We'll give Schmidt credit for one thing on "New Girl." He knows he's a slave to his impulses, and needs to be stopped from following through on horrible decisions. This week, though, Nick wasn't around to save him from himself, and so it was up to Jess. After agreeing to Coach asking Cece out, Schmidt decided he couldn't stand the idea of the two of them together. He knew he'd screwed things up with Cece, but he was still determined to ruin their date.
He was also pretty confident that Jess wasn't going to be able to stop him. He gave her the slip at a bar and was well on his way when she caught up to him. But he knew there was only one way she could truly stop him from making a terrible mistake. "Hit me with your car," he told her.
"I deserve it," Schmidt said. "I cheated on your best friend, I tried to break up you and Nick. Hit the gas ... Do it for Cece." And so she did, gently nudging him.
Of course, Schmidt completely freaked out, saying she'd ruined his "favorite utility khaki." He didn't think she'd go through with it. When the police showed up, though, Jess panicked and then she really slammed into Schmidt. At least it knocked some sense into him momentarily.
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