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While half of the New Girl cast spends Tuesday’s episode on a cannabis-fueled escapade, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) makes her next big move back into the dating pool with some help from Schmidt (Max Greenfield).
Following his cues with the dating app Dice — a seemingly more intense version of Tinder — she proceeds to go on a rapid-fire round of dates with a few undesirable gentlemen.
“We just thought it would be really fun to have Jess really getting in over her head,” says Matt Fusfeld, who co-wrote the episode with Alex Cuthbertson, in the below clip.
Jess’ romantic missteps will play a bigger role this season now that her relationship with Nick (Jake Johnson) has been indefinitely sidelined.
“I didn’t want to do an episode about getting back into the dating world that was all centered around her relationship with Nick,” creator Liz Meriwether told The Hollywood Reporter of the season four premiere. I’m really comfortable writing for single women, and I was excited to jump in in a different place with her.”
“Dice” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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