In the spirit of giving every character one last story line and a final bow, The Mindy Project brought The Deslauriers back into the fold last week.
Mindy and Morgan are riding the subway together when they see a man who is about to jump and end his life, Morgan charges for the man and saves his life, to then see that it was Brendan Deslauriers (who did not consent to being saved and considered Morgan’s actions a hate crime.)
He mentions that for a while now, Duncan has become a corporate guy who wears suits without underwear and that they haven’t kissed in weeks, and that’s why he’s in such a bad place emotionally. Morgan and a reluctant Mindy promise to help him reconcile with his brother. When they get up there though, they see that Duncan is too far gone. He was inspired by the movie Frozen to step out of his siblings shadow and become the new Elsa. Now he’s wearing his hair with a layer of gel overtop and vaping right in Morgan’s face. They leave this hostile environment and give Brendan a job at Shulman – because his midwifery nonsense brings in a lot of money and as their financial attorney put it, the practice really needs an infusion of cash.
While Brendan is walking around taking people’s donuts and sugary snacks and energy drinks, the office is abuzz with gossip. Tamra’s Cousin Sheena (yas queen Laverne) comes in with the most fabulous lipstick and is looking to kick the ass of the man at work who impregnated her Tamra. When he hears that the father is someone at work, Jeremy remembers the time he saw Tamra & Jody at the movies together, seeing Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Independence Day. Sheena, Ana, & Jer assume Jody is the baby’s father and the rumour mill starts buzzing.
When they confront him, he vehemently denies it and so they ALL decide to confront Tamra. All but Colette, who, still wearing Tam’s Diva necklace, stays behind with Brendan who gets her to spill the beans about Tamra & Morgan. When confronted, Tamra’s like EW NO Jody isn’t the father (she only goes to Tyler Perry movies with him so he looks like less of a narc) and proceeds to tell them that she’s pregnant via sperm donor even though it isn’t their business. Everyone is thrilled for her and Morgan goes in for his daily hug. Just then, Brendan walks by and loudly says that he’s glad that Tamra told Morgan he was the father. Morgan passes out.
When he comes to, he proposes to Tamra because he loves her and he wants to be a father to their baby but she needs to think on it because y’know, he’s Morgan. The next day, we see her in the courtyard, asking everyone for advice about what to do. Many, including Jeremy and surprisingly Ana, tell her to go the romantic route and give Morgan a shot. Mindy, hardened by her divorce and feeling like love isn’t real anyway, goes with very levelheaded and logical advice, telling Tamra to really think about this because she will have to live with the repercussions of this choice forever.
To win her over quicker, the next day Morgan re-proposes with his grandmother’s ring but drops it and takes a fall going after it. Now he has a neck injury and about fifteen other injuries. At the hospital, while Mindy eats his jell-o, Tamra accepts Morgan’s proposal because she, despite her best efforts, loves him back.
Jody is also relieved that this rumour is behind him and goes to ask out Dr. Hernandez but unfortunately for him, her feelings of like quickly dissipated when she asked the women at the hospital about Jody and they all literally told her to run. Honestly she deserves better and I hope they never get together.
Lastly, before leaving the practice because it is too toxic of a work environment, Brendan comes into Mindy’s office and gives her a weird but sweet pep-talk about not giving up on love. The Mindy that he knew (& loved?) was not one to give logical advice or make logical choices when faced with matters of the heart and he thinks it would be a shame for her to lose her romantic spirit.
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