New Girl – Season 3 Episode 12 – Basketsball Review


Jess is determined to crack Coach this week. Even though the tough guy has been living in the flat for almost two months, Jess feels they need to bond. To achieve this, she suddenly develops a love for basketball, and for Coach’s team. This all infuriates Nick, who is a Chicago Bulls fan.  This starts a ‘sex tap’ war, and neither Nick or Jess give up easily.

It is obvious that Nick balances Jess a lot as a character. However, it is a bit too much sometimes and as resilient and determined as Jess can be, it is exhausting for us viewers.

When Winston asks Schmidt to take him to work and teach him about marketing, Schmidt gets a lot more than he asked for. He has to train Ed, the newbie. An old guy who at first sight looks harmless, but ends up stealing Schmidt’s idea. For once, we see someone very similar to Schmidt, willing to do dirty work to get what they want. In the end, Schmidt won the battle by using technology in his favour.


As always, a happy ending came to be when Coach told Jess he considered her more than just ‘Nick’s girlfriend’ and he was happy they were friends. Schmidt was victorious and poor Winston was left hanging as usual.

The episode was average, and it lacked fun moments. Perhaps it’s time once again for the whole gang to do something together. Travelling, going to a big event, something that makes them take more chances.


What is Winston going to do next?

It would be nice to see more of the school where Jess works. We haven’t seen it in a while and there isn’t much else going on.

The Ninja’s Assistant


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