With how close Nick and Jess have been on New Girl lately, I had a feeling that Reagan's days were numbered, and now, that day might actually be here. Back when she first appeared on the show, I was definitely hoping that her relationship with Nick wouldn't last, but now, I'm going to be sad to see her go. On Tuesday night's episode of New Girl, "Misery," Nick and Reagan realize their relationship won't work, but surprisingly enough, they both actually seem OK with that fact. Will it last? Maybe not, but for now, they're being total grown ups about it.
(Oh, and if you're wondering where Jess ended up going? She's with her dad, who spends most of her visit convincing her it's OK to leave as she continues to dodge Nick's calls.)
After CeCe and Schmidt point out that despite how long they've been dating, Nick and Reagan don't actually know that much about each other, he decides to go with her to a pharmaceutical conference, and once he gets there, he realizes how much he really doesn't know her. Example: She's a professionally trained ballerina. That's something I never saw coming, and Nick didn't seem to, either.
But that isn't what ends their relationship. What ends their relationship is when Nick finds out that Reagan was offered her dream job and decided to turn it down — without talking to him about it first — so she doesn't have to leave Nick behind, and it all unravels from there.
Ever since Reagan revealed that she keeps her own second apartment earlier this season, I had a feeling that this wasn't going to last. Nick may think he's a loner, but he's maintained his friendship with Schmidt for so long and he freaks out when he's not 110 percent involved in the lives of the people around him. And seeing him ... and that he and Jess are that much more perfect together, but that's beside the point.
After Reagan realizes she would take that job if Nick wasn't a factor, he tells her to take it, and they kind of amicably decide that this is over. They didn't call it a breakup, but it's pretty obvious that's what it is. And even though it should be heartbreaking, they both seemed to be fine, if not just a little bummed.
I had a feeling that this was coming, since Megan Fox was never joining the cast permanently. A definite end was never announced, but TVLine did report that she could be hanging around for as long as eight episodes. This could actually be the end for her, unless she decides to extend her contract.
And now, all Nick has to do is realize that everything he's been looking for a relationship are qualities that Jess has. Will that happen? Ugh, I hope so. New Girl has kept us waiting so long!