Jess pretends to be a fan of the Pistons in an attempt to befriend Coach, to Nick's dismay, who is a Bulls fan. Meanwhile, Schmidt is assigned to mentor an elderly colleague at work and Winston discovers a new career path.
When Nick has an awkward run-in with his ex-girlfriend Caroline, Jess tries to convince him that exes can still be friends. Chaos ensues when Schmidt, Winston and Coach bring their dates to Schmidt's loft.
When Abby announces that she is staying in the loft permanently, Nick is left to baby-sit her while Jess looks for a place for Abby to live. Winston is nervous about looking at the results of his LAPD entrance exam.
Jealous of Schmidt and Abby's relationship, Jess moves into Nick's bedroom; however the living arrangement does not make either one of them happy. Meanwhile, Winston struggles to get into better shape for the LAPD obstacle course.
Jess and Nick face some truths about their relationship, Schmidt, Winston and Coach scramble to make a better second impression on their hot new neighbors, and Cece panics after she drunk-texts Buster.
The morning after their break-up, Jess and Nick try to keep it a secret from the rest of the gang. Meanwhile, Winston passes his police academy entrance exam, and demands that the gang throw him a "Honey Roast".
Jess and Nick convince the others to go on a cruise with them, but the Grand Romantic package proves too hard to handle for the recent exes, and Schmidt, Winston, Coach and Cece have to repair their fractured friendship.