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New Girl, Second Season
Promotional season2
Season 2 promotional picture:
"New Season, Same Towels"
General Information
Name New Girl, Second Season
Episodes 24
Original Airdate September 25, 2012 – May 14, 2013
Network Fox
Premiere Re-Launch / Katie
Finale Elaine's Big Day
DVD Release Region 1: October 1, 2013
Region 2: November 25, 2013
Region 3: December 13, 2013
Region 4: November 9, 2013
Seasons
First, Second, Third, Fourth
Chronology
Season 1 | Season 3

The second season of New Girl was announced by Fox on April 9, 2012. The season premiered on September 25, 2012. It consisted with 25 episodes and the season finale aired on May 14, 2013. Creator Liz Meriwether remained as showrunner for season two.

PlotEdit

Season 2 continued to explore the deepening relationships between the roommates in the loft, and with Jess' lifelong best friend, Cece. Nick and Jess develop a romantic relationship by the end of the season, and Cece walks out on her arranged marriage ceremony in the season finale, declaring her love for a long-pining Schmidt.

The season also allowed viewers to get to know some of the major characters' families, helping to establish character motivations and personalities - Rob Reiner appeared in three episodes as Jess' father, Bob Day, and Jamie Lee Curtis appeared at Thanksgiving as her mother, Joan. Rob Riggle also guested in the Thanksgiving episode, "Parents," as Schmidt's uber-competitive cousin - also named Schmidt. Nick experienced the death of his con-man father, Walt (played by Dennis Farina), and Jess was introduced to his headstrong mother, Bonnie (played by Margo Martindale) at his funeral in "Chicago." Anna Maria Horsford and Keenyah Hill appeared as Winston's mother, Charmaine, and WNBA star sister, Alisha, in "Katie."

David Walton (Sam), Merritt Wever (Elizabeth), Nelson Franklin (Robby) and Satya Bhabha (Shivrang) appeared in multi-episode arcs as significant others of Jess (Sam), Schmidt (Elizabeth), and Cece (Robby then Shivrang). Olivia Munn, as a commitment-phobic stripper, appeared in three episodes as Nick's quasi-girlfriend, Angie. Carla Gugino guested in three as Schmidt's just-divorced boss, Emma, who convinces him to sign a sex contract. Kali Hawk, who began appearing in season one as Winston's girlfriend, Shelby, was out at "Halloween," when Shelby and Winston ended their relationship. Brenda Song appeared in two episodes as his new love interest, Daisy.

Dermot Mulroney returned as Russell, crashing Nick and Jess' awkward "First Date." Parker Posey ("Re-Launch"), Raymond J. Barry ("Katie"), Brooklyn Decker ("Cooler"), Steve Howey ("TinFinity"), Odette Annable ("Quick Hardening Caulk") and Taylor Swift ("Elaine's Big Day") all made single-episode guest appearances in season two.

CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
25 1 Re-Launch September 25, 2012 2ATM01 5.35
Jess is fired from her teaching job. Schmidt throws a party at Nick's bar, in celebration of his penis cast being removed. A new side of Winston is revealed after he drinks some of Nick's fruity concoctions. Cece introduces her new boyfriend, Robby (Nelson Franklin) to Schmidt.
26 2 Katie September 25, 2012 2ATM02 5.18
Jess meets Sam (David Walton), a handsome stranger who thinks she is his blind date; A regular (Raymond J. Barry) at Nick's bar claims he is Nick from the future and Winston's mother Charmaine (Anna Maria Horsford) and sister Alisha (Keenyah Hill) visits. Schmidt is determined to sleep with Alisha.
27 3 Fluffer October 2, 2012 2ATM04 4.99
Jess and Nick evaluate their friendship, after Nick is convinced that Jess is only using him as a platonic boyfriend. Elsewhere, Schmidt hopes to impress an attractive Republican by pretending to be one of Mitt Romney's sons. Winston has random sexual fantasies, due to Shelby refusing to have intercourse with him for many weeks.
28 4 Neighbors October 9, 2012 2ATM03 4.94
Jess and Schmidt try fitting in with younger people who have moved in across the hall from them. Nick works extra hard to prank Schmidt.
29 5 Models October 23, 2012 2ATM05 5.16
Jess insults Cece's modeling profession in front of her other model friends. Schmidt feels insulted after Nick says he is bothered by Schmidt buying him a cookie and thinking about him during the day.
30 6 Halloween October 30, 2012 2ATM06 4.75
Jess begins to have genuine feelings for Sam as more than a sexual partner, after seeing him work as a pediatrician during the day. Nick reunites with Amelia (Maria Thayer), an ex-girlfriend from college. Schmidt intrudes on Cece and Robby's Halloween date. Winston feels it is finally time to break up with Shelby.
31 7 Menzies November 13, 2012 2ATM07 4.35
Still unable to find a new job, Jess blames her problems on premenstrual syndrome. Winston also thinks he is suffering from same symptom as Jess, even though he is a man. After meeting a strange old man in the park, Nick decides to be less angry. Schmidt agrees to be consensually sexually harassed by his new boss, Emma (Carla Gugino). Cece is bothered after Robby labels her a "nice girl"
32 8 Parents November 20, 2012 2ATM08 4.11
Jess' divorced parents (Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) come over to the apartment for Thanksgiving; Jess tries to get them back together despite numerous failed attempts in the past. Schmidt's cousin (Rob Riggle), also named Schmidt, comes over, spurring a manly competition between the two.
33 9 Eggs November 27, 2012 2ATM09 4.12
Jess is in her thirties and she begins to worry about wanting to have children before it's too late. Schmidt is bothered by being unable to satisfy Emma during sexual intercourse. Nick finally decides to sit down to begin writing his zombie novel.
34 10 Bathtub December 4, 2012 2ATM10 4.10
Tired of taking showers, Jess and Winston decide that they want to put a bathtub in the loft. However, their attempts makes matters worse causing them to fool Schmidt by faking a robbery. Nick meets Angie (Olivia Munn), a tough and beautiful stripper with a hotheaded boyfriend. Schmidt struggles between having sexual relations with Emma and trying to win Cece back.
35 11 Santa December 11, 2012 2ATM11 4.18
The gang attends several Christmas parties on Christmas Eve. Sam tries to win Jess back. Nick is intimidated by Angie being very sexually adventurous in public. Schmidt rejects Cece's Christmas gift after she denies him after he proclaimed his love for her.
36 12 Cabin January 8, 2013 2ATM12 3.78
When Jess and Sam plan on a cabin retreat, she invites Nick and Angie and discovers it was a bad idea. Meanwhile Winston attempts to educate Schmidt on race relations
37 13 A Father's Love January 15, 2013 2ATM13 3.65
When Nick's con-man father (Dennis Farina) suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.
38 14 Pepperwood January 22, 2013 2ATM14 4.05
When Nick is convinced that one of Jess' students is hiding a nefarious secret, he goes undercover in her adult night school class. Meanwhile, Winston has an embarrassing encounter with Cece, causing an examination of all the loft-mate's peculiarities.
39 15 Cooler January 29, 2013 2ATM15 4.74
Jess is considered to be a cool force when she goes out with the guys, so they go out to find women and leave her at home. Jess hears noises outside and asks the guys and their dates to return. Party games begin, and Nick has to kiss Jess.
40 16 Table 34 February 5, 2013 2ATM16 26.23
The gang attends an Indian marriage convention with Cece, where she hopes to find her future husband. While there, Schmidt once again tries to win Cece back. Jess and Nick try to discuss the intimate moment they shared the night before. Anu (Meera Simhan), the head of the marriage convention hits on Winston.
41 17 Parking Spot February 19, 2013 2ATM17 4.36
Schmidt finds an extra parking spot, and he, Jess, Nick and Winston fight over it. Winston goes on a trek to find a condom to have sex with Daisy.
42 18 TinFinity February 26, 2013 2ATM18 4.29
Jess catches the eye of a professional football player (Steve Howey), with whom Winston is trying to land an exclusive interview for his radio station. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt argue over the planning of their "TinFinity" party celebrating their tenth anniversary of living together, and Cece gets a surprise offer.
43 19 Quick Hardening Caulk March 19, 2013 2ATM19 4.26
Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him. Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece. Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner.
44 20 Chicago March 26, 2013 2ATM20 4.19
When a death occurs in Nick’s family, Jess, Schmidt and Winston travel with Nick to the Windy City to help him with the funeral preparations and meet his boisterous family members, including his mom, Bonnie (guest stat Martindale); his younger brother, Jamie (guest star Kroll); and his Boston cousin, Bobby (guest star Burr).
45 21 First Date April 4, 2013 2ATM22 4.77

Jess and Nick, who are caught between friendship and something more, try to break out of relationship limbo by going on a “first” date. Once Schmidt and Winston realize a full-on Jess/Nick romance might be happening, they swoop in to try to sabotage the date.

46 22 Bachelorette Party April 9, 2013 2ATM21 4.09
Jess decides to throw Cece a surprise bachelorette party while Nick and Winston awkwardly take her fiancé, Shivrang, out for the night. Then, as Schmidt desperately tries to find a real girlfriend in time for the wedding in order to get a “plus one,” he is forced to seek out his old girlfriend from his “fat Schmidt” college days.
47 23 Virgins April 30, 2013 2ATM23 3.57
In a series of flashbacks, Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Cece tell one another how they each lost their virginity. Not surprisingly, when they realize the stories directly affect their present day sex lives, one relationship will change forever.
48 24 Winston's Birthday May 7, 2013 2ATM24 3.94
Jess’ dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend time alone with him. Meanwhile, Jess gets a shot at a big new job on the day before Cece’s wedding. Then, Schmidt struggles to publicity date a less-than-physically-ideal woman, and Winston continually psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seems to remember to throw for him.
49 25 Elaine's Big Day May 14, 2013 2ATM25 4.06
Cece’s wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans.

DVDEdit

Season2

The Complete Second Season of New Girl release on October 1, 2013 in Region 1, November 25, 2013 on Region 2, December 13, 2013 on Region 3 and November 9, 2013 on Region 4. The DVD includes the 25 episodes of the first season divided on 3 discs. More details:

  • Studio: NETWORK TV
  • Run Time: 09 hr 06 min
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Picture Format: widescreen
  • Release Date: October 1, 2013
  • Online Item #: 14917529
  • Store Item Number (DPCI): 058-22-3448

Promotional picturesEdit


Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

Re-Launch · Katie · Fluffer · Neighbors · Models · Halloween · Menzies · Parents · Eggs · Bathtub · Santa · Cabin · A Father's Love · Pepperwood · Cooler · Table 34 · Parking Spot · TinFinity · Quick Hardening Caulk · Chicago · First Date · Bachelorette Party · Virgins · Winston's Birthday · Elaine's Big Day

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