Relationships come together and fall apart on New Girl this week, while the Nick and Jess train looks just about ready to leave the station.
You Say Tomato
Nick (Jake M. Johnson) gives up on finding love and decides that farming will be his new passion and tomatoes his new love. Like most things Nick does, however, this fails pretty spectacularly, but luckily not before we get some great sight gags out of farmer Nick's crop like vultures swooping overhead, a creepy scarecrow and Nick briefly turning into an extra from The Hills Have Eyes. Winston (Lamorne Morris) finally talks Nick down from the edge and then kindly glues some tomatoes onto his plant. That's friendship!
Dancing Around Romance
This week, the show was all about relationships of the romantic variety. There were multiple makeups, breakups and one particularly great booty-shaking fight between Nick and Jess (Zooey Deschanel). The show itself has been dancing around the idea of putting Nick and Jess together in a romantic pairing almost since it began, and tonight was the strongest indication yet that the show plans to pursue that angle, even if at a later date. It's hard to argue with a couple that could potentially solve all their fights through booty shaking.
Meanwhile, Cece (Hannah Simone) continues pretending she doesn't care about Schmidt (Max Greenfield). This leads her to set Schmidt up with her weird Russian roommate, who loves strange things about America and can't say Mickey Mouse. When sex with her goes horribly, hospital-stay awry, Cece is forced to admit her feelings for Schmidt. She likes him, personality and all. I'm sure Schmidt would be more excited if his penis wasn't having a heart attack every time he thinks about bread.
Nick is about to get really depressed because Jess finally ends things with the man he can see himself growing old with, Russell (Dermot Mulroney). After an awkward encounter with his first wife, Jess realizes that she and Russell lack true passion. He might be convinced passion isn't important, but Jess isn't, so she ends things. But not before a great running gag about the song "Surrender" by Cheap Trick that will have that song playing in my head for the next few days.
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"Jess, you're dating the man I could see myself growing old with."
-- Nick on Russell.
"Cece, the Jewish is here to make sex."
-- Cece's roommate talking about Schmidt.
"Uli's all right, Russell's all right, they just seem a little weird, surrender, surrender."
-- Jess singing at dinner.
"What are we at, a Santa family reunion? Because the Clauses are coming out."
-- Schmidt to Cece.
"Get out of here you sky rats! Go back to hell where you belong! Come on, I need this!"
-- Nick yelling at the birds circling his tomatoes.