'New Girl' season 6 episode 17 spoilers: Jess goes on a day trip as Winston seeks divorce from prankster wife
Now that Winston (Lamorne Morris) has finally proposed, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) has been promoted, and Nick (Jake Johnson) is finally getting somewhere with his book, it's the titular "New Girl's" turn to face a major change in her life.
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is finally taking over as the new principal at her middle school. Unfortunately, the idea will also make her nerves act up. Before she starts completely doubting her ability to handle her new position and get overwhelmed by the many responsibilities it entails, her loftmates Nick and Schmidt team up to take her on a relaxing day trip to the Danish-style city of Solvang.
But the trip to supposedly calm the newly appointed principal's nerves will quickly go sideways when they get caught in the traditions and practices of the Danish community. What could possibly spoil an innocent day trip into an otherwise relaxing destination? Will this trip really help ease Jess' nerves, or will it only serve to heighten her anxieties about her new position? Most importantly, what realizations will she, Nick, and Schmidt gain from immersing themselves in an unfamiliar way of life?
The episode titled "Rumspringa" will also feature Winston's attempt to finalize his divorce from Rhonda (Sonequa Martin-Green), whom he prank-married in the previous season. However, it seems that Rhonda, who is quite the prankster herself, will not make it any easier for her prank-husband as she lays out a series of never-ending pranks on Winston and Aly's (Nasim Pedrad) path. Will Rhonda eventually decide to let Winston go, or will the pranks just keep coming until Winston, or Aly, or both finally give up? Could Rhonda be testing the couple's resilience, or is she just being her plain, old prankster self?
"New Girl" season 6 episode 17 airs on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.