Mindy was really just a background character in Season's 1-4 but she transitioned so well into a full fledged supporting character Season 5.
Kudos to Stacey Oristano for the job she did.
Not just Mindy either, she's just the character thast stuck in my head because she moved from the background to the foreground and it seemed easy to overlook her, so I thought I would point it out.
It's really something how the show managed to overhaul it's entire cast yet stay so relevant.
Indeed Kudos to the entire cast for what is in my opinion, the most well acted series on the air and the best series on TV.