The Mindy Project: “Magic Morgan” Recap
“I think you’re describing the plot of Good Luck Chuck,” Mindy tells Morgan when he says that after a woman dates him she immediately finds the love of her life. Morgan apparently hasn’t seen the movie, but Mindy is right. Although I feel one million percent confident that “The Mindy Project” will do this thing way better.
In the beginning of the episode, we find Mindy understandably still reeling from her breakup with fiancee Casey. She listens to “I Dreamed a Dream” while crying in bed, looks at old photobooth pics of her and Casey (doing the “classic photobooth big 4″ poses: smiling, serious, kissing, and Charlie’s Angels), and tries to get rid of some of Casey’s stuff.
While stumbling to work in a disheveled outfit, she trips over some boxes and storms into the office of the lawyer they belong to, chastising him and threatening to sue him because of the potential damage he could have caused. The lawyer, Cliff (played by devilishly handsome “It’s Always Sunny” star Glenn Howerton), deftly puts her in her place and there is evidence of a cantankerous spark between them. Mindy shows up at work under-dressed and miserable (but to be fair, she did try to take some non-existent “heartache days”) and learns about Morgan’s weird magic power.
Meanwhile, Danny is getting used to having Peter Prentice (Adam Pally) around. It’s not going super well. Danny basically hates Peter and lists a bunch of reasons, the best being that “he surfs; I fear the ocean out of respect”. I want to marry the crap out of Danny Castellano. Danny continues to have issues with Peter (including Peter grabbing Danny’s junk while telling a story) until Peter agrees to help him and Jeremy with a tub birth neither of them wants to do. They decide to keep Peter around, if only to let him be their bitch and do some of the stuff they don’t want to do.
Morgan drops by Mindy’s with some pick-me-up treats and finds her drunk and wallowing. She demands that he have sex with her so that she can benefit from his magic and find her soulmate, but when she sees him naked in her bed she freaks out and backtracks, kicking Morgan out. He’s hurt by being considered too gross to have sex with, so he storms out. Not only that, he approaches Cliff the lawyer and tries to sue Mindy for sexual harassment. He wants $200,000 or for Mindy to take him out on a nice date. She is finally convinced to do that, but it doesn’t go super smoothly until they finish dinner and Morgan takes Mindy to his actual favorite place, the quarry, where he can scream his worries and fears into the rocks and they disappear. Mindy tries it and feels a little bit better.
Oh, Morgan. You do have some sort of magic…
Side note, Ike Barinholtz, if you’re reading this, I would really like to be best friends with you, please.
One last thing – Jeremy, Peter, and Danny showing up in Mindy’s closet to convince her to go out with Morgan and to give her a little reassurance and sympathy following her breakup was really precious. And I know many a fangirl swooned when Danny grabbed Casey’s shirt and took it with him. Oh, Danny… if you’re not going to make out with Mindy, at least make out with me. I hate the ocean too!