The original draft of last night's episode didn't have them kissing and then we, you know, it was a really good script and we went to table as a draft of the script without them kissing and then we just all sort of looked at each other and felt like it sort of felt right. It also felt like if we didn't have them kiss, it was kind of like pulling our punches; like we were not really being try to the characters in this moment. I think we were all ready for Nick to kind of step up to the plate and have a moment of confidence, whether or not it was the trench coat or not.
So how are Winston and Schmidt going to react, because things could get really awkward around the loft really fast.
Yes, I mean that's also a big part of the episode after - not next week, but the week after is sort of a big, like the loft just dealing with all of it. Schmidt digs up a "no nail" oath that they all took when she moved into the loft where they all agree not to nail her. And that, obviously, has repercussions throughout.
Obviously Jess is mad about it and Schmidt is just like dealing with the fact that the loft dynamics have changed in his view. It's been fun to write, because it's definitely forced all the characters into really strong positions, and instead of taking any tension out of the series, I think it's really actually ignited and helped us to focus it. Obviously Winston and Schmidt have really strong opinions about everything and so they come down pretty hard against it, which is really fun to track.
I'm curious how Cece is going to take the news and what she's going to think of the whole thing?
I think she's definitely excited. I think the big thing is actually how Jess is processing the news and Cece's kind of there to support her. Jess, I think, her mind is totally spinning and so Cece is just trying to be there for her friend and help her figure it out.
And what's coming up for Cece and Schmidt?
[Cece's] very much still determined to get arrange married, and in next week's episode, she's really fighting her attraction to Schmidt. After hearing about the kiss from Jess reminded her how much she misses sex after like spending a couple of months going on dates set up by her mother and is really fighting her urge to jump Schmidt's bones.