Monday, April 10, 2017
New Girl: Season 6, Episode 22 “Five Stars for Beezus” (B+)
So, after a very iffy season that was filled with lackluster and uneven episodes, I’m pleased to report that this finale was, if nothing else, entertaining and heartwarming. The notion that Jess would be moving out without much notice so that she wasn’t tempted to return after her summer away in Portland struck me as odd, and I remember just how much trouble she had the last time she tried to pack. After she was crawling around Schmidt and Cece’s house trying to outrun Nick, their end-of-episode reunion was comic in their repeated ability to miss each other, running up and down the stairs to switch places before making out in the elevator, suggesting that there’s a positive future in store for them. Everyone finding out that Cece was pregnant before she did was perfect since we as viewers got to see how genuinely elated Schmidt was to hear the news and then watch as he told Cece about it with a whole bunch of flowers. That’s going to be an entirely new storyline for season seven, though it appears that the show has yet to be renewed and this could be it. I guess everything is pretty neatly tied up, with Winston and Aly having a blast and Winston calling his father without knowing exactly what the relationship would be. I wouldn’t be sad to see this show go since it’s nowhere near as good as it once was, but I’d also be up for its return since I think it has the potential to be great again. We’ll find out next month!
Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Nasim Pedrad as Aly