With New Girl wrapping up season 5 on 10 May, showrunner Liz Meriwether has set the stage for season 6 where fans may get see new couples romancing on the hit Fox show. She has also kept doors open, in case old flames – Nick and Jess – plan to get back together.
The comedy series ended season 5 on a high with the wedding of Schmidt and Cece, some epic drama, and a drinking game that left everyone reveling at the show concluded.
In two back-to-back finale episodes – titled Wedding Eve and Landing Gear – New Girl took fans on a nostalgic trip as another couple finally tied the knot by overcoming a billion obstacles. Clearly the showrunner wanted to introduce certain complexities that could act as a catalyst for old relationships, namely guest star Megan Fox, who made a comeback in the finale episode as Reagan to start afresh with Nick played by Jake Johnson.
However, as Jess is single after breaking up with Sam, she has finally started acknowledging her feelings for old love Nick.
Warning: Potential spoilers ahead
Meriwether explained how she could reintroduce romance between Nick and Jess in season 6. "We're trying to figure out a way to reintroduce the dynamic but in a new way," Meriwether told The Hollywood Reporter. "Jess is out of the relationship with Sam [David Walton] and sort of pining for Nick, while he's starting his relationship with Reagan [Megan Fox]. Hopefully that takes us to some new story areas next season," she added.
Getting back to the big wedding fiasco in the finale, Schmidt and Cece exchanged vows only after a loads of drama. It seemed like Schmidt took a heroic detour to get Cece's mother to the wedding, who had earlier been a no-show. As a result he had to miss on the pre-wedding party, fortunately Cece saw the efforts Schmidt made, and instead of lashing out at her fiancé, they partied over the iPad.
"We were really worried it was going to feel sad," Meriwether told EW about Schmidt missing his own wedding adding "...we realized it was actually this amazing thing for his character, that it gave the wedding that finally does happen in the loft a lot of emotional weight and real joy that wasn't about anything except for the love between them."
New Girl has been renewed for a season 6 and the showrunner's final words on what to expect in the next season is: "We're hoping that Megan Fox and Nasim Pedrad can come back, and I'm really excited about going into some of the Nick-Jess stuff again and what this new dynamic is going to be."
In case you missed the finale of New Girl season 5, click here to watch it online.