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The Mindy Project season 4 finale recap: Homewrecker

Mindy and Danny reunite while Jody tries to figure out a good apology

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The Mindy Project

TV Show
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In Season
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Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Remember how Danny agreed to tell Mindy about his impending nuptials? Well, he’s about to in the beginning of this episode — but he backs out last minute, instead deciding to tell her that her apartment is a mess and that’s the serious thing he had to talk to her about. Then he does a really smart thing: He leaves her apartment and throws the wedding invitation addressed to Mindy in the mailbox outside her door. That seems like a good idea, right? Telling your ex you’re about to get married by sending her an invite without any prior warning? Genius, Danny!

This isn’t the last we see of him, though. Later, Leo gets suspended from his Quaker school for biting a girl, so both his parents report to the principal to talk it out. There, they fight about where Leo got the biting gene from — Danny claims it’s all Mindy; Mindy reminds Danny what he used to do it to her nipples; it’s all delightfully uncomfortable — before Danny finally tries to bribe his son’s way out of suspension. It doesn’t work, partly because bribing isn’t an effective way to get what you want at a school (probably?), but also because he only offers $15. His reasoning is that educators make so little money anyway, so $15 is a lot to them. As you can see, Danny’s really outdoing himself in this season finale.

While all this drama’s going on, Jody’s trying to figure out how to apologize to Mindy for not telling her about the whole chlamydia thing. He’s tried everything so far, but she doesn’t want to hear it… probably because he wasn’t going to tell her he had an STD before they had sex and that isn’t the same as, like, showing up to dinner a few minutes late. And now she’s ready to head to Miami for a fun weekend with her girlfriends and forget all about him while marrying Ricky Martin, because that is obviously what you go to Miami to do. Never mind that he’s openly gay! There’s no hurdle Mindy can’t get past.

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So Jody has a plan to build her a walk-in closet while she’s in Florida because she’s been storing all her clothes in the office. Morgan helps him get in, and together, they wreak havoc on her home — no, really: They end up making a hole in her ceiling when Morgan accidentally rips out her decorative staircase. While this would inspire most people to simply fix their mistake, apologize to the upstairs neighbor, and give up on the walk-in closet, Jody isn’t deterred. No, he’s more motivated than ever. Not only does he apologize to the upstairs neighbor, but he also buys the upstairs neighbor’s apartment for Mindy so she and Leo can have all the room they want. It’s sweet, sure, but mostly crazy. Buying someone an apartment does not cancel out almost giving them chlamydia, dude!

NEXT: Mindy and Danny get stuck in an elevator