The Best Episodes Directed by Trent O'donnell

Clean Break

#1 - 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 7.96
1987 votes
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Jeremy Bearimy

#2 - Jeremy Bearimy

The Good Place Season 3 - Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

star 7.82
1517 votes
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Coral Palms (2)

#3 - 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
4432 votes
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The Eternal Shriek

#4 - 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
3275 votes
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Kinda Sorta

#5 - 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
178 votes
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Everything Is Great!

#6 - 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 7.77
3141 votes
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Boyle's Hunch

#7 - 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
3510 votes
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San Diego

#8 - San Diego

New Girl Season 6 - Episode 21

star 7.69
2180 votes
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#9 - 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
2212 votes
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The Negotiation

#10 - 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 7.66
731 votes
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Big Boy Has the Flu

#11 - 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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#12 - 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
2047 votes
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Goosebumps Walkaway

#13 - 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
1963 votes
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#14 - 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
1933 votes
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Cece's Boys

#15 - 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
1818 votes
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#16 - 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
2784 votes
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#17 - 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 7.56
2137 votes
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#18 - 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
2174 votes
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#19 - 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
2328 votes
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#20 - 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

#21 - 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
1078 votes
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The Decision

#22 - 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
1961 votes
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Socalyalcon VI

#23 - 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
2161 votes
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Super Mum

#24 - 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

#25 - 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
2010 votes
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Jimmy & Son

#26 - 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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Jury Duty

#27 - 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
1965 votes
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Trivial Pursuits

#28 - 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
Xander and Camille

#29 - 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 7.44
122 votes
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Homecoming (2)

#30 - 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
2501 votes
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#31 - 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

#32 - 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
2677 votes
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Mother Nature

#33 - 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
Christmas Eve Eve

#34 - 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
2258 votes
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#35 - Ready

New Girl Season 6 - Episode 6

star 7.41
2413 votes
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James Wonder

#36 - 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
2385 votes
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Road Trip

#37 - 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
1998 votes
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Es Good

#38 - 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 7.36
2204 votes
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#39 - 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

#40 - 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
1697 votes
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#41 - 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 7.30
312 votes
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Last Thanksgiving

#42 - 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
2412 votes
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The Letdown

#43 - 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 7.28
74 votes
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