'New Girl': Linda Cardellini Makes a Kinky Return (Video)

"Sister II" pairs Jess' sibling with Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and puts the duo in a compromising position -- "It was originally going to be a little more suggestive," says episode director Bill Purple.
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"New Girl"

Linda Cardellini's New Girl streak continues on Tuesday night with "Sister II." The aptly titled episode, the actress' second as Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) wild older sibling, Abby, finds her getting flirtatious with a still-single Schmidt (Max Greenfield).

"My favorite thing we shot was with Linda and Max," says episode director Bill Purple in this behind-the-scenes video of the Fox comedy. "They both have an energy which is sort of unpredictable. You don't know what they're going to bring to each take."

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The place they go during the episode is a little risque. Abby's decision to stay in L.A. includes an aggressive flirtation with Max, leaving the latter hog-tied on a kitchen island.

"It was originally going to be a little more suggestive, a much harder position for him to be in," says Purple. "What we came up with and Max's portrayal of it, which is sort of deadpan, really rounded out that scene."

Watch the full clip below. "Sister II" premieres Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m.