Winston caves and reveals Schmidt and CeCe's secret to Nick. Nick can't keep it in either and tells Jess. Jess is angry that CeCe didn't tell her and the two fight. Their disagreement blows over when Jess realizes that CeCe actually likes Schmidt. CeCe doesn't want to admit this to even herself so she swears Jess to secrecy. This shared secret mends the friendship.
Meanwhile, Nick attempts to date several women at once but his inability to lie is causing him problems. Reluctantly, he asks Schmidt to teach him how to be a douchebag. With Schmidt's help, Nick slowly begins to morph into a player.