New Girl: Season 2, Episode 19

Quick Hardening Caulk (19 Mar. 2013)

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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.



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Episode cast overview:
Aquarium Docent
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ...
Darlene Kardon ...
Elderly Woman
Drunk Dude
Random Guy #1
Random Guy #2


Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him - until she's hopped up on pain medication. But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner (guest star Odette Annable). Written by Anonymous

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At the end of this episode Schmidt grabs the lionfish and tries to throw it into the sea. Grabbing a lionfish is not recommended because the spiny fins are venomous. See more »


There is no such thing as a California lionfish. Lionfish are native to the South Pacific and Indian oceans. Also they are not protected and a popular aquarium fish. And a clown fish is not fresh water as Schmidt called it. See more »


Jess: [Jess is trying to think anything but sex with Nick, but Nick's shopping list at the hardware store isn't helping... ] Long-shafted... drive drill?
Jess: New nut... wrench?
Nick Miller: [Jess isn't even listening to Nick] Our old one was bad.
Jess: Quick hardening... caulk?
Nick Miller: I've been waiting forever for that caulk to harden.
Jess: Lube for... drill shaft?
Nick Miller: Can we also get a box of gummy sharks?
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New Girl Quick Hardening Caulk
20 March 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Now that Cece is engaged Schmidt has seemed to have lost it in his mind and trying to get a lion fish is quite a crazy thing to do which lead to his Jellyfish sting as Winston tried to help him get through his problems. While these characters together where quite weak the better part of the episode was and still is the relationship between Jess and Nick and their love/hate relationship I thought would be a bad move but it is probably the best thing the show has done. These two apart are funny but together they are golden and another kiss scene this time being the most awkward and messy thing was so funny. Once again the Schmidt/Winston part of the episode was weak because the writers have made Schmidt quite crazy because of Cece while Jess and Nick continue to be so confusing whether they are together which is what I love about the show. Overall a mixed episode with funny moments but some scenes that were very unfunny.

EPISODE GRADE: B- (MVP: Zooey Deschanel)

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