You gotta hand it to Nick and Jess -- as far as mornings after go, theirs is not so awkward. And that's saying something, given the awkward nature of their relationship (room friends!) and how awkward the two of them are about everything else.
After a three week hiatus, the gang reconvenes to tell the tales of how they lost their virginity. This is prompted by Schmidt's scheduled close encounter with Elizabeth, the college girlfriend we met last episode.
With their 10 year anniversary of living together just around the corner, Schmidt and Nick decide to plan a party. Or rather, Schmidt does, because that's his thing and he also doesn't trust Nick so much.
Jess' way of dealing with the situation is talking it out with herself, preferably with Cece in the room. Nick kissed her, but she did kiss him back, and yea, she "saw through space and time for a minute," but she doesn't like Nick.
Given that there was some Twitter chatter about this episode, and given that Fox was promoting this week's installment more actively than normal, it was not hard to figure out what was up with "Cooler."
Nick is determined to drive over to Jess' student's house and prove his theory right. Jess, hoping to dissuade him and/or be there to bail him out of jail for trespassing, joins in. This provides for a much needed Nick-Jess alone time.