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The Mindy Project returned Tuesday with two brand new episodes. The last time we saw Mindy, she was making out with Danny during an airplane ride back to New York. Both “French Me, You Idiot” and “Indian BBW” focused on the aftermath of said kiss, which left us all in utter shock.

The Players:

  • Director: Alex Hardcastle
  • Writer: Tracey Wigfield
  • Cast: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Adam Pally, Zoe Jarman, Beth Grant, Glenn Howerton, Dan Hedaya

Episode Title: “French Me, You Idiot”/”Indian BBW”

Mindy and Danny face the consequences of their kiss. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Peter devise a plan to poach patients from a competing practice that has shut down. Then, Mindy discovers an incriminating video of herself on the internet, and enlists Peter to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

The Good:

  • Jealous Danny: If Danny was a one of the dwarfs from Snow White, he’d totally be Grumpy. He always has a frown on his face, but it’s not due to unhappiness. It’s because he doesn’t agree with the choices people (specifically the ones he loves) make. When Danny and Mindy get back from their L.A. trip, Cliff surprises Mindy with a Mexican band and tells her he wants her back. So Mindy, who’s not use to dumping guys, agrees, making Danny feel insanely jealous. Now that Danny’s feelings are out in the open, he’s free to be jealous and angry, and it’s very endearing, especially when he brings up his Catholic faith.
  • Taking It Slow: Mindy decides she wants to take things slow with Danny, so she puts a sex ban on their relationship. Meanwhile, Danny’s dying to have sex with her, and literally ends up in a hospital. Eventually they agree to take things slow, and that’s a good sign because it means they’re in it for the long run.

Best Lines

  • “I’m so Catholic I don’t even trust the new pope.” –Danny

The So-So:

  • The Ballet: Peter gets stuck going to a ballet recital for the sake of the practice. His goal is to land the ballet girls as their clients, but he has a hard time because he hates ballet. He was forced to attend multiple recitals as a child so now he can’t stand it. Peter decides to join forces with the midwives for help, but he still ruins the interview. Why go through all that trouble if he was still going to fail?
  • Sex Tape: Mindy has a sex take and it’s so wrong on so many levels. We know that Mindy is a pop culture aficionado and she probably made one to “fit in.” But why?

Overall:

Now that Mindy and Danny have established themselves as a couple, things are about to get exciting. They have to deal with telling everyone at the practice and confronting their exes. Plus, how awkward are their intimate scenes going to be? Yup, we’re excited for the show’s future.

Rating: 7/10

The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.

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