SPOILER ALERT warning for this week’s Swoon-Worthy Sundays. Don’t keep reading if you are not caught up with the episodes of New Girl!
My good friend over at Rosé & Pamplemousse was always rooting for Jess & Nick to get together, and I was always pretty skeptical about it. I felt it would be like all the other shows that had a will they/won’t they couple finally get together. I absolutely love the dynamic between Jess and her 3 male roommates, each with their amazingly awesome personalities. While Schmidt, played by Max Greenfield, is my favourite I do love them all in different ways and for different reasons.
Labelled “The Kiss Heard Round the Loft” on the official website, this was a heart-stopping moment after a half hour of drunken games around the apartment and Nick & Jess finding themselves locked in the bedroom with the rest of the gang chanting “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” Thankfully it didn’t happen in that moment, but something did transpire between the two roomies. While Nick escaped that telling moment by climbing out the window, it wasn’t until later that night when everyone had gone to sleep that the two encountered each other in the hall and THIS HAPPENED. HOT.
Nick’s constant grumpiness offsets Jess’ perky demeanor quite well and they play off each other really nicely. While the show had toyed with the idea of Jess hooking up with Schmidt in one episode, the chemistry between Jess & Nick has been there from the beginning. They’ve been there for each other in their tough times, through breakups, meltdowns and scary stalkers without even realizing that they were starting to fall for each other. As much as I’m a reluctant shipper of these two, their scenes together are always full of heart and laughter. I have faith in the writers of the show to not screw it up and hopefully keep the dynamic that they all have with each other without turning it too “lovey dovey”. Let’s hope.