Tonight’s New Girl finale sees a definitive conclusion to the will-they-won’t-they saga between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson). “They come to a point where they’re at a crossroads together,” Johnson recently told EW, “and they address it and do something about it.” After last week’s episode, when Jess’s opinionated father (Rob Reiner) returned and put a wrench in the almost-couple’s relationship, there are a lot of questions to answer: “Yes, they’ve got a thing together; yeah, they like each other a lot, and there’s chemistry,” says Johnson, “but is that enough to try dating? Or are they not ready and not the right match?” He teases, “It all comes together at the wedding.”
Before that, though, Johnson sat down to take EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. Between talking Michael Jackson jackets and Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, he shared a traumatic childhood memory involving an Oliver Stone film. Click through to find out which film scarred him for life, then scroll down to find out how Johnson’s research for the finale led him to compare a chart-topping boy band to prison inmates.
Before Taylor Swift filmed a cameo role for tonight’s finale, Johnson revealed he did a little costar reconnaissance. “My wife and I sat down and watched [her] videos,” he said. “I came across a One Direction [charity] video… in Africa. These little dudes had their shirts off, and they all have, like, 150 tattoos,” he laughed. “I was watching, and I was like, ‘What are they doing? Why do the guys from One Direction have so many tattoos?’ When those kids take their cute little shirts off, it looks like they’re in a jail yard!” He added, “You know how you’ve got all the different gangs in jails, it’s all divided up? One of them is the One Direction gang.”
New Girl’s season 2 finale airs tonight at 8:58 p.m. ET on Fox.