The BEST Episodes of The Mindy Project

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2019

Network: Hulu

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. Mindy is a skilled OB/GYN and shares a practice with a few other doctors, none of whom make life any easier for her. Jeremy Reed is the walking definition of total bad news. He not only shares a practice with Mindy, but sometimes her bed as well – despite her best efforts to resist. He is funny, self-absorbed and super sexy. In contrast, Danny Castellano is a hothead and guys’ guy who has a habit of stealing Mindy’s patients. As Mindy attempts to get her career off the ground and meet a guy who passes her red flag test, only time will tell if she gets her romantic comedy ending.

Danny and Mindy

#1 - Danny and Mindy

Season 2 - Episode 22

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 8.36
340 votes
The Desert

#2 - The Desert

Season 2 - Episode 14

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 8.35
355 votes
Directors: Marco Fargnoli
Writers: Tracey Wigfield, Mindy Kaling
You've Got Sext

#3 - You've Got Sext

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.18
338 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Mindy Kaling
We're a Couple Now, Haters!

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

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.14
366 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer

#5 - Danny Castellano Is My Personal Trainer

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 8.10
333 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: Charlie Grandy
It Had to Be You

#6 - It Had to Be You

Season 6 - Episode 10

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 8.00
233 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
The Devil Wears Lands' End

#7 - The Devil Wears Lands' End

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.97
305 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Jeremy Bronson
Take Me with You

#8 - Take Me with You

Season 1 - Episode 24

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 7.96
294 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling, Jeremy Bronson
Christmas Party Sex Trap

#9 - Christmas Party Sex Trap

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 7.95
307 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Tracey Wigfield
Dinner at the Castellanos

#10 - Dinner at the Castellanos

Season 3 - Episode 15

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 7.94
243 votes
Directors: David Rogers
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis

#11 - Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 7.90
335 votes
Directors: Marco Fargnoli
Writers: Tracey Wigfield
Frat Party

#12 - Frat Party

Season 1 - Episode 23

Mindy acts as a mentor to a college student. But when Casey and Mindy unexpectedly hit a rough patch, she decides to drown her sorrows at a frat party where she reunites with her old flame, Tom, and all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Danny and Jeremy try to woo Morgan away from the midwives.

star 7.90
279 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Tracey Wigfield
Indian BBW

#13 - Indian BBW

Season 2 - Episode 16

Mindy discovers an incriminating video of herself that is floating around the internet, and she enlists the help of Peter to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

star 7.90
311 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Jeremy Bronson

#14 - Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 7.89
270 votes
Writers: Charlie Grandy
French Me, You Idiot

#15 - French Me, You Idiot

Season 2 - Episode 15

Mindy and Danny confront the consequences of their kiss. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Peter devise a plan to poach patients from a competing practice that has shut down.

star 7.89
307 votes
Writers: Jack Burditt
Wedding Crushers

#16 - Wedding Crushers

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 7.89
322 votes
Writers: Lang Fisher
Best Man

#17 - Best Man

Season 3 - Episode 21

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 7.88
309 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling
An Officer and a Gynecologist

#18 - An Officer and a Gynecologist

Season 2 - Episode 20

Mindy has a run-in with the law when a surly police officer admonishes her for giving his young daughter birth control pills. Meanwhile, Danny befriends a rabbi who offers to refer his congregation to Schulman & Associates because he thinks Danny is Jewish.

star 7.88
293 votes
Directors: David Rogers
Writers: Jack Burditt, Lang Fisher
Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist

#19 - Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.86
347 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Mindy Kaling

#20 - Triathlon

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 7.86
297 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Jack Burditt
Be Cool

#21 - Be Cool

Season 2 - Episode 17

Mindy and Danny try their hand at dating. But they discover that redefining their relationship isn't as easy as they thought it would be, especially when the pharmaceuticals representative whom Danny used to date re-enters the picture.

star 7.86
313 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen
Harry & Mindy (2)

#22 - Harry & Mindy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 14

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 7.86
281 votes
The One That Got Away

#23 - The One That Got Away

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.85
281 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Mindy Kaling, Jeremy Bronson
Wiener Night

#24 - Wiener Night

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.85
309 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Jack Burditt
Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-BFs

#25 - Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-BFs

Season 3 - Episode 3

Tax troubles inspire Mindy tries to rekindle a phony relationship with Cliff.

star 7.84
322 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Matt Warburton