The Best Episodes Directed by Trent O'donnell
#1 - The Dolphin
No Activity Season 1 - Episode 1
A large concrete dolphin makes waves on the stakeout, bringing into question Stokes’ professionalism. The cops debate the erotic advantages of Siamese twins. April has her first day in dispatch. Jimmy updates Bruce on the search for his dad.
#2 - The Coffee Raid
No Activity Season 1 - Episode 6
The cops are bullet proofed and raid ready, staying alert with good coffee.
#4 - Clean Break
New Girl 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.
#7 - Hello!
Ghosts (US) Season 1 - Episode 2
Samantha and Jay throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast - only to find it's inhabited by the many opinionated spirits of deceased residents who now call it home. Also, when Sam thinks she's crazy because she continues to see the ghosts of Woodstone Manor, she tries to ignore them, making them even more determined to get her to acknowledge they're real.
#10 - Boyle's Hunch
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 - Episode 3
Jake thinks Boyle might have met his soulmate in Genevieve, an art gallery owner, and he tries to help set them up. Meanwhile, Rosa deals with inter-precinct theft and Holt seeks Amy’s help with an image campaign.
#12 - San Diego
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 21
As Jess continues to stay with her dad in Portland, they unexpectedly help one another with their love lives. Meanwhile, Nick turns to a reluctant Aly for help with his relationship with Reagan, and Schmidt contemplates using his first name.
#16 - Goosebumps Walkaway
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 10
Jess returns from jury duty and attempts to uncover the real identity of a juror sequestered with her. Meanwhile, Reagan prepares to move out of the loft and out of Nick’s life, and Winston and Cece help Schmidt get over his fear of public dancing.
#18 - The American
No Activity Season 1 - Episode 5
Hendy’s is starstruck by U.S. detective Cutler (guest star Jake Johnson) but airline food has them off on a wrong foot. Stokes is in therapy and it all starts with a handsome pilot. A chance meeting over takeaway results in an earnest chat about family.
#20 - Cece's Boys
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 13
As Jess tries to find a new vice principal, she discovers that she has a real problem when it comes to making decisions. Meanwhile, Cece enlists Jess and Reagan to help her recruit new models, and the guys are in for a surprise when they enjoy a day at the spa.
#21 - Glue
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 15
When Nick freaks out after Reagan lands him a book signing, Jess scrambles to boost his confidence and help it go smoothly. Meanwhile, Winston reveals to Schmidt and Cece that he's proposing to Aly, but needs their help to execute the big plan.
#22 - Landline
New Girl Season 4 - Episode 5
When Coach's liaison with the school nurse gets messy, vice principal Jess must enforce a new, "no fraternization" policy among the teachers. But the tables soon get turned when she finds herself attracted to the hot new science teacher. Meanwhile, Nick is enjoying being Schmidt and Winston's secretary, after the loft gets a new home phone.
#24 - Frankenstein
The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 2
Parents Group triggers anxiety in Audrey when she realises she's the only one who isn't following a parenting book. Misinterpreting Ambrose's book club theme, Audrey brings Frankenstein - honest mistake or searing metaphor?
#27 - Socalyalcon VI
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 19
When Reagan returns home from a work trip, Jess is concerned that she has been spending too much time being Nick's "girlfriend." Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece obsess over security in their new home and Aly reveals an embarrassing secret to Winston.
#28 - The Decision
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 8
Reagan causes chaos between Nick and Winston when she tells them she’ll sleep with just one of them in an attempt to challenge the guys’ indecisiveness. Meanwhile, Schmidt is reunited with his college frenemy, Benjamin, when looking at wedding venues with Cece.
#29 - Trivial Pursuits
The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 4
Life at home with baby fails to provide the mental stimulation Audrey craves. She's bored and increasingly forgetful. When she gets her days mixed up, she turns up at the wrong meeting group and stays.
#30 - Matrescence
The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 7
Audrey misses the final Parents' Group but gets a surprising one-on-one with Ambrose. Georgia organises a nurse-in, and Jeremy finally reveals his Californian job offer and he and Audrey face their past and future.
#32 - Big Boy Has the Flu
No Activity (US) Season 2 - Episode 1
Car 27 stakes out a cockfighting ring. Cullen and Tolbeck are rattled when a hero of the San Diego Police Department falls from grace. Both Marco and his new partner-in-crime, Frankie, have a secret. Fatima falls victim to extortion.
#33 - Par 5
New Girl Season 4 - Episode 20
Fawn takes Jess to a charity golf tournament, but the Vice Principal lands in the sand trap in her attempts to make a good impression. Meanwhile, Winston meets a beautiful woman and must lie about being a cop.
#34 - Super Mum
The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 5
After being struck in the head by a pinecone, Jeremy starts to obsess about his broken promise to God. Is the pinecone the first in a series of vengeful acts? There's no convincing atheist Audrey.
#35 - Jimmy & Son
Grandfathered Season 1 - Episode 9
Jimmy hires Gerald as the new host at his restaurant and gives him a crash course in hospitality. Meanwhile, Vanessa teaches Sara how to take sexy photos for Bruce, and Annelise encourages Ravi to crack down on the comedy in the kitchen.
#36 - Dress
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 19
Jess races to make alterations to Cece’s bridal dress, while Schmidt tries to keep his “wedding workshop” a secret at work, and Nick struggles to ask Reagan to be his date to the nuptials. Meanwhile, Winston and Aly try to keep their relationship on the down-low at work.
#37 - Jury Duty
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 3
Jess eagerly reports to jury duty, until she discovers she may be up for a work promotion. Meanwhile, Nick reaches his limit with Cece’s messiness in the loft.
#39 - The Last Wedding
New Girl Season 4 - Episode 1
At the last wedding of the summer, the gang makes a pact: Each of them will get lucky by night's end. Jess sets her sights on the best man, who also has caught the eye of a beautiful scientist. Meanwhile, Schmidt and Nick get an indecent proposal. Winston recovers from his police academy training, and Coach panics when he realizes he already has hooked up with every woman at the party.
#40 - Homecoming (2)
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 4
Part 2 of a crossover with Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Jess and the gang head to New York, where Schmidt believes he is being honored at his high school. Jess meets Det. Jake Peralta and helps him on a case, which leads her to Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct and a fateful encounter with Gina Linetti and Capt. Raymond Holt. Meanwhile, Nick and Winston scramble to make subway fare, while trying to impress Det. Charles Boyle, and Cece faces off with her new mother-in-law. The crossover starts on Brooklyn Nine-Nine S04E04: The Night Shift (1).
#41 - Ready
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 6
After Jess announces that she is ready to date again, Schmidt pushes her to give her workout partner, Robby, a fighting chance. Then, when Cece hires a hunky new bartender, Nick struggles to understand male beauty, while Winston's newfound confidence makes him irresistible.
#42 - Christmas Eve Eve
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 10
Jess struggles to keep the loft's Secret Santa afloat, while helping Reagan plan a Christmas surprise for Nick. When Winston believes his gift for Cece won’t be delivered in time, Winston and Schmidt go on a mission to track it down.
#43 - James Wonder
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 8
In order to land the soon-to-be open principal's position at her school, Jess must impress the disapproving president of the Parents' Council. Winston puts his undercover skills to the test and Nick struggles to come up with the perfect wedding gift for Schmidt and Cece.
#44 - Road Trip
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 17
After being emasculated in front of Cece, Schmidt insists on a manly bachelor party weekend in Vegas, but the road trip goes awry when the guys end up at a desert biker bar and he must put his newfound bravado to the test.
#45 - 300 Feet
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 14
When Jess is served a restraining order by her ex-boyfriend, Sam, she sets out to clear her name with Winstons help. Nick and Schmidt plot against the owner of a trendy new bar that opened on their street.
#46 - Episode 2
Laid Season 1 - Episode 2
Roo is spending too much time thinking about the fact that her ex-boyfriends are dropping dead at a rate of knots. But she finds respite in helping officiate between yet another fight between EJ and her boyfriend Zach. When it looks like the resulting break-up might be permanent, Roo takes EJ out to celebrate.
#47 - Xander and Camille
Single Parents Season 2 - Episode 7
When the smooth-talking ladies' man, Xander, from Angie's one night stand turns out to be connected to the group in an unexpected way, she starts spiraling. Douglas is forced to confront some family issues with a little help from Poppy. Meanwhile, Will attempts to teach Miggy how to work on his disciplining skills as a parent, but Sophie, Rory and Graham make it anything but easy on him.
#48 - Genealogy
The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 3
When Jeremy's parents turn up uninvited, Audrey is forced to deploy some masterful restraint when it comes to mother-in-law, Carol's intrusive and out-dated parenting advice.
#49 - Summer of Miggy
Single Parents Season 1 - Episode 17
Seeing that baby Jack is about to walk for the first time, Miggy feels old and tries to recapture his youth by throwing an epic party. When the party doesn’t go as expected, he insists that Poppy and Douglas stick around to help him. Angie’s boyfriend, Owen, meets Graham for the first time, which doesn’t go as well as they had hoped. When Will gets an opportunity to do the weather at 10:00 p.m., Rory tags along and causes drama on the set.
#50 - Es Good
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 9
Schmidt enlists Nick to help him earn the respect of his difficult house contractor. Meanwhile, as Jess and Robby test the limits of their ability to be in a casual relationship, Winston and Cece debate the pros and cons of not being single.
#51 - Swuit
New Girl Season 4 - Episode 14
Jess helps Schmidt and Nick pitch their new business venture - the "Swuit," a suit made entirely of sweatshirt material - to entrepreneur Lori Greiner. Meanwhile, Winston and Coach decide they will invest in Cece's future.
#52 - Last Thanksgiving
New Girl Season 6 - Episode 7
It's Thanksgiving and Jess and the gang are determined to make this year's festivities a success. However, things don't go according to plan when Robby surprisingly shows up and Schmidt's dad arrives heartbroken. Meanwhile, Nick finds out that Regan is postponing her move-in date and Winston deals with his heroic injury.
#53 - Happiness
A.P. Bio Season 2 - Episode 1
With no archrival to combat, Jack sets his sights on a new mission: write the most brilliant philosophy book ever and get out of Toledo for good. Stef and Mary forget a special day for Michele. Helen forgets to order routine maintenance for the copier causing mass hysteria at Whitlock.
#55 - Ronald Reagan's White House Collectible Pen
Single Parents Season 1 - Episode 9
Will is thrilled to throw the first-grade parent social so that he can use this event to springboard his anti-smartphone platform to get parents to wait to buy their kids cellphones until eighth grade. He ropes his new love interest, Dr. Dewan, into helping him, but his plan doesn’t work out quite like he had hoped. Douglas offers to have the social at his house so he can exact revenge on his rival dermatologist, Mark, whom Douglas is convinced stole his prized pen.
#56 - Pilot
Ghosts (US) Season 1 - Episode 1
Samantha and Jay throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a rundown country estate they inherited into a bed and breakfast – only to find it’s inhabited by the many opinionated spirits of deceased residents who now call it home.
#59 - Episode 3
Laid Season 1 - Episode 3
Salvation for Roo may be at hand when she bumps into a possible one night stand whom she had forgotten about, thanks to the hazy tint of alcohol. Meanwhile EJ has made a photoboard of all Roo's exes, complete with dates and details of their sexual encounters, to try and help find out why her ex-boyfriends are dropping like logs. Roo decides to go in search of the next name on her list (Russ), only to lead him into an accident whilst he is under her "protection".
#61 - Episode 6
Laid Season 1 - Episode 6
Roo's attempts to reconnect with EJ fail as EJ grapples with Zach's impending death and the fact she seems to be co-pilot on Zach's 'bucket list'. As they work their way through a series of increasingly bizarre scenarios, EJ finds herself sprung at the aquarium about to 'get intimate' with Zach.