The Jess-Nick relationship saw its earliest start in the unexpected chemistry exhibited by Deschanel and Johnson as early as the pilot episode. While both characters ignored their growing attraction for all of the first season and most of the second, the passion would not be ignored.
The GIFs that follow chronicle the relationship throughout the two seasons of “New Girl.” If you can look at them all and not agree that these two are essentially perfect in every way… Well, you may not have a heart in that case. Again, sorry.
First of all, it is important to realize that this is an unusual, weird relationship.
Jess and Nick weren’t actually dating for a long time, even if they sometimes faked it in order to make others jealous.
Instead, they were but two of four close roommates.
That said, sometimes Nick would do randomly nice things for Jess, like take her to see Christmas lights.
Or give her a water massage. (Actually, the jury is still out on whether or not this was just uncomfortable and awkward.)
It wasn’t all rosy. These were two people pretty much destined to fight.
Or just have misunderstandings.
Even with all of the yelling, these were friends who were there for each other.
No matter how weird things got.
The two even embarked on an awkward and sexually tense bit of crime in the Season 2 episode, “Pepperwood.”
Without a game of “True American” (Clinton rules), however, these two crazy kids might have remained apart for ages. Fortunately for everyone, they were stuck in a room until they kissed.
Neither Jess nor Nick was interested in a fake kiss for a game. Nick was ready to give Jess a real kiss though.
This made things a little awkward around the apartment at times.
But no matter how hard Nick and Jess protested…
And no matter how much Nick moon-walked…
These two were meant for each other. Not that they could admit it at first.
It took a surprisingly sexy trip to the hardware store…
…And an accident to move things along.
Jess was finally able to share her feelings with Nick, thanks to the pain medications that followed.
Things almost fell apart when we found out that Nick had been sleeping with his boss. His co-worker, Big Bob, tried to cover for Nick, but Jess found out anyway.
The issue was not a big one though, and Nick and Jess kind of made up quickly.
Too bad about the fish tank.
Fate may have thrown cold water on the passion for that moment, but it didn’t go away completely.
What is coming next? Who knows? All we do know is that the Jess and Nick relationship will continue to be cute and funny and just basically awesome.
“New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX.