About the Show
With brand new Series 5 on the horizon, 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 3 Summary
The third series of the US comedy begins with the flat-sharing friends in a state of romantic upheaval as their relationships enter a period of transition
Episode 1 - All In
Nick and Jess decide to give their fledgling romance a chance. They head off to a Mexican beach town for some time alone but, once there, Nick soon runs into trouble with the authorities.
Episode 2 - Nerd
Jess tries to fit in with a clique of unfriendly teachers at her new school, but when she takes Nick's advice on how to handle the situation it turns out to be a big mistake
Episode 3 - Double Date
Thinking Schmidt has chosen to be with Cece, Jess and Nick invite them on a double date. Nick's caught between loyalty to his friend and devotion to his girlfriend when he finds out a shocking secret.
Episode 4 - The Captain
A vengeful Schmidt targets Jess and Nick's relatively happy relationship. When Winston learns that Furguson the cat must be neutered, he is determined to give this feline a last night of carnal glory.
Episode 5 - The Box
When Nick inherits some money from his late father, Jess is determined to put the funds to good use by secretly tackling Nick's box of unwanted responsibilities - AKA his unpaid bills.
Episode 6 - Keaton
In an effort to reconnect with Cece, Jess throws a Halloween party at the loft, but Cece isn't keen to attend
Episode 7 - Coach
A newly single Coach drops in and wants to pick up exactly where he left off when he moved out. When he takes Nick, Winston and Schmidt out to a strip club, Jess and Cece get their own back.
Episode 8 - Menus
An overabundance of Chinese takeaway menus left at the loft apartment's front door is the catalyst for an interconnected series of adventures for Jess and the guys
Episode 9 - Longest Night Ever
Schmidt grows frantic when Coach asks Cece out, so Jess has to keep her panic-stricken friend occupied while their first date takes place
Episode 10 - Thanksgiving III
The gang's survival skills are tested when Nick and Jess take them camping over the Thanksgiving holiday. Nick does his best to prove he is a manly hunter-gatherer.
Episode 11 - Clavado en un Bar
Jess asks her friends' advice when she's offered a well-paid job as a fundraiser for a children's museum just as her teaching post is getting her down
Episode 12 - Basketsball
In an effort to foster a friendship with Coach, Jess pretends to be a fan of the Pistons, his favourite basketball team, but this causes Nick to go on the offensive because he's a fan of the Bulls
Episode 13 - Birthday
Nick enlists his friends to help arrange a perfect birthday surprise for Jess, who usually spends the day alone at the cinema to avoid having her high expectations disappointed
Episode 14 - Prince
Jess is ready to paint the town purple when a chance encounter on the street results in her and Cece being invited to a mansion party thrown by music legend Prince
Episode 15 - Exes
When Nick has an awkward encounter with Caroline, his ex-girlfriend, Jess tries to convince him that he can still be friends with her by introducing him to her former boyfriend, Berkley
Episode 16 - Sister
Jess's wild-child sister Abby visits and throws the loft apartment and its inhabitants into disarray. Schmidt enlists Nick to help when he gate-crashes a bar mitzvah to woo a rabbi's daughter.
Episode 17 - Sister II
Jess's sister Abby decides to stay in Los Angeles permanently and soon has her eye on one of the flatmates. In a state of panic, Jess starts searching for another place for Abby to live.
Episode 18 - Sister III
Abby and Schmidt's warp-speed relationship causes Jess to re-evaluate her and Nick's need for space and independence
Episode 19 - Fired Up
Jess hires Coach as her school's new volleyball instructor but has to fire him almost immediately because of budget cuts
Episode 20 - Mars Landing
Jess and Nick face up to some home truths about their relationship, while Cece panics after sending Buster a series of drunken texts
Episode 21 - Big News
On the morning after ending their relationship, Jess and Nick decide to keep their break-up secret from their friends
Episode 22 - Dance
When Jess is asked to organise a dance for the students at her school, she soon comes to suspect that somebody is sabotaging her efforts
Episode 23 - Cruise
Jess and Nick invite the gang along with them on a cruise that they booked while they were still together as a couple