New Girl

Season 2 Episode 19

Quick Hardening Caulk

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 19, 2013 on FOX
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Jess finds herself growing more attracted to Nick after he starts to take initiative in his job and life. Winston takes a depressed Schmidt to the aquarium, where the latter falls in love with a lionfish.

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  • "Perfect, round fish breasts"

    That golden line was delivered by Schmidt after falling in love with a lionfish. Elsewhere, Jess realizes that she wants . Here are the eight things I liked in "Quick Hardening Caulk":

    1. Schmidt is drowning his sorrow in melon liquor. The opening scene in which he describes all the things he was down about is comedic gold ("the air pollution in China, the deficit, The Hobbit wasn't very good. If I want to see dwarves in a real time dinner scene, I would've gone to Koreatown")

    2. Nick discovers that there's a separate compartment for soap in the dishwasher. He truly is a changed man.

    3. To lift up his mood, Winston takes Schmidt to an aquarium, where the latter falls in love with a lionfish. The bit with the aquarium worker who calmly puts on another hat after Schmidt steals his was fantastic.

    4. Nick and Jess goes to the hardware store where everything Nick does and is looking for gets Jess hot. The best part of the episode was the older woman who admires Nick while he's pulling on some steel chains ("Yeah, yank that chain. Yank . A close second is Jess reading off all the things Nick needs and its getting her a little hot ("Long-shafted drive drill? New nut wrench?")

    5. Schmidt's search for a lionfish takes him and WInston to the ocean, where Schmidt promptly gets stung by a jellyfish. After admitting that he has no pee left for the sting, the ever-helpful Winston asks if number 2 will help.

    6. Jess finds out that Nick is sleeping with his new boss. Big Bob tries to help.

    7. Nick and Jess' confrontation. I'm not the biggest fan of these "will-they-won't-they-plotlines" in general, but these scenes are just amazing. I would not mind more of Nick and Jess if this is how they get together ("Move your damn head" "Kiss me like a man")

    8. The end tag with Schmidt's poetic goodbye to the lionfish, proving that he's one of the best characters on TV right now.

  • YEAH BABY !!!

    the title says it all ;)
  • Quick Hardening Caulk

    Quick Hardening Caulk was a hilarious and very entertaining episode of New Girl. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of great character growth and plot progression. It was intriguing to see how events unfolded and revelations were made. I liked how everything played out and look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!
  • GREAT EPISODE! One of the funniest episodes.

    I'm LOVING Ness!

    I want them together now... and they should stay together - no on and off thing (like Rachel/Ross).

    Schmidt/Winston was great. I love this pair. The writers are superb at their job and so are the actors. They could make a pair out any of those room mates and they would be great together.

    GREAT EPISODE! One of the funniest episodes.

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Nick: We have tons of stuff we need to get.
      Jess: Fine. Let me see what we have left.
      Nick: A whole bunch of stuff.
      Jess: (reading the list) drill? New nut wrench?
      Nick: Our old nut wrench is bad.
      Jess: Quick hardening...caulk?
      Nick: You don't want to wait forever for that caulk to harden.

    • Jess: Why do you smell so good?
      Nick: It's cause I did laundry. I smell like a baby in a damn meadow. Look at this. My underwear.
      Jess: What? What?
      Nick: They're blue now. I think it's cause I put colors in the whites. I'm still figuring it out, but I'm really excited about laundry.

    • Winston: (about the lionfish) Where'd you get that?
      Cece: You know, one of the perks of being a model. You get to meet a lot of sketchy people. The guy who got me this also said he could get me a box of dolphin steaks or a mostly white baby.

    • Schmidt: (after being stung by jellyfish) I want you to pee on my face.
      Winston: What?
      Schmidt: You need to pee on my face.
      Winston: I can't.
      Schmidt: It will sterilize the wound. Please do it, Winston.
      Winston: I cannot pee on your face.
      Schmidt: I thought you were with me till the end.
      Winston: I just peed in the ocean, so I'm all out.
      Schmidt: You peed in the ocean? Disgusting.
      Winston: Look, look, I know this is a dumb question. But will number 2 help?

    • Schmidt: Look Winston, if there was one thing that stood between you and happiness, don't you think I would be there to help you get it? No matter how stupid it was?
      Winston: You're right, Schmidt. If I was doing something stupid, you definitely would be involved.
      Schmidt: Yeah, you're damn right I would be. And I would probably be there to make it even stupider.

    • Nick: I don't trust fish. They breathe water. That's just crazy.

    • Schmidt: (about his aquarium) This is where I will keep my lionfish.
      Jess: Your lionfish?
      Schmidt: A rare beauty. The result of generations of interracial fish breeding. Just undulating in that water with that wry smile. Perfect, round fish breasts.

    • Winston: Schmidt, no matter how much you get drunk Cece's still gonna be engaged.
      Schmidt: Cece?
      Winston: I know you're down about it.
      Schmidt: I'm not down about Cece.
      Winston: This is, this is a mess.
      Schmidt: Listen, there are plenty of things to be down about: the air pollution in China, the deficit, The Hobbit wasn't very good. If I want to see dwarves in a real time dinner scene, I would've gone to Koreatown.

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