- Elena Gilbert: "The gardener. He was crazy about those hibiscus bushes. He was also married, with two kids."
- Bonnie McCullough: "Pity. And you told Frances not to tell anyone about him..."
- Elena Gilbert: "Right. Which means that by, oh, say two o'clock, it ought to be all over the school."
- — Elena and Bonnie[src]
Elena Gilbert used Frances's vulnerability to her advantage, and asked her to obtain a copy of Stefan Salvatore's class schedule, whether by copying it from Stefan or stealing it from the office. She later presented the schedule to Elena. After hearing the rumor that Stefan was a drug addict, Frances went to tell Elena, who feigned disinterest and told her about her fictional relationship with Jean-Claude, asking her to keep it a secret. In reality, she was manipulating Frances, and counted on her spreading the story around the school, which she did.
Behind the scenesEdit
- While it is likely that Frances was in the same year as Elena, it is never clearly stated so.