A friendly game of touch football leads to a health scare for Nick (Jake Johnson) on tonight’s New Girl as the law student now bartender evaluates his life choices and the gang rally around their potentially sick friend. This doesn’t sound all that funny but in true New Girl style they manage to find the light and humor in the darkness and this all begins with how Nick gets his injury in the first place.
As you can see from both the promo photos and sneak peeks Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is the one who causes Nick’s back injury as she tackles him (even though she is on his team). Nick doesn’t have any insurance and so Jess takes him to her doctor friend Sadie (June Diane Raphael), Sadie unfortunately for Nick is an OB-GYN and so her area of speciality is not in the male back department. Sadie does find an abnormality that isn’t necessarily related to this touch football injury and this leads to a long and strange night.
Nick is the cynical one of the group and alongside Winston (Lamorne Morris) is unclear of exactly what he wants to do with his life and so this health scare could be the thing to kick start Nick and his ambitions. His brief relationship with Julia (Lizzy Caplan) could have been the thing to do that and I really would have liked to have seen Lizzy Caplan stick around for longer on this show. Unfortunately Julia broke it off with Nick in the last episode and it sent him spiralling again. There is also the will they/won’t they aspect with Nick and Jess and this episode should provide fans of that coupling with some good moments to savor.
Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) are still keeping their relationship a secret even if Schmidt would like to scream it from the rooftop, or just tell a bunch of strangers at breakfast. This secret won’t be revealed tonight but you will get to see both Cece and Schmidt rapping and you can see a sneak peek of this below. Winston shows off his musical talents again; last time it was handbells and tonight the piano is his instrument of choice. This looks like it will be a strong group based episode as they try and help Nick come to terms with what could be a serious medical problem.
Watch a teaser and four sneak peeks below for tonight’s episode of New Girl. Use the arrows above to browse through photos for the episode.