What can I say? Nick and Jess are my One True Pair. This episode marks the first time they kiss, all thanks to a good ol’ game of True American, the New Girl drinking game with very few discernable rules. (Ex.: The floor is lava.)
The players of the game are Jess and Sam, Winston and then-flame Daisy (played by Disney alum Brenda Song), and Schmidt and Nick plus the girl from the bar who’s attracted to sadness and self-loathing. When Nick and Jess get locked in a room together until they kiss (as per the rules of the game), they’re forced to discuss the fact that Jess has yet again ruined one of Nick’s romantic prospects.
Fellow Nick and Jess stans will recall that when Jess tells Nick to “just kiss her already,” he says “No, not like this,”…and then subsequently climbs out the window and scales the building to avoid dealing with the fallout. All while wearing his ladies’ trench coat.
When the game is finally over and everyone’s heading to bed, Nick and Jess kiss for the first time.
And, wow. It truly is a kiss that earns the number one spot on this list.