Season 3, Episode 19
Jess hires Coach to mentor the volleyball team at her school, but she must fire him soon after. Elsewhere, Schmidt is hit with a lawsuit and asks Nick and Winston to represent him at the deposition; and Cece is pursued by a much younger man.
Season 3, Episode 18
Jess moves into Nick's bedroom, but the cramped living quarters soon cause personal-space issues. Meanwhile, Cece suspects Abby is taking advantage of Schmidt; Coach thinks Cece is treating him like one of her girlfriends; and Winston tries to get fit.
Season 3, Episode 17
Abby (Linda Cardellini) develops an interest in one of the guys and decides to stay in Los Angeles, much to Jess' dismay. Meanwhile, Winston puts off checking his LAPD entrance-exam results.
Season 3, Episode 16
Chaos reigns at the loft when Jess' unpredictable sister (Linda Cardellini) visits. Meanwhile, Schmidt plans to crash a bar mitzvah and persuades Nick to accompany him; and Winston throws a dinner party.
Season 3, Episode 15
Nick runs into his ex Caroline, and Jess encourages him to be friends with her by introducing him to one of her exes. Meanwhile, things go awry when Coach uses Schmidt's loft to impress his date.
Season 3, Episode 14
Jess and Cece are invited to a party at the mansion of music superstar Prince (playing himself), and the guys come up with a scheme to crash the gathering. Appearing: supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros; MLB player Clayton Kershaw.
Season 3, Episode 13
As Jess' birthday approaches, Nick plans to throw her the perfect party. Meanwhile, Schmidt helps Cece acclimate to her new bartending job; and Winston and Coach compete in a bake-off.
Jess tries to improve her friendship with Coach, but Nick takes issue when the two of them bond over a basketball team he dislikes. Elsewhere, Schmidt mentors an older hire at work; and Winston explores a new career.
Jess faces an urgent decision about whether she should abandon teaching and take a new job instead, and her dilemma inspires the friends to recall how they all ended up in their current professions.
During a Thanksgiving camping trip, Coach and Schmidt compete to be the best woodsman while Cece and Winston share a dislike of the outdoors.
Winston reenters the dating world with Nick's help. Elsewhere, Jess keeps Schmidt company while Coach and Cece go out on a date.
Season 3, Episode 8
The roommates embark on a series of adventures after a large number of Chinese-takeout menus are left at their front door.
Season 3, Episode 7
Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) returns to the loft and expects things to be exactly the same as they were when he moved out. Elsewhere, Jess and Cece meet an attractive man (Taye Diggs) during a girls' night out.
Season 3, Episode 6
Jess throws a Halloween party and teams up with Nick and Winston to cheer up a gloomy Schmidt by pretending to be his childhood hero, Michael Keaton. However, Schmidt ends up making a decision that could affect all of them.
Season 3, Episode 5
Nick receives an inheritance from his late father, and Jess surreptitiously attempts to apply the funds to Nick's unpaid bills. Elsewhere, Schmidt searches for the meaning of life and turns to a rabbi (Jon Lovitz) for advice.
Schmidt tries to break up Jess and Nick. Elsewhere, Winston takes his cat out for a night of debauchery before it has to be neutered.
Jess and Nick invite Schmidt and Cece out on a double date. Meanwhile, Nick's loyalties are challenged when he discovers a secret; and Winston tries to get the group a table at an exclusive restaurant.
Season 3, Episode 2
Jess asks Nick for advice on how to deal with a group of catty teachers at her new school. Elsewhere, Schmidt suffers through an office party; and Winston seeks revenge on Daisy, who he suspects is cheating on him.
Season 3, Episode 1
The sitcom's third season opens with Jess and Nick impulsively heading to a Mexican beach town, but their romantic getaway is threatened when Nick runs into trouble with the authorities. Meanwhile, Schmidt must choose between Cece and Elizabeth; and Winston is obsessed with finishing a puzzle.