-Jealous of Abby's close relationship with Schmidt, Jess demands to move into Nick's room so that they can live together.
-The two get on each other's nerves almost immediately.
-Jess, profoundly irritated by Nick, stays in a hotel room by herself overnight to get away from him. She enjoys it immensely, and feels very guilty about it.
-Jess runs into Winston at the hotel, and demands that he keep her presence there a secret from Nick.
-Winston tells Nick about Jess's stay at the hotel almost immediately.
-Jess and Nick realize that they love each other, but are not ready to live together, and make plans to move back into separate rooms.
-Abby, inspired by Jess's independence, leaves Schmidt and moves back home to Oregon.
-Since Schmidt sank all of his money into a storefront for Abby to use as a business, he must now move back into the loft to cust his costs--forcing Jess and Nick to stay in a single room.