Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) is getting compliment after compliment on the day of her wedding to Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) in Tuesday’s penultimate episode of “New Girl” — too bad everyone is straight up lying to her face. A face partially covered by an eyepatch.
In a clip from the second to last installment of the Fox comedy, which is exclusive to TheWrap, we see Jess’ mother, Joan, (Jamie Lee Curtis) her best friend Cece (Hannah Simone) and Winston’s very pregnant wife Aly (Nasim Pedrad) all complimenting her.
“You’re as beautiful as the day you slid out of me,” Joan tells her. “No one is going to be able to take their eyes off you,” Cece adds.”You’re a vision,” Aly coos. They all deny she looks like a “pirate bride,” before 3-year-old Ruth speaks the truth.
“Why are we lying to her?” Cece and Schmidt’s daughter questions. From the mouths of babes, right?
Here is Fox’s official logline for the seventh and final season episode, accurately titled “The Curse of the Pirate Bride” (see, Ruth was right!): Jess (Deschanel) & Nick’s (Johnson) wedding day is full of surprises and Winston (Lamorne Morris) & Aly’s (guest star Pedrad) big day arrives. Greenfield and Simone also star. Curtis, Dermot Mulroney, Rob Reiner, June Diane Raphael and Zoe Lister-Jones guest star. It was written by Ann Kim and directed by Josh Greenbaum.
Learn why Jess is wearing the eyepatch — and how they plan to work around it — in the clip above.
The series finale of “New Girl” will air with an hour of back-to-back episodes tonight, Tuesday, at 9/8c on Fox.