‘New Girl’ Recap (Season 1, Episode 22): “Tomatoes”
The Faster Times - almost 6 years
[Sonia here, subbing for Gaby, who is off sowing her wild oats. Pretty sure the oats will be sown by next week, but you never know, with oats. Especially those wild ones.]
You know what’s awkward? Going to dinner with your boyfriend and his ex-wife!
It’s unclear why even adorkable little Jess would consider this a good idea, but yes, she runs into his ex-wife in the gym and accidentally invites her to dinner with her and Russell (Ouli is naked when they meet, by the way! That’s not weird, is it?). Dinner is predictably awful. Jess reverts to a song she used to sing when her parents used to fight to break the two up, but weirdly, Russell and Ouli are kind of… sexy fighting. Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dermot Mulroney being crazy into each other is 100% awesome. Also, Jeanne Tripplehorn’s name is Ouli. What is up with that?
Anyway, this sexy fighting is so not great for Jess, obviously. But obviously, she has to obsess about this privately for a few days to let it stew into a full-blow...
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