Re-Watch Review: New Girl S1-EP11

Episode synopsis

S1 EP11 – Jess & Julia: Nick panics when Julia doesn’t want to put a label on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket, Winston reconnects with a former booty call and Schmidt is baffled as to why his shower towel is always damp.


Zooey Deschanel…Jess Day

Jake Johnson…Nick Miller

Max Greenfield…Schmidt

Lamorne Morris…Winston Bishop

Hannah Simone…Cece Parekh

June Diane Raphael…Sadie

Kali Hawk…Shelby

Lizzy Caplan…Julia Cleary

Best Worst character

I didn’t remember Julia at all from any previous viewing of this season, but god do I hate her. She is so mean to Jess for absolutely no reason. I get that she’s probably jealous of her, but at this point, nothing even slightly romantic has happened between Jess and Nick so there’s really no need. 

The fact that they basically forgive her at the end, despite her telling Jess she doesn’t like her and making her cry, makes me so angry. I get that they are being the bigger people by being nice to her, but she doesn’t deserve it. 

Favourite scene

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The whole towel debacle has to be one of the funniest things that happened on this show. It has some of the best lines in the whole show and it’s such a perfect representation of everyone’s characters.

Best quotes and one liners

SCHMIDT: Ah! Damp towel! Damp! Here we go… It’s like a really big Wet-Nap. Ah. I feel like I’m being licked by a golden retriever. Look at this bathroom. There should not be two girls in this bathroom. You’re too humid. You make everything damp. 

JESS: 80% of the products in here are yours. 

SCHMIDT: Blah, blah, blah, yawn, yes. I use sculpting chutney. Once I’m done with my chutney, back in the row it goes.

CECE: Nick, where is this bitch? Gonna smack that lawyer learning right out of her mouth.

SADIE: Oh. I mean, that’s a classic move, even in the lesbian community. 

SCHMIDT: What are we talking about? 

SADIE: Did you just hear the phrase “lesbian community” and come running out of your room? 


JESS: I got something to say to you, man. 

JULIA: What? 

JESS: I brake for birds. I rock a lot of polka dots. I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours. I spend my entire day talking to children. And I find it fundamentally strange that you’re not a dessert person. That’s just weird, and it freaks me out. And I’m sorry I don’t talk like Murphy Brown. And I hate your pantsuit. I wish it had ribbons on it or something to make it just slightly cuter. And that doesn’t mean I’m not smart and tough and strong. And I know you like Nick, and I’m not trying to interfere, but you should just talk to him about it. 

JULIA: Are you done? 

JESS: I am almost done. I’m about to go and pay this $800 fine, and my checks have baby farm animals on them, bitch.

SCHMIDT: Can someone please get my towel? It’s in my room next to my Irish walking cape.

NICK: No, I don’t wash the towel; the towel washes me. Who washes a towel?

Final thoughts and fun facts

This is the first time we see Sadie and I honestly don’t remember her character at all. It has been quite a long time since I’ve seen the first season though. I like her character, she’s very funny.

I said in the last review that I didn’t hate Julia, but that’s because I didn’t remember this episode. I fully retract my previous statement, I hate her.

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