Mindy Project Recap: A Nut, Busted

Mindy Project Fertility Clinic Opening

Mindy’s fertility clinic is finally open for business in this week’s Mindy Project, and God forbid our heroine allow such a momentous event to unfold without injecting it with unnecessary drama.

This time, it’s an oldie but a goodie: She lies about Danny, and of course he finds out. Her falsehood concerns his manhood, and it’s a whole big thing before he — true to form — forgives her and ends the episode on a high note. Is Danny just addicted to the crazy? Given what we learn about how (and where) Mindy’s baby was conceived, it’s a distinct possibility.

Read on as we recap what happens in “Fertility Bites.”

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ROOKIE MISTAKE | Mindy works harder at readying her fertility clinic than we’ve seen her work her actual job, um, ever. She oversees the painting of the office. She buys an ad on the subway. She stalks Kris Jenner for a Twitter shout-out. (Side note: Thanks be to whomever decided to keep Jenner’s cameo so blissfully short.)

But when Lahiri Fertility Center actually opens, it’s sorely lacking in patients. And though she’s got her fancy fellowship under her belt, Mindy’s sorely lacking in experience knocking people up. So when Morgan brings Cousin Lou and his lady in for a consult — his swimmers have no oomph — they want to know who else she’s helped conceive. Rather than admit her complete inexperience, Mindy spins a story about an impotent Danny and the miracle embryo currently gestating in her womb. “But Danny never needs to know,” she murmurs. Oh Min, Danny is definitely going to know — and soon.

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‘MINDY SAID WHAT?!’ | All it takes is a chatty Lou at the clinic’s grand opening party, and soon the whole room — save Danny — is aware that Castellano sperm are quitters. Dr. C gives a very funny speech unintentionally full of infertility jokes (“I popped the cork and nothing came out,” he laments when a Champagne toast to Mindy doesn’t go as planned), and pretty soon, he catches on to what’s being said about his nether regions.

As Danny loudly assures everyone in attendance that he is, indeed, packing a power tool, he also lets us in on how and when the Castellanospawn was conceived: during a crazy New Year’s Eve in Times Square. “The next thing you know, we’re knocking boots under the Lion King billboard,” he shouts.

FEATHERING THE NEST | Diamond Dan stays mad at his baby mama for about five minutes — “You spread lies about my guy. My guy’s the best,” he adamantly informs her — but eventually confesses that he’s worried that with her so busy and them no longer spending all workday together, he won’t see her. So she makes his day (and earns his forgiveness) when she tells him she’s lent her apartment to Dr. Bergdahl — who’s on the outs with his wife and has been living in his car — and that she wants to move into Danny’s place. He’s pleased… though not so pleased that he’s ready to agree to one of her Baz Luhrmann-inspired re-decoration ideas.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments.

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  1. Allee says:

    Yeah, Mindy was working hard. She turned down pancakes — in an episode that aired on National Pancake Day. I felt like Danny saying he worried about not seeing Mindy at work was a callback to their breakup, when he expressed exactly that worry. Yeah, he can’t quit her, can he?

  2. justpaste.it says:

    Po tych kontrolach naiwnie stwierdziłam, że już mi nic
    nie mogą zrobić, więc zaczęłam bój
    naprawę księgowań dokonywanych wpłat podatków przez urząd.

  3. Lauren says:

    I loved this episode! The writing staff is really killing it this season! It was super funny and I loved all the innuendos about Danny having fertility problems. The support staff (Morgan, Tamra and Beverly) all had great jokes as well. The ending was super sweet, and made me very excited to see what happens next. Love this show and can’t wait to see what else happens this season…and hopefully next season as well! Come on, Fox! #renewmindy

    • mary says:

      the support staff was amazing! Seriously the last few episodes have been all Tamara. She has had me rolling.

      I really enjoyed this episode a lot.

      • Rafael says:

        I’m getting along more on Tamara than Beverly, even if they talk rough. But Beverly has a more rough and imbalanced self-destructive attitude than Tamara, no offense.

  4. Skoro taka baza jest już zbudowana, to oznacza to, że ustawa wprowadzająca podatek katastralny jest bliżej, niż może się nam zdawać.

  5. Kat says:

    I have liked even the rougher episodes this season, but this one wasn’t my favorite. The jokes seemed bland and repetitive. Perhaps it was the lack of Peter, but something was off with this episode.

  6. Rafael says:

    Are we going to see more appearances of Annette and Dot ASAP? This what Beverly needs, see both Annette and Dot in a club and they can talk roughly like cranky old women along the way, good times and bad times!

  7. Me says:

    At this point I will not be too upset if the show starts to wrap up.
    nothing is really happening

  8. Johany says:

    Love TMP show, this episode was very funny and the Danny’s speech in the clinic’s opening was the best scene of the episode. :)