Via moonwalking, turban-wearing and table-building at an Indian marriage convention, of course.
As has been the cast throughout this sublime New Girl Season 2, the installment combined the absolutely ridiculous with the impressive character-building, as Nick reacted how most viewers expected he would after planting a wet one on his pal the night before:
In sheer panic and embarrassment.
But a lesser show might have dragged out this secret, leaving Jess with Sam and creating some kind of awkward love triangle. Not New Girl. It ended that relationship (via a cool exit) and had Jess and Nick directly address what went down. Sort of.
Despite a lip lock that forced Jess to travel through space and time, these two aren't simply together. They recognize how big a deal it would be to date one's roommate. They aren't even entirely sure of their feelings for each other. Will they end up as an official couple? It seems hard to believe otherwise at this point.
They do have a strong foundation of friendship on which one could be an indestructible table of love. But I applaud the writers for both tackling this topic head-on and also delaying it in a believable way… all while dressing characters like the fortune teller in Big and revealing that pink robes are like cat nip to our man Nick.
Yes, it was a half hour of utter absurdity, yet it managed to tug on heart strings while also pounding on our funny bones.
Schmidt, as over-the-top as ever, took Cece to bed after telling off India and seducing the love of his life via some squirrel-based nut talk. BLAMMO! That happened, readers.
Elsewhere, Winston rediscovered his mojo, despite only doing "side stuff" in bed and we learned Schmidt actually likes The Love Guru. Sound off now on another terrific episode and visit our New Girl quotes section for the top lines of the night. BLAMMO!