It's about time!

By Nick Romano
April 04, 2017 at 12:31 PM EDT

New Girl is putting a cap on season 6 (and maybe even the series) with Tuesday’s episode, so it’s time for old feelings to rise to the surface. In a new clip shared exclusively with EW, Schmidt gets Nick to admit something fans have been waiting for since the Reagan return.

“Nick, you have been in love with this girl from the moment you opened the door and you first laid eyes on her,” Schmidt says of Jess. “I have never seen you look at anyone else like that in my entire life — except maybe, on a few occasions, me.”

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Yes, it looks like Nick will finally be admitting that he’s in love with his longtime roomie and ex-girlfriend, but not before a few of his classic stalling tactics.

New Girl has yet to be renewed for season 7, but executive producer Brett Baer promises a “satisfying” conclusion either way. “[Executive producer] Dave [Finkel] and I have been down this road before with a show called The United States of Tara…,” Baer tells EW, “so we had to do the same thing, which is come up with a season finale that could serve as an adequate and satisfying, perfectly legitimate series finale should it be, but also leave the door open for coming back to do more.”

The season 6 finale of New Girl will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Watch the clip above.

Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.
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