Newswire: New Girl finally gave Schmidt a first name

This post discusses plot points from the most recent episode of New Girl.

For nearly six whole seasons of New Girl, Max Greenfield has played a character with a Type A personality, a penchant for mispronunciation, and no first name. But that all changed with tonight’s episode, “San Diego.” Ladies and gentlemen, please say hello to Winston Schmidt.

Lamorne Morris (left), Max Greenfield (Photo: Ray Mickshaw/Fox)

No, not “Winston and Schmidt.” Not Winston Bishop, the New Girl roommate played by Lamorne Morris. Winston Schmidt, head of marketing for Associated Strategies, husband of Cece Parekh, and a guy who can finally show off every last monogrammed item that’s definitely in his wardrobe.

According to co-showrunners Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, the New Girl writers have toyed with the mystery of Schmidt’s first name since the show’s first season—beginning with its 16th episode, “Control.” “It was …

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