The BEST Episodes of The Mindy Project
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 25, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#19 - Harry & Mindy (2)
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#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.