In the third episode of this season we have possibly lost a character and gained a character after a trip to a music festival. It is quite obvious that the show is trying to set everything up to where Mindy will fall into Danny’s arms in the end because most television shows use the “finding out your soul mate was there all along” cliché, but would the writers really break up Mindy and Casey in just two episodes of being engaged? Yes!
Before I get ahead of myself the whole episode starts with Casey coming home from Haiti to be with Mindy. He announces their engagement in front of his congregation. In this scene I am reminded about Casey’s love for rap, not only by his announcement that he is leaving the ministry to become a DJ, but by his use of rap lingo while speaking to his congregation. Was he always such a bro and I just forgot? Because they really made that evident in this church scene.
After the announcement we follow Mindy back to the practice. Apparently we need to replace Dr. Leotard, who was only around to replace Mindy while she was away from Haiti. Jeremy is still determined to find someone even though that means they will be adding on a person without much reason. It seems like all of their prayers have been answered when a Dartmouth graduate comes in to hand in his resume. In this show’s fashion they made this scene awkward by making this character racist, and open enough with strangers to where he tells them he has had full on intercourse with a tree.
But who cares about all of that, back to Casey and Mindy! So it turns out that Casey doesn’t stay unemployed for long. He tells Mindy that he got a DJ gig at some music festival. You can tell that Mindy isn’t very psyched about her minister boyfriend ditching his safe job for a risky one, but she tries to rally all her coworkers behind him and they all go together (except for Jeremy because he is turning into more of the boss, and that’s just a party pooper).
Like any good hippie music festival there are recreational drugs there, and Morgan partakes in a weed cupcake without knowing. This is when things truly get weird. High Morgan decides to grab a cooler and throw it like a cannonball which ends up with him getting injured. Doesn’t weed back you lazy and thoughtful about insignificant things? Why wasn’t Morgan hungry at all while he was high? My questions possibly will never be answered, but I believe that pot cupcake wasn’t truly full of pot at all but Heisenberg’s blue meth (RIP Breaking Bad)!
Mindy and Casey walk through the festival together during Morgan’s escapades. Casey can tell that even though Mindy put on a happy face and a fake purple hair streak in her hair, she is still not feeling his career change. They then get into a fight and go separate ways,
Mindy and Danny take injured Morgan to a tent full of other injured high people. The doctor on duty is high on shrooms so they begin to attend to patients. Once again the writers make Mindy and Danny have a heart to heart about her love life, but why is this becoming a regular thing? Where are Mindy’s girlfriends that haven’t been around at all this season? Since Mindy’s character is a girly girl who loves attention, it doesn’t make sense that she doesn’t have them hanging on her every word about her special engagement to the young minis-er I mean DJ. Anyways he convinces her to just be supportive to Casey so she runs to her man.
Back at the office it is just Tamra and Jeremy holding down the fort and two patients are going to deliver. Can I just say that Tamra is a very annoying character? I get that she is supposed to be a sassy black lady, but it seems just so forced and not funny at all. Hopefully we learn more about her character in order for viewers to care about her. Anyways for some weird reason Dartmouth graduate is still there and he helps out. Luckily he has a great bedside manner, and didn’t go into anymore sexing tree stories.
At Casey’s gig it looks like the crowd is actually accepting him, Mindy goes crowd surfing, and everything seems okay. We then go back to the tent and see that high Morgan decides to propose to Danny in front of a group of hippies. Danny begrudgingly says yes, and Morgan gives him a creepy peck on the lips while the hippies serenade them. I have nothing against seeing two guys kiss, but I hate awkward kissing scenes. Seeing Danny push and try to turn away from Morgan left me wincing and hoping that this would just end.
Luckily it does and we are back to Mindy and Casey at home. Casey reveals that he wants to change career paths again and move to Texas. Mindy tells him that she is done moving around for him, and basically that she is an adult that knows who she is while he is still trying to find himself. Just like that Casey asks if they are breaking up and she hands him back his ring.
Now I know that Mindy is supposed to go through relationships in order to find “the one,” but the writers are really blowing through these relationships. In a matter of three episodes we get an engagement and a breakup. There have been enough guys to this point in season 2 that it is hard to keep track. Hopefully the next guy will stick around long enough to be remembered.
But what do you think Lydia readers? Did you like this episode? Do you wish that Mindy and Casey could have worked things out?
Nicole Weaver is a graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She has written about entertainment, fashion, and women issues. Her work has been printed in many magazines and websites such as Hollywood Life, Cosmopolitan, Happy Valley, and Reader’s Digest. When she isn’t working she is busy watching movies and binge watching television shows. Stalk her twitter feed by going to @nikkibernice.