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New Girl Scoop: Is Jess’ First Date with Nick Doomed?

By on March 21, 2013
©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

New Girl fans can look forward to a special episode airing outside of the usual time slot on Thursday April 4. “First Date” sees Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) taking some tentative relationship steps towards coupledom, by going out together on an official date. However, sources reveal Nick and Jess’ date may not be all smooth sailing and adorably awkward conversation.

First in line to attempt to sabotage the night are Schmidt and Winston, who fear a full on relationship between the two roommates will ruin the delicate balance of the loft. Or maybe they’re just horrified at the prospect of having to replace two trusted pals with ‘outside Dave’ (guest star Stee Agee, C) if Jess and Nick decide to move on?

RELATED | New Girl “First Date” Image Gallery

Next up, a wardrobe clash sees Nick donning a suit while Jess dresses down for their night out, and finally, their choice of restaurant proves unlucky when Jess bumps into ex Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney) and his date, Brandy (guest star Chelsey Crisp).

What do you think? Can Nick and Jess’ relationship survive their first date?

Check out some new images from the episode below, and catch “First Date” Thursday April 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Jess (Zooey Deschanel, second from R) and Nick (Jake Johnson, second from R) run into Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney, L) and his date, Brandy (guest star Chelsey Crisp, second from L), in the "First Date" episode of NEW GIRL airing on a special night, Thursday, April 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Adam Taylor/FOX

Jess (Zooey Deschanel, second from R) and Nick (Jake Johnson, second from R) run into Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney, L) and his date, Brandy (guest star Chelsey Crisp, second from L), in the “First Date” episode of NEW GIRL airing on a special night, Thursday, April 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX

 

Schmidt (Max Greenfield, L) and Winston (Lamorne Morris, R) bring Outside Dave (guest star Stee Agee, C) into the loft in the "First Date" episode of NEW GIRL airing on a special night, Thursday, April 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Adam Taylor/FOX

Schmidt (Max Greenfield, L) and Winston (Lamorne Morris, R) bring Outside Dave (guest star Stee Agee, C) into the loft in the “First Date” episode of NEW GIRL airing on a special night, Thursday, April 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX