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S06.E12: The Cubicle

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Jess insists on picking up the tab for Robby's medical bill, but she is shocked to learn the total; Schmidt and Winston help Cece get her new modeling agency off the ground (and out of the loft). Meanwhile, Reagan's in no hurry to read Nick's new novel.

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The best thing about this episode was Schmidt turning one of the room at the new house into Cece's office. He obviously loves her so it was a very sweet gesture. The rest of the episode was ridiculous though. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief for tv, but only so far.

First of all, why would Jess assume she has enough money to pay for Robbie's hospital stay? I'm no expert on medical billing but I knew it had to be pretty expensive and Jess doesn't seem to have thousands of dollars socked away for something like this. I mean, that's like me insisting on buying someone a new car and then being shocked that it cost more than $20. But for her to get angry at Robbie because (1) he is capable of paying for his own hospital stay and (2) because he thinks she's great go beyond the conclusion that Jess and Nick came up with (she sabotages when she's scared). And come on, Robbie is rich AND he has insurance, so I didn't understand why Jess was so fucking insistent on paying for his medical bills.

I spent the first five minutes of the episode wondering if I had either skipped a previous episode or completely forgotten what happened because I didn't remember Cece saying that she was going to start a modeling agency. Regardless, it made me so mad when Cece started taking the blame for Donovan not showing up to the photo shoot and she said she had to take responsibility for managing her client. Uh, no. If would be one thing if she had sent him on a go-see and he was offered the job and he agreed to do it, but that isn't what happened. Schmidt got his company to hire Donovan for a SAME DAY assignment without notifying Cece or Donovan until the last minute, so as far as I'm concerned Donovan wasn't being flaky and Cece wasn't being irresponsible. Schmidt is the one who created this entire problem. Yes, it was to help Cece so his heart was in the right place, but you can't make all these commitments, especially at the last minute, and then act like Donovan is the one who screwed up. I know I should not be applying real world logic to a sitcom like this, but I just got so annoyed by the entire situation.

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All Robbie had to say was "I have really good insurance" to get Jess off his back for paying.  But then we wouldn't have had an annoying storyline.

Loved Ferguson jumping out of the file cabinet.  Making fluffies!

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10 hours ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

I spent the first five minutes of the episode wondering if I had either skipped a previous episode or completely forgotten what happened because I didn't remember Cece saying that she was going to start a modeling agency.

Totally.  I was so confused.

Loved Nick's New Orleans accent.  Also appreciated the fact that Reagan couldn't stay awake to read the book. 

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I can't stand Reagan.  I've never participated in "fan-fic", but I'm starting to think of ways for her to die or be transferred to a pharma rep job in Siberia.  I get that this is a quirky sitcom and virtually none of the scenarios would happen in 99% in the real world.  I can suspend my disbelief for pretty much most of what happens on this show because I like most of the characters, including dopey Nick.  However, I can't pretend that a (supposedly) hot, sexy, edgy girl like Reagan would be with Nick for anything longer than a quickie in a bar bathroom on a drunken night.  Never mind that she'd relocate and move in with him...and his filled-to-the-brim Loft O' Roommates.

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Reagan and Robby both need to go. I cannot stand either of them. Reagan and her "too cool" attitude are so off-putting and there is just no chemistry between she and Nick.  Also, Jess and Robby are so annoying together. We can only take one so much of that kind of character. 

I was getting so excited when Nick and Jess were sitting in the cubicle because I thought they were going to kiss (or at least almost kiss). That would have been the best thing to happen on this show in years! The sexual tension between Nick and Jess is my favorite part of the series but one episode it's a focus and the next it's never even flirted with. 

Until there's a Nick/Jess romance storyline revival, Winnie the Bish is the only character that keeps me watching.  

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I adore Nicks New Orleans accent. I wish he spoke in it for often, or that we heard more about his book. It sounds awesome. 

Any episode with Ferguson in it, even if its just for a second, automatically gets a few points added. 

Ceces Boys sounds like a low rent male escort service. 

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GO AWAY, REAGAN! Her whole "I'm too cool" schtick is grating. She can't even be bothered to try to stay awake for Nick's book, when it clearly means so much to him? I hate their relationship and I hate seeing them together. She always looks like she doesn't really want to kiss him.

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Ceces Boys sounds like a low rent male escort service. 

I also really hated that name. 

I'm glad Pepperwood is back and I love it when all of the roommates are in on some craziness, like True American or loving Nick's weird novels. I'm not a big Robby fan, but he fits the group a lot better than Reagan. I do feel like any chemistry between Robby and Jess is SUPER forced. It reminds me of when a friend of mine went through her "I don't have any good reason NOT to date this nice guy, so I'll date him even though I don't want to" period. I think Jess has had more chemistry with Paul, Sam, Nick, the English guy, Schmidt's dad, Schmidt, the ribbon hat, Ferguson, and the weird landlord than she has with Robby.

As much as I want to hate the Nick and Jess talk in the cubicle, I liked it. Zooey and Jake have terrific chemistry and it felt like a very real moment. I thought it was a talk that was on the knife's edge of becoming too romantic to be appropriate since they're both in relationships, but it didn't tip over. 

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Reagan is beyond annoying the crap out of me at this point. Her attitude is grating and I can't for the life of me think of why she's around the group unless she's conducting some kind of Jane Goodall type of study to learn more about their "ways". That's the only angle that could make it mildly amusing. She's an ass. I have no feelings whatsoever about Robby - who's name I only figured out from reading it here and not from the actual show - which is quite indicative of his overall impact on me. Get Nick and Jess back together ALREADY. Ugh  

As usual Winston was killing me. That nutty fight with Nick was funny but I really cracked up when Nick was like when I'm not mad anymore and Winston said no I'm still mad. 

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15 hours ago, tennisgurl said:

Ceces Boys sounds like a low rent male escort service. 

RIGHT!?!?!?! I thought it was going to be the punchline!!

I laughed right out loud at the moment of the Jess/Robby fight ("She said I should sue...YOU!") when Nick/Reagan fled and the brief shot of Winston at the stove looking around wide-eyed for an out. "Schmidt and Cece need me..."

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Reagan and Robby both need to go. 

Agreed. Neither is adding anything to the show. Robby was fine as a one-note punchline back when he was dating Cece but he has zero chemistry with Jess and there's really nothing even remotely amusing about him. Reagan is even worse, she doesn't even belong here. It's like she wandered in from a completely different show.

I just don't know what to say about this show anymore - I don't think I so much as grinned through this entire episode. I'm about ready to take it off series record, which saddens me after having followed it for six seasons, but I don't even look forward to it anymore.

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Is there an Unpopular Opinion thread there? Cuz I have several, I guess. I really like Regan and think Megan Fox is hilarious. I'm uncertain I buy her and Nick as a real couple, but I get why they'd find each other attractive. I also find Robby amusing, or maybe I just like the actor. and I still find this show very funny.

So CeCe only intends on working with male models? Seems limiting.

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At least they've sorted Jess out a bit compared to the Rock Bottom for her character that was the Car Wash episode last season, but she's really had Ted Mosby-itis in terms of just a string of partners that never really get time to develop.

At least with Robby it seems like they're trying

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