The Mindy Project Recap: Hasta la Vista, Haiti

Sep 17 2013, 9:24pm CDT | by TV Line

The Mindy Project Recap: Hasta la Vista, Haiti
Photo Credit: TV Line

“Well, I guess all my problems have been solved forever,” Mindy declares at the very beginning of The Mindy Project‘s Season 2 premiere. (C’mon, Min — you have seen your show before, right?)

We catch up with the still-short-haired doc in Haiti, treating patients at the hospital she built and having a goofy good time with Pastor Casey. The trip seems to have strengthened the pair’s relationship – so much so that Casey proposes one morning at sunrise.

Her response: “Are you kidding me?!” and “I wanna Vine this” and finally “Yes!”… then they fall from the tree during some celebratory kissing. Both seem fine,  until she experiences abdominal pain and passes out. She wakes with Morgan hovering over her – which (naturally) causes a screaming fit.

As Tookers stands by her hospital bed, he explains that she was airlifted to New York for emergency gallbladder surgery. Wanna know what everyone in the practice has been up to in her absence? Well:

• Dr. Paul Leotard — an OB/GYN, sex therapist and nutritionist played by an appropriately smarmy James Franco – is filling Mindy’s spot at Shulman & Associates. (Though she’s at first taken with the handsome former model, these two end the episode as rivals-in-the-making.)
Danny and Christina have moved to New Jersey, where their love life has slowed more than summer shore traffic on the southbound Garden State Parkway. Sex therapy sessions with Dr. Leotard aren’t helping much – asking Danny to name five things he finds beautiful about his little Castellano probably isn’t the best tack, New Dr. L – and when Christina finds porn in Danny’s browser history, she splits his laptop in two (!) and leaves.
• Jeremy’s new role of managing partner at the practice is causing him to stress-eat./>/>

Casey has made the emergency trip with his beloved, and the news of their engagement hits Danny hard. The pastor later suggests that he and his future missus have a no-frills wedding before returning to Haiti, and though Mindy always envisioned a huge affair, she agrees. “Since going to Haiti, I don’t need the things I used to need,” she says, sweetly adding that Casey is all that’s important to her now. The sentiment is cute (and, as Mindy devotees know, blatantly untrue).

Danny’s not a fan of Mindy getting hitched right away. Mindy’s not a fan of Danny proposing to Christina just so she won’t desert him. (“Who’s gonna explain Colbert to me? I mean, is he a real guy?” Danny cries in a moment of panic.) The two docs get a moment alone on Mindy’s fire escape, where Danny lets her know he and Christina are done (he couldn’t bring himself to pop the question) and Mindy contemplates a life with the guy who just peed on her wedding dress (yet another moment of hilarity, thanks to Casey’s clumsy junk!).

“I don’t wanna go back to Haiti,” she confesses, but asserts that her love for Casey is the real deal and she definitely wants to get hitched, right now, in her apartment. If only her dress didn’t smell like a urinal…  “You know what I always thought you looked nice in?” Danny says.

Cut to Mindy walking down the aisle in green scrubs to Flaming Lips’ (With Stardeath and White Dwarfs) cover of Madonna’s “Borderline.” But Casey looks troubled, and we find out why when he stops the ceremony: The apartment wedding isn’t what she really wants, and he knows it. So yes, he wants to be her husband, but no, she shouldn’t come back to Haiti with him – she should stay there and earn the money that their lavish, future nuptials are bound to cost.

Mindy’s relief is plain to see, but that doesn’t mean the lovers’ airport parting isn’t a sad one. (Anders Holm breaks my heart when he mimes a broken heart on the escalator.) Back in the hospital lounge, Drs. Lahiri and Leotard realize that they both want to stick around the practice. OB-GYN game on!

What did you think of the episode? Grade it via the poll below, then back up your choice in the comments!

Source: TV Line


blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

The View Loses 3 More Advertisers while Miss America CEO Appreciates Joy Behar’s
The View Loses 3 More Advertisers while Miss America CEO Appreciates Joy Behar’s Apology
Miss America’s CEO commented that Joy Behar had taken the right step by apologizing to the nurse community after making fun of Kelley Johnson when she performed a monologue dressed in her nursing scrubs.
America’s Got Talent Winner is Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin
America’s Got Talent Winner is Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin
Winning one million dollars and a contract show in Las Vegas, the 10th season winner of America’s Got Talent, Paul Zerdin has been defined as a class on his own.
Swatch says One More Thing Trademark refers to Columbo
Swatch says One More Thing Trademark refers to Columbo
Swatch has a perfect explanation why they trademarked the line "Just One More Thing" and it has nothing to do with Apple.
D23 Unveils PBS documentary American Experience: Walt Disney
D23 Unveils PBS documentary American Experience: Walt Disney
At Disney's bi-annual D23 expo, audiences viewed PBS's documentary about the company's leader in American Experience: Walt Disney. Featured are rare glimpses at the dark and light sides of Walt Disney, the creator of modern American consumerism.