Last week, Mindy revisits Princeton & sleeps with Stan from Mad Men, Morgan can’t control his erections, Jody dates a girl who can’t tolerate earth’s atmosphere & we’re all uncomfortable with racial talk at a university.
Mindy’s back from Texas, has rediscovered herself, decided she wants to start saying y’all and also to start spitting (Beverly approves that last point). Being super thoughtful, she brought everyone authentically Texas gifts aka a neck pillow and book she bought at the airport. Jody walks in with brownies that his new girlfriend Courtney made (Morgan attacks them, are we sure he’s being fed enough?) and we are bullied into listening to their lame “how we met” at the gym story. Jeremy stuffs some brownies in his face and wishes he would have a meet-cute at ballet barre.
Back at her office, Mindy has been contacted by Princeton University to give a “Later, Baby” presentation that weekend and is filling Jody & Morgan in on the road trip plans. Jody says he can’t go because he and Courtney have a weekend getaway planned and he refuses to cancel. Sweet Morgan cancels on meeting his biological father so he can go with Mindy.
M&M – which is what I’m calling the Mindy/Morgan duo now that they seem to be hanging out a lot – are at her apartment stuffing pamphlets for the Princeton presentation. She decides to tell him about her weird moment with Jody on the couch that happened before she went to Texas. Morgan plays Mindy and she plays Jody, in a reenactment that seems to turn Morgan on even though he promptly insists that it wasn’t romantic and she’s just a narcissist.
Another day, another Jody fip-flop. He comes back into Mindy’s office and just as she’s saying how glad she is that he won’t be there to stop her from doing her egg rap during the presentation, he announces that Courtney wants him to go and that she’s coming along.
The gang is now on the road in Mindy’s shiny new (leased – Danny wouldn’t like that financial decision) Lexus. Jody’s girlfriend, the hilarious Maria Thayer, seems to be allergic to everything, sneezing so loudly she makes Mindy swerve. Jody is trying to get Courtney to seem interesting so he tells Mindy that she’s also from Boston but I guess she’s not Boston enough for Mindy – as a Montrealer who hates people from Laval, I totally get what Mindy means; also this sentence will make sense to exactly one person, if my friend reads this review. Anyways, yada yada yada, Mindy hates Courtney and is maybe a bad driver.
They finally make it to Princeton and are setting up their posters and awesome merch table – sidenote, Hulu & NBCU, I would buy so many of these Later, Baby tshirts and also the Lahiri clinic merch, hook a sister up! – when these sorta hot jocks come in, saying they reserved the auditorium for football recruiting. Mindy is all cocky and checks her confirmation email but it turns out she made a mistake and reserved the space for the next year.
Jody and Morgan are giving her shit because this messed with their weekend plans and they’re rude. She decides to try again with Head Coach Drew Schakowsky and get him to give up the space by charming him. Thinking that he wants to feel her up like all jocks do, she puts his hand on her breast and he immediately recognizes her. They were in the same graduating class at Princeton, she apparently did work-study in the dining hall and stole people’s french fries & he was the mascot for the football team that she dry humped on a dare. Jody interrupts their trip down memory lane because they still don’t have a venue so they should find one or pack everything up, she tells them to shut up and Morgan drops all the things.
They’re packing everything back up into the shiny Lexus when Drew comes up to Mindy and gives her the auditorium space – he will do his recruiting in the stadium. Cue me awwwwww-ing at this flirty cuteness. Since no one at Princeton knows this event is actually happening, Mindy has the brilliant idea to go recruit students who would be good candidates – I’d like to add that Jody is being useless and bitchy this whole time, like, get a grip dude – like nerds that hang out at the library. She takes Drew with her because his faculty ID gets them into all the buildings and they run off together like 2 beautiful people going off into the sunset.
They head to the science library that Drew calls the nerd library but aren’t all libraries nerdy though? Anyway, we learn that he was a French Litt major. Drew says some poetic french line and Mindy comes back with “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” He enthusiastically responds yes because DUH who doesn’t wanna sleep with Mindy, but she has no idea what she’s saying because I guess she never googled the lyrics to Lady Marmalade in 2001 [holy shit this song is so old now this makes me so old aaaah depression]. Mindy gets reeeaaaaal racial now, calling out various ethnic groups by stereotypical names and getting their attention. She gives a cute little speech about helping them take control of their fertility (and briefly says she misses sex with Danny which this hopeful blogger will take as a positive sign) and makes it rain information flyers. Drew is impressed and smitten because his football guys don’t listen to him like that so she offers to hang out in their showers wink and he’s like euh no bae.
Back at the auditorium, Jody is bitching about his ruined weekend again when Morgan snaps at him and tells him to get his shit together. He tells him that Dr. L thought the thing on the couch was romantic. Jody says it wasn’t romantic and that Mindy just had mayonnaise on her forehead & he has a girlfriend now so Morgan makes him promise to stop sending mixed signals to Mindy and also to himself who now has another boner and runs off to the bathroom.
It’s time now for Mindy to give her presentation to a packed house – she slays all of it obviously. They even bribe the first people to sign up with Hamilton…CD’s. Even fancy Manhattan doctors can’t get tickets to Hamilton (although, humblebrag, I go in October teehee). Morgan “dabs” again and almost breaks Courtney’s nose which might be a blessing in disguise it it’ll control her sneezing.
After the presentation, everyone heads to a campus bar to celebrate. Hot Drew shows up and Mindy insists he join them. Jody is again being a dick but they do move over and make room for Drew. He’s hard core flirting with Mindy, when she says she could be his Tom Brady if asthma is okay on the team, he says she might be a distraction and they eye-fuck a little. Courtney is directly under a vent and keeps sneezing so she goes to ask the bartender to heat up her wine, then just as Drew is talking about 10 cent wings and flirting, Jody goes on and on about how Mindy should apologize to Court. Drew senses the tension and also leaves. Mindy bitches that Courtney is lame and can’t tolerate Earth’s atmosphere so then Jody leaves too and this scene ends awkwardly.
Back at the hotel, Mindy is complaining about Jody to Morgan and he’s all #SolidaritySister. Meanwhile, Courtney is turning their hotel room into the devils lair and gives Jody the belt buckle that Mindy had brought for him from Texas – she found it in the car and assumed it was his. Jody opens it and makes a dumb face and then goes to Mindy’s room to apologize for being a douchenozzle throughout the weekend. Because she’s an angel, Mindy also apologizes for not liking lame, annoying Courtney. When he senses this conversation going on for too long, Morgan steps in and forces Jody to leave. He is trying to stop this weird coupling and I love him for it. There’s some weird shit going on with Morgans toenail but that’s not important because Hot Drew texts her and they go to the dining hall for a snack
As it turns out, one of the perks of working at the college is the dining hall, and it makes up for the hackie sack. Mindy hasn’t gotten any better at subtle-y asking men if they have girlfriends so she just says “does your girlfriend hate hackie sack too?” and he bursts out laughing & jokes “it was so subtle, I almost missed it.” So anyway they’re both single and he’s going to Manhattan next week to watch some sportsball thing and invites her to it but she’s all ew sportsball so he’s like “hey dummy I was asking you out” and he says dummy with a goofy grin so you don’t get mad at him. She’s all oh cool yes dates are great let’s do that I’m so excited to see you next week and he’s like aren’t we going to my place to have sex right now though? Mindy reeeaaaaally likes that and they bounce [to the next dick boy].
The next morning, they’re driving back to Manhattan and Morgan is complaining about how lonely he felt when Mindy never came back to the room last night. Courtney guesses that she slept with Hot Football guy and Mindy’s like “maaaybeeee” and Courtney is all you go girl girl power etc. They spend what I assume is the entire rest of the drive making sexual innuendo jokes about Mindy and Drew’s sex life.
- Courtney: “he had a strong jawline”
- Mindy: “he sure used that jawline last night”
- Jody: “Mindy! There’s a lady present”
- Mindy: “there wasn’t a lady present last night!”
- Jody: “can we just pay attention to the road?”
- Morgan: “I know someone who got rode last night; it was the coach!”
- Mindy: MORGAN!
This was the first episode written by new writer Guy Branum and it was pretty amazing – the jokes are perfect and the plot did some advancing and I really dig Mindy and Stan from Mad Men so I’m all for this. 100 emojis for everyone!