Best episode ever? That’s what Huffington Post reckon to Episode 19 of New Girl and it looks as though they may not be alone. With opinions and spoilers bounding around the internet, Huffington Post have gone all out and declared last night’s episode of Zooey Deschanel’s cutesy modern-day-Friends sitcom. The slow-burning ‘will they, won’t they?’ romance between Jess and Nick finally hit the ‘oh, right, they will’ stage and culminated in some pretty fierce making out. Which is just what the viewers were after let’s face it.
New Girl being New Girl and Jess being Jess, the journey to the two characters finally getting it on was not, of course, an easy one. Nick had got himself involved with his new boss, who had been inspiring him to actually try to be good at his job (to the extent that he actually asked his buddies to pay for their drinks at the end of his shift, for a change). The flipside of Nick’s new workmanlike approach to his job, was that Jess suddenly found him a whole lot more attractive. In comes a bizarre scenario in which Nick knocks Jess out in a hardware store and the effect of the painkillers she takes leads her to lose a few inhibitions and come on to him. She doesn’t remember it but he sure as hell does (not least because the shock of it landed him with a burnt hand).
They get there in the end though, in a peculiarly awkward fashion: “They make out pretty rough, more intense than that one kiss that one time, and as they start getting serious and Nick props Jess on the table and tells her to undress, he shatters the fish tank… they each go to their respective room. They pop out of there for a minute to kiss again, but that's it. Best. Episode. Ever.” Are they going to be able to top that?
Zooey Deschanel, star of New Girl, at the Vanity Fair Oscars party