Newly engaged Mindy returns from her volunteer mission in Haiti to New York for emergency surgery, only to find a new doctor has taken her place. Meanwhile, Danny and Christina's relationship continues to deteriorate.
Morgan sues Mindy for sexual harassment after she backs out of testing his theory that whoever sleeps with him finds the love of their life immediately afterwards. Danny wants Peter out of the practice.
Mindy begins dating Jason, an Arts and Culture writer. After Jason discerns that Mindy may not be cultured enough for him, she decides to invite him to Christina's art show, which features nude photos of Danny. Danny asks Cliff to figure out a way to shut down the exhibit.
When Danny tells Mindy she is too picky and judgemental of other people, she tries to prove him wrong by going on a date with her complete opposite. Jeremy is distressed when his dad visits the practice and takes an interest in Peter.
When Mindy tells Danny she has a crush, he thinks she's talking about him instead of Cliff, the lawyer (guest star Glenn Howerton). Meanwhile, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) and Peter find Mindy's phone and respond to a text from Cliff, which starts off innocently, but escalates into something that may lead to unintended romantic consequences.
One of Danny's patients is a mommy blogger, so he invites her to write about Schulman & Associates on her website, only to find out that she is actually a white supremacist and paints the practice in a racist light. Desperate to control the situation, the team hires PR guru Priscilla (guest star Jenny Elfman), who begins to give Danny media training but ends up seducing him.
Mindy is surprised when her messed up ex-boyfriend, Josh, invites her to his wedding. She insists on taking a guy to the wedding so she won't look so miserable. Danny's brother, Richie, goes to NYC to visit his old brother.
Mindy plans an office Christmas party for the entire building, so she can spend more time with Cliff (guest star Glenn Howerton). However, things don't go Mindy's way when Brendan Deslaurier's date (guest star Maria Menounos) steals Mindy's thunder by performing a seductive "Santa Baby" dance for the party guests.
Mindy's fresh, new relationship with the dreamy Cliff is going strong. Cliff sweetly invites Mindy on vacation, where he looks forward to some hot tub time, which Mindy finds alarming, because what 30-something woman is ready to wear a bikini in January. Once it has been established that a skirted-swimsuit isn't an option, Mindy agrees to let Morgan be her physical trainer. Meanwhile, Jeremy fakes sickness for some "nookie-hookie," leaving Peter to take on the stress of managing their empty-headed crew of misfits... and an owl. Distracted by said owl, Morgan cannot be...
Jeremy sends Mindy, Danny, Peter and Morgan to Los Angeles to receive cosmetic injectables certification. Once they arrive, Peter attempts to track down the object of his affection, Maria Menounos, and Mindy runs into Casey (guest star Anders Holm).
After Cliff breaks up with Mindy for lying about seeing Casey in Los Angeles, Mindy is more determined than ever to win him back. However, instead of taking Mindy to the airport, Danny tricks her into going with him to the desert to see his dad.