This week’s episode of New Girl proved epic as Nick and Jess were shoved into a strip-True American almost-kiss by the entire loft – but didn’t actually kiss. Until the end where Nick and Jess took us a little bit by surprise and finally locked lips.
Creator Liz Meriwether said the moment took the writers by surprise a little bit, too.
“There is actually an early draft of the script where he just says, ‘Not like this,’ and then they didn’t kiss at the end. In reading the script — and I think that was actually the script we went to table with — it did feel like we were pulling our punches a little bit. We don’t want to get into a teasing thing with the audience, and adding the kiss sort of just felt right. And she has a boyfriend, so it just kind of complicates things a little bit more. They aren’t immediately getting together, so it just kind of throws fuel to the fire.”
But even though Nick and Jess won’t be “immediately getting together”, we can definitely expect more moments and tension in future episodes, right? Right.
“Judging by what goes down in episode 19, Nick-Jess fans will not be pleased when one of the duo sleeps with someone else. Basically, [spoiler] crushes [spoiler's] heart and it’ll be tough to watch. But what did you expect? Nick and Jess can’t live happily ever after just yet.”
What do you think, did this “big development” for Nick and Jess happen too soon or did you feel the timing was right?