Jess agrees to lend Schmidt a hand when he takes over wedding planning after Cece gets an exciting job offer, but things take a bad turn when Schmidt's dad shows up. Meanwhile, Winston and Nick compete to determine who has the harder job.
Jess' former boyfriend has a restraining order served on her, and she doesn't hold back in her efforts to clear her name with help from Winston. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt are up in arms over a trendy bar that opened on their street and plot against the attractive owner.
Jess' application for a job at a progressive new school may be jeopardized after she learns the principal is dating her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Nick takes ill, so Schmidt quarantines the roommates to keep himself from getting sick before an important presentation.
Jess returns from jury duty and tries to uncover the real identity of a juror sequestered with her. Meanwhile, Reagan prepares to move out of the loft and out of Nick's life; and Winston and Cece help Schmidt get over his fear of public dancing.
Reagan causes chaos when she tells Nick and Winston that she will only sleep with one of them, in an attempt to challenge the guys' indecisiveness. Meanwhile, Schmidt is reunited with his college frenemy, Benjamin, when he looks at wedding venues with Cece.
Schmidt and Cece's relationship is impacted by lovestruck Nick's attraction to Reagan, so they try to make her appear somewhat less alluring. Meanwhile, Winston schools Reagan in the art of breaking up.
Jess is ready to date again, but is disappointed in the dud spud she lands, and things get complicated when she takes a serious liking to his perfectly fun parents. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt's individual ideas about how to run the bar don't mix.