor. Frankie seems shocked/surprised to hear Miles was late because he was making out with his boyfriend. Frankie is at breakfast with the family and is happy to get a text from Becky saying she made Power Cheer. Miles arrives at breakfast very happy, Their parents question him over their boyfriend while Miles asks if they think kissing someone is ridiculous and alludes to Frankie and Winston dating, Frankie asks if Tristan and Miles are a couple, Miles says maybe and she asks if he is gay, bi, or experimenting with fluid sexuality, Miles shrugs in response.
In Wise Up, Miles comes home in a rage after having yet another fight with his father and Frankie and Hunter are both sitting by the window. Frankie tells him that he's just like their father and starts half of the fights they get into. Miles doesn't want to believe this and runs off.
In If You Could Only See, Frankie is in her bed with Winston and the two start to kiss. Winston tries to feel her chest, and she stops him, saying she doesn't want to go that far yet and wants to wait. She then asks why all guys are obsessed with girls' bodies. Winston starts joking around and takes off his shirt, jumping on Frankie and tickling her. Hunter, followed by Miles and their mother walk into the doorway and see the two. Mrs. Hollingsworth tells Winston he has to leave and then tells Frankie she cannot have boys in her room anymore, much to Frankie's disliking.
At Power Cheer the next day, Frankie is talking to the girls about what happened and how it's not fair because her parents let Miles get away with murder, but she can't do anything without getting in trouble. She also discusses boys always getting what they want from girls while they get nothing in return. This gives Zoë the idea that they could send nude pictures of themselves to boys on OomfChat for money they can use for uniforms. The girls all jump on board right away, but Frankie doesn't want to do it, completely uncomfortable with the idea. Zoë then gives her an ultimatum and threatens to kick her off the team if she doesn't go along with it, so Frankie caves. She still thinks i'ts a bad idea when they go to Grace for help, but no one seems to listen to her.
Frankie is later home getting ready for another media event for her father and changes into an adult-looking dress, thinking she looks great. She gets an OomfChat request from a boy to receive a nude picture, but she doesn't want to take it and is about to take a picture of her in the dress when her mother walks in. She tells Frankie the dress she is wearing is too skimpy, giving her a very childish looking one to change into instead. Frankie gets very annoyed that her mother treats her like such a kid and decides to rebel by sending the boy the nude picture. She is later wearing the childish dress and is annoyed when Hunter comes in and tells her they have to leave soon. She catches him receiving a picture of boobs and calls him out on it, so he tells her not to tell anybody. This makes Frankie question the idea again and feel guilty for sending the picture.
In There's Your Trouble, Frankie practices with her teammates for Power Cheer but struggles when Zoë expects too much of them. She and her teammates are incredibly discouraged when they see their rival school perform and she comments that they will need to practice too much to reach that level. After Zoë spends the Degrassi Nudes money on equipment opposed to what it was originally meant for, Frankie speaks up against her. When the squad agrees with her, they all temporarily leave the team. At lunch, she and her teammates are talking when Zoë walks up to them and apologizes with gifts. She and the rest of the team end up feeling bad and return to practice for Zoë. When Zoë expresses her gratitude at their return, she turns on Frankie and informs the team that she hadn't been sending nudes. Frankie tells her teammates that it's just not the type of person she is but they aren't very understanding. Zoë gives her the option to stay on the team and take nudes or leave, and Frankie tearfully quits the squad.
In (You Drive Me) Crazy, Frankie works with Lola and Shay in class while they make fun of Arlene. Lola and Shay are unable to help complete their assignment due to Power Cheer practice and recommend that Frankie gets the answers from Hunter. While Frankie initially says that it's wrong, she goes to Hunter anyways. At lunch she asks him for his work and he questions why she's still friends with the girls after they didn't stick up for her. When he leaves his laptop at the table, she takes over and finds disturbing comics of a hero killing zombie cheerleaders. Concerned, she takes pictures with her phone and goes to confides in Winston. The two believe that Hunter may have issues and decide to investigate. At the house, Frankie logs onto Hunter's desktop and finds the rest of the comic. She realizes that the comic portrays Hunter rescuing Arlene from the cheerleaders and not just violently killing them. The next day, Frankie sits with Arlene instead of Lola and Shay. She starts talking to her about comic books and recommend that Hunter take her seat so that he can get to know Arlene better. When the two start to hit it off, Frankie proudly smiles.
In I'll Be Missing You, Tristan approaches Frankie and Winston in the hall and tells them about Miles' pot addiction. They are both concerned and want to help, so they come up with the idea to have an intervention for him to try and make him stop smoking.
In Hush, Frankie and Hunter enter Miles' room in the morning and tell him that their dad asked Miles to drive them to school that day. Miles is reluctant to get up, and Frankie asks if it is because of Tristan and his fight or if he is hungover again. Their father comes in and is aggressive towards Miles, making rude remarks to him in front of Frankie, but they do not phase her. She then finds his weed and makes comments about how he's addicted and needs to stop, which only annoys Miles more. She asks him to wait to "smoke up" until after he's driven them. At school, they hold the intervention and Frankie starts bringing up symptoms of addiction, which they all agree Miles has been showing. This causes Miles to lash out and call her little, saying she has no idea what she's talking about.
In Hero vs. Villain, Zoë stops Frankie in the hallway and says she wants to start fresh, which confuses Frankie. Zoë says she feels bad for kicking her off the team and asks her to rejoin. Frankie is hesitant at first, since she hasn't practiced in weeks, but Zoë says she'll teach her and wants to meet later in the locker room. Frankie is then excited to join again. In the locker room, Zoë gives Frankie her old uniform and start discussing their performance as Frankie changes into it. When her breasts are exposed, Zoë takes a picture of them, which stops Frankie dead in her tracks. As she dresses again, she asks Zoë what she's doing and is confused when Zoë starts bringing up her blackmailer. Zoë threatens to send the picture out if she doesn't stop blackmailing and Frankie is worried about the picture, saying that she's not the blackmailer. The team comes in and Frankie reiterates she didn't do anything and wouldn't hurt her friends. She then goes off on Zoë and calls her villain, saying she deserves the worst to happen to her before rushing out in tears. Frankie watches Zoë speak at the assembly and gets the message when Zoë talks about how wrong it is to send naked photos, realizing that Zoë isn't going to send out her nude photo.
In Firestarter (1), Miles confronts Frankie on her involvement with Degrassi Nudes. He advises her to find someone else to pin it on. Frankie then gathers the Power Cheer girls up and tries to convince them to turn against Zoë and get her to take full responsibility for Degrassi Nudes. After Zoë agrees, Frankie discovers Zoë had made a Facerange page naming Frankie as the ringleader. While looking for support, Frankie discovers Winston is the actual blackmailer. She becomes upset with him because no one would have known the Cheerleaders were responsible and that she wouldn't be in the predicament she's in now. Later, before the press conference for their fathers campaign, Hunter advises Frankie to come clean to her father before the press finds out. Before she can, a reporter brings it up during the press conference and Frankie then confesses to her father in private that she only sent one and was not the ringleader. Mr.Hollingsworth is furious and to save face, demands she address the press and take responsibility.However, when the time comes Frankie is nowhere to be found; instead she confides in Winston, upset with what’s happened and asking him for his help to make Zoë pay for what she’s done.
In Firestarter (2), Frankie and Winston trick Zoë into meeting them in an empty classroom. The duo tries to get Zoë to admit to Degrassi Nudes but Zoë doesn't fall into their trap. When Zoë tries to leave, the door knob is too hot to touch. They realize a fire has started. Frankie then confronts Zoë and blames her for everything, calling her a bully. Frankie then tells Zoë that none of the girls will want to be her friend after this. After escaping the fire, Frankie's dad arrives and doesn't show much concern for her safety, which upsets her. Frankie is told by Hunter and Miles about their father violent outburst earlier that day. They realize he only cares about himself and the trio watch as their father leaves.
In Ready or Not, Frankie is seen watching Lola's audition for Ella and lets her know she's a a shoe in for the role. Frankie and Winston discuss Lola getting role of Ella. Frankie thinking that Winston doesn't like Lola decides to make plans for all 3 of them to hang out. Frankie, Winston , and Lola are hanging out at the bench but Frankie leaves to get her coffee when Winston forgets to bring it. Winston convinces Frankie that he only wants her to play Ella Elliot and she accepts.
In Wishlist, Frankie and Hunter celebrate their 15th birthday. She wants to throw an extravagant party and decides to throw a "Gatsby" themed party. Knowing the party needs to be financed, she decides to warm up to the idea of having a relationship with her father. When Mr.Hollingsworthshows up at the party, Frankie questions him on why he's there and runs off. She later confronts her father and tells him she's not ready to forgive him.
In Walking in My Shoes, Frankie is seen struggling in school due to recent events. She confides in her friends. After looking for an alternative, she cheats on a test by looking at Lola's answers. Knowing she did a bad thing, Frankie begins to question whether or not to come clean. Mr. Armstrong confronts Lola and Frankie about their exact same answers and Frankie looks worried. After confessing, Lola tells Frankie that Winston kissed her. Frankie becomes upset and confronts Winston, breaking up with him.
In Get It Together, Frankie and Winston are in the music room with Imogen when Becky walks in venting to Imogen. When Imogen ask them to leave but Frankie ask if she can stay but Imogen denies her request.
In Give Me One Reason, Frankie and Imogen confront Hunter on his crush on Arlene and give him advice.
In I Wanna Be Adored, Frankie and Winston are rehearsing for Captain Who.
In Teen Age Riot, Frankie is enjoying being in the musical. The only problem is her leading man is her now ex-boyfriend, Winston.She's finding it impossible to be professional, and the turbulence is ruining something that was supposed to be a good time.
In The Kids Aren't Alright (1), opening night is fast approaching, but Frankie finds herself falling for Winston all over again. Given their rocky past, she's determined not to get hurt this time around. Frankie comes up with a plan to test Winston's fidelity.
In The Kids Aren't Alright (2), Frankie is unsure about doing the musical after the recent events. She decides against it and quits. After being convinced, she ends up doing the musical with Winston and it goes off without a hitch. They then begin dating again.
In Finally (1), Frankie is hanging with Zoë, Miles, Winston, Arlene, and Hunter at the Hollingsworth pool.
In Don't Look Back, Frankie begins her summer job in city hall as an intern. She is determined to prove herself to the older interns, who look down on her. She then befriends Logan, who she begins to become infatuated with. The two continue to grow closer to each other over the summer. After Logan's girlfriend, Gloria, goes missing, Frankie offers to give him $10,000, from her and Hunter's birthday money so that he could give Gloria's kidnappers ransom money. Shortly after he gets the money, Logan disappears, and Frankie frantically tries to get in contact with him. It is revealed that Gloria and Logan staged her kidnapping, and they were trying to get $5,000 more than Frankie. Frankie is devastated and confides in Winston. After sensing her attraction to Logan, Winston says that was worse than him kissing Lola and breaks up with her.
In #BootyCall, Frankie gives the freshmen a tour. When they walk in on Maya Matlin and Zig Novak making out, she escorts them out. Frankie is shown that she is still affected by her break up with Winston. Lola and Frankie notice that Shay has a crush on Tiny but tells her it won't work out, only for Shay to point out she's saying that because her relationship with Winston didn't work. Shay is in the school bathroom taking pictures of her butt when Frankie walks in and asks if she let Lola get to her, but Shay tells her that she wouldn't understand. Frankie helps Shay by editing her picture to make her butt bigger. Frankie is hanging with Lola and Shay at Miles' pool party. When Tiny asks Shay if she would be his lab partner and she agrees, Frankie is happy for her. When Shay is about to head to class, Lola and Frankie stuff her pants to make her butt bigger.
In #SquadGoals, a rival school pranked the Degrassi volleyball team by stealing their clothes from the locker room as they showered and then pulling the fire alarm. They went outside in towels to discover that the other girls' team from a nearby school everyone calls the "Zoo" were behind it. Frankie decides to retaliate as the rest of the team backed her, except Shay. However, Frankie and Lola go ahead with the plan and paint a mural with animals painted to represent every girl on the team, which they then hang instead of their real mural at the game.
When the other team sees it, they sit out the game on the grounds of the paintings being racist. Frankie refuses but the head of the team points out that the only reason that she has been painted as a gorilla in the mural is because she is black. Frankie refuses and says she didn't take this account at all when she painted it, but soon every team refuses to play against Degrassi until the person who drew the picture is kicked out of the team. Shay and Lola initially backup Frankie, until Shay talks to one of the girls and her dad, who tell her that the painting was definitely racist, whether the person realised it or not. Shay finds out that it was Frankie who drew the picture. Frankie then apologises to the team but again, refuses to hear the other side and leaves. Frankie is upset by this and organises another 'get-together' in #CheckYourPrivilege, where she again handles the issue poorly and says the wrong things, causing things to get heated again and Shay is fed up of her attitude towards this issue and ends up kicking Frankie out of the team.
Frankie is distraught by the racism issue and befriends Jonah. She is constantly seen under a bad light by her peers, which she hates. She starts going out with Jonah and skipping school. Jonah tries to get her to come in but she insists she can't go back where everyone sees her as a racist. She asks Jonah to run away with her, which he hesitantly does. They go to a small motel for a night but when she wakes up in the morning, she overhears Jonah on the phone to his mother presumably, telling her that he is only with Frankie to help her understand that running away isn't a viable option and that she will soon realise this. She is hurt by this and fights him and goes back. On the way, her car breaks down and a man stops to help. She instinctively locks her doors as he asks her and then hesitantly agrees and accepts. At home, she wonders if she actually is racist and whether she locked her car because the young man offering to help was black.
Shay and Lola eventually forgive Frankie towards the end of the season and she is allowed to join the team again.
Much of the season concentrated on Frankie's relationship issues. Frankie is going out with Jonah but is constantly suspicious of him and what he does when she is not with him. In #BreakTheInternet, she gets worried when she sees him hanging out with Grace. She's upset that he isn't returning her texts and asks Zig for his password, who gives it to her. She logs on and finds that he has been messaging Grace saying that he thinks she's immature. She's upset and tries to show him that she's more mature than she thinks by changing the way she dresses. Shay and Tiny are concerned but go along with her.
Things take a turn when Frankie realises that the relationship is only causing her to become more stressed and force her into things she isn't ready for, especially when Lola highlights this. She realises this and asks for a break from Jonah in her car. He is upset and doesn't feel that they need it, but she says if he can't then they can't be together, so he agrees.
While on their break, Frankie starts reading 'breakup and recovery' books. As Hunter is also going through a similar phase with Yael, she meddles in his relationship and messages her with Hunter's account, telling Yael Hunter "You look pretty today. I love you." Hunter gets irritated that she did this as he can't take it back but he wasn't ready to tell Yael that just yet. He snatches Frankie's phone and threatens to message Jonah the same thing, they fight a little and Miles and Hunter agree to send the message. She gets stressed thinking about Jonah's reaction and goes to see him at Zoë's mom's wedding, where he and Grace are DJing. He sees her and asks her why she's there. She tells him Hunter sent a message and she wanted to clear it up. He asks her if she meant the 'love' part, to which she gets emotional part. They make up and he says he'll call after he's done.
Frankie starts getting worried again and is logged onto Jonah's account again, wondering why he hasn't called. He comes in a little later than expected with a huge bouquet of flowers that he says her mom said she liked. She's ecstatic until Jonah glances at the page open on their computer to find that it's his account. He is furious and questions her 'trust' issues when she's the one hacking into his account. She tries to reason but he refuses to listen and breaks up with her.
- Main article: Winston-Frankie Relationship
- Winston Chu
- First Relationship:
- Second Relationship:
- Main article: Jonah-Frankie Relationship
- Jonah Haak
- She is one of many present and former Degrassi students who don't go by their full name. The others being:
- Zig (Zigmund)
- Drew (Andrew),
- Becky (Rebecca),
- Cam (Campbell)
- Eli (Elijah).
- Fitz (Mark)
- K.C. (Kirk Cameron)
- Sav (Savtaj)
- Dave (David)
- Dallas (Michael)
- Jake (Jacob)
- Mo (Mohammed)
- Ellie (Eleanor)
- Frankie (Francesca)
- J.T. (James Tiberius)
- Manny (Manuella)
- Holly J. (Holly Jeanette)
- Jimmy (James)
- Jay (Jason)
- Alex (Alexandra)
- Toby (Tobias)
- Wheels (Derek)
- Joey (Joseph)
- Alli Bhandari (Allia)
- Spinner (Gavin)
- Danny (Daniel)
- Jack (Jacqueline)
- Blue (Bradley)
- Rick (Richard)
- Luke (Lucas)
- B.L.T. (Bryant Lester Thomas)
- Johnny (Jonathan)
- Spike (Christine)
- Snake (Archie)
- L.D. (Lorraine Delacorte)
- Bronco (Basil)
- She was the first freshman introduced in Season 13. Keisha was the second, and Frankie's twin brother Hunter Hollingsworth was third.
- Frankie took tap dancing as a child, as revealed in My Own Worst Enemy.
- Frankie is the only girl in the family (along with Mrs. Hollingsworth).
- Frankie and Hunter are the fourth set of twins on Degrassi. The others being Erica and Heather, Declan and Fiona, and Bo and Ingvar.
- It is revealed in Unbelievable that she is on Power Squad.
- She is the only current girl who revealed she was on the Power Squad in Season 13.
- She is the first person to go out with a sibling's best friend.
- It is revealed in You Are Not Alone that she is into comic books.
- Frankie has known Winston since she was five years old.
- She has had a crush on Winston since she was eight, according to Miles.
- It is revealed in Out of My Head that Frankie took Ballet in the second grade.
- She is the second character to desire plastic surgery (she asked her mother for either breast implants or a rhinoplasty), the first being Manny Santos.
- Frankie is the only character to be a member of both Power Squad and Power Cheer.
- Frankie shares the nickname "Saint" with Clare.
- Frankie, Hunter, Sean, Marco, Griffin, Adam, Eli, Clare and Grace all share the same line, "Go to hell"
- Frankie used this line in Teen Age Riot
- Hunter used this line in Finally (1).
- Sean used this line in This Charming Man
- Marco used this line in I Against I
- Griffin used this line in Talking in Your Sleep
- Adam used this line in My Body Is A Cage (1)
- Eli used this line in Need You Now (2)
- Clare used this line in Scream (2)
- Grace used this line in Close to Me
- She shares a nickname with Tyson (Small Fry).
- She appeared in 25 episodes in Season 14, more than any other character.
- Frankie shares similarities with former Degrassi characters Clare Edwards and Emma Nelson.
- Goats are revealed to be Frankie's favorite animal in #SinceWeBeinHonest.
- (To Zoë): "What are you gonna wear?" (first line) - You Got Me
- (To Zoë): "Who are you going with? Better not be Miles. Don't you dare take my stupid, older brother back." - You Got Me
- (To Zoë about Drew): "Looks like someone's happy to see you."
- (To Clare about Drew): "Drew asked Zoë out." - Better Man
- (To Zoë) "Then don't. Talk to the director. You're the star." - Sparks Will Fly (2)
- (To Winston about their kiss): "We can't tell Miles." - You Are Not Alone
- (To Miles): "Experimenting with fluid sexuality?" - Smells Like Teen Spirit
- (To Miles): "Dad cares about you and you care about him."
- (To Miles): "I'm sure military school is lovely this time of year."
- (To Northern Tech team): "I'm sorry you got offended."
Adam • Alli • Anya • Becky • Bianca • Campbell • Chantay • Clare • Connor • Dallas • Dave • Declan • Drew • Eli • Fiona • Frankie • Grace • Holly J. • Hunter • Imogen • Jack • Jake • Jenna • K.C. • Katie • Leia • Lola • Luke • Marisol • Maya • Miles • Mo • Owen • Peter • Riley • Sav • Shay • Snake • Tiny • Tori • Tristan • Wesley • Winnie • Winston • Zane • Zig • Zoë