The Best Episodes Directed by Trent O'donnell

The Dolphin

#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.

star 8.18
114 votes
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Two Vomits

#2 - Two Vomits

No Activity Season 1 - Episode 2

An overly eager security guard (guest star Tim Minchin) disrupts a dockside stakeout. April tells Carol the grim tale of why she was taken off the beat. Hendy prepares to make an important call to dispatch.

star 8.05
94 votes
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The Coffee Raid

#3 - The Coffee Raid

No Activity Season 1 - Episode 6

The cops are bullet proofed and raid ready, staying alert with good coffee.

star 8.03
31 votes
Clean Break

#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.

star 7.97
1992 votes
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Jeremy Bearimy

#5 - Jeremy Bearimy

The Good Place Season 3 - Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

star 7.81
1558 votes
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Coral Palms (2)

#6 - Coral Palms (2)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 4 - Episode 2

Jake and Holt end up on the other side of the interrogation table after being caught plotting an attack on Figgis. Meanwhile, a questionable new captain takes over at the precinct.

star 7.80
4466 votes
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Kinda Sorta

#7 - Kinda Sorta

A.P. Bio Season 2 - Episode 13

The college fair comes to Whitlock, and Sarika has an offer for Jack: Get her into Harvard, and she'll get his book into the hands of her publisher aunt; Stef prepares for a visit from a fling; Helen applies to college.

star 7.77
180 votes
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The Eternal Shriek

#8 - The Eternal Shriek

The Good Place Season 1 - Episode 7

After learning Michael's retirement will be an eternity of torture, Eleanor decides to deactivate Janet, the only one able to send Michael away.

star 7.77
3311 votes
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Boyle's Hunch

#9 - 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.

star 7.76
3547 votes
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Everything Is Great!

#10 - Everything Is Great!

The Good Place Season 2 - Episode 1

With their memories erased, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason start their Good Place experience all over again. Eleanor tries to understand her clue.

star 7.76
3181 votes
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San Diego

#11 - 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.

star 7.69
2189 votes
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#12 - Teachers

New Girl Season 4 - Episode 8

Jess, Coach and Ryan attend a teachers' conference, led by education guru Brenda Brown. Back at the loft, Nick, Schmidt and Winston try to have a wild weekend while Jess is out of town.

star 7.69
2219 votes
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The Negotiation

#13 - The Negotiation

Grace and Frankie Season 2 - Episode 3

Brianna wants to produce the organic yam lube for Frankie; Grace vies for her grandchildren's affection; Frankie and Jacob reconnect.

star 7.67
736 votes
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Big Boy Has the Flu

#14 - 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.

star 7.60
40 votes
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#15 - Reagan

New Girl Season 5 - Episode 6

A beautiful pharmaceutical rep enters the gang’s life when she agrees to sublet Jess’ room while she is on jury duty.

star 7.59
2051 votes
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The American

#16 - 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.

star 7.58
36 votes
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Goosebumps Walkaway

#17 - 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.

star 7.58
1969 votes
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#18 - LAXmas

New Girl Season 4 - Episode 11

As the gang prepares to depart for the holidays, they quickly find they may be home alone when they are all trapped at the airport.

star 7.57
1940 votes
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Cece's Boys

#19 - 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.

star 7.57
1827 votes
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#20 - 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.

star 7.57
2142 votes
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#21 - Menus

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 8

An overabundance of Chinese food take-out menus left at the loft’s front door is the catalyst for an interconnected series of adventures for Jess and the guys.

star 7.57
2793 votes
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#22 - 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.

star 7.56
2184 votes
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The Date

#23 - The Date

No Activity Season 1 - Episode 3

Hendy and April have an awkward radio exchange. The crims (including guest star Sam Simmons) lament the lack of imagination in the Aussie crime industry. Carol’s son Lachy is suspended from school in unusual circumstances.

star 7.56
36 votes
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#24 - Dance

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 22

Jess fears someone is trying to sabotage her first middle school dance and she enlists the gang to help her chaperone on the big night.

star 7.54
2334 votes
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#25 - 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?

star 7.53
62 votes
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#26 - Lillypads

New Girl Season 7 - Episode 3

Nervous about Ruth's interview at a prestigious pre-school, Schmidt recruits Jess to help her prepare. Meanwhile, Nick procrastinates writing, and Winston prepares to confront his fear of testifying in court.

star 7.53
1089 votes
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Socalyalcon VI

#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.

star 7.52
2172 votes
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The Decision

#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.

star 7.52
1965 votes
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The Witness

#29 - The Witness

No Activity Season 1 - Episode 4

What would a high quality TV show of Hendy and Stokes be like? Tanya (guest star Kat Stewart) a witness with the cops, finds out. The crims have a reunion. Carol brings Lachy to work, with awkward consequences for April.

star 7.50
40 votes
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Super Mum

#30 - 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.

star 7.48
33 votes
Par 5

#31 - 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.

star 7.48
2014 votes
Jimmy & Son

#32 - 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.

star 7.48
287 votes
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#33 - 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.

star 7.48
2045 votes
Jury Duty

#34 - 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.

star 7.48
1969 votes
Trivial Pursuits

#35 - 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.

star 7.45
44 votes
Homecoming (2)

#36 - Homecoming (2)

New Girl Season 6 - Episode 4

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. (Crossover with Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 4 episode 4)

star 7.44
2507 votes

#37 - 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.

star 7.44
34 votes
The Last Wedding

#38 - 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.

star 7.44
2682 votes
Mother Nature

#39 - Mother Nature

The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 6

The annual spring cleaning trip to Audrey's grandmother's farm exposes some hard financial truths. Jeremy struggles to get Stevie to take the bottle and turns to the Parents' Group for help.

star 7.43
35 votes
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Xander and Camille

#40 - 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.

star 7.42
128 votes
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#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.

star 7.41
2418 votes
Road Trip

#42 - 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.

star 7.41
2003 votes
James Wonder

#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.

star 7.41
2390 votes
Christmas Eve Eve

#44 - 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.

star 7.41
2266 votes
300 Feet

#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.

star 7.40
2087 votes
Es Good

#46 - 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.

star 7.35
2211 votes

#47 - 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.

star 7.33
46 votes

#48 - 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.

star 7.30
1707 votes
Last Thanksgiving

#49 - 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.

star 7.30
2419 votes

#50 - 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.

star 7.29
314 votes
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The Letdown

#51 - The Letdown

The Letdown Season 1 - Episode 1

Audrey is determined not to be defined by motherhood. In theory, this seems fairly easy. In practice, her career-focused husband, self-obsessed mother & fancy-free best friend, make it damn near impossible.

star 7.25
75 votes
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