New Girl is back everybody!!! If not for my broken leg, I would have been doing a conga line all day to celebrate. Instead, I had to settle for doing it in my head.
As expected, the finale picked up right where we left off, with Nick and Jess driving off from CeCe’s wedding that wasn’t. I loved the cold open. Nick and Jess staring at the door to the loft in a mixture of confusion and fear was right on the money. Yes, these two crazy kids have made things official, but they definitely have a lot left to figure out. And I can understand the fear of not being able to figure it all out with Schmidt and Winston as roommates. I’d probably want to run away too.
I am not in the least bit surprised that we haven’t had a resolution to the CeCe/Schmidt/Elizabeth triangle yet. After all, this is Schmidt that we’re talking about and that boy is terrible at making decisions. I can understand loving them both and being torn on what to do, but this is just going to blow up in his face. Honesty is ALWAYS the better policy, Schmidt, even if it hurts a little more in the immediate aftermath. I’m curious to see how long they play out him making his decision, even though I think we all know what it ultimately is. CeCe and Schmidt have seemed to be the other end game couple for the show (as long as Nurse Jackie is on the air, anyway), but I have really enjoyed seeing Schmidt and Elizabeth together as well. She has brought out a lot more of the qualities that made Fat Schmidt so awesome. My big concern is that Schmidt and CeCe become that couple that breaks up and gets back together several times. It’s not that I think it would be out of character for these two, but I just really dislike when shows do that. But given how swimmingly the writers have handled Nick and Jess up to this point, I am putting my faith in them.
There are not words for how much I love Winston. He just further proved that he needs to exist in real life and be my best friend. Puzzles!! I’m a puzzle junkie myself, although I’m infinitely better at it than Winston (only 750 pieces???). Plus I can put them together without the dirty talk or the singing (although the singing could be fun). To amp up the comedy gold that is Lamorne Morris, of course they make Winston color blind. Only Winston. In all seriousness though, what color DOES Winston think he is? That is a question I strangely want the answer to. I really hope that they give Winston some more meat this season, since he is still the least fleshed out of the characters. Until then, I am completely okay with crazy Winston and his sweatshirts-as-pants strategy to life.
This wasn’t a perfect episode. There was something just a touch off about the episode (I’m leaning towards the Mexico setting), but it set up a lot of the early storylines for the season successfully. I think once we have the normal loft setting back, things will go right back to normal.