Season 4's second to last episode gave us one of the sweetest weird moments Schmidt has ever had. Sacrificing his dignity for a woman he doesn't even love (but obviously respects) was so good to see and proves once and for all that Schmidt has come a long way. The adorable moment came with a bit of sadness, though. Fawn looked genuinely upset when Schmidt broke up with her, which - to my surprise - broke my heart a little. It's not that tearing up while watching New Girl is new to me (believe me, it's not), I was just never on board the "Fawmidt" ship. For me, it has always been Schmidt and Cece.
Let's recap. Schmidt and Cece are instantly attracted to each other and start hooking up. Schmidt later "sets her free" because he doesn't think he's enough for her. When Cece starts dating someone else, he tries to win her back, but fails. Cece then decides to get married but can't because she loves Schmidt. Schmidt loves Cece, too, but at the time he's dating Elizabeth and can't bring himself to break up with her - or Cece. Which screws everything up some more. "Schmece" then face a rocky patch but eventually manage to become friends. Cece falls in love with Schmidt AGAIN but can't bring herself to tell him because he's dating someone else.
Feeling dizzy yet?
And now (FINALLY! Sorry...) Schmidt broke up with Fawn. Because he wants to be in love. "Crazy in love." "Drunk in love." (Never a bad time to quote Beyoncé.) A love that, I feel, he's always had with Cece.
The good news is, there's still hope. New Girl actor Max Greenfield has told E!: „It's Schmidt's strongest relationship on the show and I'm excited for you guys to see what we have done with it for the end of the season. I finally feel like we move forward with it."
Since not everyone is as excited as I am about the impending reunion, let me explain why Cece and Schmidt are simply meant to be.
1) Schmidt worships Cece
To Schmidt, Cece is beyond human. Beautiful, smart, caring... She's a goddess. Being his humble self, he once said "You know, one of these days - could be tomorrow - I'm gonna be a millionaire. But if I don't have Cece, then what do I have?" Beautiful.
2) ...and he has learned from his mistakes
Don't ask me how, but I'm 100% sure, Schmidt has never hurt Cece on purpose and he would never hurt her again. Ultimately, all his screw ups have made him a better person. He's ready for a committed relationship now. I can't wait to find out how he's going to win her back this time.
3) Cece loves Schmidt not despite his weirdness but because of it
Cece used to be ashamed of Schmidt - but those days are over. It was heartwarming when she told Schmidt „You're fine as is" this season. And Schmidt's face after hearing those words really said it all. She loves everything about him. She sticks up for him even when he's being completely ridiculous. Or when he asks her to put glitter tan lotion on his entire body. Or makes everyone go on a crazy spiderhunt.
4) Schmidt handled the early pregnancy scare extremely well
Remember when Cece and Schmidt were barely dating at all and she thought she might be pregnant? While she was (naturally) freaking out, he seemed surprisingly calm. It wasn't in his five-year-plan but even then he knew he'd never find anyone better for him than Cece. I say, now is the time for Schmece to have a baby. He even has the names all picked out! "Menachem Mendel Schneerson", anyone?
5) They never stopped loving each other
We saw those sneaky glances and touches. Even when they were apart, their attraction was undeniable. Schmece have the spark that it takes.
6) They are both equally crazy and beautiful
Schmidt might be the crazier one but, let's be honest here, Cece has her moments. The good thing is, they can be as weird as they want around each other without it being actually weird. They're adorable even when Cece is sick and Schmidt has to hold her hair up. Nothing can stop them.
7) They have waited a long, long time
The writers love to make us wait. And Schmece have been waiting for some relationship bliss since Season 1. It's time. Seriously.
8) They have learned to be friends with each other first
Everyone knows friendship is the most solid foundation for a happy relationship. Although he broke her heart, Cece and Schmidt have learned to be friends with each other. And they liked being just friends... for a while. They just get each other like no one else does.
9) They put each other's happiness first
Cece didn't even try to break up Schmidt and Fawn because she wanted him to be happy. „When you care about somebody, you do what's best for them. Even if it sucks for you." And while their Season 1 breakup was just as selfless as it was unnecessary, those are some wise words from Schmidt.
10) They are both so ready to get married
Cece desperately wanted to get married and have kids in Season 2 but broke it up - for Schmidt.
And even though his love confessions and proposals somehow failed, Schmidt has always wanted to marry her.
She's his lion fish.
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