by BETHANY LU Staff Writer
“New Girl” wrapped up its third season with a crazed finale, leaving viewers dangling for more.
The final episode, titled “Cruise”, aired on May 6, 2014 on the broadcasting network, FOX. As usual, it left viewers hardened and upset by the broken relationships while instilling new conflicts that the characters will to have to face next season.
In Tuesday’s finale, we saw that Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) face a harsh reality when they are forced to spend a weekend on a cruise ship, a romantic trip they planned way before their breakup.
Producer Brett Baer says, “This is Nick and Jess’ first chance to really confront what the future is like and how to go forward with their lives and to continue living together in the same loft now that they’re broken up.”
To make situations less awkward, Nick and Jess drag the four other members along, hoping to spend valuable time together without ruining any friendships.
Or does it?
Nick and Jess are forced to spend their vacation even closer together because they bought a $600 nonrefundable “couple package” (before the break-up situation), which included activities like a couples massage, couples yoga, a romantic photo shoot, and towel sculpting.
It turns out that they cannot handle friendship and end up taking a “break” by purposely avoiding each other for the rest of the trip.
“I think they will always have this special chemistry with each other. I doubt their relationship is going to come to an end,” says freshman Christina Yang.
Meanwhile, the rest of the crew are having their individual problems.
Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is planning to re-confess his feelings to Cece (Hannah Simone) by giving her a class ring to congratulate her for passing her GED. However, during the ‘crash’ course of events, he accidentally drops the ring into the ocean. Uh-oh.
Furthermore, Coach’s (Damon Wayans Jr.) hilarious secret – well, not so secret anymore – is revealed when the others learn he has a phobia of boats.
At the end of the day, Winston (Lamorne Morris) is forced to help the ex-couple become friends again because he cannot stand seeing them separate. He and the rest decide to form a plan by trapping themselves with Nick and Jess in a room until they figure things out.
Eventually, the friendship train of Nick and Jess is working again – but the room lock is not. For three days straight, the six roommates end up stuck in a small room, feeling claustrophobic and sick.
The story of their cruise disaster ends up making the cover of the news, but they know it is a sign of them becoming closer.
“I really enjoyed season three. The personalities of the characters were explored more, which allowed viewers to have certain feelings towards certain character or characters,” says freshman Kaitlyn Guo.
The show was renewed for a fourth season on March 7, 2014. The first episode’s release is not definite yet, but it will possibly be around the fall of 2014.
“’New Girl’ is a light-hearted sitcom with a concept that is interesting to watch and makes the audience laugh,” says Yang.
If you caught up with this season, what were your thoughts? What are you hoping for next season?