New Girl Season 5 Episode 12 Review: D-Day

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Who else is craving cake?

There was a lot to love about New Girl Season 5 Episode 12, but there were still a few dull moments. This season has arguably been one of the better seasons, but there are still a few things the writers need to work on. 

Let's get right down to it and discuss "D-Day."

I can't be the only one who was enjoying Jess trying to help Schmidt out, right? I always look forward to Schmidt and Jess working together because they are such opposites. Of course I wasn't shocked to learn Schmidt had stretched himself way too thin when it came to planning the wedding.

Everyone had to know Schmidt would turn out to be a groomzilla. I wasn't the least bit surprised to see him make Jess wear a camera on her head so he could supervise what she was doing. I'll be honest, I really thought the whole wedding planning thing was going to be boring, but I found myself actually enjoying it. 

While Schmidt was completely ridiculous in his ideas for what he wanted, I had to give him credit for trying to put together the perfect wedding. Jess's trick to getting Schmidt to relax and go to sleep was pretty hilarious. The poor guy really did need to rest up.

Of course, the best moment was when Schmidt revealed the man Jess made out with was his father. I really couldn't get angry at Schmidt for getting upset with Jess, but in her defense, she didn't know Gavin was Schmidt's dad.

I actually liked the moment between Schmidt and Gavin. Despite Schmidt's diva behavior he is still a good person. I knew he'd invite Gavin, and I really hope he does show up for the wedding. Speaking of Gavin, what a brilliant choice in casting Peter Gallagher as Schmidt's father. 

I was a little confused by the whole Nick and Winston fighting over who had a harder job. As much as I love Winston and Nick together, it was such a lackluster storyline. There were some funny moments, but it just didn't grab my attention. It was nice to see Winston actually being a cop.

In the end, Nick apologized for fighting with Winston over who had a harder job. The only good thing to come out this boring plot was it showed Nick really cares about his job. He really has come a long way in the whole working department. Now we just need to get him, and Winston, a great romantic partner. 

Now it's your turn! What did you think of Gavin? Did you think Schmidt will end up having the wedding of his dreams?

You still have time to catch up before the season finale. Go watch New Girl online now via TV Fanatic. Just make sure to come back to let us know what you think. 

D-Day Review

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Samantha McAllister was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in November 2018.

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New Girl Season 5 Episode 12 Quotes

You know what would be nice? A wedding invitation engraved on a plate. What a magical wedding that would be.


This looks like an ad for a bong making company.