Starting this week a new face joins the cast of New Girl; Lamorne Morris plays Winston. He is replacing Damon Wayans Jr’s character “Coach” due to the ABC comedy Happy Endings being picked up for another season.
During a friendly game of catch with the roommates Jess accidentally busted Nick’s flat screen TV with a basketball. This sends the males characters into a frenzy. Jess says she’ll pay for a new one but not right away. She tells the guys that she has a similar TV but it’s at her ex-boyfriend’s place. Of course she gets talked into trying to get it back from her ex even though his hair puts her in a trance-like state. After meeting with her ex, Spencer, in the park Jess comes away empty handed but he convinces her to take his new girlfriend to the airport. Poor Jess, she didn’t stand a chance against that magical mane.
After telling her roommates about the debacle they tell her that she needs to toughen up and demand she get her belongings back even if it means she has to move on emotionally. Eventually she is ready to confront Spencer – with the help of her roommates and best friend Cece. After driving around Spencer’s block multiple times to build up the courage, Jess stops and approaches the house. Spencer answers and Jess falls back under his spell until she notices that he has been mistreating the plants. Jess snaps and thrashes through the house taking her possessions and, clumsily, storms out dropping her TV on the way.
Spencer comes out on the lawn trying to stop Jess from taking the TV but her roommates stop him and tell him he needs to let her go. I know they initially just wanted the TV but it seems as though they actually care about Jess and her feelings as well. Jess then tells Spencer that she is glad she was cheated on because she was only going to get hurt by Spencer over and over again. After Schmidt slaps Spencer the confrontation is over and the new roomies get back in Jess’ car and drive away.
I know it’s early in the series/season but I just feel that Nick and Jess are fated to spark up some semblance of a relationship that goes beyond just being roommates/friends. He is always the one who spearheads the movement to stand by Jess and he is usually the one who does the genuine consoling in regards to her as well. Schmidt is slowly but surely becoming my hero. I think it’s because he makes nonsensical remarks and believes them wholeheartedly. And his douche factor is at an all-time high – it gives me a goal to reach for.
“I can’t call Spencer. I haven’t talked to him since he cheated on me with that ho. Actually that’s not fair she might be a really nice…ho.” -Jess
“Jess, I know. Closure. Ouch. Am I right?” -Schmidt
“I don’t know at all what you’re talking about.” -Jess
“See that, man? That’s my new thumb ring. How choice is that? Little skull…it’s so nectar.” -Schmidt
“Did you just make up “nectar?” -Nick
“No, it’s a volleyball term.” -Schmidt
“Your hand is on my leg.” -Cece
“Your hand is on MY leg.” -Schmidt
“No, it REALLY isn’t.” -Cece
“Classic He Said/She Said.” -Schmidt