Summary: After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and witty Nick is an underachiever who took the bartender off-ramp on his road to success. Schmidt obsesses over his social standing and looks at Jess as a personal project. Winston is a competitive former athlete who, after realizing he will never become a pro, moves into the loft. Together with Jess' best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.
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S02, E07 (First Aired:
While Jess searches for a job, the guys fear women's issues are affecting her well-being; Schmidt begins a relationship with his boss; Nick finds wisdom in a strange place.
S02, E08 (First Aired:
Jess invites her divorced parents to Thanksgiving dinner and schemes to get them back together; Schmidt and his visiting cousin compete to prove their manhood.
S02, E09 (First Aired:
When Jess finds out that a friend is pregnant, both Cece and Jess worry that time is running out for them to have children; Schmidt asks for advice on how to please Emma (Carla Gugino).
S02, E10 (First Aired:
Jess and Winston come up with a plan to get a bathtub in the loft; Nick meets a pretty girl with relationship problems; Schmidt can't decide whether to pursue his boss or Cece.
S02, E11 (First Aired:
As the gang tries to attend multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess hopes to avoid regretful Sam; Nick struggles to keep up with his sexually adventurous lover (Olivia Munn); Winston panics when a cranberry gets stuck in his ear.
S02, E12 (First Aired:
Jess invites Nick and Angie to join her and Sam on a couples weekend; Winston teaches Schmidt about race relations.
S02, E13 (First Aired:
When Nick's father shows up, Nick worries he's being used in one of his gambling schemes, but Jess is intent on fixing their relationship; Schmidt gets help from Robby as he tries to win Cece back.
Jess recruits Nick to help her become more popular with the students; Schmidt hires a new assistant; Winston discovers Furguson may be two-timing him.
S02, E14 (First Aired:
Nick thinks that one of Jess' students is hiding an evil secret and decides to go to class under cover to investigate; Winston has an awkward encounter with Cece.
S02, E15 (First Aired:
Nick and Schmidt's night out turns sour when they start competing over a woman; Winston falls for a girl who doesn't share his feelings; Jess' night alone doesn't go as planned.
S02, E18 (First Aired:
A professional football player (Steve Howey) takes an interest in Jess; Nick and Schmidt argue over the party they are throwing to celebrate 10 years of living together; Cece receives an offer.
S02, E19 (First Aired:
While under the influence of pain medication, Jess confesses her feelings to Nick; Schmidt becomes fixated on buying a fish; Nick tries to impress the owner of the bar (Odette Annable).
S02, E20 (First Aired:
Jess, Schmidt and Winston go to Chicago with Nick to help him deal with a death in his family.
S02, E21 (First Aired:
Stuck between friendship and something more, Nick and Jess decide to go on a date; Winston and Schmidt try to sabotage Nick and Jess' romance.
S02, E22 (First Aired:
Jess throws Cece a bachelorette party, while Nick and Winston take her fiance out; Schmidt seeks out a former girlfriend in an effort to find a date for Cece's wedding.
S02, E23 (First Aired:
Flashbacks reveal how Jess, Cece and the guys each lost their virginity and how those experiences impact their current relationships.
S05, E02 (First Aired:
Jess starts seeing a new guy who she isn't crazy about but has great parents; Nick and Schmidt butt heads over how to run the bar.
S05, E03 (First Aired:
A possible work promotion interferes with Jess' excitement for jury duty; Cece's messiness pushes Nick over the edge.
S02, E24 (First Aired:
When Jess' dad stops by unannounced, Nick must spend some time alone with him; Jess gets an employment opportunity that interferes with Cece's wedding; Schmidt struggles to take his relationship public; Winston mentally prepares for his birthday.
S02, E25 (First Aired:
Jess and Nick make a decision about their relationship; Schmidt and Winston scheme to ruin Cece's wedding.
S03, E02 (First Aired:
Jess asks Nick for advice on how to fit in with the cliquey teachers at her new school; Winston plots revenge on Daisy for her suspected cheating.
S03, E01 (First Aired:
When Nick and Jess head to a Mexican beach town, Nick runs into trouble with the authorities; Schmidt must choose between Elizabeth and Cece; Winston becomes obsessed with finishing a puzzle.
S03, E03 (First Aired:
Jess and Nick invite Schmidt on a double date; Nick learns a shocking secret; Winston tries to get his friends a table at an exclusive restaurant.
S03, E04 (First Aired:
Schmidt aims to ruin Jess and Nick's relationship; Winston decides to give his cat one last wild night before he is neutered.
S03, E05 (First Aired:
Jess secretly endeavors to use Nick's inheritance to pay off his bills; Schmidt consults a rabbi in an effort to find meaning in life.
S03, E06 (First Aired:
Jess throws a Halloween party in an effort to reconnect with Cece; the loftmates pretend to be Michael Keaton to cheer up Schmidt; Schmidt makes a big decision.
S03, E07 (First Aired:
Former roommate Coach returns, wanting to pick up where he left off; Jess and Cece meet a handsome stranger during their girls' night out.
S03, E08 (First Aired:
An excess of Chinese takeout menus at the loft's front door leads Jess and the guys on a series of adventures.
S03, E09 (First Aired:
Jess must occupy Schmidt while Cece goes on a date with Coach; Nick and Winston search for Furguson.
S03, E10 (First Aired:
Nick and Jess take the gang camping for Thanksgiving; Coach and Schmidt compete to prove who is the best woodsman; Cece and Winston bond over a shared dislike for the outdoors.