WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
They’re baaaaaaack! We’ve waited almost four months to see what Mindy’s life has become after deciding to leave Danny. Though Mindy and Danny had a brief relapse of their relationship this week, it was Mindy who found the strength in the end to call it off for good. Here are this week’s rankings, but click here first if you need a refresher of the previous episode.
“Shlo” was bratty and gave college girls a bad name. Who misses seeing “Hamilton” on Broadway just to get drunk and cut off dog leashes?
8. Danny Castellano (last week: 2 out of 5)
Understandably, Danny wants to keep his family together. He still isn’t giving Mindy or her career the respect they deserve, though, which pushes him toward the bottom of the list this week. Intentional or not, saying things to Mindy like, “You chose your job over us having a happy family” are hurtful and not at all helpful with fixing their problems.
7. Beverly (last episode: 4 out of 5)
Beverly getting excited that Danny was on clearly doesn’t know the rule about friends dating friends’ exes. Also, just… gross.
6. Tamra Webb
Tamra may not have been the best choice to lead the group of Later, Baby’s college girls— “I ain’t never had no power before and I do plan on abusing it.”
5. Jeremy Reed (last episode: 3 out of 5)
Dr. Reed got the college girls tickets to Hamilton, which is the coolest thing he’s done in a very, very long time. It does seem like he’s getting some of his mojo back from the earlier seasons— the girls couldn’t stop thanking him for all his help with “Later Baby” despite the fact that he didn’t actually do anything.
4. Seth Meyers
Awesome cameo to kick off the second half of this season, though a little odd considering Seth actually played one of Mindy’s brief love interests in the second-ever episode. (Their bookstore meet-cute was one for the books.) Nevertheless, #FrisbeeStrong is a hashtag worth trending.
3. Morgan Tookers
Morgan seemed to take Mindy and Danny’s breakup the hardest, but luckily for him, he found Frisbee, saved the day, and even got to make a guest appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” (Though he kind of blew his shot at fame there.)
2. Jody Kimball-Kinney
His conservative ways are now a gentle punchline rather than the natural antagonist to Mindy. He even called her a role model this week. We’re also seeing some character development, seeing how he refused to get together with Chloe.
Mindy Lahiri (last week: 1 out of 5)
Despite everything Mindy has had to go through, she seems happy. She has amazing friends, an adorable little boy, her dream job, and learned how to make a killer pasta dish. She’s a strong independent woman who don’t need no man… or so it would seem. She’s still having a hard time adjusting to life without him, which makes it all the more impressive when she decides to cut him out for good. In one of the last shots of the episode, we see that Mindy has changed the photo on her desk from one of her and Danny to one of her with Morgan and Peter. This season, “The Mindy Project” has been a big advocate of self-love before romantic love, and now it’s preaching the importance of friendship as well.
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