Nick contemplates moving out, and the roommates unwillingly stage a desert intervention where relationships are discussed and fears are faced.
Freshmen New Girl's season finale wasn't the show's funniest episode. That's fine, because the show had a lot of emotional ground to cover with it's main trio. At its heart, New Girl is about the sort of families you form by accident. When the show started, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) didn't know any of these guys. Now she's fighting for Nick (Jake M. Johnson) to stay a member of their little clan. She'll even face down coyotes. Now that's love!
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Everyone had to face their fears and decide what it is they really want for themselves. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) faces his fear that he's not good enough for Cece (Hannah Simone) after seeing her suggestive missile photoshoot. Poor Cece realizes she might have given her heart to someone who doesn't trust her after Schmidt tries to White Fang her. Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris) faces his fear of the dark by spending a night in the desert peeing on things and making out with dunes.
Who's That Girl?
The finale also included a lot of nice call-backs to the pilot, including the roommates screening for a Nick replacement. The show has grown so much since it's inception that it feels confident enough to make fun of pilot Jess. The new roommate they screen is like a weirder male version of Jess: he's just been through a divorce and he likes to sing everything. Not even Jess has time for the guy's shenanigans, showing how far the show has taken her character from its quirky-on-steroids roots.
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"You're making a huge mistake by moving in with a woman that turned you into a turtle-faced, agoraphobic, borderline alcoholic."
-- Jess to Nick regarding moving out.
"It's time to make this horse into a unicorn."
-- Schmidt to Winston about his penis.
"I hope you like feminist rants, because that's kind of my thing."
-- Jess to the potential new roommate.
"Nick Miller's freaking out again. Whoop-de-doo, what's new?"
-- Nick while driving away from his new apartment.
"That's my job. Gino is just some guy I see around the office except in my office they rub us down with baby oil before we start."
-- Cece to Schmidt about her modeling career.