New Girl Review: Mistaken Identity

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Tonight is a good night.

After a long drought, we were treated to a pair of hilarious episodes. If you read my review of the Season 2 premiere, you know that I was a little nervous heading into the first episode of the fall.

I wanted... no, needed, it to be funny. My Tuesday nights have been so sad without you, Schmidt!

Jess Needs a Distraction

After a great kickoff at 8 p.m., "Katie" kept New Girl riding high.

Still unemployed, Jess is trying to find things to do with her time and in this episode, those things happen to be men (after a failed attempt at art and cooking). Mistaken identity is the name of the game, and Jess has no problem lying when a handsome stranger, Sam (David Walton), thinks she's his CupidMatch date. All true love comes out of a fake mutual appreciation of Creed, right?

Josh Gad is perfect as the lovable but kind of creepy Bearclaw. He almost stole Schmidt's spotlight of having the most lines on the New Girl quotes page. But it's hard to top Schmidt when he's combining basketball and sex metaphors to hit on Winston's sister.

Meanwhile, Nick thinks one of his customers at the bar is him from the future. Even though Old Nick turns out to be a crazy homeless man, I love that New Girl is the kind of show where you can have wacky sitcom relationship plots going on and, in the same episode, legitimately entertain the idea that a character might actually be a time traveller.

But what does Nick have to be sorry for?!? Are he and Jess going to get together and then break up? Will he pee all over her clothes? What a great seed to plant so early in the season. Now I'll be watching every week wondering if this is the episode where we find out.

What do you think is going to happen between Nick and Jess?


Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (92 Votes)

Hey, Just wanted to say that it is relaly hard to accept and your not the only one that has went through these emotions. I myself have had crushes on other females since I can remember and always denied it until I couldn't anymore. I was 20 years old when this female came into my life, and like you I wasn't even attracted to her, but her personality was amazing and before I knew it I was head over heels in love with her. Of course the first girl I would ever relaly fall for would be openly BI. I struggled with it for ever. But eventually I told her that I was BI and just never could accept it. And it was amazing to have someone to talk to about it that already knows how it works for she already came out. We eventually started dating and I came out to everyone I love. It was the hardest thing I have done, and still is. My family is still trying to deal with it as so am I. But I can't change who I am. Not that I would for it has made me so much stronger,and I wouldn't of traded a day with her even though we are no longer together. She was worth everything. So all in all you just have to listen to your heart. Your never going to be happy if you deny yourself, and even after you come out like me you might have a hard time accepting it still. Good luck.


I like to romanticize that Zooey festered to have the time travel part of the plot in there to get more bucks for her buddy Joey's movie, Looper.

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New Girl Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

Sam: Hi - are you Katie? I'm Sam from CupidMatch.
Jess: And I'm the girl from my dreams of you.

Winston, your sister got so hot! I'm gonna have to Shaq attack her! May I have your blessing? Because I'm gonna be like dribbling up the court, illegal sexual foul - boom! Illegal use of hands - boom!