'New Girl' Creator Liz Meriwether Takes a Seat in the Director's Chair for Finale (Video)

Tuesday's third-season ender finds the showrunner directing the cast aboard the Queen Mary, as the gang joins Nick and Jess go on a post-breakup cruise.
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Before New Girl sails off into the sunset for its summer hiatus, the Fox comedy tackles the often dangerous world of cruises during Tuesday's season finale.

Going through with a trip planned long before their breakup, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) invite the rest of a gang on a cruise that naturally goes awry. The episode also marks series creator and co-showrunner Liz Meriwether's first time at the helm.

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"It was the first time I directed anything," Meriwether says in a behind-the-scenes video. "It was a big episode to be your first to direct, to be on the Queen Mary and fighting daylight. We had hundreds of extras. It was insane."

Watch scenes from "Cruise," with color from the cast, in the exclusive video below. New Girl, already renewed for a fourth season, airs its finale Tuesday, May 6, at 9 p.m.