The Mindy Project
- TV Show
- Current Status
- In Season
- run date
- Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz
Mindy’s back from Texas, but she’s not staying in New York for long: Her alma mater, Princeton University, just invited them to do a Laterbaby presentation on campus. And she’s making Jody go with her, even though he acquired a new girlfriend — the highly allergic Courtney, who sneezes more than she speaks — and had plans to go on a romantic getaway that he won’t stop talking about.
What this means is Mindy, Jody, Courtney, and Morgan are all going on a road trip together — a questionable idea, especially given Mindy and Jody’s unacknowledged chemistry. Because of this, he’s overcompensating with Courtney, and Mindy’s being rude to Courtney (her sneezing doesn’t help). It doesn’t get any better once they start setting up at the auditorium and realize that Mindy accidentally booked the room for May 2, 2017. On May 2, 2016 — the current date — the room belongs to the football team for a recruitment session.
Mindy tries to win the auditorium by attempting to win over the coach, Drew, played by Mad Men alum Jay R. Ferguson. Turns out they know each other from their college days, and right as her crew is giving up and packing up, he comes outside to their car to tell them he’s changed his mind. It’s a nice day out, so they’re going to hold their recruiting session outside. The auditorium is all Laterbaby’s. Check out this jock with a heart of gold! (Or this jock who is still thinking about those few seconds Mindy let him touch her boob in hopes that it would change his mind.)
Then another problem arises: Because Mindy booked the wrong date, no one knows that the Laterbaby presentation is going on. It’s in her hands to spread the word around campus. So she grabs Drew’s hand, and off they go to the library, where she offensively calls out names in an attempt to target Korean women, then Indian women, then Jewish women. Amazingly, it works. The cringing Drew is just as shocked as we are.
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The presentation ends up being packed and successful, so afterward, they all go out to a college bar to celebrate. There, Drew joins them, which causes enough tension for him to eventually leave… and then Courtney to eventually leave (she’s too cold sitting under the AC and needs the bartender to heat up her white wine — these are some intense allergies!)… and then Jody’s gone, too. Mindy’s scared everyone away. Except for the eternally loyal Morgan, who goes back to Mindy’s room with her and later tries to make her inspect his messed-up toe.
NEXT: Jody discovers a present from Mindy