List of The Grinder episodes

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Season 1

  • S1Ep22: Full Circle  5/10/2016   17

    Dean Sr.'s malpractice trial is finally at hand and it will come to a surprising conclusion when Stewart gets sidelined, leaving it to the rest of the Sanderson & Yao team to save the firm and find out who has been the secret mastermind behind Cory Manler and Dean Sr.'s case. Stewart is concerned that Dean's instincts and Grinder-isms won't be enough to win the day, and Dean is offended by his own brother's lack of faith.

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  • S1Ep21: Episode 21  5/3/2016   25
  • S1Ep20: Divergence  4/19/2016   16

    After finding out Dean Sr. is guilty, Stew thinks they should settle the case. Dean, of course, believes they should try to win, and wants to use one of his old "Grinder" tricks, by throwing himself into an unrelated sub plot that will lead him to what he needs to solve the case. Meanwhile, Stew is concerned that he is now "infected" by "The Grinder".

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  • S1Ep19: Out Of Focus     14
  • S1Ep18: Genesis  3/15/2016   19

    Post-therapy, Dean finds that he has lost the ability to grind. To get it back, he decides to crack the case of the office being ransacked. Meanwhile, in flashback, we see a younger, struggling Dean Sanderson as he must decide whether to embrace a simple life, or pursue his destiny and become the Grinder he was always meant to be.

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  • S1Ep17: From The Ashes  3/1/2016   14

    As the conspiracy surrounding Sanderson & Yao reaches a boiling point, the only man who can get to the bottom of it has abandoned the "grind" and enrolled in law school. Stewart, desperate for Dean's help, will go to any lengths to turn his brother back into "The Grinder".

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  • S1Ep16: TBA  2/23/2016   15

    Stewart believes there is a conspiracy against the firm and investigates. Meanwhile, Dean sheds his “Grinder” persona to concentrate on becoming the office intern.

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  • S1Ep15: TBA  2/16/2016   9

    Dean is encouraged by his therapist to dump his Grinder persona and discover the real Dean, and through therapy exercises, he begins to get those around him to come to grips with their own issues, which really gets under Stewart’s skin.

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  • S1Ep14: The Retooling of Dean Sanderson  2/9/2016   18

    When Dean scares off a big prospective client by being too dramatic, Stewart tells him maybe it's finally time to let go of his "Grinder" persona and come down to earth. He tries to convince Dean he should go to therapy. Dean reluctantly agrees, but in typical Dean fashion, he overcorrects and begins "therapizing" the whole family, including Debbie, who is now tempted to quit her grueling job.

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  • S1Ep13: Grinder v Grinder  2/2/2016   11

    Timothy Olyphant is back in Boise and the rivalry between Dean and him continues when Stewart invites Olyphant to spend more time around Sanderson & Yao. After getting into an argument about who is closer to being a real lawyer, the two "Grinders" decide to go head-to-head in a mock trial.

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  • S1Ep12: Blood Is Thicker than Justice  1/26/2016   26

    After their fallout, Dean and Stewart find themselves on opposing sides during a divorce case. Meanwhile, back at home, Ethan and Lizzie are seeing the impact of life without Uncle Dean, and Stewart and Debbie quickly take notice.

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  • S1Ep11: Exodus  1/19/2016   15

    Stewart and Deb tell Dean it's time for him to find his own place. Meanwhile, a rival law firm attempts to poach Dean from Sanderson & Yao. Also, Deb becomes reliant on Andre (Efren Ramirez), Dean's former stand-in, who's crashing with the family.

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  • S1Ep10: The Olyphant In The Room  1/5/2016   9

    Dean takes it very hard when Stewart and Deb tell him it's time for him to find his own place. A rival law firm sees Dean feeling rejected by his brother and they attempt to poach him from Sanderson & Yao. Meanwhile, Deb becomes reliant on Andre, Dean's former stand-in who's crashing with the family.

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  • S1Ep9: Grinder Rests in Peace  12/1/2015   17

    "The Grinder: New Orleans", a spinoff of the original hit series, asks Dean to film a scene giving closure to his beloved character, Mitch Grinder. Not surprisingly, Dean struggles with being replaced by his TV brother, Rake. Meanwhile Stewart, who has also been feeling replaced by his brother in Ethan's eyes, jumps at the opportunity to get Dean back into acting and out of his hair.

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  • S1Ep8: Giving Thanks, Getting Justice  11/24/2015   13

    After spending several holidays away from the family, Dean is thrilled to be reunited with them for his first real Thanksgiving celebration in a long time. But his overexcitement and meddling brings a major, unexpected family secret to light. Meanwhile, a series of flashbacks reveal the chain of events that led to Dean's departure from his hit TV drama, "The Grinder," and its subsequent cancellation.

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  • S1Ep7: No One Cheers for the Shadow Boys  11/17/2015   17

    When Ethan chooses to audition for the school play instead of following in his father's footsteps by joining the tech crew, it highlights the differences between those who seem destined for the spotlight and those who live their lives in the shadows. Meanwhile, Stewart confronts Dean Sr. about how he gave his two sons very different life advice.

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  • S1Ep6: Buckingham Malice  11/10/2015   20

    Stewart convinces Dean he can't keep using his celebrity if he really wants to be a "regular guy." But when the brothers find themselves in serious trouble, Dean's fame might be the only way to bail them out. Meanwhile, Debbie gets an assistant, and ends up being more of an assistant to her.

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  • S1Ep5: A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amer)  11/3/2015   19

    Just as Dean prepares to give up on what he thinks is a hopeless search for love, he is reunited with Gail (guest star Christina Applegate), an old flame who restores his belief in romance. Meanwhile, Deb encourages Stewart to change his strict ways and let Lizzie have a supervised date with Joel Zadak.

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  • S1Ep4: Little Mitchard No More  10/20/2015   12

    When a new couple, Lyle (Nat Faxon) and Vanessa Gerhart (Alexie Gilmore), comes into their life, Stewart and Deb deal with "The Dean Effect" - people liking you only because you have a famous brother. Meanwhile, Dean finds himself in a similar situation with Claire, the first person he's ever met who isn't affected by his celebrity.

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  • S1Ep3: The Curious Disappearance of Mr. Donovan  10/13/2015   8

    Convinced that the only explanation for Claire's non-interest in him is that she's a mole, Dean tells Stewart that Claire is sharing secrets with a rival firm. Although Stewart dismisses the accusation, Dean is set on proving his brother wrong. Meanwhile, Deb and Claire strike up a friendship, the gossipy nature of which propels Stewart to question whether Claire can be trusted after all.

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  • S1Ep2: A Hero Has Fallen  10/6/2015   26

    After the exciting and victorious Krantz case, Sanderson & Yao gets flooded with cases. Dean, in his usual fashion, wants them to pick the next big case. Stewart disagrees, but he realizes that telling Dean he can’t do something only will make him want to do it more. Soo Stewart decides to encourage Dean and the plan backfires. Meanwhile, Dean inspires Debbie to go for a promotion at work using a “big dog” approach, which puts her job in jeopardy

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  • S1Ep1: Pilot  9/29/2015   22

    When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm, where he butts heads with his brother, Stewart.

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