'New Girl' S06E09
The double date turns ugly on 'New Girl' season 6, episode 9. Fox/New Girl Official Facebook Page

Schmidt (Max Greenfield) asks for Nick’s (Jake Johnson) help in earning his house contractor’s respect, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Robby (Nelson Franklin) put their casual relationship to the test while Cece (Hannah Simone) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) talk over the ups and down of being in a relationship on “New Girl” season 6, episode 9 (New Girl 6x09).

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 and Robby are confused about the state of their relationship. Jess says that she wants to take it slow and Robby agrees on the non-exclusive status. She later gets upset when Robby says that he will be on a date with someone else.

Jess ultimately suggests to Robby that they go on a double date, to which he agrees with hesitantly. They decide to meet at Robby’s house for dinner, where Jess brings with her a construction worker named Stavros (George Lako) who doesn’t speak English. Jess is stunned when she finds out that Robby’s date, Babs (Brytni Sarpy), is not only hot but a genius as well.

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Jess and Robby both try to upstage each another during the double date until Jess snaps, allowing both of them to reveal their true feelings about their exclusivity. Jess leaves and goes to a Greek rave.

Meanwhile, Winston and Cece realise over dinner that being settled and in a relationship have somehow made their lives boring. But they quickly dismiss the notion, both stating that neither of them wants to be single again. They head out to Jess and talk her into reconciling with Robby, which she did.

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Schmidt is frustrated with his contractor named Jason (Billy Gardell) for failing to put up the kitchen walls at his and Cece’s house. Nick talks to the contractor in a manner Schmidt is unable to do and they connect really well. Schmidt admits that Nick’s “crash Chicago street smarts” indeed work, but when he tries to copy Nick’s style, he fails miserably.

Jason gets upset when Nick and Schmidt accuse him of screwing them over for supplies and money. They eventually apologise when they find out that Jason actually saved them money, and the three hug it out in the end.