Sad news (in case you hadn't heard): Just in time for Valentine's Day, New Girl broke my heart by announcing that Damon Wayans, Jr. would be leaving the cast after Season 4. And that mean we'd better spend as much time with Coach while we can before he leaves. Luckily, in the episode airing on Feb. 10, the gang goes out together on a Valentine's Day bar crawl, and our beloved, soon-to-be-departed phys-ed teacher gets a little storyline of his own: Coach keeps running into a girl named May (played by actress Meaghan Rath of Being Human). But just who is Coach's new girl and is she right for New Girl's most athletic roommate?
Since I'm not exactly a swami, I'm looking to Rath's past for clues. Like everyone else acting on television today, Rath is Canadian. "There's a real energy to Montreal, especially the artist area I live in," she told Complex. "People make enough money to pay their rent and then have a good time...It's not a city like Los Angeles, for example, where everyone is in the entertainment industry, or is trying to be in the entertainment industry. Montreal opens your mind up to so many different things."
Well, New Girl takes place in L.A., so Coach might not be so open to the pro-Montreal attitude, but having an open mind is definitely an advantage. How else might Rath be right — or wrong —for Coach?
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