‘New Girl’ season 6, episode 16 spoilers, recap: Jess is frustrated with the new Nick on ‘Operation: Bobcat’

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Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to prove to everyone that she’s fine with being single on Valentine’s Day on ‘New Girl’ S06E16. Fox/New Girl

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to convince the gang that she’s fine with being single on Valentine’s Day. Cece (Hannah Simone), meanwhile, surprises Schmidt (Max Greenfield) at his workplace and Winston (Lamorne Morris) freaks out when Aly (Nasim Pedrad) asks him to get married on “New Girl” season 6 episode 16 (New Girl 6x16).

Spoiler alert: This recap contains plot details about season 6 of “New Girl.” The sixth season premiered Sept. 20. The show is available in Australia via Tenplay.

Nick, Schmidt, Cece and Winston stop their Valentine’s Day fun dance when Jess walks into the room, conscious of her single status. Jess insists she’s fine, but the gang concludes she isn’t when she reveals her plans for the day that include cleaning out her purse and going out for dinner alone. She also sends a Valentine’s Day card to herself.

Schmidt is frustrated that he and Cece don’t get to spend their first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple. He has been working nonstop to try and impress Kim ( Gillian Vigman), his boss. Cece makes a surprise appearance at his workplace, but Schmidt’s clothes are unfortunately blown away by strong winds as they were about to start their “bonaversary” celebration. Kim sees them but lets it pass, saying that she knows how hard Schmidt works. She eventually promotes him afterwards.

While spending some koala-ty time together, Aly, out of nowhere, asks Winston to get married. He is stunned, especially since he’s only on phase 6 of his 21-step proposal plan. He rejects her proposal out of astonishment, but regrets it immediately.

Jess convinces Winston to cut his plan down to the essentials and offers to help him propose to Aly on Valentine’s night. Winston plans to recreate a memorable moment that he and Aly shared on one of their earliest missions together, but when he sees the look on Jess’ face when she heard Nick say that he’s in love, he calls off the whole thing out of respect for her.

Jess’ personal chef, Gordon Ramsay, makes her snap out of her lonely Valentine’s funk. She admits to being frustrated with Nick being a great and romantic boyfriend all of a sudden, when he only gifted her a nudie card with a 20 dollar bill when they were together. She tells Winston to go ahead with the proposal – a very hastily executed one where Winston dresses up in a bobcat costume and gets knocked down – to which Aly says yes.


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