New Girl

10 Best Episodes of New Girl

Jessica Day is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn't. Although she's dorky and awkward, she's comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she's not used to hanging with the boys—especially at home.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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New Girl - S1E13

#15 - Valentine's Day (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Jess convinces Schmidt to help her land a stranger on her first Valentine's day without a date. Nick spends more time with Julie's Assistant than Julie, ruining his special day plans.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1190 votes.

New Girl - S6E22

#14 - Five Stars for Beezus (Season 6 - Episode 22)


Jess is ready to tell Nick of her true feelings for him. Meanwhile, Nick takes a meeting with a book publisher, as Aly helps Winston reconnect with an important person. Then, Cece and Schmidt receive big news.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 2024 votes.

New Girl - S4E22

#13 - Clean Break (Season 4 - Episode 22)

As Coach prepares to move out of the loft, Schmidt also decides to get rid of his non-essentials and in the process discovers what is truly important to him; Jess and Nick reminisce about their “sex mug” and wonder if they still have feelings for each other.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1382 votes.

New Girl - S2E24

#12 - Winston's Birthday (Season 2 - Episode 24)


Jess' dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend the day alone with him. Jess finds herself with huge opportunity for a new job on the day before Cece's wedding. Schmidt must take a look in the mirror and confront his real feelings about Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Winston psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seemed to remember to throw for him.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1370 votes.

New Girl - S1E12

#11 - The Landlord (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Against Nick's wishes, Jess makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation and the guys are forced to admit they've made some "unofficial" changes to the apartment. Meanwhile Schmidt tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss Kim.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1216 votes.

New Girl - S1E18

#10 - Fancyman (2) (Season 1 - Episode 18)


Jess' sophisticated date with Russell doesn't go as planned. Meanwhile, Nick's college friend visits and brings out Nick's inner frat boy to help him get over his break-up with Julia. Also, Winston panics when Shelby goes on a "girls" vacation and Schmidt and Cece try to keep their relationship under the covers, but one of the friends finds out their secret.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 1138 votes.

New Girl - S1E17

#9 - Fancyman (1) (Season 1 - Episode 17)

A student's wealthy father asks Jess out on a date. Nick tried to buy a new cell phone. Winston and Schmidt get competitive during a game of trivia.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 1190 votes.

New Girl - S2E19

#8 - Quick Hardening Caulk (Season 2 - Episode 19)


Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him - until she's hopped up on pain medication. But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1465 votes.

New Girl - S3E14

#7 - Prince (Season 3 - Episode 14)

Jess is ready to paint the town purple when a chance encounter finds her and best friend Cece invited to a once-in-a-lifetime mansion party thrown by music legend Prince. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Coach are determined to crash the festivities, building toward an Unforgettable ending.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 1595 votes.

New Girl - S1E19

#6 - Secrets (Season 1 - Episode 19)


While training for a marathon, Jess discovers that Cece has been keeping a secret from her, and their friendship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Winston can't handle being the only one who knows about Cece and Schmidt, and Nick reluctantly asks for Schmidt's help as he tries to juggle dating two women at once.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 1147 votes.

New Girl - S3E13

#5 - Birthday (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Nick struggles to throw Jess the perfect birthday party, while Schmidt works overtime to help out Cece in her new job as bartender and Winston and Coach engage in a bake-off.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 1595 votes.

New Girl - S1E24

#4 - See Ya (Season 1 - Episode 24)


When one of the roommates decides to move out of the loft, the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert where Winston faces his fear of the dark, Cece and Schmidt’s relationship reaches a turning point and Jess and Nick square off with a coyote.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 1118 votes.

New Girl - S2E23

#3 - Virgins (Season 2 - Episode 23)

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.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 1428 votes.

New Girl - S2E25

#2 - Elaine's Big Day (Season 2 - Episode 25)


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.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 1408 votes.

New Girl - S2E15

#1 - Cooler (Season 2 - Episode 15)

Nick and Schmidt go out on a "bro's night," but quickly become infatuated with, and highly competitive over, a beautiful woman attracted to sadness. Meanwhile, Winston falls for a girl with absolutely no interest in him, which only makes him more attracted to her. Then, Jess' decision to have a night alone in the loft doesn't go as planned and involves another round of the drinking game "True American," and a surprising development in her relationship with one of the loft mates.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 1293 votes.

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