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So naturally, Cece thinks it's the perfect place for them to spend time together, since he won't get turned on. Schmidt loves "bubbies," he says, using the Jewish name, but says that old people freak him out. Cece admits that she likes sleeping with Schmidt, and he smiles, thinking the night turned out pretty great despite their current situation.
They're both mortified, as the others look on in great joy, because Cece's not the first person to come into contact with Winston's "pogo. Jess is trying to dislike her student's father, Russell , and complaining to Cece about how nice he is in the loft bathroom. He joins them at the zoo, and as kids race by them she asks if he wants kids.
Jess is instantly grossed out before she goes over to talk to Paul, who's been tuning his violin in preparation for a performance that Nick is especially not interested in watching. She's wearing a full snowsuit and ski mask following the revelation that all of her roommates have thought about her while masturbating. He tells her that he feels the same way, and he collapses against the chair in agony as his penis throbs inside his cast.
And they were really, really lovely together on set. The next night, Cece parks outside a nightclub and tells Schmidt to wait for her while she heads inside alone. She insists that Cece is in love with Shivrang, and begs Schmidt to move on.
She is loving and protective of Jess, but blunt, and gives good dating advice. Despite their interesting first date, Shivrang has agreed to another date with Cece. She finally manages to push Jess out of the apartment, and Schmidt emerges from under the sofa cushions, having narrowly avoided being caught with her. Menzies Schmidt has crashed another one of Cece and Robby's dates, but he's come to tell them about the sexual advances of his new boss, Emma.
Cece, Jess, and Nick are dancing to the Crash Test Dummies, and Nick calls out the gang for thinking he makes stupid choices before walking off to find his keys. She winds up locking herself into the car being showcased, until she finally finds the way out and crashes to the floor, bungling her one line. Cece knows she'll probably have to break up with Robby, and she's feeling sad. She invites him to stay at the loft the next weekend, and it doesn't go that well.
Schmidt mocks arranged marriages, but Cece shuts him down, telling him that's how her parents met, adding that they had a loving a successful marriage.
The long ceremony is almost complete, and Cece and Shivrang are completing seven circles around the altar to symbolize life's journey. But Schmidt notes that he was dating Elizabeth first, which helps him make his mind up.
But Jess begs him to go so she and Oliver can start getting closer, texting Cece to report that Schmidt is still there. Seductively, she smothers a handful of mashed potatoes on Schmidt's nose, and he proceeds to yell at her - causing Jess to intervene just before the dryer explodes - the turkey's burnt and the apartment fills with smoke. Cece accepts, and Schmidt's heart rips in two as his tribute to Nick, including confetti, instead fetes Cece's betrothal to another man.
They oblige, easily, but Nick has still missed his flight home for yet another Christmas season.