New Girl Season 2 Episode 21 “First Date” Spoilers

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March 27, 2013

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Updated Spoilers! 3/13/13: In case you were a little confused about it (’cause TV gods know I sure was), Zooey Deschanel (Jess) told TV Guide that she and Jake Johnson’s Nick are in fact on a date in episode 21, “First Date”.

“Neither one of us wants to admit to being on a date,” Zooey Deschanel tells us. “And then Russell, Dermot [Mulroney]‘s character, is in the same restaurant.”

Yay for Dermot, yay for date!

Updated! 3/5/13: The number for the episode has changed. “First Date” will actually be episode 21 of season 2.

Nick and Jess really aren’t on a first date…but it sure seems like they are. Or aren’t they?

You can read our exclusive early spoilers for season 2 episode 21 of New Girl, “First Date”. Take from it what you will.

  • When Nick takes Jess to a fancy restaurant, Jess goes out on a limb and point-blank asks him if it’s a date – and when it turns out it isn’t, who do Nick and Jess have to convince they’re out on “not a date”? Jess’ older, “Fancy Man” ex-boyfriend, Russell (Dermot Mulroney), who’s on a date himself. Only thing is, Russell certainly seems to think they are. On a date, that is. In fact, he’s just glad to see it “finally happening”. Pft, took the words right out of our mouths, Dermot Mulroney.
  • So how do Nick and Jess respond to that? By chasing Russell and his date, Brandy around until he gives them some answers as to what he “meant by that”, naturally. But Nick and Jess will definitely end the night on an even more interesting note than that, when Russell comes to their rescue after Nick gets caught by a cop for jaywalking. (“Why isn’t the crosswalk here? This is obviously where people want to cross!”) Oh, Nick.
  • And what happens when Schmidt and Winston try to sabotage said date? Hatch a plan to ruin it by recruiting Outside Dave to re-create one of Winston’s bad dates, of course.

Source: Spoilers Guide

  • Lucas

    Sabotage! Say it ain’t so! I understand why Schmidt and Winston wouldn’t want Nick and Jess to date – fear of the changing dynamics it would have on their life, but come on guys, don’t be hating cuz you ain’t got no love in your life.

    Nick, for what it’s worth, if you take a girl to a fancy restaurant, it is a date pal!

  • Rich S

    Wow!Didnt think that off all the people Russell would be a Nick & Jess shipper.btw,really excited to see Dermot Mulroney again!woohoo!!

  • nicky

    this episode seems like the best episode ever! nick and jess! the return of russel and outside dave! LOL

  • Lucas

    According to Fox’s website, “First Date” is episode 21, not 22. It will be between “Chicago” and “Bacholerette Party”.

  • Tanya Marcy

    Thank you for bringing that to my attention, @8d47b4fe98df9f2526b23da3af1fb2d5:disqus! Got it fixed. :)

  • Tanya Marcy

    I know, right? Lol. That’s what I thought too, @d8b3541c66542b496ddce88ea813de22:disqus! Return of Dermot the “Fancyman”…. :D

  • Rich S

    According to the on set pictures released here,it looks like Russell would be getting arrested instead.I guess it got turned around again.Gotta say,Nick chose to dress up pretty fancy for his alleged “not a date” first date.

  • Tanya Marcy

    Oh! That’s an interesting development, haven’t seen those. Thanks for sharing! Though for some reason, the link is redirecting me to a different article…. :0

  • Rich S

    Huh!Wonder why it didnt work :-/ I’ll try again… But if it still doesnt work,its on the New girl page on Just Jared.

  • Tanya Marcy

    Oh yay! Worked that time. Thanks, Rich!

  • Lucas

    The time has finally come… The majestic “first date” of the one, when together, we formally call “Ness”! Can anybody not be excited about this?!?!?!?!! I for one totally am! Ever since their simple, yet, treasuring “almost toe touch” in Season 1 Episode 4, this is one of the moments I’ve been waiting for! Can’t wait to see what transpires between the two in this episode, and the many others in the future! Go Ness! haha :)