05/15/2013 08:05 am ET Updated May 15, 2013

'The Mindy Project' Finale: Did Mindy Decide To Go With Casey To Haiti, Or Chicken Out? (VIDEO)

While it would have been easy to reset things back to square one on the season finale of "The Mindy Project," Mindy Kaling and her writing team decided that growth was better for her character and for the show heading into its second season. After going back and forth throughout the episode, Mindy made a huge decision and a huge commitment to Casey.

She ultimately decided that she didn't want to run away from him, but rather would go with him to Haiti for a year. And so she came to his apartment in the middle of the night and shouted her intentions to him -- and two other neighbors she woke up. To prove how serious she was, she showed him that she'd cut her hair. This was from an earlier conversation where it was recommended for women to avoid them being sexualized.

Entertainment Weekly was happy for her, saying that Mindy finally got her big rom-com moment with the scene outside Casey's apartment. TV Fanatic thought it was a "fresh take" on the classic boombox scene from "Say Anything."

Will Mindy really spend a year in Haiti? The show could always jump ahead a year to accommodate the trip. If so, how will it change her? Fans will have to wait until Season 2 of "The Mindy Project," this fall on Fox to find out.

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