Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot20 September 2011
Jess Day is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates - prickly bartender Nick, womanizer Schmidt and intense personal trainer Coach. The guys try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world.
Season 1, Episode 2: Kryptonite27 September 2011
Nick and Schmidt convince Jess to get her stuff out of her ex-boyfriend Spencer's apartment; Jess meets new roommate Winston, who has returned from playing basketball in Latvia. Winston tries to get his old room back from Schmidt.
Season 1, Episode 3: Wedding4 October 2011
The guys are invited to a wedding of a mutual friend. Nick, fearful he will run into his ex-girlfriend Caroline, asks Jess to be his date. Meanwhile, Winston takes his role as an usher very seriously and gets competitive on the dance floor with a young guest. Schmidt not only catches the eye of a beautiful woman, but also his "frenemy" Gretchen whom he sleeps with at every wedding reception.
Season 1, Episode 4: Naked1 November 2011
Jess accidentally walks in on Nick naked, sending his self-confidence to an all-time low - just after an attractive co-worker agrees to go out on a date with him. Meanwhile, Winston becomes obsessed with learning pop-culture references online.
8 November 2011
Cece convinces Jess that Nick likes her more than just as a roommate and Schmidt tries to seal the deal with Cece.
15 November 2011
Jess invites Paul, a music teacher at her school on whom she always has had a crush, to the gang's big Thanksgiving dinner at the loft, which naturally goes horribly awry.
Season 1, Episode 7: Bells29 November 2011
Jess gets jealous when Winston joins her troubled-youth handbell quartet and instantly becomes a natural. Meanwhile Nick and Schmidt engage in class warfare when the toilet breaks and they each have their own idea of how to get it fixed.
Season 1, Episode 8: Bad in Bed6 December 2011
When Jess decides to take her relationship with Paul to the next level, she consults with the guys for some sex advice. Meanwhile, Schmidt worms his way into his boss' baby shower to compete with his office female counterpart.
Season 1, Episode 9: The 23rd13 December 2011
The gang attends Schmidt's holiday office party and Jess frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul.
17 January 2012
When Schmidt's plans for his 29th birthday fall apart, Jess takes charge and enlists the help of her school's party hungry vice-principal. Meanwhile, Nick begrudgingly has his first date at Schmidt's party with a beautiful lawyer who harbors a secret, and the gang argues why one of them has to place a 50 dollar bill in the douchebag jar.
31 January 2012
Nick panics when Julia doesn't want to put a label on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket, Winston reconnects with a former booty call and Schmidt is baffled as to why his shower towel is always damp.
7 February 2012
Against Nick's wishes, Jess makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation and the guys are forced to admit they've made some "unofficial" changes to the apartment. Meanwhile Schmidt tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss Kim.
14 February 2012
Single for the first time on Valentine's Day, Jess convinces Schmidt to be her wingman as she attempts to have an attachment-free fling with a handsome stranger. Nick's romantic plans are foiled when he finds himself spending more time with Julia's law firm assistant than with her. Winston becomes one of the girls when Shelby invites him over on the holiday.
Season 1, Episode 14: Bully21 February 2012
When Jess tries to intervene with a classroom bully she finds herself the target of the bad seed student. Schmidt, meanwhile, is thrilled over his post-Valentine's sexcapades, but hates that his paramour wants to keep it a secret; and Nick goes into a tailspin when Julia sends him a cactus.
Season 1, Episode 15: Injured6 March 2012
When Nick is hurt playing a game of touch football and Jess discovers he doesn't have insurance, she brings him to her doctor friend - an OB-GYN. The gang rallies together and Nick evaluates his life when his seemingly innocuous back injury may prove to be more serious than thought.
Season 1, Episode 16: Control13 March 2012
After Jess realizes that Schmidt is unfairly doing all of the housework, she pushes him to "go on strike," and the entire ecosystem of the loft is thrown off balance. Meanwhile, Nick scrambles when he must pay up to Winston after losing a poker game.
20 March 2012
Jess reluctantly dates the wealthy father of one of her students. Meanwhile, Nick attempts to buy a new cell phone and Schmidt and Winston get ultra-competitive playing bar trivia.
27 March 2012
Jess's first date with Russell ended with a pat on the back. The second date ends abruptly. He explains he is out of dating practice. Nick's friend visits and helps him get over Julia. Winston finds out about Schmidt & CeCe.
Season 1, Episode 19: Secrets3 April 2012
Winston shares the secret about Schmidt and CeCe with Nick, and Nick tells Jess. Jess is upset CeCe did not tell her when it started and it puts a strain on their friendship. Nick's dating younger women and asks Schmidt for help to handle it.
Season 1, Episode 20: Normal10 April 2012
Jess invites Russell to stay overnight at her place and is worried about how the guys will react. Winston gets a job at a radio station but finds it is not what he thought it would be. Nick pitches one of his marketing ideas to Russell.
Season 1, Episode 21: Kids17 April 2012
Jess babysits Russell's pre-teen daughter for the weekend and meets his ex-wife. Then, Schmidt and Cece panic when they think she's pregnant. Also, Nick's new girlfriend may be too young and Winston discovers his new boss is a big baby.
Season 1, Episode 22: Tomatoes24 April 2012
CeCe does not want to admit she cares for Schmidt, so she tells him to date her gorgeous model roommate. He does, but then she gets jealous. Jess meets Russell's first wife and does not think she matches up to Ouli who seems so exciting.
Season 1, Episode 23: Backslide1 May 2012
When Jess and Nick run into their exes Paul and Caroline, the gang fears they both may "backslide" into romantic relationships. Meanwhile, Schmidt desperately tries not to get aroused as he deals with a delicate medical issue, Winston suffers the consequences of a wild night out with his boss and Cece brings Schmidt to a nursing home to meet her grandmother.
Season 1, Episode 24: See Ya8 May 2012
When one of the roommates decides to move out of the loft, the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert where Winston faces his fear of the dark, Cece and Schmidt's relationship reaches a turning point and Jess and Nick square off with a coyote.
Season 2, Episode 1: Re-launch25 September 2012
Jess is laid off from her teaching job and volunteers to be a shot girl at Schmidt's "rebranding" party.
Season 2, Episode 2: Katie25 September 2012
Out of work, Jess continues zany pursuits such as felt art and cooking unusual dishes. At the bar, a guy mistakes Jess for the blind date he is to meet. They have great sex and she continues to pretend she is Katie. Winston's mother visits.
Season 2, Episode 3: Fluffer2 October 2012
Jess continues to have great sex with Sam but does not date. Jess feels uncomfortable with a sex only relationship. Nick becomes her guy to date but no sex. Schmidt pretends to be one of Mitt Romney's sons to impress women.
Season 2, Episode 4: Neighbors9 October 2012
New neighbors move in the apartment across from Jess and the guys. Schmidt wants to be friends with the 20 year olds, but does not fit it. Meanwhile, they think Jess is great. Nick plays pranks on Schmidt to make him think he is old.
Season 2, Episode 5: Models23 October 2012
Instead of celebrating Cece's birthday watching a movie, Cece wants to go out. Jess joins the models at a wild party at the bar. The next day, Cece is not able to model at a car show, so Jess steps in at the last minute. It does not go well.
Season 2, Episode 6: Halloween30 October 2012
Nick prepares for a visit from Amelia, someone he had a crush on at college. Jess has a job at a haunted house for Halloween. She invites Sam, her non-boyfriend to the haunted house and plans to tell him she wants to be a girlfriend.
Season 2, Episode 7: Menzies13 November 2012
Unable to pay her share of rent and utilities, the guys tell Jess to get a job. She is experiencing her monthly period and is an emotional mess. Nick meets a silent guy who shows him how to be peaceful. Cece wants to go back with Schmidt.
Season 2, Episode 8: Parents20 November 2012
When Jess's parents, Bob and Joan, show up at the same time for Thanksgiving dinner, Jess takes the opportunity to "parent trap" them into a reconciliation, but her ploy backfires. Meanwhile, Schmidt and his bigger ex-Marine cousin, Big Schmidt, engage in a "manliness" competition.
Season 2, Episode 9: Eggs27 November 2012
When friends tell Jess and CeCe they only have so many eggs available for having children, Jess is worried and insists she and CeCe get tests done. Schmidt tries to find confirmation for his sexual prowess. Nick finishes writing his book.
Season 2, Episode 10: Bathtub4 December 2012
Jess wants a bathtub in the apartment, and Winston helps her get one. Schmidt is still interested in CeCe and thinks they would be great together, but he is also still with his boss. Nick meets a woman with man troubles at the bar.
Season 2, Episode 11: Santa11 December 2012
The gang tries to attend a lot of Christmas parties. Cece talks to Schmidt about becoming just friends again. Jess tries to avoid Sam; he tells her he wants to get back together. Nick has trouble adjusting to his adventurous girlfriend.
Season 2, Episode 12: Cabin8 January 2013
Jess and Sam have a weekend getaway planned. Jess invites Nick and Angie to go with them so she does not have to face Sam alone. Schmidt thinks Winston needs more black friends and experiences.
15 January 2013
Nick's father visits and Nick is upset. Nick thinks his con-man father is just in town to pull another scheme. Jess tries to find a way to repair their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt and Robby try to win Cece back into their hearts.
Season 2, Episode 14: Pepperwood22 January 2013
Jess makes a real connection with a student in her writing class. She reads the papers to her roommates and Nick things the guy is a psychotic killer. Winston and Schmidt argue about what others say about them behind their back.
Season 2, Episode 15: Cooler29 January 2013
Jess is considered to be a cool force when she goes out with the guys, so they go out to find women and leave her at home. Jess hears noises outside and asks the guys and their dates to return. Party games begin, and Nick has to kiss Jess.
Season 2, Episode 16: Table 345 February 2013
After their shared kiss, Nick and Jess try to avoid each other. Cece decides to go to a dating event for East Indians; Jess and the others also attend. Schmidt makes the event painful for Cece. Sam finds out about Nick & Jess.
19 February 2013
A premium parking spot becomes available in the apartment building and the group fights over who deserves it. Nick, Jess, and Schmidt sit in the spot to see who gives up first. Winston meets up with Daisy but does not have a condom.
Season 2, Episode 18: Tinfinity26 February 2013
Nick & Schmidt celebrate 10 years of being roommates. Nick's chore for the party is a porta-potty. Winston brings a football player to the bar, and Jess decides she wants to go out with him for a kiss. Cece gets a proposal.
19 March 2013
With Cece engaged, Schmidt is depressed. Schmidt decides an aquarium filled with a rare, unattainable, and endangered species of fish is what will cheer him. Nick decides to be a take charge man, and this entices Jess to want Nick.
Season 2, Episode 20: Chicago26 March 2013
Nick's father dies and the friends travel to Chicago. Nick's family views him as the responsible one and has him plan an Elvis funeral. Jess impersonates as Elvis to help cut costs. Wilson helps Schmidt get over his fear of funerals.
Season 2, Episode 21: First Date4 April 2013
Jess and Nick go on their first official date, but try to decide if it is really a date or not. Wilson and Schmidt are left to themselves and realize Nick is the glue that holds them together. Without Nick, they are not sure what to do.
9 April 2013
Jess hold a bachelorette party for Cece. Cece shows up with her fiancé's aunt and things turn G-Rated. The guys throw Shivrang a bachelor party. Jess tells Nick to get a picture of Shivrang's privates. Schmidt needs a date for the wedding.
Season 2, Episode 23: Virgins30 April 2013
Each of the friends tell their story about how they lost their virginity.
7 May 2013
It's Winston's birthday and he wants a party. Schmidt is still seeing Elizabeth and wondering where it will lead. Jess's father comes to town for Cece's birthday, and Nick & Jess try to hide their relationship. Jess has a job interview.
14 May 2013
Nick and Jesse decide if they want their relationship to continue. It's Cece's wedding day and Schmidt thinks she does not want to go through with it. He gets Winston & Nick to help sabotage the wedding. Shivrang has his own big announcement.
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