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New Girl Season 2 Episodes

25 Episodes 2012 - 2013

In the quirky comedy's sophomore season, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to find a new career after she's laid off from her teaching job. She also starts dating a handsome doctor, but her increasingly close friendship with roommate Nick (Jake Johnson) leads to romantic complications. Meanwhile, Cece (Hannah Simone) learns that time may be running out for her to have children naturally, so she begins aggressively seeking a suitable Indian husband—much to the dismay of Schmidt (Max Greenfield), who's still in love with her; and Winston (Lamorne Morris) experiences ups and downs in his career and love life.

Episode 1

Re-launch

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 30 mins

Jess is laid off from her teaching job and volunteers to be a shot girl at Schmidt's "rebranding" party in the Season 2 opener. Also: Cece introduces the gang to her new beau; and Winston shows a different side of his personality after drinking some of Nicky's fruity concoctions. Parker Posey guest stars as a jaded cocktail waitress.

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Episode 2

Katie

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 30 mins

Jess pretends she's someone else when a handsome stranger mistakes her for his blind date. Meanwhile, a patron at Nick's bar claims to be Nick from the future, and Winston's disapproving mother pays him a visit.

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Episode 3

Fluffer

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 30 mins

Jess and Nick examine their friendship. Elsewhere, Schmidt hopes to impress an attractive Republican by pretending to be one of Mitt Romney's sons.

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Episode 4

Neighbors

Tue, Oct 9, 2012 30 mins

Jess and Schmidt try to befriend a group of young twentysomethings who have moved in across the hall. Meanwhile, Nick pulls a series of pranks on Schmidt to make him feel like he's getting old.

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Episode 5

Models

Tue, Oct 23, 2012 30 mins

Jess takes Cece's modeling gig at a car show. Elsewhere, Schmidt buys Nick a cookie, prompting the guys to examine the rules of male friendship.

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Episode 6

Halloween

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 30 mins

Jess gets hired as a zombie at a haunted house. Meanwhile, romantic complications abound when Schmidt and Cece's Halloween costumes match—but Winston and Shelby's don't; Jess tries to sort out her changing feelings toward Sam; and Nick gets a visit from an old college flame.

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Episode 7

Menzies

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 30 mins

Jess' search for a new job gets intense. Meanwhile, her time of the month affects the guys; Schmidt starts a relationship with his boss; and Nick acquires insight from a silent source.

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Episode 8

Parents

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 30 mins

Jess enlists help for a "Parent Trap"-type scheme when her divorced parents (Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner) visit for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Schmidt must deal with family drama of his own when Winston pits him against his visiting cousin, Big Schmidt.

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Episode 9

Eggs

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 30 mins

Jess and Cece begin to worry about their biological clocks when they learn that a friend is pregnant. Meanwhile, Schmidt wants to please Emma; Nick and Winston look for inspiration for Nick's zombie-theme novel at the zoo.

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Episode 10

Bathtub

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 30 mins

Jess and Winston want to get a bathtub for the loft; Nick encounters a beautiful customer at the bar; Schmidt must decide between his boss and Cece.

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Episode 11

Santa

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 30 mins

While attending multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess tries to avoid Sam, Nick tries to keep up with his adventurous date and Winston gets a cranberry stuck in his ear.

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Episode 12

Cabin

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 30 mins

Things get complicated when Jess invites Nick and Angie to spend a weekend away with her and Sam. Meanwhile, Winston teaches Schmidt about race relations.

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Episode 13

A Father's Love

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 30 mins

Jess tries to help Nick repair his relationship with his con-man father, but Nick worries that his dad is only using him in a scheme. Elsewhere, Schmidt and Robby team up to try to win back Cece.

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Episode 14

Pepperwood

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 30 mins

Nick suspects that one of Jess' night-school students is hiding something; Winston and Cece have an embarrassing encounter.

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Episode 15

Cooler

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 30 mins

Nick and Schmidt are both attracted to the same beautiful woman during a guys' night out. Elsewhere, Winston falls for a girl, but she doesn't return his affections; and Jess' evening involves a round of the drinking game True American and a new development in her relationship with one of her roommates.

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Episode 16

Table 34

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 30 mins

Cece hopes to find a prospective husband at a dating convention for East Indians. Meanwhile, Jess and Nick find themselves in a compromising position in front of Sam; and Winston gets his groove back.

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Episode 17

Parking Spot

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 30 mins

Schmidt discovers a primo parking spot, which the roommates then fight over. Meanwhile, Winston searches for a condom after receiving an unexpected invitation from Daisy.

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Episode 18

TinFinity

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 30 mins

Winston interviews a professional football player, who shows an interest in Jess. Elsewhere, Nick and Schmidt butt heads while planning a party to celebrate 10 years of being roommates; and Cece receives a surprise offer.

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Episode 19

Quick Hardening Caulk

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 30 mins

Jess admits how she feels about Nick, but soon after coming clean, she learns that he may have been hiding something. Elsewhere, Schmidt becomes preoccupied with buying a fish; and Nick tries to impress his boss by planning a promotion at the bar.

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Episode 20

Chicago

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 30 mins

After a death occurs in Nick's family, the gang travel with him to Chicago, where they help with funeral plans and meet his family.

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Episode 21

First Date

Thu, Apr 4, 2013 30 mins

Jess and Nick attempt to break out of relationship limbo by going on a date. But when Schmidt and Winston catch wind of their plans, they try to sabotage the romantic outing.

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Episode 22

Bachelorette Party

Tue, Apr 9, 2013 30 mins

To celebrate Cece's upcoming nuptials, Jess throws a bachelorette party while Nick and Winston take her fiancé out for a guys' night. Meanwhile, Schmidt needs to find a date to bring to the wedding, so he seeks out his old college girlfriend.

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Episode 23

Virgins

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 32 mins

The gang share stories about how they each lost their virginity in a series of flashbacks.

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Episode 24

Winston's Birthday

Tue, May 7, 2013 30 mins

Jess' father (Rob Reiner) visits at an inopportune time, forcing Nick to spend time alone with him. Meanwhile, Jess gets a new job opportunity; Schmidt deals with his feelings about Elizabeth; and Winston expects a surprise birthday party, but no one remembers to throw one.

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Episode 25

Elaine's Big Day

Tue, May 14, 2013 30 mins

The second season ends with Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt and Winston plan to sabotage Cece's wedding, but a surprise announcement throws an additional wrench into the plans. Taylor Swift appears as a wedding guest.

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