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The Grinder Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

22 Episodes 2015 - 2016

Episode 1

Pilot

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 30 mins

Series premiere of a sitcom about a popular TV lawyer whose drama series ends, so he returns to his hometown to work in the family law firm, where he squares off with his younger brother.

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Episode 2

A Hero Has Fallen

Tue, Oct 6, 2015 30 mins

After a smash victory in court, the firm is flooded with business, and Dean wants to take on a big case, while Stewart disagrees, which puts the brothers at loggerheads. Meanwhile, Dean encourages Debbie to aggressively go for a promotion at work, but her plan backfires.

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Episode 3

The Curious Disappearance of Mr. Donovan

Tue, Oct 13, 2015 30 mins

Dean thinks that Claire doesn't show any interest in him because she's a mole and tells Stewart that she's been leaking company secrets to a rival firm. Meanwhile, Debbie and Stewart try to discover who fiddled with their DVR.

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Episode 4

Little Mitchard No More

Tue, Oct 20, 2015 30 mins

Stewart and Deb wonder if their new friends like them only because he has a famous brother, while Dean is perplexed because Claire doesn't seem the least bit impressed with his celebrity.

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Episode 5

A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amère)

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 30 mins

Dean, frustrated at not finding love, has his belief in romance restored when he reconnects with a former girlfriend. Meanwhile, Deb tries to convince uptight Stewart to allow Lizzie to go on a supervised date.

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Episode 6

Dedicating This One to the Crew

Tue, Nov 10, 2015 30 mins

Instead of following in his father's footsteps and joining the backstage technical crew, Ethan auditions for a role in the school play. Meanwhile, Stewart questions his father about why he gave Dean and him two different takes on how to live their lives.

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Episode 7

Buckingham Malice

Tue, Nov 17, 2015 30 mins

Stewart tells Dean that to be considered a "regular guy," he needs to stop relying on his famous reputation, but Stewart has a change of heart when they wind up in trouble and Dean's celebrity may be their only way out. Meanwhile, Debbie hires a new assistant, who needs more assistance from Debbie to do her job.

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Episode 8

Giving Thanks, Getting Justice

Tue, Nov 24, 2015 30 mins

Dean is excited to spend a real Thanksgiving celebration with the family, but his meddling uncovers a major, surprising family secret. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal events that led to Dean's departure from his hit TV drama and the show's subsequent cancellation.

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Episode 9

Grinder Rests in Peace

Tue, Dec 1, 2015 30 mins

Dean is asked to film a spinoff of his "The Grinder" TV series that will provide closure for his popular role, but Dean has problems dealing with being replaced by his character's TV brother. Meanwhile, Dean's real brother, Stewart, is excited for the opportunity to get Dean back into acting.

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Episode 10

The Olyphant in the Room

Tue, Jan 5, 2016 30 mins

Dean spots Timothy Olyphant (as himself) romancing Claire, and feels justified in trying to "win her back" by taking the lead on a case involving her friend, but he resorts to questionable tactics. Meanwhile, Stewart is thrilled to be the subject of a reporter's feature story, but isn't so excited after Dean steps in and turns the focus on himself.

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Episode 11

Exodus (Pt.1)

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 30 mins

Stewart and Deb inform Dean that his time with them is up and he needs to find another place to live. Meanwhile, a rival firm wants Dean to come work for them; and Deb's come to depend on Dean's former stand-in, who has been staying with the family.

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Episode 12

Blood Is Thicker Than Justice

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 30 mins

After a falling out, Dean and Stewart square off against each other in a divorce case. Meanwhile, life without Uncle Dean around the house has an impact on Ethan and Lizzie, which Stewart and Deb quickly notice.

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Episode 13

Grinder V Grinder

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 30 mins

Dean's TV Grinder replacement returns to Boise and Stewart invites him to hang out at the firm, where the two actors' rivalry resumes. Later, when Dean and Stewart argue over who's the better attorney, the brothers square off in a mock trial.

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Episode 14

The Retooling of Dean Sanderson

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 30 mins

An overly dramatic Dean scares off an important prospective client, which prompts Stewart to suggest that it's time to dump his "Grinder" persona and take a reality check by going to see a therapist. But after therapy, Dean overcompensates and starts "therapizing" the entire family, including Debbie, who considers quitting her difficult job.

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Episode 15

The Ties That Grind

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 30 mins

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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Episode 16

Delusions of Grinder

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 30 mins

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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Episode 17

From the Ashes

Tue, Mar 1, 2016 30 mins

Stewart desperately tries to turn Dean back into "The Grinder" to help unravel a conspiracy surrounding Sanderson and Yao, but Dean has abandoned the "grind" to attend law school.

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Episode 18

Genesis

Tue, Mar 15, 2016 30 mins

Dean loses his ability to grind after therapy, so he tries to solve the case of the office being ransacked. Meanwhile, in flashback, a young Dean must decide whether to embrace a simple life or pursue his destiny and become the Grinder he was meant to be.

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Episode 19

A System on Trial

Tue, Apr 12, 2016 30 mins

Stewart is concerned about Dean Sr.'s anger issues complicating their case, so Dean arranges some focus-group testing to see what the masses really think.

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Episode 20

For the People

Tue, Apr 19, 2016 30 mins

Dean and Stewart's mother visits unannounced, which sends Dean into a panic since she's never been a fan of his lifestyle. Meanwhile, Stewart is desperate to snare a reservation to a hot restaurant in town for his anniversary; and having his ex-wife in town spurs Dean Sr. to get back into the dating scene, with help from Ethan and Lizzie.

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Episode 21

Divergence

Tue, May 3, 2016 30 mins

When Stew learns that his father is guilty, he wants to settle, but Dean tries one of his old "Grinder" tricks to solve the case.

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Episode 22

Full Circle

Tue, May 10, 2016 30 mins

In the Series finale, Stewart gets sidelined during Dean Sr.'s malpractice trial and it's up to the rest of the Sanderson & Yao team to save the firm and discover the secret mastermind behind Cory Manler and Dean Sr.'s case.

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