New Girl - Season 2 Episodes
New Girl - Season 2
Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, breakout comedy NEW GIRL returns for its sophomore season with all-new exploits of a smart, spirited and single young woman, her three male roommates and her beautiful best friend.
This season, after JESS (Zooey Deschanel) gets laid off from her teaching job, she re-evaluates her life and career and immediately makes some dubious choices along the way – working alongside a jaded cocktail waitress (guest star Parker Posey), jumping into a sex-only relationship with a handsome lothario (recurring guest star David Walton) and attempting to bond with her younger neighbors by using 80’s humor. Also this season, NICK (Jake Johnson) is dumbfounded when he gets a visit from his future self, WINSTON (Lamorne Morris) must answer to his disapproving mother and basketball star sister, SCHMIDT (Max Greenfield) panics at the thought of getting old and then becomes jealous when CECE (HANNAH SIMONE) starts dating the anti-Schmidt.
The hit ensemble comedy struck a chord with viewers last season when, after a bad break-up, Jess moved into a downtown Los Angeles loft occupied by three single guys. The trio helped Jess move on with her life, as she jumped back into the dating pool, which included a courtship with a fellow teacher, a Valentine’s Day one-night-stand and a May-December romance with the father of one of her students. Conversely, the upbeat and unique feminine touch that Jess brought into the loft had just as much impact on her new male roommates and changed their lives in ways they never imagined.
Among her new roommates, Jess had an instant connection with Nick, a law school dropout-turned-bartender. Nick knows he’s not living up to his potential – both professionally and personally. Like Jess, he also had a tumultuous romantic year, whether it was dealing with the ex-girlfriend who broke his heart or the tough-as-nails attorney who unceremoniously dumped him, leading him to date an endless string of college-age co-eds. The most grounded of the roommates may be Winston, an intensely competitive athlete who returned from playing basketball overseas, not knowing what to do next. As the season progressed, Winston not only found true love with a former booty call, but landed a dream job – albeit with a nightmare boss.
Rounding out the loft, but living in his own universe, is Schmidt, whose over-confidence and well-defined physique mask severe insecurities, which manifest themselves in a number of OCD-like mannerisms, false bravado and contributions to the loft’s douchebag jar. Against all odds, Schmidt found himself in an adventurous affair with Jess’ best friend, Cece, a professional model with a killer deadpan whom all the roommates believed was unattainable. As the group’s dynamic evolved, they formed a charmingly dysfunctional – or strangely functional – family.
Schmidt throws himself a "rebranding" party at which Jess, recently fired from her teaching job, volunteers to be a "shot girl," alongside a very jaded cocktail waitress (guest star Parker Posey). Meanwhile, Winston shows a different side of his personality after drinking some of Nick's fruity concoctions, and Cece introduces the gang to her new boyfriend (guest star Nelson Franklin).
Mistaken identity abounds as Jess inadvertently captures the attention of a beer delivery guy (guest star Josh Gad) and then pretends to be someone else when a handsome stranger (guest star David Walton) thinks she is his blind date. Then, a regular at Nick's bar (guest star Raymond J. Barry) claims to be Nick from the future, and Winston's disapproving mother (guest star Anna Maria Horsford) comes to visit, all the while maintaining her hatred of Schmidt.
Nick and Jess address their relationship-without-benefits. Meanwhile, Winston has a lot on his mind - besides Shelby. Then, hoping to date a beautiful Republican, Schmidt pretends to be one of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's sons.
When a group of young twenty-something neighbors moves in across the hall, Jess and Schmidt are determined to become friends with them. Meanwhile, Nick enacts a series of pranks on Schmidt to make him think he's getting old.
After spending a wild night out with Cece and her model friends, Jess jumps in the driver's seat when she must fill in for Cece at a car show. Meanwhile, the guys question what defines male friendship after Schmidt buys Nick a cookie.
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) gets a job as a zombie at a haunted house, but is more frightened of her changing feelings towards Sam (guest star David Walton). Then, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) are (unfortunately) perfectly matched in the costumes they’re wearing, while Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Shelby (guest star Kali Hawk) are worlds apart in theirs. Also, Nick (Jake Johnson) gets a visit from a former college crush (guest star Maria Thayer) who shows her affection in a scary way.
As Jess' job search kicks into high gear, the guys fear her time of the month is also affecting their physical and psychological well-being. Meanwhile, Schmidt begins a "50 Shades of Grey"-type of relationship with his corporate boss (guest star Carla Gugino), and Nick gains wisdom from an unlikely, hands-on (and mute) source.
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) invites her divorced mom and dad (guest stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) over for Thanksgiving dinner and enlists Nick (Jake Johnson) and Cece (Hannah Simone) to help her with a “Parent Trap” to reunite them. Meanwhile, Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) cousin, Big Schmidt (guest star Rob Riggle), visits, and Winston (Larmorne Morris) manipulates them into an escalating battle to prove their manhood.
When Jess learns that a friend is pregnant, both she and Cece panic that time is running out for them to have children. Meanwhile, Schmidt seeks advice on how to please Emma (guest star Gugino), and Nick and Winston visit the zoo to find inspiration for Nick's zombie-themed novel.
Tired of taking showers, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) scheme to get a bathtub in the loft. Then, at the bar, Nick (Jake Johnson) meets a tough and beautiful customer with boyfriend troubles (guest starOlivia Munn). Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is torn between his boss (guest star Carla Gugino) and trying to win back Cece (Hannah Simone).
When the gang attempts to juggle multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to avoid a remorseful Sam (guest star David Walton), Nick (Jake Johnson) tries to keep up with a sexually adventurous Angie (guest star Olivia Munn) and Winston panics when he gets a cranberry stuck in his ear.
Jess invites Nick and Angie to spend a couples' weekend with her and Sam. Once there, however, she quickly discovers that two's company and four's a crowd. Meanwhile, Winston tries to teach Schmidt about race relations.
“A Father's Love”
When Nick's con-man father (guest star Farina) suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.
When Nick is convinced that one of Jess' students is hiding a nefarious secret, he goes undercover in her adult night school class. Meanwhile, Winston has an embarrassing encounter with Cece, causing an examination of all the loft-mate's peculiarities.
Nick and Schmidt go out on a "bro's night," but quickly become infatuated with and highly competitive over a beautiful woman (guest star Decker) attracted to sadness. Meanwhile, Winston falls for a girl with absolutely no interest in him, which only makes him more attracted to her. Then, Jess' decision to have a night alone in the loft doesn't go as planned and involves another round of the drinking game "True American," and a surprising development in her relationship with one of the loft mates.
The gang attends an Indian marriage convention, where Cece (Hannah Simone) hopes to find a prospective husband – even as Schmidt (Max Greenfield) hopes to win her back. Meanwhile, Winston’s (Lamorne Morris) mojo returns, and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) get put in a compromising position in front of Dr. Sam (guest star David Walton).
When Schmidt discovers a previously unknown, yet highly-coveted parking spot, Jess and the roommates battle it out to see who will get to use it. Meanwhile, Winston has a hard time finding a condom when he gets an impromptu invitation from Daisy (guest star Brenda Song).
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) catches the eye of a professional football player (guest star Steve Howey) with whom Winston (Lamorne Morris) landed an exclusive interview for his radio station. Meanwhile, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) argue over the planning of their “TinFinity” party celebrating their tenth anniversary of living together, and Cece (Hannah Simone) gets a surprise offer.
“Quick Hardening Caulk”
Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him - until she's hopped up on pain medication. But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner.
When a death occurs in Nick's family, Jess, Schmidt and Winston travel with Nick to the Windy City to help him with the funeral preparations and meet his boisterous family members, including his mom, Bonnie (guest stat Martindale); his younger brother, Jamie (guest star Kroll); and his Boston cousin, Bobby.
Jess and Nick, who are caught between friendship and something more, try to break out of relationship-limbo by going on a "first" date. Once Schmidt and Winston realize a full-on Jess/Nick romance might be happening, they swoop in to try to sabotage the date.
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) decides to throw Cece (Hannah Simone) a surprise bachelorette party while Nick (Jake Johnson) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) awkwardly take her fiancé, Shivrang (guest-star Satya Bhabha), out for the night. Then, as Schmidt (Max Greenfield) desperately tries to find a real girlfriend in time for the wedding in order to get a “plus one,” he is forced to seek out his old girlfriend from his “fat Schmidt” college days.
In a series of flashbacks, Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Cece fell one another how they each lost their virginity. Not surprisingly, when they realize the stories directly affect their present day sex lives, one relationship will change forever.
Jess’ dad, Bob (guest star Rob Reiner), arrives at the loft the morning after Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick’s (Jake Johnson) night of passion. Then, Jess finds herself with a huge opportunity for a new job on the day before Cece’s (Hannah Simone) wedding, forcing a nervous Nick to spend the day alone with Bob. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) must take a look in the mirror and confront his real feelings forElizabeth (guest star Merritt Wever). Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris) psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seemed to remember to throw for him.
“Elaine's Big Day”
Cece’s wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans.