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With new Series 5 coming up, see Series 4 of the US comedy on All 4: ep1-5, 4-9 May; ep6-10, 10-15 May; ep11-15, 16-21 May; ep16-17, 22-27 May; ep18-20, 22 May-2 Jun; ep21-22, 28 May-2 Jun

About the Show

With new Series 5 coming up, see Series 4 of the US comedy on All 4: ep1-5, 4-9 May; ep6-10, 10-15 May; ep11-15, 16-21 May; ep16-17, 22-27 May; ep18-20, 22 May-2 Jun; ep21-22, 28 May-2 Jun

Series 1 Summary

US smash hit comedy featuring Zooey Deschanel.

  • Episode 1 - Pilot

    Episode 1 - Pilot

    Jess Day moves in with three single men after she discovers that her long-term boyfriend has been cheating on her.

  • Episode 2 - Kryptonite

    Episode 2 - Kryptonite

    Coach moves out, and Winston, who's been working as a basketball coach in Latvia, returns to the flat. Meanwhile, Jess has to go round to her ex-boyfriend Spencer's house to pick up her things.

  • Episode 3 - Wedding

    Episode 3 - Wedding

    The guys are invited to a wedding of a mutual friend. Worried that he'll run into his ex-girlfriend, Nick asks Jess to be his date. Schmidt is on the prowl for single women.

  • Episode 4 - Naked

    Episode 4 - Naked

    Nick sets up a date with his sarcastic colleague Amanda but loses his confidence after Jess nervously giggles when she accidentially walks in on him while he's getting ready

  • Episode 5 - Cece Crashes

    Episode 5 - Cece Crashes

    Cece convinces Jess that Nick likes her as more than just a room-mate. Schmidt tries to seal the deal with Cece.

  • Episode 6 - Thanksgiving

    Episode 6 - Thanksgiving

    Jess invites Paul, a music teacher from her school that she's always had a crush on, to the gang's big Thanksgiving dinner, which naturally goes horribly awry.

  • Episode 7 - Bells

    Episode 7 - Bells

    Desperate for rehearsal space, Jess brings her youth hand-bell quartet to the flat to practise and things take an interesting turn when Winston reveals hidden musical talents.

  • Episode 8 - Bad in Bed

    Episode 8 - Bad in Bed

    Convinced her ex-boyfriend cheated on her because she was sexually unadventurous, Jess grows worried that she'll disappoint Paul in bed and takes steps to ensure things go well.

  • Episode 9 - The 23rd

    Episode 9 - The 23rd

    Jess frets when Paul surprises her with a thoughtful and lavish Christmas gift, as she has only bought him a soft toy. The whole group are invited to Schmidt's office party.

  • Episode 10 - The Story of the 50

    Episode 10 - The Story of the 50

    Schmidt's plans for his 29th birthday fall apart when he loses the reservation for his party bus, so Jess tries to get hold of a school bus

  • Episode 11 - Jess and Julia

    Episode 11 - Jess and Julia

    Jess asks Julia to help her get out of paying a traffic fine, but Julia doesn't seem very keen to help. Winston tries to hook up with an ex-date. Schmidt can't work out why his towel's always damp.

  • Episode 12 - The Landlord

    Episode 12 - The Landlord

    Jess and Nick run into Remy, their surly landlord, in the lift. While Nick takes the chance to complain about the long list of broken items in their flat, Jess decides to befriend him.

  • Episode 13 - Valentine's Day

    Episode 13 - Valentine's Day

    Single on Valentine's Day for the first time in six years, Jess talks Schmidt into going out on the hunt for one-night stands with her

  • Episode 14 - Bully

    Episode 14 - Bully

    When one of Jess's students is constantly taunted by his classmates, she takes pity on him and confronts the bullies. But her unorthodox approach puts her in the line of fire.

  • Episode 15 - Injured

    Episode 15 - Injured

    Nick hurts his back playing touch football and Jess discovers that he doesn't have medical insurance. To help him out, she takes him to see her doctor friend Sadie, even though she's an obstetrician.

  • Episode 16 - Control

    Episode 16 - Control

    Schmidt becomes agitated when Jess starts to furnish the neat and tidy loft apartment with household items she finds dumped in the street

  • Episode 17 - Fancyman Part One

    Episode 17 - Fancyman Part One

    Jess has an awkward parent-teacher meeting with Russell Schiller, the wealthy father of a student who has been creating some strange artwork in her class

  • Episode 18 - Fancyman Part Two

    Episode 18 - Fancyman Part Two

    Jess worries when her sophisticated first date with Russell (Dermot Mulroney) ends awkwardly. Nick's old college friend Dirk comes to stay at the loft apartment and brings out Nick's laddish side.

  • Episode 19 - Secrets

    Episode 19 - Secrets

    While training for a charity run, Jess realises that Cece has been keeping a secret from her, which puts their friendship to the test

  • Episode 20 - Normal

    Episode 20 - Normal

    Jess returns to the flat after spending an idyllic week with Russell. However, her happiness is short-lived when Cece points out that she is doing everything on his terms.

  • Episode 21 - Kids

    Episode 21 - Kids

    Jess agrees to look after Russell's daughter Sarah while he is out of town, Cece is terrified she might be pregnant, and Nick has to defend his new relationship

  • Episode 22 - Tomatoes

    Episode 22 - Tomatoes

    When Jess witnesses a fierce argument between Russell and his ex-wife Ouli (guest stars Dermot Mulroney and Jeanne Tripplehorn), she worries that she and Russell don't share the same fiery passion

  • Episode 23 - Backslide

    Episode 23 - Backslide

    Upset about splitting up with Russell, Jess goes out for a few drinks and hooks up with her ex-boyfriend Paul, but they have different views about their night together

  • Episode 24 - See Ya

    Episode 24 - See Ya

    Schmidt and Winston help Nick pack his possessions as he prepares to move into a new flat with Caroline