New Girl’s Thanksgiving episodes have always been enjoyable. Not on a ‘Friends’ level, but they have the potential in getting there. This wasn’t the best of the three, but a good outing nonetheless.
The balance between the characters was a little more clear, which I think has a lot to do with finding Coach’s voice a little bit more. What helps this episode the most is making Nick the focal point, as Jake Johnson is just too funny for words. From the first hilarious scene with Coach to the last sweet scene with everybody, Nick Miller has become this show’s rock, for better or for worse.
As the episode progressed it become way more messy, as Jess’s delirium came on way too quickly and with zero explanation. Getting it from the fish didn’t seem to work and her getting separated in the woods with no real justification seemed stupid. The Coach/Schmidt Cece plot definitely has some legs, especially given how good the actors are, but poor Winston. He keeps getting throw away c plots. Granted one of the funniest moments of the 22 minutes was his flashback to free pottery class excitement, he still is getting the short end of the plot stick.
This isn’t the best season, but the more these characters interact amongst themselves, the better the show seems to be getting.
Keep on Watchin’!