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The Mindy Project recap: Freedom Tower Women's Health

Jody has a nasty surprise for Mindy

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The Mindy Project

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
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Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

If you have an STD, you tell the person you’re about to have sex with. It’s common courtesy, and Jody is a courteous guy — as well as a grown man, and a doctor — so he, of all people, should understand this, right? Right? Well, he doesn’t.

After last episode’s kiss, he breaks up with Courtney — who unfortunately thinks he’s about to propose when he’s actually planning to end things — and right after he does, she tells him he has chlamydia. So although he’s now emotionally available for Mindy, he wants to hold off on getting physical until he takes the medicine and the chlamydia disappears. And oh, yeah, he doesn’t want her to ever find out about it.

This presents a problem when Mindy proposes they go out the night he breaks up with Courtney. Knowing a date would likely end in sex, Jody asks they postpone for seven to 10 days — a.k.a. the amount of time it should take the medicine to get rid of the chlamydia. Mindy’s not having it, for two reasons: She wants sex and thinks waiting seven to 10 days for no apparent reason sounds ridiculous. So they go to dinner and have a lovely time; they give each other sweet looks and joke about Jody’s former pet goose. It’s all going well.

It’s still going well when they share another kiss at Mindy’s doorstep, but then Jody tries to run away. Mindy gets him to come inside, where he runs to the bathroom in an attempt to find a condom. When he discovers she doesn’t have any, he heads to the kitchen and tries to fashion a fake penis out of a banana and some plastic wrap. Oh, Jody. Jody, Jody, Jody. A banana and a penis are not the same, dude, no matter what your middle-school health teacher said.

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Then he looks in the freezer and finds a condom there. Hallelujah! They can have safe sex and now Mindy will never know about his STD! Except she already does: While Jody was trying to find a penis replacement, Morgan texted Mindy and told her about the chlamydia. And now she’s, rightly, pissed. Jody should have told her.

Courtney and chlamydia weren’t the only obstacles Jody had to overcome to date Mindy: He also had to get Danny’s permission. Remember when Danny stormed into the office a few episodes ago and forbid Jody from hooking up with Mindy? Well, Jody took that to heart. He’s a man who “takes honor seriously,” as Colette explains. So Morgan and Jeremy go off on an adventure to get Danny to change his mind.

NEXT: Greta Gerwig makes her Mindy debut