AVClub: So let’s all take a moment to freak out about the fact that Toby Ziegler and Sam Seaborn got to hang out on a tropical beach for the time being. I’m a sucker for novelty casting and I would appreciate if Josh Lyman and CJ Craig could stop by when they get the chance. But aside from that, the cold opens on The Grinder, usually featuring a group watching The Grinder (so meta!) have become my favorite part of the show. In some cases, as in last week and this week, it was the funniest part of the show. The Grinder has a lost a touch of the insanely good momentum that it showcased before its winter hiatus. Still, this is a good show, and one of my favorites of the 2015-2016 season, but now I know the brilliance that it’s capable of and I want more of that, goddamnit.