New Girl Season 5 Episode 5 Review: Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt

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Can Winston sing and dance every week?

On New Girl Season 5 Episode 5, Nick had some guidance from Schmidt regarding a truly huge life changing event. Even though Schmidt has no boundaries when it comes to Nick, I've always understood his protective nature. Schmidt doesn't want to see his best friend make a huge mistake.

Let's get right down to things and discuss, "Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt."

I was completely on Schmidt's side when it came to Nick donating his sperm to Bob and Carol. Nick has done such a great job of getting his life back on tracks. I understood Nick wanted to help out his family, but there are other ways of going about it. I figured Schmidt would get into Nick's head.

I may have your entire life planned out on my computer. I made a spreadsheet and everything. I worked on it this morning.

Of course Bob and Carol would make things even more awkward by asking Nick to have sex with Carol. Apparently the entire Miller family just dives right into major life decisions. On the plus side, the sperm subplot wasn't completely terrible thanks to Nick's gung-ho attitude about the whole thing. 

Meanwhile, the Winston and Cece relationship continued to grow which makes me exceptionally happy. Did Cece really think things would be easy when it came to Winston bringing her to the appointment? I couldn't help but laugh when Winston was talking about bringing a fan with him so Cece could have wind in her hair.

I did like how they addressed why Cece was going dress shopping without Jess. It's being made clear Winston is basically taking Jess's spot while she's gone. It makes complete sense, but I guarantee it's going to cause some problems when she does end up coming back. 

It's obvious the show is going in the direction of the friends basically moving on with their lives while Jess is gone. They are forming closer bonds and making decisions about their own lives. Will Jess have a hard time acclimating herself back into the loft? No, and it will probably be solved within one episode, but it should be interesting to see what happens.

Going back to Winston and Cece, the entire dress montage was hilarious. Winston really does make the most stressful situations even more relaxed. It was enjoyable seeing Cece let her hair down and just have some fun. Winston certainly brings out a different side to Cece; though they shouldn't have had so much to drink. 

I may or may not have done an extensive amount of research on wedding dresses.


The dress Cece ended up getting was beyond ridiculous, but I could see how intoxicated people would love it. Thank goodness Jess will be able to fix the monstrosity before the wedding, but Schmidt's reaction of passing out was pretty great. 

In the end, I was beyond happy Nick got overwhelmed and didn't have sex with Carol. His life is on the right tracks and eventually Nick will meet the a great girl. Nick's just not ready to be a dad, let alone be the father to a child he wouldn't see as much. 

Want to relieve Cece and Winston shopping for wedding dresses? Go watch New Girl online now via TV Fanatic. Just make sure to come back to let us know what you think. 

Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt Review

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New Girl Season 5 Episode 5 Quotes

Nick: I'm trying my hardest to look poor.
Winston: You are poor.

Why are you putting spoons in the laundry hamper?