TV Club: New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine cross over for a comeuppance and a comeback

“Homecoming” works—mostly—because it’s first and foremost an episode of New Girl. Schmidt returns to New York, “the bosom of Lady Liberty!” (or, as Jess calls it, “the city of garbage water and pizza trash”) to accept his high school’s Distinguished Alum award, and to rub his success in his peers’ faces. Winston and Nick go off on an exploit of extravagance and end up in a scrape, only escaping by their wits. Jess tries to repress sour memories of her last trip to New York under a blanket of positivity, and ultimately she turns her resentment into a life lesson. These are all recognizable New Girl hijinks. They just happen to take place in the New York of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (More or less. Let’s ignore the geographical improbabilities. The writers sure did.)

(Max Greenfield, Nora Dunn)(Adam Taylor/FOX)

All five roommates come along to …

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