The BEST Episodes of The Mindy Project

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Network: Hulu

New York-based OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri can quote every romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan that exists. She loves the good ones and the bad ones, because the girl always gets the guy. Mindy is determined to be more punctual, spend less money, lose weight and read more books – all in pursuit of becoming a well-rounded perfect woman…who can meet and date the perfect guy.

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The Desert

#1 - The Desert

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 21, 2014

After Cliff breaks up with Mindy for lying about seeing Casey in Los Angeles, Mindy is more determined than ever to win him back. However, instead of taking Mindy to the airport, Danny tricks her into going with him to the desert to see his dad.

star 8.17
726 votes
Directors: Marco Fargnoli
Writers: Mindy Kaling, Tracey Wigfield
Danny and Mindy

#2 - Danny and Mindy

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 6, 2014

Mindy thinks she's met the man of her dreams after he writes a description of their encounter in a New York newspaper, leading to a surprising reveal.

star 8.06
572 votes
You've Got Sext

#3 - You've Got Sext

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 12, 2013

When Mindy tells Danny she has a crush, he thinks she's talking about him instead of Cliff the lawyer. Meanwhile, Morgan and Peter find Mindy's phone and respond to a text from Cliff, which starts off innocently, but escalates into something that may lead to unintended romantic consequences.

star 8.00
680 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer

#4 - Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 7, 2014

In an attempt to get in shape before a weekend away with Cliff, Mindy convinces Danny to be her personal trainer. Meanwhile at the office, Peter finds himself in over his head when he has to act as managing partner while Jeremy is out sick.

star 7.99
674 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist

#5 - Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2012

When Mindy must find a new gynecologist, she asks Danny to assume the role. Eventually, he accepts - on the grounds that Mindy will feel too uncomfortable to go through with the exam. The two then play a game of chicken to see who will back out of the deal first. Meanwhile, Jeremy tricks Morgan and Betsy into helping him break into Mindy's apartment to retrieve a valuable item.

star 7.97
656 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Best Man

#6 - Best Man

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 24, 2015

Mindy starts to question Danny's commitment to their relationship when he's a no-show for dinner with her parents. Meanwhile, when Morgan thinks he overhears Mindy saying Danny is not the father of her baby, he gathers all the guys with whom she's ever slept, in an attempt to figure out who is the real father.

star 7.91
482 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist

#7 - Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 24, 2015

Danny is upset with Mindy’s horrible eating habits and decides to make a deal with her that he will stop smoking if she stops eating poorly. Meanwhile, Jeremy struggles to fill Peter’s spot at the practice

star 7.85
386 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Matt Warburton, Mindy Kaling

#8 - Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 9, 2014

As the holidays approach, Mindy wonders if Danny is about to propose, and a case of mistaken identity leads Morgan on the perfect date.

star 7.84
445 votes
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Christmas Party Sex Trap

#9 - Christmas Party Sex Trap

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

Mindy plans an office Christmas party for the entire building, so she can spend more time with Cliff. However, things don't go Mindy's way when Brendan Deslaurier's date steals Mindy's thunder by performing a seductive "Santa Baby" dance for the party guests.

star 7.82
645 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Tracey Wigfield
Wiener Night

#10 - Wiener Night

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

Mindy hits it off with a journalist named Jason, but Jason is a bit snobbish and finds Mindy to be too mainstream. To show that she's more cultured than he thinks, Mindy invites Jason to Christina's art show, where nude photos of Danny are on display.

star 7.81
676 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Jack Burditt
Dinner at the Castellanos

#11 - Dinner at the Castellanos

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 10, 2015

Mindy has some big news to tell Danny but, just as she is getting ready to tell him, his father (guest star Dan Hedaya) and half-sister (guest star Madison Moellers) show up for an unexpected visit. The whole crew is invited to Annette's house for the world's most awkward family dinner.

star 7.81
392 votes
Directors: David Rogers
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Hiring and Firing

#12 - Hiring and Firing

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2012

When Mindy is tasked with hiring a new nurse, she has to consider Morgan (Ike Barinholtz), a reformed ex-convict while Jeremy tests his breakup skills when he fires a problematic, elderly nurse.

star 7.81
827 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling
The One That Got Away

#13 - The One That Got Away

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 26, 2013

Mindy reunites with her "first kiss," Sam. The two reminisce about their time at Jewish summer camp, and soon rekindle the sparks of their teen romance.

star 7.81
647 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Jeremy Bronson, Mindy Kaling
Wedding Crushers

#14 - Wedding Crushers

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 26, 2013

When Mindy's cheating ex-boyfriend Josh invites her to his wedding, Mindy panics to find a date and begrudgingly decides to take Peter, who is actually a great wedding date until he makes one big mistake. Meanwhile, Danny's kid brother Richie is in town to make a big announcement.

star 7.78
712 votes
Writers: Lang Fisher
Music Festival

#15 - Music Festival

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2013

After returning from Haiti, Casey has an identity crisis and thinks being a disc jockey might be his new calling. When Mindy and the office go to a music festival for their “work retreat” to see Casey perform, the substance-filled surroundings lead to a series of disasters. Meanwhile, back in New York, Jeremy hires a new doctor, whom Mindy doesn’t particularly like after he saves the day during an emergency delivery.

star 7.78
685 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Matt Warburton

#16 - Homewrecker

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 5, 2016

A mishap at Leo's school forces Danny and Mindy to spend time together. Jody tries to win back Mindy's trust with an extravagant gift.

star 7.78
378 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling
The Devil Wears Lands' End

#17 - The Devil Wears Lands' End

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 2014

Mindy kisses a girl and doesn't like it while the boys play beer pong with Shonda Rhimes.

star 7.77
531 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Jeremy Bronson
Hooking Up Is Hard

#18 - Hooking Up Is Hard

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2013

Mindy wants a one-night stand with Brendan, the midwife who once stole her patients, but things go wrong when Brendan's brother, Duncan, and Morgan show up. Meanwhile, Eye Patch and Danny go out on a date.

star 7.76
616 votes
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Harry & Mindy

#19 - Harry & Mindy

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 5, 2013

Mindy tries to solve Jaime's best friend problem by pairing up Lucy with Danny on a Valentine's Day double date. However, Danny and Lucy hit it off immediately and sparks fly, ruining Mindy and Jaime's date. Meanwhile, on his way to his hot Valentine's hook-up, Jeremy helps Morgan with his pickup skills.

star 7.76
673 votes
We're a Couple Now, Haters!

#20 - We're a Couple Now, Haters!

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2014

It is the beginning of 'firsts' for Mindy and Danny, as they try to set new relationship boundaries for each other in the office. Meanwhile, things get a little complicated when Jeremy tries to organize a charity event with Peter's girlfriend, Lauren.

star 7.76
568 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis

#21 - Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 23, 2014

Mindy strives to impress Danny's mom when she comes to the city for a visit. Meanwhile, Morgan tries to stand his ground in his relationship with Tamra.

star 7.74
561 votes
Directors: Marco Fargnoli
Writers: Tracey Wigfield
Teen Patient

#22 - Teen Patient

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2012

Mindy is confronted with an awkward situation when her teenage neighbor comes to her for birth control. Meanwhile, Danny receives an anonymous complaint that Morgan has been inappropriately ogling Shauna.

star 7.74
678 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: David Stassen, Ike Barinholtz
Take Me with You

#23 - Take Me with You

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2013

When Mindy decides to go to Haiti on a volunteer mission with Casey, Danny and his ex-wife, Christina, throw a party for them that they will never forget.

star 7.72
630 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Jeremy Bronson, Mindy Kaling
It Had to Be You

#24 - It Had to Be You

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 2017

In the series finale of The Mindy Project, Mindy’s fertility practice is in danger and Annette’s upcoming surgery looms large. While Mindy and Danny wait for word on the surgery, Mindy attends Morgan and Tamra’s dream wedding, where she and the rest of the Shulman gang try to find their own happy endings.

star 7.71
295 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller

#25 - Triathlon

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 30, 2013

When Danny's ex-wife, Christina, comes back to New York to confront Danny about an emotional letter he had written to her, Morgan confesses that he had sent the letter unbeknownst to Danny, causing Danny to fire Morgan out of anger. Meanwhile, the rest of the staff compete in a triathlon and go head-to-head with the midwives, who have hired Morgan to work for them.

star 7.71
686 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Jack Burditt