The Mindy Project: Lahiri Family Values
February 21, 2015 6:40 PM - Season 3, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Mindy and Danny discuss what family means, and where they want to live. Danny decides family is more important than location ( “I don't mind wearing a fleece to a restaurant. It's cool.”) but doesn't want Mindy announcing the pregnancy to everyone, so he tip-toes around the discussion at work, while Mindy goes back to San Francisco to set up the new practice. While there, she reconnects with her brother Rishi and offers him a job.
posted by filthy light thief (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This one worked well for me. I enjoyed the cheesy "Dr. C is dying" plot because it was good for some Jeremy-Danny moments. I like Rishi and Mindy's relationship a lot, including which of their predicaments would be worse to tell their parents ("there is a world in which I never tell them.") Loved John Cho as Big Murder; this is the second time he has defied stereotypes by being a drug dealer (30 Rock's "pardon me. Would you like to try meth?" was in my head all during his scene), and he looks terrific in that suit. Loved Mindy's outfit and matching purse, her defense of her brother and her instant split second "yes" to the thought of seven figures for writing fake prescriptions.

I figured they'd wind up back in New York. I still think it would make sense for Dr. Gurglar to join them, though I don't know if the actor has other things to do. The resolution was a bit quick and pat, but oh well; considering the show might not have existed to do this episode before the six-episode add, I'm happy with what I got. I really, really hope we don't get a Cliff/Danny misunderstanding jealousy plot, though I was happy to see Cliff return as his bitter self.

Most importantly, can we talk about the fact that the "San Francisco" outdoor transit clips were actually a streetcar at the corner of Queen and Yonge in Toronto? As a Torontonian, I definitely jolted when I saw that; it's a really recognizable corner. This adds fuel to my theory that Kaling is copying my life.
posted by ilana at 10:13 PM on February 22, 2015

I enjoyed the cheesy "Dr. C is dying" plot because it was good for some Jeremy-Danny moments.

I am increasingly convinced that Ike Barinholtz has a mental checklist of Official Cheesy Sixties Sitcom Plots that he is trying to complete.
posted by Etrigan at 3:07 AM on February 23, 2015 [2 favorites]

No going to tell people how to run their show with an always-revolving cast because I'm sure they've got enough headaches to deal with, but I'll just ask nicely:

More Rishi, please.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:24 AM on February 23, 2015

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