'New Girl' S06E08
Nick gets a new tattoo on 'New Girl' season 6, episode 8. Fox/New Girl Official Twitter Page

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries desperately to become the principal of her school, Winston (Lamorne Morris) does undercover duties and Nick (Jake Johnson) tries to find the perfect wedding gift for Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) on “New Girl” season 6, episode 8 (New Girl 6x08).

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.

Jess gets the opportunity to become the principal of her school. The current principal, Genevieve (Lucy Punch), plans to put up her own school. Jess terribly fails to impress the president of the Parents' Council, Ed (David Hornsby), when they first meet.

Winston tests his undercover skills and pretends to be James Wonder, a landscape architect. He goes to Jess’ school and makes a good impression on Ed and Genevieve, who flirts with him. Genevieve tells Jess that the parents don’t want her as the school’s next principal, but she ultimately agrees to help her after Jess discloses where Ed and “James” are set to have dinner.

At the restaurant, both Genevieve and “James” try to convince Ed that Jess is going to do great as the new principal but he disagrees, saying Jess’ proposed math program is not appropriate. Winston falters and almost reveals himself before Jess storms in to save him. In a desperate attempt to get his vote, Jess tells Ed that she is cancelling her math program. She finally gets his endorsement after she agrees to every suggestion he makes.

At the council meeting, Jess is forced to confront Ed and the other parents after they offer a number of questionable proposals. She tells them that she is going to be a principal for the kids, not the parents. They all applaud her after she makes a lengthy speech.

Nick, meanwhile, is freaking out because he still doesn’t know what to give Cece and Schmidt as a wedding gift. He later gets a tattoo of the married couple on his leg which made Cece and Schmidt uncomfortable. They eventually tell him to have the tattoo removed but Nick gets himself further inked, adding Jess and Winston into the picture.