The Mindy Project
About the Show
Hit US comedy about a doctor who dreams of achieving the happiness in her relationships of a romantic comedy heroine
Series 1 Summary
Dr Mindy Lahiri is unlucky in love and desperately needs to get her personal life back on track before her friends and colleagues are forced to stage an intervention, in this hit US comedy.
Funny, impatient and politically incorrect, Mindy loves every romantic comedy ever made, even the bad ones, as the girl always gets the guy.
Episode 1 - Pilot
Mindy makes a drunken toast at her ex-boyfriend's wedding, and resolves to turn her life around. She becomes determined to be more punctual, spend less money, lose weight and read more books - all in pursuit of becoming a well-rounded, perfect woman who can meet and date the perfect guy.
Episode 2 - Hiring and Firing
Mindy must recruit a new nurse, and offers the job to a reformed ex-prisoner. She also plans a date with a cute guy she meets in a bookshop.
Meanwhile, Jeremy employs his talent for ending relationships when he has to fire a rude and inefficient health-care professional.
Episode 3 - In the Club
During a staff outing to a nightclub organised by Shauna, Mindy meets a handsome lawyer who represents the New York Knicks basketball team.
Jeremy soon has his eye on an attractive woman, but she is already engaged to be married, while Morgan finds out exactly how much money a bathroom attendant in a nightclub can make.
Episode 4 - Halloween
Mindy frantically searches for the right costume to impress Josh when he invites her to a prestigious Halloween party.
An embarrassed Danny and Jeremy both sneak out of work early to take their driving tests.
Meanwhile, Mindy bumps into her ex-boyfriend Tom and ends up confiding in him about Josh.
Episode 5 - Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist
Mindy asks Danny to be her new gynaecologist, but as the time for her first physical examination approaches, neither of them will admit that they feel too uncomfortable to go ahead with the appointment.
Meanwhile, Jeremy wants to retrieve his expensive watch from Mindy's flat, but he needs help from Morgan and Betsy to break in and get it.
Episode 6 - Thanksgiving
While Josh is out of town on a trip, Mindy and Morgan cook Thanksgiving dinner at Gwen's house.
Mindy is surprised to find that the guest list includes her former blind date Dennis, who turns up with his new girlfriend.
Danny is looking forward to spending the holiday alone at the office, while Jeremy meets Betsy's eccentric family for their seasonal gathering.
Episode 7 - Teen Patient
Mindy is hesitant when her teenage neighbour Sophia asks her for contraception and she decides to meet Sophia's new boyfriend Henry before writing the prescription.
However, when Sophia requests a meeting with Mindy's boyfriend Josh in return, some home truths are revealed.
Meanwhile, Danny receives an anonymous complaint that Morgan has been staring inappropriately at Shauna, but he's surprised when he discovers exactly where the complaint originated.
Episode 8 - Two to One
When Dr Shulman retires unexpectedly, Mindy, Danny and Jeremy are forced to make all the day-to-day decisions at the practice.
However, Mindy soon starts to feel that her male colleagues are failing to pay her opinions the proper respect.
Meanwhile, the practice starts losing business to a group of holistic midwives who are poaching their patients.
Episode 9 - Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party
Keen for her workmates to meet Josh at last, Mindy volunteers to host the office Christmas party at her flat.
After initially refusing to participate, Daniel grows surprisingly supportive of the event and even brings along a home-made gingerbread house.
However, the occasion is ruined when Mindy stumbles upon a secret that Josh has been keeping.
Episode 10 - Mindy's Brother
Mindy's younger brother pays her a visit and throws her into a panic when he announces that he's leaving college to embark on a new career as a rapper.
Danny and Jeremy worry that they will have to move the practice to new premises when their elderly landlord's son tells them the rent is going to double, so they make cunning attempts to get the decision reversed.
Episode 11 - Bunk Bed
Mindy invites Gwen and her daughter Riley to her flat for a sleepover, but when Riley demands a bunk bed to sleep in, Mindy needs Morgan and Danny's help to assemble it.
Shauna and Betsy find an unsent letter from Danny to his ex-wife while looking for magazines that have vanished from the practice's waiting room.
Episode 12 - Hooking Up Is Hard
After Jeremy advises Mindy to have a more adventurous sex life, she tries to set up a one-night stand with Brendan, the midwife who attempted to lure all the patients away from her practice.
Her plans go awry when Brendan's brother Duncan and Morgan make an appearance, while Danny goes on a date with Jillian, but discovers that the disparity in their ages may be a problem.
Episode 13 - Harry & Sally
When Mindy encounters university lecturer Jamie at a party, she thinks she's finally met the perfect man, but she soon notices that he's a little too close to Lucy, his female best friend, for comfort.
Tired of Danny's bad manners and lack of consideration, Jillian ends her relationship with him, but he enlists Morgan's help to win her back with a big romantic gesture.
Episode 14 - Harry & Mindy
Mindy tries to put some distance between her new boyfriend Jamie and his clingy best friend Lucy by setting Lucy up on a Valentine's Day date with Danny, who is still upset about splitting up with Jillian.
After watching Morgan's incompetent attempts to chat up women, Jeremy agrees to give him some expert advice on romantic matters.
Episode 15 - Mindy's Minute
When Mindy is asked to host a medical segment on the local news she turns to Maria Menounos for help.
Beverly has a difficult time keeping up with modern culture and technology when she returns to work as an administrative assistant.
Episode 16 - The One That Got Away
Mindy gets back in touch with an old crush from her teenage years, Sam (guest star Seth Rogen).
As they wander down memory lane, recalling the time they met at summer camp, Mindy hopes their adolescent romance could be rekindled, until Sam reveals that he is soon to leave the country.
Meanwhile, a married couple put Danny on the spot when they make an unusual request.
Episode 17 - Mindy's Birthday
Mindy's colleagues set up a fake blind date to lure her to a surprise party in a restaurant for her birthday.
But the random guest list is not a success and the gifts make her feel like an overweight loser in love, so she throws a tantrum and leaves early.
As Mindy's crestfallen pals try to track her down, Danny and Jeremy compete for the attention of her attractive friend Alex.
Episode 18 - Danny's Friend
When Danny is caught giving medical treatment and painkillers to his old friend Stevie, who isn't a patient at the practice, Mindy and Jeremy worry that the business could get into trouble.
Josh's ex-girlfriend Heather seeks Mindy's blessing to move into her apartment building, but Mindy does her best to block her old rival's application. Simpsons star Dan Castellaneta guests.
Episode 19 - My Cool Christian Boyfriend
Mindy meets an attractive man called Casey on the subway. He asks her for a date, during which he reveals that he is a minister.
Mindy decides to attend one of Casey's church services, but afterwards he admits to her that he thinks she is living a selfish and superficial life.
To prove Casey wrong, Mindy joins the practice's volunteer day at a women's prison, but her 'altruistic' attempts to help out at the jail's female health clinic go badly awry.
Episode 20 - Pretty Man
During a lively night out in a bar, Mindy meets Adam, a handsome young man who aspires to be a singer and songwriter but earns a living by working as a prostitute.
In need of a hot date for Danny and Alex's dinner party, Mindy gives Adam a makeover in the style of romantic comedy Pretty Woman. But, despite Adam's attempts to be charming, the evening doesn't go as planned.
Episode 21 - Santa Fe
Mindy and her colleagues are busy preparing to attend a medical conference in Santa Fe.
Mindy's ex-boyfriend Josh, who is now living there, calls and begs her to meet up with him, but when she finds out why he moved to New Mexico, she is astonished.
Jeremy gives an important presentation at the conference that doesn't go according to plan, while Danny is shocked when a face from the past pays him a visit. Chloe Sevigny guest stars.
Episode 22 - Triathlon
Danny's ex-wife (guest star Chloe Sevigny) returns - having read a letter he hadn't meant for her to see - and tells him that she wants to make things work between them.
Meanwhile, Mindy contemplates converting to Christianity after Casey tells her he always imagined he'd end up with a Christian, and the office staff compete in a triathlon.
Episode 23 - Frat Party
Mindy is shocked and upset when Casey announces that he is going to work in Haiti for a year.
To cheer her up, Katie, her medical student protégé, takes her to a raucous fraternity party, where she encounters her old flame Tom and makes a stand for feminism.
Meanwhile, Jeremy and Danny attempt to lure Morgan away from his new employers and back to their practice.
Episode 24 - Take Me with You
Mindy makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to accompany Casey on his volunteer mission to Haiti.
But her colleagues imply that she is too much of a spoiled urban princess to live under canvas in a rural environment.
So Mindy invites herself along on a camping trip with Danny and his ex-wife Christina (guest star Chloe Sevigny) so that she can acclimatise.
The Mindy Project synopsis
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