New Girl

The BEST episodes of New Girl

Every episode of New Girl ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of New Girl!

Jessica Day is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn't. Although she's dorky and awkward, she's comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she's not used to hanging with the boys--especially at home.

Last Updated: 10/2/2022Network: FOX
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Five Stars for Beezus
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8.03
2166 votes

#1 - Five Stars for Beezus

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/4/2017

Jess is ready to tell Nick of her true feelings for him. Meanwhile, Nick takes a meeting with a book publisher, as Aly helps Winston reconnect with an important person. Then, Cece and Schmidt receive big news.

Directors: Erin O'Malley
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Elaine's Big Day
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7.99
3040 votes

#2 - Elaine's Big Day

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/14/2013

Cece's wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans.

Directors: Jake Kasdan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Landing Gear
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7.99
2081 votes

#3 - Landing Gear

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/2016

Schmidt makes a last ditch effort to convince Cece’s mom to come to their wedding, but in doing so, he might miss the special day himself.

Directors: Erin O'Malley
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Clean Break
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7.96
1967 votes

#4 - Clean Break

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/5/2015

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.

Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Cooler
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7.96
3256 votes

#5 - Cooler

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/29/2013

Nick and Schmidt go out on a "bro's night," but quickly become infatuated with, and highly competitive over, a beautiful woman attracted to sadness. Meanwhile, Winston falls for a girl with absolutely no interest in him, which only makes him more attracted to her. Then, Jess' decision to have a night alone in the loft doesn't go as planned and involves another round of the drinking game "True American," and a surprising development in her relationship with one of the loft mates.

Directors: Max Winkler
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Birthday
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7.95
2946 votes

#6 - Birthday

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/21/2014

Nick struggles to throw Jess the perfect birthday party, while Schmidt works overtime to help out Cece in her new job as bartender and Winston and Coach engage in a bake-off.

Directors: Richie Keen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Quick Hardening Caulk
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7.90
3191 votes

#7 - Quick Hardening Caulk

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/19/2013

Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him - until she's hopped up on pain medication. But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner.

Directors: Lorene Scafaria
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Engram Pattersky
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7.89
1040 votes

#8 - Engram Pattersky

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/15/2018

The gang takes a tour down memory lane, which includes a final round of "True American".

Directors: Erin O'Malley
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Prince
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7.87
2888 votes

#9 - Prince

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/2/2014

Jess is ready to paint the town purple when a chance encounter finds her and best friend Cece invited to a once-in-a-lifetime mansion party thrown by music legend Prince. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Coach are determined to crash the festivities, building toward an Unforgettable ending.

Directors: Fred Goss
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
See Ya
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7.83
3924 votes

#10 - See Ya

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/8/2012

When one of the roommates decides to move out of the loft, the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert where Winston faces his fear of the dark, Cece and Schmidt’s relationship reaches a turning point and Jess and Nick square off with a coyote.

Directors: Michael Spiller
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Chill Day In
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7.83
2067 votes

#11 - A Chill Day In

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/26/2016

Refusing to accept that their crazy days are behind them, Jess and Cece abandon their low-key bachelorette party plans and seek a night out to top all others.

Directors: Erin O'Malley
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Virgins
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7.82
3031 votes

#12 - Virgins

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/30/2013

In a series of flashbacks, Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Cece tell one another how they each lost their virginity. Not surprisingly, when they realize the stories directly affect their present day sex lives, one relationship will change forever.

Directors: Alec Berg
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Santa
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7.80
3105 votes

#13 - Santa

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/2012

When the gang attempts to juggle multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess tries to avoid a remorseful Sam, Nick tries to keep up with a sexually adventurous Angie and Winston panics when he gets a cranberry stuck in his ear.

Directors: Craig Zisk
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tomatoes
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7.78
3940 votes

#14 - Tomatoes

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/24/2012

Jess fears she and Russell don't share a fiery passion. Cece is not willing to admit her true feelings for Schmidt. Nick channels all of his energy into a new vegetable garden.

Directors: Michael Spiller
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Thanksgiving IV
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7.77
2165 votes

#15 - Thanksgiving IV

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/25/2014

With winter coming and everyone still single, Schmidt initiates a "Bangs-giving"-themed Thanksgiving dinner party, to which everyone must bring someone compatible for someone else.

Directors: Fred Goss
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Goldmine
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7.76
2235 votes

#16 - Goldmine

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/2014

Nick pretends to be gay to make his status as Jess' "ex" less of an issue to her new beau. To Coach's annoyance, Winston works his "Long Game" on their attractive neighbors, Michelle and Viv. Meanwhile, Schmidt panics when Cece considers having a breast reduction.

Directors: Russ Alsobrook
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Secrets
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7.75
4124 votes

#17 - Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/3/2012

While training for a marathon, Jess discovers that Cece has been keeping a secret from her. Nick reluctantly asks for Schmidt's help as he tries to juggle dating two women at once.

Directors: David Wain
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Table 34
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7.74
2951 votes

#18 - Table 34

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/5/2013

The gang attends a dating convention, where Cece hopes to find a prospective husband - even as Schmidt hopes to win her back. Meanwhile, Winston's mojo returns, and Jess and Nick get put in a compromising position in front of Dr. Sam.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Wedding Eve
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7.73
2069 votes

#19 - Wedding Eve

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/10/2016

On the night before the wedding, Nick and Winston try to help Schmidt re-write his vows and Jess, thinking that Sam is going to propose to her, rallies the gang into playing True American to avoid giving him an answer.

Directors: Tren O'Donnell
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Winston's Birthday
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7.73
3156 votes

#20 - Winston's Birthday

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/7/2013

Jess' dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend the day alone with him. Jess finds herself with huge opportunity for a new job on the day before Cece's wedding. Schmidt must take a look in the mirror and confront his real feelings about Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Winston psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seemed to remember to throw for him.

Directors: Max Winkler
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Curse of the Pirate Bride
star
7.73
1106 votes

#21 - The Curse of the Pirate Bride

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/15/2018

Jess and Nick make two life-changing decisions and Winston and Aly's big day arrives.

Directors: Josh Greenbaum
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Halloween
star
7.72
3429 votes

#22 - Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/2012

Jess gets a job as a zombie at a haunted house, but is more frightened of her changing feelings towards Sam. Schmidt and Cece are perfectly matched in the costumes they're wearing, while Winston and Shelby are worlds apart in theirs. Nick gets a visit from a former college crush who shows her affection in a scary way.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Mario
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7.72
1040 votes

#23 - Mario

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/8/2018

Nick's plan to propose to Jess is thrown off-course when they decide to get a dog, Winston sees color for the first time and Schmidt worries about Cece getting pregnant again.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Landlord
star
7.72
4627 votes

#24 - The Landlord

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/7/2012

Jess makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord to like her. Schmidt tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss.

Directors: Peyton Reed
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Fancyman Part 2
star
7.72
4173 votes

#25 - Fancyman Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/27/2012

Jess' sophisticated date with Russell doesn't go as planned. Nick's friend visits to help him get over his break-up. Schmidt and Cece try to keep their relationship secret.

Directors: Matt Shakman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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