As Schmidt and Nick celebrated ten years of co-habitation, CeCe really got something to celebrate when her arranged marriage was finalized with a surprisingly elaborate proposal in “TinFinity,” this week’s episode of New Girl. For once, Schmidt didn’t even mind that his decorations and music and lights went to waste; he was just devastated to watch the woman he still loves agree to marry someone she barely knows.
Maybe if he’d stop using words like “bone” to describe what he wanted to do with CeCe for the rest of his life, he might have been the one proposing to her, but then he wouldn’t be Schmidt, would he? Truthfully, that is who he is, and any woman who is going to be with him needs to accept that and maybe even learn to love it. I thought CeCe would be that woman, and I still hold out hope for a Schmidt-engineered, end of The Graduate moment where he sweeps her away from her Bollywood fantasy wedding, but if it doesn’t happen, I hope he’s given another love interest soon.