The Mindy Project Review: Happily Ever After?

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When Mindy dozed off on the way to the airport, she woke up in what looked like a set from Breaking Bad, complete with a RV in the driveway.

Tempers flared between her and Danny while on their nighttime stroll through the desert, but things heated up in a much different way by the end of The Mindy Project Season 2 Episode 14.

Mindy would have been more than happy to accompany Danny on his trip to meet his father... if not for her decision to get Cliff back after downing a bottle of wine bought as a gas station.

Mindy was all gung-ho, while it was Danny in need of some emotional support. Danny is always there for Mindy, so I couldn't fault him too much for "kidnapping" his friend and coworker in his time of need.

The usually jovial Peter, meanwhile, was as bitter as we've ever seen him as he returned to the office in New York. Things went from bad to worse for him when he got locked in the bathroom with Morgan.

After two hours of hearing Cliff sing Jewel I would have lost it, too, but did anyone else catch the subtle reference to The Princess Bride by Peter? As Morgan wondered what could possibly be making Cliff so miserable, Peter offered up an explanation that sounded very similar to when Inigo Montoya recognized the sound of ultimate suffering made by the Man in Black.

I know that cry anywhere. That is the sound of a man that's had his heart broken.


Morgan and Peter's offer to take Cliff out for a night not to remember was a nice gesture, even if Peter took some convincing at first. 

I don't know, I got a sex date with a 2 which means she's a Chicago 4 which means she's a Wisconsin 9.


The mood quickly shifted, though, when they realized it was Cliff who had dumped Mindy and not the other way around. Loved their loyalty.

Back in the desert, Mindy came to Danny's rescue, but when he got nasty about Cliff dumping her, she let him have it. Not sure what was better, Mindy telling Danny to walk twenty feet behind her and whistle Rue's song from The Hunger Games or Danny's attempt to do so.

Danny saved face eventually when he showed Mindy his true character by reconciling with his father. Then, on the plane ride home, you just knew the words he was feeding Mindy for her letter to Cliff were his own feelings for her. When the plane hit a rough patch, Danny looked like he thought it was going down.

I think he made up his mind right there that he wasn't going to waste another minute hiding his feelings for Mindy. So off he went to the back of the plane and delivered a mile high kiss for the ages.

So... is it happily ever after from here on out? Safe to say not likely, but I'll be grinning until the show returns in April. Where do you think their kiss ranks among other on screen firsts?


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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (72 Votes)

While I've never been a Danny and Mindy shipper, it was definitely a nice moment between the two of them. But with not knowing what will happen now, I'm still a little annoyed from having all this build up with her relationship with Cliff for them to just not have one together... All we saw after they got together was a short montage of what they'd been up to since Christmas. That was it. I feel a little cheated. I wanted to see them have a fair chance or at least something a little meaningful. I loved how Peter and Morgan just flew off the handle when they found out HE dumped Mindy though. That was right on par with their characters. I can't wait until the show returns in April. It's sad that it has to be so long!


Oh - my - goodness. THAT KISS - someone call the fire department - holy crow that was hot! Even the way Danny just grabbed the bottle from her hand and threw it aside...whew! I agree that Nick and Jess from New Girl was a better kiss just because of its execution - no one saw it coming at the end of that episode until it happened. But this was pretty good. Well done, Mindy Project!!


This show's kiss has to be number one because of the Imperfectness of both of them and how there differences makes the tension so much more. 5 out 5 !

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@ Elena

Did you notice Danny grabbing a little backside booty there too? Was waiting for the air masks to drop from the plane's ceiling that was such a shocking finale.

@ Chris O'Hara

Haha yes! I think he had been waiting to do that for along time. Can't wait to see how everything else with work out because of that kiss. Lot of consequences but gives a good story!

@ Chris O'Hara

LOL - I totally caught that, Chris :-) Had me wondering how far they were gonna go back there!


I think one of my favorite things in this episode (besides the ending) was the fact that Little Dani was wearing red glasses. It was an nice touch.

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@ neb8fan

Wow great pick up! I missed that. Love how those glasses have become a mainstay for him.


Right there with you samsam. The only thing that made the Nick and Jess kiss better was the fact that it was completely unexpected. I mean we saw it coming with Danny but that didn't make it any less amazing! April 1st is long ways away. :(


right behind Nick and Jess's. WHAT!!!!! replayed that scene over and over

Leigh r

WOW. Great episode, laughed the whole time. Danny and Mindy are both so neurotic about their own things. I don't think I even realized how bad Danny was until this week when he spit out the seltzer. So true that you could tell it was Danny describing his own feelings when Mindy was writing the letter to Cliff. I don't know why, but I got this total "When Harry Met Sally" vibe of the two of them on the plane. Well actually this whole show and their whole dynamic is very When Harry Met Sally. THAT KISS. I don't even know what to say. Awesome. A+. Not just saying this because I love Chris Messina.

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@ Leigh Raines

Same It's in my top 3 of the mindy project alongside santa fe and the gym episode. I was hoping he was going to stop Mindy and cliff but didn't think it was actually going to happen! the Kiss was awesome because they finally took the moment and weren't interrupted by anyone!! i.e his ex wife, morgan etc. but won't it be weird when mindy and Jer used to get together

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The Mindy Project Season 2 Episode 14 Quotes

Every great love story also has an end. And when your love story ends, all you can do is cry, listen to sad music and drink wine that you bought from a gas station.


I know that cry anywhere. That is the sound of a man that's had his heart broken.